Month: January 2007

The Gapminder World 2006

Fascinating! From the Google labs. There are a number of variables that can be graphed against each other (e.g. Child mortality, population, Internet Users) – scales can be linear or logarithmic. The size of dot for each country can also be related to one of the statistical measures & finally the colour can be set…

Sociality and Learning in Social Software.

Tim Hoogenbooms presents a long blog post (more of a paper really) looking at social learning through the use of Social software (Web2.0). He looks at some of the difficulties inherent in the use of social software for social learning. Long, but well worth reading. (It is in English!)…

Effects of Information Distributions Strategies on Student Performance in a CMS

Scott Leslie comments on a report by Margaret Lohman, looking at student performance when material was delivered to the students via a VLE (available pre-class), or handed out in class. Though the numbers involved are small, and they are all graduate students, the results are interesting. First, the study¬ís findings provide little evidence to warrant…

BBC plans online children's world

The BBC have plans for a virtual world, aimed at 7-12 year olds. “It will give children a chance to move around a safe, secure world where they can not only interact with familiar characters but have an opportunity to make that world a more fascinating place with their own imaginations.” Those building CBBC World…

Did you know …

Scott McLeod has uploaded several versions of Karl Fisch’s presentation “Did you know?”. I’m currently using a PC that’s not got sound, I’m not sure what extra you’d get with sound, but the Powerpoint slides have the main information on (and, they’ve done it with limited text on each slide :)). It’s US-centric, (though England…

Edublogger Survey

The results are in! Scott Mcleod has published the results of the edublogger survey that he carried out at the start of the month (a slight problem – all our antipodean colleagues are still on their summer breaks – wonder if they’d have altered the results at all?) Christopher Sessums has just put up a…

Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen: Film explores the omnipresent PowerPoint culture in search of its philosophical potential. I’ve only just found this blog, via Christian Long. The short video is well worth looking at – to realise what could be done with bulletpoints & other delights of powerpoint. The rest of the blog, though, is a wealth of…

Periodic table of visualization methods

Visual Literacy have developed a “periodic table” of visualisation methods. I’m not entirely sure if there’s the same sort of linking down the columns as there is in the “real” periodic table. In some cases I could see links, but in others I wasn’t so sure. Via: Scott Mcleod., who comments yet another example of…