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Introduction: In the past, I wrote an article titled, “Twitter the Best Social Media Service“, which goes on to say, everyone thinks Twitter is about telling other people about what your dog had for breakfast, and which bar you’re currently in. However I point out that, that activity has Facebook written all over it. And […]

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Introduction: Today I am going to address an interesting phenomenon that occurred at the Educational Data Mining conference, which took place in Chania, Greece this summer. I have two desired audiences, maybe three. First is the community of people who should be attending these conferences but aren’t aware of the exciting works that are being […]

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Introduction: There are a number of social sites / services out there and each provides a different function. LinkedIn is supposed to provide a means of connecting employers to employees and provide insights to users about social connections. Facebook lets a family share pictures or other content with friends. Other social sites let you share […]

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VisWeek 2011 Day Three

Trees, Networks & Social Network Analysis: This session was incredible and if you happen to have an interest in this field but did not make it because of the other very intriguing events that occured at the same time , then I hope I can provide a sufficient summary, but by missing this session, I […]

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Monday October 24th, 2011: We start the day off with an incredibly interesting talk about colors, Applying Color Theory to Vis, presented by Theresa-Marie Rhyne, who is a fabulous public speaker with an¬†impressive amount of knowledge regarding the history of color, color theory, color spaces, and their development and evolution over the last few centuries. […]

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Sunday October 23rd, 2011: A new set of conferences to report on, this time VisWeek 2011 in Providence Rhode Island. The conference begins today, Sunday October 23rd, and will continue on to Friday. Lucky for me there are a number of papers and presentations which are geared, oriented, or otherwise involve graphs, graph layouts, graph […]

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EDM 2011 Day Three

The final day of EDM was a bit more quiet than the previous day, which is more than acceptable because there was a lot of amazing ideas going around that day. John Stamper had a good keynote talk in regards to how the KDD 2010 Cup went when using the Educational Data from DataShop. It […]

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EDM 2011 Day Two

There is a lot to talk about today, so this post may be a little long, but only because day two of the EDM 2011 conference was that amazing. New Ideas from Stanford: Marcelo Worsley from Standford had a very refreshing paper and presentation. In his work, they had a bunch of students 3 novices, […]

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EDM 2011 Day One

Papers and Talks: Yue Gong presented a nice paper titled, Items, Skills and Transfer Models: Which Really Matters for Student Modelling. In this work the authors liken the idea of student modelling as a backpack to a backpacker travelling up a mountain. The backpack is the student model, within the backpack are a set of […]

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The day started off with an interesting talk about cognitive load and e-learning with a focus on biologically primary and secondary knowledge. The first of those, primary knowledge, is like learning to crawl, walk, eat when you are hungry etc. Things that you have learned and humanity has learned through evolution. Secondary knowledge is knowledge […]

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