What I’ve starred this month: October 28, 2012

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this month: Finding Knowledge – Linking Open Educational Resources | Nominet Trust – October 24, 2012 Eventbrite Releases its Second Social Commerce Report – October 23, 2012 Dropbox Offers Up To 25 GB Free Storage Space To Students And Schools [Updates] – October 17, 2012 Social Media […]

CFHE12 Week 3 Analysis: Exploring the Twitter network through tweets

Taking an ego-centric approach to Twitter contributions to CFHE12 looking at how activity data can be extracted and used

Feeding Google Spreadsheets: Exercises in using importHTML, importFeed, importXML, importRange and importData (with some QUERY too)

In this post I work through some exercises in using the importHTML, importFeed, importXML, importRange and importData formula available in Google Sheets/Spreadsheet. As part of this I show how you can reshape data to make your own charts.

OER File Formats: Tomorrow’s problem?

You’ve created a resource and released it into the wild under a licence that permits reuse/remix. Does the file format you’ve used allow easy editing? Is the format you’ve used going to be around much longer? Should OER file formats be tomorrow’s problem?

Sketch of a cMOOC registration system

Some outlines of how I would design a cMOOC participant registraation system to capture student blogs.

CFHE12 Week 2 Analysis: Data! Show me your data and I’ll show you mine

What data is available around CFHE12? In this post I look at data feeds available from CFHE12, see what we can get and suggest some alternative ways of getting the data and pulling it in to other services for analysis. Finally I highlight the issues with collecting participant feeds filtered by tag/category/label

JISC OER Rapid Innovation: Finding the technology/standards themes

The JISC OER Rapid Innovation programme is coming to a close and as the 15 projects do their final tiding up it’s time to start thinking about the programme as a whole, emerging trends, lesson learned and help projects disseminate their outputs. One of the discussions we’ve started with Amber Thomas, the programme manager, is how best to go about this. One idea was see if there were any technology or standards themes we could use to illustrate what has been done in these areas. Here are a couple of ways to look at this data.

Summary of social monitoring tools and recipes I use at JISC CETIS

Tools and recipes I use for monitoring and reporting impact. All of the tools use Google Spreadsheets/Apps Script which is free for anyone to use with a Google account, and all the recipes use free tools (the exception being owning a copy of Excel).

Visualizing cMOOC data: Extracting and analysing data from FeedWordPress part 1 #ds106 #NodeXL

Aggregation of content is at the heart of cMOOC design and the RSS resyndication tool FeedWordPress is at the heart of a number of courses including ds106. In this most I explore how data collected by FeedWordPress can be refined and visualised in NodeXL to give an overview of content and using betweenness centrailty identify influencial posts

CFHE12 Week 1 Analysis: Twitter isn’t so massive

As I mentioned in Filtering a Twitter hashtag community for questions and responses I’ve been asked to do some analysis of the Current/Future State of Higher Education (CFHE12) course. Week 1 has mainly been about creating a toolchain that makes it easier to hit a button and get some insight. The focus has mainly been […]

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