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10 analytics books for novices (and fans)

A common question for many who are interested in doing data analysis and visualization on their own is, “What analytics books should I read?” To …

Business Intelligence

Signal test uses DRM to keep your contacts private

Signal is generally viewed as the most secure encrypted communications app. So secure, that even the US Senate has approved it for staff use. And, to keep privacy experts on its side, Open Whisper Systems (the non-profit behind the app) has kept Signal open source and peer-reviewed. But, the …

Encryption

How to sort the Galaxy Note 8 launcher app drawer alphabetically

Organizing your app drawer can be done alphabetically.<p>Keeping all of the apps you download onto your Galaxy Note 8 organized can be a daunting task. …

Samsung

Confirmed: Sony’s next gen phones to feature an all-new design

Sony‘s smartphones have looked very much alike for several years now, underscored by the company’s OmniBalance design principles. While many other manufacturers have tried to re-invent their phones every 24-months or so (at least), Sony has stuck with the same basic aesthetic.<p>The thing is, that …

Mobile Technology

How to write 280-character tweets right now

Don't wait for Twitter to invite you to test its new feature.<p><b>Update (9/29/17):</b> Unfortunately, this hack no longer works, most likely due to a Twitter patch or block.<p>Welcome to the Upside-Down: Twitter is now testing 280-character tweets.<p>As of yesterday, a select group of users found themselves with …

Social Media

Digital textbook rental for students just got an upgrade

iFlipd, the first pay-as-you-go weekly textbook rental platform, has teamed up with McGraw-Hill Education, the learning science company, to allow …

Education

Best Modern Technologies and Tools in Online Education

We live in the era of technology and fast access to the internet. As a result, it has become easier to connect with friends and family, to work, and …

eLearning

What You Need to Know About Learning Analytics

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest enrollment trends and statistics<br>• A searchable database of …

Roma Introduction

Box 2: Definitions of ‘policy’, ‘influence’ and ‘engagement’<p>Policy: we define this fairly broadly as a set of decisions that give rise to specific …

Define

7 Steps To Successfully Implement Learning Analytics In Your Company

Organizations resist change, but if you follow these 7 steps, you can increase your chances of successfully implementing learning analytics.This post …

Analytics

How to make Allo for web look identical to Google Hangouts

While many in the Android and Google-fan communities used and loved (well, sometimes loved) Hangouts for messaging others from mobile and desktop, Google is now shifting the app’s focus to enterprise. In its place is Allo, which only started working on the web this week. Although we can’t help you …

Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches, and now anyone can download them for free.<p>HIBP …

Security

Machine Learning Applied to Big Data, Explained

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Big Data is no longer buzzword terminology or cutting edge, conceptually; rather, it just <b>is</b>. Big Data is not easily or …

Machine Learning

How can universities hang on to their students?

With student retention becoming a priority, universities are seeking out the strategies that work best to bring down drop-out rates<p>The UK is a world leader when it comes to student retention – it came top in the latest OECD data (from 2014), with 71% of the country’s students completing their …

Higher Education

5 Great Uses for Canva in the Classroom

What is Canva you ask?<br>In the companies own words “An amazingly simple graphic design tool.”<p><b>Five Great Reasons to Use Canva in the Classroom</b><p><b>Easy to Use</b><p>…

Mobile Fact Sheet

MORE FACT SHEETS: INTERNET/BROADBAND | SOCIAL MEDIA<p>In contrast to the largely stationary internet of the early 2000s, Americans today are …

The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?

Connection begets connection. In 1999, 18 years ago, when just 4% of the world’s population was online, Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of …

Internet of Things

Handbook of Learning Analytics – First edition

Foundations<p>Techniques<p>Techniques & Approaches<p>V. Kovanović, S. Joksimović, D. Gašević, M. Hatala, & G. Siemens<p>Pages 77-92<p>D. McNamara, L. Allen, S. …

MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates)

Discover 800+ Fee MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer "certificates" or "statements …

5 Reasons Why Learning Analytics Are Important For eLearning

<b>How Learning Analytics Can Improve eLearning Design and Development</b><p>A major aspect (and a great challenge at the same time!) of instructional design …

The Evolution of E-learning and Learning Analytics

10 Leadership Lessons from Higher Education - <b>BY CHRISTOPHER L. WASHINGTON</b><p>In ancient mythology, Janus was the Roman god of change and transition. …

Higher Education

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” …

Privacy

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …

Facebook

The Galaxy S8 is evidence of Samsung's changing attitude to bloatware

Remember back when we all used to have a field day bashing Samsung bloatware? There was sooo much of it, you couldn’t disable or uninstall it, and most things duplicated stuff that Google already did perfectly well (and also pre-installed on Galaxy phones). But starting with the Galaxy S6, Samsung …

Samsung

More university students are using tech to cheat in exams

Guardian uncovers 42% rise in cheating cases involving gadgets such as mobile phones and hidden earpieces since 2012<p>A growing number of UK university students are cheating in exams with the help of technological devices such as mobile phones, smart watches and hidden earpieces.<p>Data obtained by the …

Education

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

Pop quiz: Do you know where you ate dinner on September 9, 2016? And how long did it take you to get to work on Thursday, February 23, 2017? Where were you on the afternoon of March 9, 2015?<p>You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature …

Google Maps

Difference between Machine Learning, Data Science, AI, Deep Learning, and Statistics

In this article, I clarify the various roles of the data scientist, and how data science compares and overlaps with related fields such as machine …

Machine Learning