Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its prediction algorithms integrate social physics technologies into its data analytic engine, enabling it to efficiently extract the underlying social attributes embedded in the raw data being analyzed. Earlier this year, the startup announced Endor.Coin, an analytics platform designed to reinvent AI predictions by making them easily accessible to companies and individuals with no data science or AI expertise, thus aiming to become a kind of Google for predictive analytics.

Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment

George Siemens

We ( SoLAR ) are organizing an online symposium on Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment. A short intro video to the goal of the symposium: From the symposium description: While research in learning analytics has advanced, limited attention has been paid to the larger policy and strategy considerations that influence the adoption and deployment of analytics in educational settings.

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Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization

Xyleme

What should come as news to, well, no one, is that in the age of search, social, mobile, and now, wearable technologies, learner expectations have changed dramatically. Gathering intelligence requires tracking and analytics - enter the Tin Can API, or xAPI. Analytics Dashboards In order to give organizations efficient access to the activity stored in the LRS, Bravais includes a set of Analytics dashboards to help you visualize and understand how your content is being used.

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization

Xyleme

What should come as news to, well, no one, is that in the age of search, social, mobile, and now, wearable technologies, learner expectations have changed dramatically. Post Type: Blog post. What should also come as no surprise is that corporate Learning & Development (L&D) organizations have been slow in responding to these changes, with over 80% of training still delivered in a formal manner via ILT, virtual and self-paced eLearning. read more. Products

Johns Hopkins Academic Freedom Statement - An Analytical Representation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

While there is perhaps no real reason to disagree with the (desired) attributes of a university that necessitate academic freedom, it may be relevant to list them here: free and open freedom of thought search for truth creative exploration and experimentation sifting and winnowing of ideas exchange of ideas environment for learning, teaching and reserach history and legacy Are these all and only the properties of a university relevant to the establishment and maintenance of academic freedom?

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed). The technology trend that caught my eye was “Learning Analytics,” which is big data applied to the field of education. The State of Learning Analytics in 2012: A Review and Future Challenges.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth Kanter

We talk about finding the right tool for the data collection job and tools come in three different categories: analytics tools, content analysis, and surveys. Analytics tools like the ones described below are good for measuring actions and engagement. Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s PulseGuest Blog by Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits.

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Harold Jarche

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

11/26/2009 HANH Le # uberVU - social comments on 14 Jan 2010 at 7:02 am Social comments and analytics for this post… This post was mentioned on Twitter by lordorica: Community builders can get a jumpstart using Nancy White’s Online Community Purpose Checklist.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Online Facilitation Course Curriculum Rev Aug 2002 Share and Enjoy: 13 responses so far 13 Responses to “My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials&# # uberVU - social comments on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:24 am Social comments and analytics for this post… This post was mentioned on Twitter by NancyWhite: Setting my old online facilitation curriculum into the wild [link]. #

Free Sales Tools Reps Can’t Live Without

Xyleme

GetProspect (free version): Email finder and LinkedIn profile locator that enables you to search for up to 100 contacts monthly. Name2Email (free version): A Chrome plugin which enables you to search for any email address, straight from Gmail.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) | Main | Foucault, Control and the LMS » April 21, 2007 Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman A big shout out to DArcy Norman for noticing that Sitemeter (yes, I know Im not linking to it.thats on purpose), a web site analytics tool that I also have been using, has recently begun "inserting cookies for an advertising company.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, McKinsey published The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world , a comprehensive report on the state of big data, and in particular, on the challenges and opportunities a company faces as it strives to become a data-driven business. Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is

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What is wrong with (higher) education?

Clark Quinn

The Predictive Analytics work that Ellen Wagner did is the type of opportunity we have here. The ‘developing you as an individual’ is really building your more general skills: communicating, working with others, a positive attitude, knowing how to search, etc.

The GDPR’s biggest fail

Doc Searls

Try searching for GDPR+compliance+consent : [link]. Yes, Google says you’re anonymized somehow in both doubleclick and google-analytics, but it’s you they are stalking. And tracking is still worse than rampant: it remains a defaulted practice for both advertising and site analytics. If the GDPR did what it promised to do, we’d be celebrating Privmas today.

