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Curate, Organize and Visualize Large Data Collections with TreeMap

Curate, Organize and Visualize Large Data Collections with TreeMap | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"TreeMap provides an easy, yet extremely powerful means of creating beautiful treemaps for analytical and presentation purpose. Importing data from a wide variety of file formats (including of course Excel), as well as connecting to databases (such as MySQL and SQL Server) is a breeze... and it scales to big data." from source: http://www.treemap.com/


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This is another post where I recommend that you scroll down to have a look at Robin Good's great commentary. I can not beat his for details. His Scoop.it site is: http://curation.masternewmedia.org/  Thanks Robin!

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 18, 2013 9:07 AM

This is another post where I recommend that you scroll down to have a look at Robin Good's great commentary. I can not beat his for details. His Scoop.it site is: http://curation.masternewmedia.org/  Thanks Robin!

Jenifer Rettler's curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:15 AM

If you are looking for additional visualization tools for displaying data, TreeMap v. 3.0 offers a classic tree map layout as well as others, like squarified variant, circular, tag cloud and voronoi.

malek's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:54 PM

Interesting tool, give it a try

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BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion

BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"BlogSummarizer provides.

All your blog post are summarized and indexed and the summaries and keywords are organized into powerful and easy-to-use knowledge bases.

 

To display the content of a knowledge base, BlogSummarizer uses a powerful visualization engine. This engine generates on-demand visual summaries and visual knowledge maps. The visual summaries display the most relevant keywords with summaries, and the visual knowledge maps provide you with a comprehensive network of related blog posts based on the entire content of your knowledge base.

 

All visual summaries and visual knowledge maps are exportable to browsers, word editors, and mind mapping applications. You can publish your visual summaries and visual maps simply by embedding them in your blog and web pages.

 

Most importantly, the visual summaries and visual knowledge maps run on all computers and devices: PCs, Macs, Linux, tablets and smart phones. " from source: http://www.websummarizer.com/BlogSummarizer/

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This indexer and search engine creates a knowledge map which looks very much like a mind map to produce a tree of terms and summaries. 

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eLearning Guild Research: Reconsidering Bloom's Taxonomy (Old AND New) by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine

eLearning Guild Research: Reconsidering Bloom's Taxonomy (Old AND New) by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"The eLearning Guild’s new research report, Bloom’s Taxonomy: What’s Old Is New Again discusses the history and revisions of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and examines its use in all facets of education and instruction and why it has endured despite numerous criticisms. It also includes numerous job aids, such as Figure 1, to help practitioners better use Bloom’s in their own settings." from Source: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com

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This is a worth while review that is packed with useful graphics. I'd recommend that anyone using or interested in Bloom's Taxonomy have a look at it. Please note that the new research report itself linked in this article is only available to registered members of the Learning Guild.

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Kathy Terry's curator insight, October 18, 2013 12:09 PM

I would like to see this designed on a interactive globe to represent the continous transitional stages of learning and gaining new knowledge.

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IVMOOC: Information Visualization

IVMOOC: Information Visualization | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

This course provides an overview about the state of the art in information visualization. It teaches the process of producing effective visualizations that take the needs of users into account.


Among other topics, the course covers:
> Data analysis algorithms that enable extraction of patterns and trends in data
> Major temporal, geospatial, topical, and network visualization techniques
> Discussions of systems that drive research and development.

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This course begins next week, but looks to be an interesting overview of Information Visualization and how it can be found and utilized for research, education, and training. It should prove to be worth the time to participate.

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Datavisualization.ch - Selected Tools

Datavisualization.ch - Selected Tools | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools is a collection of tools that we, the people behind Datavisualization.ch, work with on a daily basis and recommend warmly. This is not a list of everything out there, but instead a thoughtfully curated selection of our favourite tools that will make your life easier creating meaningful and beautiful data visualizations." from source: http://datavisualization.ch/


NOTE: This site includes pointers to visualization with related images (visualization products). Topic areas include: maps, data, and charts. In effect it is a directory of tools that the staff of Datavisualization use in producing their content. Datavisualization describes itself as: "the premier news and knowledge resource for data visualization and infographics." This page is well done, the information resource for each tool is presented in a novel rotating tile of the image. A worthwhile resource.

