EdLab Presentation at SkillShare 2014

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:51pm.
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Laura and I just presented at SkillShare 2014. SkillShare is an annual event held at the Pratt School of Information and Library Science to highlight the newest ideas in Special Libraries, and provide a chance for all Pratt SILS students to learn and network.

Here were the panels:

- Know What’s Around You: Competitive Intelligence and the Information Professional

- Digital Archive Interface Design/UX with Digital Archives

- The Librarian and the Start-Up

- Leadership and Career Development for the New Information Age

Laura and I were on the Librarian and the Start-Up panel.

Thanks for Alex Provo for setting this up.


Life in Silicon Valley

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:50pm.
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Curious about life in Silicon Valley?

Check out episode 1 of Silicon Valley on YouTube (embedding not allowed :( )

The show is not without controversy.

As an aside, Sharath reports the show is completely accurate.*

*I am kidding. I just want to see if Sharath is keeping his promise to keep up on the EdLab blog.


AERA Live Blog: Learning Analytics: Capturing, Analyzing, and Visualizing Experiences of Lifelong Learning

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:45pm.
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- Inferential Foundations for Learning Analytics in the Digital Ocean. John T. Behrens, Pearson

- Toward Demonstrating the Value of Learning Analytics for Education.
Ryan Baker, Teachers College, Columbia University

- Putting the Learner at the Center: Exposing Analytics to Learning Participants. Marie Bienkowski, SRI International

- Policies and Capacity Enablers and Barriers for Learning Analytics. Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education

Chair: Taylor Martin, Utah State University

(spotty wifi so not really live)


AERA Live Blog: Differentiating Four Levels of Cognitive Engagement for Learning: The ICAP Hypothesis

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 2:20pm.
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Sylvia Scribner Award Address: Michelene Chi. Division C - Learning and Instruction; Invited Session

Chairs: Patricia A. Alexander, University of Maryland - College Park; Richard E. Mayer, University of California - Santa Barbara

PRESENTER: Michelene T.H. Chi, Arizona State University

WHERE: Convention Center, 100 Level, 113A; 2:15-3:45pm


AERA 2014 Live Blog: Methodological Issues in Survey Research

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:38pm.
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My live blog of the session is below.


News Consumption Patterns

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 8:23pm.
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According to McKinsey and Company, "when you measure news consumption in the U.S. by time spent, rather than raw audience numbers, digital platforms are getting only 8 percent of the action."

For the full story click here (thanks Manav for sharing this).

Can someone provide a review and/or critique of the McKinsey report? Here are some questions I have:

1) What counts as news?

2) How does time spent on news consumption compare to time spent on others activities?


Building a Video Game School in Higher Ed

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:02am.
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Check out this story from Venture Beat about the USC Game Pipe Laboratory. I think it provides a nice model for how a unit within higher ed might build on its strengths to achieve a goal. I was only surprised that Professor Jenkins (who was featured in NLT) was not mentioned.


Got Privacy Concerns?

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 7:12am.
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Looking for an alternative to your current email service? Check out Dark Mail. Check out the video on the bottom of this TechCrunch article to learn more.

And if you are interested in a smartphone designed for secure encrypted communication (e.g., Blackphone), check out this story.


National Geographic's Selective Log in

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:03am.
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I just noticed that National Geographic is now requiring log in to access some of their content.

For example, you can see what the login/signup experience is like by trying to read the top article on the homepage, Surprising Hybrid Dolphins Revealed.

Pay close attention to the "Why am I joining?" page. It includes a video for why you should sign up (along with a reminder that it is FREE).

For other stories like Forecast: More Vessels Stuck in Antarctic Ice no log in is required.

Then for other stories, article log in is strongly suggested but not required. You can see an example of this on Our Favorite Space Pics This Week.


EdLab APIs

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:29am.
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Over the past year, we've developed a bunch of APIs to support EdLab applications and systems (e.g., EdLab Account, Data Dashboard, E-Commerce, mSchool, NLT, Vialogues). During this time, Pranav has also talked about exposing and/or developing APIs for researchers, users, partners, customers, etc.

Well, I just read this story from Wired titled, "Leveraging APIs as Part of Digital Strategy" and I think it nicely summaries Pranav's perspectives on EdLab APIs. The story also gives a nice overview of the API Economy, how to provide APIs, and API strategy.

Learn more here.

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