Social Physics and Cybercrime Detection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These patterns can be used to detect emerging behavioral trends before they can be observed by other data analytics techniques. Entities similar to the defined EOIs are searched within the data, based mainly on temporal correlations , which can be done much more quickly and accurately than machine learning algorithms. Endor’s analytics engine identified 80 Twitter accounts as potential EOIs because they were similar enough to the positive samples that the agency provided.

Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

Whether searching for just-in-time information or taking a formal learning course, this type of varied mobile interaction isn’t out of the ordinary in today’s workforce. Thanks to Xyleme’s LCMS, our users successfully reduce content development and maintenance time, easily reuse content and publish to multiple output types, effectively personalize content at scale, and objectively assess content and learner performance with robust, built-in analytics dashboards.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

Tracking of use and analytics. This data set can be used to generate powerful analytic tools that can measure an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and use this information to drive personalization. (In In future blog posts, I’ll elaborate on how analytics can drive personalization.). In conjunction with user tracking data and analytics, the delivery of the content can be personalized to the needs, habits, and preferences of the user.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

Also, LMSs do not provide IDs with the deep analytics required to understand what content is working and what content is not. . Top-notch LCMS solutions can even provide detailed analytics that identify the most effective content. Faceted, Object Search. ?. ?. Analytics API. The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning.

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

She searches for the company’s latest performance review procedures and begins taking notes on action items. Whether searching for just-in-time information or taking a formal learning course, this type of varied mobile interaction isn’t out of the ordinary in today’s workforce. Mobile learning, also called M-learning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as on smartphones and tablets.

Site Learnings

Clark Quinn

See, one of the other recommendations was to be more closely tied to Google’s tools for tracking sites, specifically Search Console. Now, I’d try to do this once I’d gotten all my sites tied into Google Analytics, including searching the WP file folders, and browsing a number, to no avail. And I’d searched for guidance, similarly to no avail. I’m now registered with the Search Console, with current Analytics code.

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC https://www.edx.org/course/utarlingtonx/utarlingtonx-link5-10x-data-analytics-2186 ) will start. The connection between learning and application is hampered as MOOC resources do not always persist after a course has ended and there is limited search functionality in MOOCs. Learners will have the option to search context relevant resources in ProSolo.

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab). A-Lab’s objective is to teach students how to use data sets and analytics to address real-world business problems. Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including web searches, social media interactions, financial transactions, mobile devices and IoT smart sensors.

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Post popularity?

Clark Quinn

For complicated reasons, I don’t have Google Analytics running. I have to admit I’m inclined to believe that folks, searching on the term, came to this post rather than it was so important on it’s own merits. I’ll be interested in Will’s results (regardless of whether my data makes it in, because without analytics I couldn’t answer some of his questions).

What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?

Xyleme

” Even a Google search for Learning Content Management System returns ads for Learning Management Systems, and articles that claim to rank the top LCMS’s, but really only include Learning Management Systems. Whether you want to see analytics. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding Learning Content Management Systems. When most people hear the phrase “Learning Content Management System,” they usually think “Oh, an LMS.”

metrics, thy name is vanity

Harold Jarche

About a year ago I deleted Google Analytics from this website. What search terms were people using? — I no longer know where visitors come from, what they find interesting, or what they click on. This has liberated my thinking and I believe has made my writing a bit better. I always wrote for myself but I would regularly peak at my statistics. Was my viewership going up? What did people read? How did they get there? Who cares?

Learning Trends 2014

Xyleme

You need an integrated content delivery, reporting and analytics environment, not simply a collection of TinCan databases or reporting in your LMS. There is a tremendous awareness of the need for performance support, contextual search, self-navigation, and new ideas like 70/20/10. Having recently returned from Learning Technologies in London, I have a few new reflections about what''s "trending" in the L&D world.

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LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

Faceted, Object Search. •. ?. Analytics and xAPI. •. ?. LMS vs. LCMS: What is the difference and why does it matter? LMS vs. LCMS? While sometimes thought to be interchangeable terms, LMS (Learning Management System) and LCMS (Learning Content Management System) platforms share a few functionalities, but couldn’t be more different. In this article, we deep-dive into the definitions of each, key differences in capability, and provide a platform comparison. What is an LMS?

