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In my last blog post and presentation I referenced a study, Understanding user behavior in large-scale video-on-demand systems,  by Yu et al. I thought this study had some interesting analyses which could be applied to data from Vialogues. In particular I wanted to look at the relationship between the popularity of a Vialogue measured by the number of page visits and the session lengths or how long people spend on the Vialogue page.Below is the distribution of Vialogue video lengths.
Here are the slides for our presentation!This past month the research team has been working on analyzing the usage and behavior on some of our EdLab Platforms. This work will be presented during this Tuesday’s (8/29) Development and Research Meeting. We will be considering the pur...
As part of the Library website redesign project, we are exploring the possibility of having a mobile app that can complement or enhance patron experience with our library. At the same time, we also see reports (see below) of how difficult it is to get users to download and use new apps. What are your thoughts on having an app for the library? Will you use one? What should it do at minimum for you to want to download and use it?Media analytics firm comScore recently
24 days ago
Have you wondered how to become more creative? Or simply, to capture the creative insights that you have but that seem to subside in your thinking before you can develop them and act on them? David Kadavy provides a use useful discussion of ways to manage time and activities to take advantage of the stages of the...
With our Learning Theater opening coming soon, check out this cool project to create an image of Mars on a rusted metal plate. This is an intriguing use of rust to represent feaures of Mars. Equally intriguing is the fact that the artist learned the set of techniques for accomplishing this project through Youtube videos.
a month ago
Next Thursday, the Library is kicking off its fall series of Learning Theater orientation events, titled, "An Out-of-this-World Learning Theater Experience."We would LOVE for anyone at the library who did not attend the June 23rd version of this event to experience it! Also: we invite you to bring your friends and family (13 years or older).If you can't make it, or don't get a seat (limited to 24 per show), don't fret! Starting again in late September, there ...
Please add comments below from your observations and suggestions on the Mars Playtest Seminar.THANK YOU!-mars team
Hiya Edlab. I'm writing a short essay on AR versus VR—trying to chart out some ideas about how the Leraning Theater relates to this spectrum. I left some notes over on my blog. Please let me know if you have any favorite articles on the comparisons between these two approaches to creating content-rich, "immersive" experience as applied in general or to education more specific...
a month ago
This Github repository is an adorable example that a tech nerd can be an artist - not in terms of the product s/he creates through coding, but in terms of the codes per se being arts.So what is it? It is some really difficult code that turns Ruby code into Scala code, then to Scheme code, then to Perl code, then to Lua code, and so on so forth (100 languages ...
a month ago
Following-up the article by Zhou, video title plays an important role when people are searching. So making Vialogues more searchable is one of our goals this version. Besides our new on-site search (If you haven't tried, please do) mechanism, we made some efforts for robots to crawl Vialogues better.