Tag: big data

by Carl Lewis

Title: Data Viz 101: How to Transform Data into Interactive Stories Tips, tools, techniques – and why data visualization matters Instructor: Carl V. Lewis. Data Journalist, Center for Collaborative Journalism If the term “data visualization” leaves you either paralyzed by technological confusion or limited to boring Excel charts, this is just the course for you. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When Big Data meets the blackboard (Andrew Giambrone / The Atlantic) 2. A professor crowdsources a syllabus on the Charleston shootings (Stacey Patton / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. University of Illinois censured after professor loses job over tweets critical of Israel (Sarah Kaplan / The Washington Post) 4. Mobile tech at OSU lays […] more »

by Aleszu Bajak

“I’m out there Jerry, and I’m lovin’ every minute of it!” Kramer, Jerry Seinfeld’s wacky neighbor, would roar as he walked into a scene. Kramer was also the television show’s happiest character, according to a mathematical analysis of the sitcom’s scripts conducted by Chris Danforth and Peter Dodds, University of Vermont mathematicians. The pair has been […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Charlie Hebdo murders are no excuse for killing online freedom (David Meyers / GigaOm) 2. The Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoons: Media outlets shy away or take a stand (Brian Stelter & Tom Kludt / CNN Money) 3. The looming threat of newsroom cyber attacks (David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Advance claims digital […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Our online learning community’s online learning failures (Joshua M. Kim / Inside Higher Ed) 2. Michigan State wants a big data professor on campus (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 3. Social media gains momentum in online education (Jordan Friedman / US News & World Report) 4. What Georgia Tech’s online degree in computer science […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital watermarks take the publishing world by storm (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Oyster adds user curated e-book recommendations to drive discovery (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 3. Al Jazeera web comic looks at big data and the future of privacy (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 4. 7 reasons Twitter isn’t building […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Opinion: Why it’s so disappointing that j-schools are panicking over Ebola (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. How much start-up culture do we need to attract young talent? (Tilmann Knoll / INMA) 3. Surprising gadgets, not just books, are ready for checkout at college libraries (Jeffrey R. Young / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How e-reading threatens learning in the humanities (Naomi S. Baron / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Quelling the controversy over technology and student testing (Gee Kin Chou / EdSurge) 3. Teaching ethics and narrative…with violent video games? (Paul Darvasi / Edutopia) 4. 4 ways big data is giving students an edge in the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google has received 75,000 ‘right to be forgotten’ requests, is receiving 1,000 more every day (William Turvill / The Press Gazzette) 2. FCC receives more than 677,000 comments on net neutrality proposal (Ted Johnson / Variety) 3. How some news orgs use time zones to their advantage to operate 24/7 (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New Yorker alters its online strategy (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Dean Baquet’s first digital initiative: Adding editors (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Amazon angles to attract Hachette’s authors to its side (David Streitfeld / New York Times’ Binary Bits) 4. Singapore passes Pirate Bay-blocking anti-piracy law (Torrent Freak) […] more »