I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

Dan Pontefract

He founded an online search engine marketing agency called Neverblue Media. But for all of his creativity and penchant for innovating—for getting this project and every other product to market on time and on budget—Clayton hated (and still hates) analytics. His disdain for analytics, however, ended up costing him and the company dearly. ” This is the point at which a properly functioning analytics engine and database would come in handy.

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Universities generally do a pretty good job when it comes to teaching hard skills, - engineering methods, technology, analytical tools, finance, marketing, and so on. However, the students frequently complain that such skills will not get them the kinds of jobs they want, and they pressure the schools to offer them courses that are more functional, analytical and technical.

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. Learners in edX use them for a range of reasons including quick search/help, venting, and as a way of orienting to the course. The course is structured in a dual layer model, an approach that Matt Crosslin has nicely articulated. We have 20,000 registered students, with 32% having actually logged in and taken part in the course.

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Personal Learning: Taking Ownership of Learning Online: Part One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Google groups is a place that I look for mailing lists institutional mailing lists a lot of the websites that you may visit if you did so your Google search a lot of them will say, you know keep up with us follow us on our mailing list.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are now standard parts of LMSs, widely used in educational institutions (as a quick Google search will show), and invaluable to students for job applications, especially in creative fields. He finishes the section saying "personalized learning remains one of the dreams of ed tech, with learners enjoying a personalized curriculum, based on analytics." Anyhow, I document many uses of learning analytics here. Martin Weller has released his book 25 Years of Ed Tech today.

Google Brain: Inductive Thinking and Curiosity

Eide Neurolearning

In a Scientific American blog post Deep thought is dead, Long live deep thought , a bioinformatics analyst broods on the question, ‘Where are these jobs that will require such rapid “searching, browsing, assessing quality, and synthesizing the vast quantities of information?" In fact, the need to make sense of these mountains of information is so great that it’s given rise to one of the hottest interdisciplinary fields on the market: data mining and predictive analytics."

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information. But at the same time, research communities were developing methodologies for dealing with high volumes of unstructured data, as well as analytical techniques, like data mining , for discovering patterns and extracting insights from all that data. How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT?

Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, the economic value of the Internet can be described as reducing the cost of communications and of search, enabling us to find and access all kinds of information, - including text, pictures music and videos. A couple of years ago I attend a seminar by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb , who along with UoT colleagues has been conducting research on the economic value of AI.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Twenty years into the Internet revolution, businesses and consumers have come to expect that information is a Google search away, friends and associates are always available on social networking sites, and goods and services (including public goods such as education and government services) can be had instantly from an online vendor anywhere in the world at any time of the day.”. Until recently, they have been slow to adopt Web-based platforms, big data analytics, and other IT innovations.

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Do you really need all this personal information, @RollingStone?

Doc Searls

Create profiles about you, including adding and combining information we obtain from third parties, which may be used for analytics, marketing, and advertising. Here’s the popover that greets visitors on arrival at Rolling Stone ‘s website: Our Privacy Policy has been revised as of January 1, 2020. This policy outlines how we use your information. By using our site and products, you are agreeing to the policy. That policy weighs more than 10,000 words.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recent studies have shown that, given our complex business world , companies are increasingly searching for talented individuals that are strong in quantitative, analytical, technical and similar hard skills, as well as in strategic thinking, teamwork, communications and related soft competencies. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

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Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machine learning is a statistical modelling technique, like data mining and business analytics , which finds and correlates patterns between inputs and outputs without necessarily capturing their cause-and-effect relationships. Similarly, searching for Earth-size extrasolar planets is based on detecting the faint changes in a star’s light caused by a potential planet quickly passing by. Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

The 6 capabilities that drive future business value from Staggeringly Enormous Data

Trends in the Living Networks

Data analytics. As such data analytics capabilities must be linked to identifying where business value can or might be created. You cannot necessarily predict where the greatest value in data analysis lies, so there must be the willingness to search. The link between data analytics and executive focus comes largely from effective communication.

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Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data is a foundational element in IT’s quartet of Next Big Things : Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. But things started to change in the 1990s when AI switched paradigms and embraced data mining and information analytics , the precursors of today’s big data. Since that time, analyzing or searching large amounts of information has become increasingly important and commonplace in a wide variety of disciplines. Big Data is one of the hottest topics out there.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. A few weeks ago I discussed whether AI is finally reaching a tipping point, mostly based on a recently published report, - Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030.

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