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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sometimes, complexity is just not fun

Complexity is a defining attribute of society today – in fact, it’s foundational to understanding people, markets, technology, and why “things go wrong”. Unfortunately, school did not equip me to understand complexity or even to recognize it. I learned that right answers exist (in fairness, they do sometimes). I learned that clarity and lack of [...]

The inevitability of transparency

As long as the internet (web) continues to grow in prominence, a corresponding increase in transparency will occur. In the future, we will share more information, have access to more information, and companies will begin to build revenue models around our behaviour. Currently, advertising is a fairly dumb/blind activity. What is the impact of a [...]

Light-weight learning analytics tools

I’ve heard of SNAPP before – ” software tool that allows users to visualize the network of interactions resulting from discussion forum posts and replies” – but decided to play around with it today. This is a good example of a fairly simple, light-weight tool to analyze social interactions in an LMS like Moodle, Blackboard, [...]