Monthly Archives: November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Was just browsing to remind myself to do the homework and thought I would drop a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

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cool crowdsource & an exam possibility…

Crowdsource: English Language and Usage & this new DH site may offer a final exam alternative…

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Holiday HW Reminders

1. Blog post 2. Read and, after doing so, create three quiz questions (any format) to assess/evaluate comprehension of the reading assignment. Please post the three quiz questions as a reply here. Have an excellent break!

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Growing Up Wired & Teachers’ Views on Technology in the Classroom — two worthwhile reports published this weekend in the NYT.

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Suggestion

Since the project we are working on is so large and detailed and everyone seems to be investing so much in it what do you think about this suggestion: instead of a final make this our final a couple of … Continue reading

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save the words & DH in the NYT

An Oxford Dictionaries Project worth checking out & (though it’s hardly news to you…) Humanities Scholars Embrace Digital Technology

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Visualization

Visualizations are used for a very simple purpose: to visually represent sets of data in a way that aims to be clear, simple, and easily understood.  Executed well, visualizations can help us understand single sets of data as well as … Continue reading

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Enhancement

First of all, I really enjoyed all of the visuals presented in class on Wednesday. I thought they all showed interesting research in unique ways. To sum up how and why visualizations are important to any form of research, I … Continue reading

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Visualization can be an extremely powerful tool to convey information. While words and text can be bland on a page, picures and graphs pop out and catch the eye. When looking at typical data in text form, you will see … Continue reading

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[let's see]

Visualizations are being used because, for some people, it’s easier to grasp information and/or concepts (see Jordan’s post on visual learners). And let’s face it, sometimes they’re prettier to look at than words. haha Anyway, for all of us who … Continue reading

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Laptops replace notebooks

This is just a side note but… This weekend while I was home my mom recieved my brother’s registration letter for school. Contained in the letter was a note that said that this class of incoming freshmen (in high school) … Continue reading

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The Benefits fo Visualization

Visualizations or images are becoming a popular way to convey information.  One possibility for why this is occurring is because a large amount of information can be put in a small amount of space.  Another reason why visualizations are becoming … Continue reading

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Visualization

From my experience, you can tell me about something until you are blue in the face. You can explain it a million different ways and I still will not understand it until I see a visual or an example. What … Continue reading

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Visions of the Future

Today’s generation is the most stimulated generation ever. Some even press to say that we are “overstimulated”. This often explains why traditional methods of learning often times fail to convey the information needs. Enter modern day visualization. Graphs and charts … Continue reading

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Visualization: The Future of Data Presentation

I loved the visualizations that we were exposed to in class on Friday.  I, personally, get very bored with large amounts of data that are presented in black and white, uninteresting lists.  When I read a list of facts, even … Continue reading

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Text vs Pictures

The visualizations we looked at in class are being used to convey information to us in more interesting and understandable ways. Some of the information presented would not be useful to us had it just been typed into lists and … Continue reading

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Visual Learner Anyone??

So, how many people are visual learners? I MOST DEFINITELY AM! In class on Friday I was so intrigued by how all of the information was displayed on each visualization website. I liked the different graphs, designs, charts, and flowing … Continue reading

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Icons, Images, and Illustrations

            Visualizations are being used to represent information that cannot be portrayed otherwise or is better organized in a visual form.  Images express a certain idea that the creator is trying to convey.  It catches the attention of people in a way … Continue reading

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The Art of Visualization

Visualizations, today, can be used in remarkable, innovative, and thought-provoking ways, yet could potentially confuse us too. Data that could be overwhelming and hard to interpret can be simplified using visuals. Visualizations can take hundreds of tables of numbers and … Continue reading

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Visualizations

Visuals have the potential to be a great asset to us and at the same time they can confuse us in an instant. They are used to show us data or statistics without using many words. Visuals can be graphs, … Continue reading

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