Infovis on the pitfalls of analyzing log files
: Summarising, attending just to the logfile analysis, you can't really know the number of visitors, the number of visits nor the identity of the users. You can't establish reliably the paths they have followed within the website. As a corollary of this you can't know for how long they have been reading a web page either. Although this information could be incomplete, you can reach a great deal of conclusions just by studying a logfile. For exampl From elearningpost
on October 23, 2005 at 9:45 p.m..
This ad made me laugh. Overall, it's a terrific piece of work. (Maybe everyone has seen it. TiVo has taken me out of the advertosphere.) [Tags: ads marketing]... From Joho the Blog
on October 23, 2005 at 7:48 p.m..
Alien electrical outlets
Our electrician, Walter Nowicki (yeah yeah, he should get a wiki, haha) replaced an old plug and thought I might want to blog about it. He's right. The house is about 100 years old. Walter guesses the plug might be 60 years old... [Tags: trivia]... From Joho the Blog
on October 23, 2005 at 7:48 p.m..
"Alan Levin picture"Faster then a speeding meme, more hot that the surface of the sun, all one needs now for a "sexy" technology name is to tack on a "2.0". Already tired and expired is putting an "i" in front of every noun, even more tired/ more expired is putting the "e" in front of everything
. Submitted for evidence: * Web 2.0
The Conference (heck I could not even make it to Web 1.0
), also Seblogging News
on October 23, 2005 at 6:49 p.m..
Joho is back!
I've been off the air for four days. Four! I believe that's four times the maximum interval since I started blogging for real in 2001. I've been through the upgrade from hell, trying to move from Movable Type 3.11 to 3.2. In fact, it's not quite done yet: The existing comments are not yet back online, although any comments you leave now will stay; the old ones should be back in a day or two. Sorry! Six Apart (the Movable Type folks) has been incredibly helpful; they've been through more hell than me on this one. The main issue was... From Joho the Blog
on October 23, 2005 at 5:47 p.m..
Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects
Volume 1 (2005) of the Interdisciplinary Journal for Knowledge and Learning Objects (IJKLO) is online. The articles are available in pdf format; a print version of the journal is available by subscription. The IJKLO contains peer reviewed articles that I found thoughtful and interesting--covering a variety of issues, practices, theories, and trends related to learning objects. "The mission of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects (IJ From EduResources--Higher Education Resources Online
on October 23, 2005 at 4:47 p.m..
The REAL Significance of Blackboard and WebCT
(10/18/05) by Rob Abel "The purpose of this post is to decode the realities of the Blackboard-WebCT announcement, which is easily the most significant deal in higher education high tech in the last five years, for those who may be users or administrators and not analysts. First, this was an expensive deal (6x revenues for a company that is close to market saturation in a niche market is not normally a deal you do), but it is a gambit for a much bigger outcome. See point four below. Second, prices will definitely go up - there is no question of "if" as has been mentioned in some of the press. From Edutools News: Course Management Systems
on October 23, 2005 at 3:47 p.m..
Violence in the Classroom
My EFL students are repeat victims of institutional violence. When given the opportunity to take control of their learning, they get nervous, confused, and irritable; and like sailors on a sinking ship, they look desperately for rescue. From the very beginning of their formal education, they have rarely been encouraged to think for themselves, take a critical stance, and choose the direction and pace of their learning. They&rsquo From Seblogging News
on October 23, 2005 at 1:50 p.m..
Warming Woofer's house
To get to London, it's half an hour on the TTC, 2-3 hours on the VIA train, and another half an hour on London Transit. It's the least Silverlotus and I could do. After all, we dragged Woofer to our wedding in Mexico. Mind you, in Mexico, it wasn't cold and rainy. :) We met many of Woofer's friends and acquaintances as we converged to his new house in north London. Learned how to play mah-jongg. We helped cook a pizza, which just came out of the oven as we were heading out the door to catch the train homeward bound. The crust was unfortunately blackened and burnt - which wa From silentblue | Quantified
on October 23, 2005 at 12:55 p.m..
Snowy snow snow snow!
I opened my eyes this morning and looked out the window. Snow! It was snowing outside and the tall evergreens outside my windows were covered in white frosting! I leaped out of bed and ran to the window, waking Jason in the process with my spazzy movements and excited exclamations, "It's snowing outside! And it's sticking!!" Then I threw on some clothes, grabbed my camera, ran outside, and took some photos. From megnut
on October 23, 2005 at 12:45 p.m..
Greetings from Monterey
So we're in beautiful but foggy Monterey for the Internet @ Schools West
conference where I'll be doing some blogvangelism tomorrow morning before heading back East. Somehow I managed to get my jet-lagged rear end through the 10K Big Sur River Run
yesterday morning through a beautiful redwood forest. I'm paying for it today, however. But here's the quote of the day, overheard in a restaurant: From weblogged News
on October 23, 2005 at 11:47 a.m..
Connectivism and Web 2.0
Here is a presentation in Articulate
from George Siemens
that lays out his theory of connectivism and how it applies to the Read/Write Web. Much of what he says makes sense, I think. We need to start looking at learning much differently in a socially networked world. For instance, now that we have access to people and knowledge, learning is "network creation" and that we can learn through "collaborative meaning making." And the idea the we no longer need to learn everythi From weblogged News
on October 23, 2005 at 10:45 a.m..
Tiresome: adj : Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome. "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; Yeah well, that about sums up how I feel about being forced into full blown hurricane prep mode for the third time in a little over a year. This time we're getting a visit from Wilma, with the storm predicted to be directly over us Brain Frieze
on October 23, 2005 at 8:47 a.m..
Creating the Global Hot Spot - John Hudson, CNET News
Telecom giant Inmarsat is weeks away from launching the second in a series of two super-satellites -- designed to be among the most powerful commercial communications spacecraft in orbit -- that will beam broadband data and voice services to almost any lo From Techno-News Blog
on October 23, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..