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Burleson's Grad Work - Models_Theories

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Published Date: 20071108
Source: Burleson's Grad Work - personal wiki
URL: http://hab.wikispaces.com/Models_Theories
Title: Models_Theories


This is a series of charts about Models and Theories of Instruction, Teaching, and Instructional Systems Design along with some citations. Among them is Bloom's pyramid. For those who are more visually oriented there may be some of the charts that might assist in either understanding or explaining processes used by the ISDs.

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The top 20 data visualisation tools | Feature | .net magazine

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Feature | .net magazine | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

c/o Brian Suda: 

"One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already"
from source: http://www.netmagazine.com/

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ghbrett's curator insight, March 29, 2013 3:08 PM

This is a great article does indeed go from viz tools that are more simple to much more complex tools and data manipulation. They are all worth having a look see. This is especially true with the increase of people producing InfoGraphics that most always include charts or some sort of data visualization.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"So much have been written about Bloom’s taxonomy; one click in a search engine will flood your page with hundreds of articles all of which revolve around this taxonomy. Only few are those who have tried to customize it to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. As a fan of Bloom’s pedagogy and being a classroom practitioner, I always look for new ways to improve my learning and teaching, and honestly speaking , if you are a teacher/ educator and still do not understand Bloom’s taxonomy then you are missing out on a great educational resource.

 

The following article is a summary and a fruit of my long painstaking research in the field of Bloom’s taxonomy. The purpose is to help teachers grow professionally and provide them with a solid informational background on how to better understand and apply Bloom’s taxonomy in classrooms (or for Distance Learning - reviewer comment) in the light of the new technological advances and innovations." from Source: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/

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This blog post is loaded with infographics, charts, links, and other good information to help educators and trainers who are using or interested in Bloom's Taxonomy. This is a very useful resource. Note that the writer has written this as a classroom teacher. However, this reviewer believes that the information applies to Distance Learning as well.

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Debategraph

"DebateGraph is an award-winning, cloud-based service that offers individuals and communities a powerful way to learn about and deliberate and decide on complex issues.


It does so by enabling communities of any size to externalize, visualize, question, and evaluate all of the considerations that any member thinks may be relevant to the topic at hand – and by facilitating intelligent, constructive dialogue within the community around those issues.


Moreover, each public map contributes to, and forms part of an accumulating graph of structured understanding across a growing range of topics, which, as the topics intersect, accelerates and enriches each community's understanding of the topics each is addressing." -- from source: http://debategraph.org/

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This is an interesting visualization tool for conceptual mapping, topic mapping, or collaborative mind mapping. Worth noting is that there are already many graphs that are open for one to add their thoughts to. Subjects and topics relevant to science, philosophy, politics, and many other areas. This is also a good tool for teaching and allowing a topic to be explored from different angles. The application includes other resources such as RSS, create posters, or embed a graph into other web pages.

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Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video

Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Wibbitz is a text-to-video platform that can automatically turn any text-based article, post or feed into a short video. Using Wibbitz almost any article, post or feed on the web can be instantly turned into a short video clip. Rescoop in part because of comments


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Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Dennis T OConnor's comment, November 29, 2012 4:07 PM
I've had nothing but success using this tool. I've used the RSS feeds from my scoop.it magazines to create a Wibbitz news feed that I've placed on several of my blogs. Platform: Chrome +PC
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Language Labs - Contextual Thesaurus

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Published Date: 2012
Source: Microsoft Labs
URL: http://labs.microsofttranslator.com/thesaurus/

Title: Contextual Thesaurus

 

Abstract/Quotes:
"This is a prototype Contextual Thesaurus developed by Microsoft Research. Actually, it’s quite a bit more than that: it’s an English-to-English machine translation system that employs the same architecture that the Microsoft Translator uses when translating different languages. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first large-scale paraphrasing system anywhere." - FAQ from source

 

NOTE: This thesaurus creates interesting visual topical map that is based on each word of a 4 to 8 word phrase. Some do not make sense, while other connections transform the way a person might rephrase their writing.

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