Learning and Knowledge Analytics

Posts made in Learning and Knowledge Analytics

[SCoPE] LAK11 -> Week 2: Rise of “Big Data” and Data Scientists Are you ready for QR codes? -> Re: Are you ready for QR codes?

by Hans de Zwart -
An easy way to create QR codes is with Bit.ly. You can shorten any URL and will get a bit.ly link back. By adding .qr to the link you will get a QR code that you can use elsewhere.

Mine looks like this (I have it printed on my business card):


People who use a QR reader (any phone platform has multiple free apss) will be taken to the Bit.ly url: http://bit.ly.hansdezwartqr (people will not see this). This allows me to track how many people have used the QR code. The bit.ly link then takes them to http://www.hansdezwart.info/qr, which takes them to my blog (where I intend to do a write-up of this at some point as I realise this could be quite confusing).

In the future I will be able to make http://www.hansdezwart.info/qr show a nice landing page.

In general QR codes are an easy way to match a physical object to virtual information. I have used them quite succesfully in presentations on the beamer to link people to more information online.

I imagine they will soon be superseded by either RFID tags and near field communication or by the rapid advances in live visual processing and understanding by computers.

[SCoPE] LAK11 -> Week 2: Rise of “Big Data” and Data Scientists Where are you online? -> Re: Where are you online?

by Hans de Zwart -
Closest to who I am: http://blog.hansdezwart.info (if you are only interested in the Lak11 related entries go to http://blog.hansdezwart.info/tag/lak11 or subscribe to this RSS feed).

I am a pretty boring Twitter user: @hansdezwart (searchable archive at http://www.hansdezwart.info/tweets)

I love reading and do it in public: http://www.goodreads.com/hansdezwart

My professional network is on LinkedIn as much as possible: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/hansdezwart

My bookmarks now live at Diigo (and are all public, so beware): http://www.diigo.com/user/hansdezwart

Google Reader produces a feed with my favourite tweets (of others), my bookmarks and the articles I share from Google Reader. You can subscribe to it here.

On another note: who, who will be the first one to intelligently scrape this thread and turn it into something interesting and more machine readable? Will it be Tony Hirst?

[SCoPE] LAK11 -> Week 1: Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics What about learning analytics in the corporate sector? -> Re: What about learning analytics in the corporate sector?

by Hans de Zwart -
You are right Dianne in that it is hard to predict the ROI of innovations, but after you have done a pilot it should be possible to use data to strengthen your intuitions about whether somethings should work.

[SCoPE] LAK11 -> Introductions Critiques of learning analytics? -> Re: Critiques of learning analytics?

by Hans de Zwart -
One area that might be worth exploring are the perverse effects of using measurement to change policy. By chance I encountered Goodhart's law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodhart's_law) this week. There are some related "laws" mentioned in the article that I think are interesting too.