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Beginner's guide to R: Painless data visualization - Computerworld Australia

Beginner's guide to R: Painless data visualization
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One of the most appealing things about R is its ability to create data visualizations with just a couple of lines of code.
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Strategy and Information Analysis
A collection of items for strategists and problems-solvers who aim to be well-informed about global affairs and perspectives; capable of developing and evaluating new knowledge; generating and analyzing courses of action; and who are interested in expressing clearly reasoned opinions and communicating effectively in writing, oral presentation, and visual display.
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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students - TeachThought

50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students - TeachThought | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.

Ultimately questions spark imagination, conjure emotions, and create more questions. The questions asked by a teacher or professor are sometimes more glaringly valuable than the information transferred to the students. Those questions spark a thought, which leads to a fiercely independent search for information.

If students are the ones gathering that information then they’re the ones learning it and student-driven learning cements lessons into the students’ mind making any lesson more powerful with this strategy. Even though the following list of questions are broken into Mathematics, Literature and Science and Social Science, it’s really just a set of philosophically challenging questions that should be applied to any learning environment.

The questions are unrestricted and open the mind up to unfettered thought, perfect for innovation and understanding. The sections begin with Mathematical Questions because for the purpose of this list they’re the most general and therefore the most useful.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 6, 3:57 PM
The questions are divided into categories. Question are used to spark one's imagination, activate emotions, and create more questions. Teaching and learning are about mining for questions and wondering about our teaching and learning.
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Online frauds on the rise

Online frauds on the rise | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
GUJRAT-Online fraud and cybercrime are increasing day by day with rising trend of virtual shopping in the country.A similar case has been registered in the consumer protection court Gujrat by Muhammad Umer.
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12 most common tax scams

12 most common tax scams | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
FreeImages.com/Matt Aiello The IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common tax scams that pop up during tax season. Take a look at the annual Dirty Dozen list released by the IRS. iStock/RapidEye 1.
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#$20 – #Effective Data Visualization

#$20 –  #Effective Data Visualization | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Through design rules drawn from graphic design, visible artwork, perceptual psychology, and cognitive science Learn the strategies you wish to have to convey knowledge to lifestyles thr
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DDoS via the Internet of Things – the first wave of attacks?

DDoS via the Internet of Things – the first wave of attacks? | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
In the last year, we’ve all heard of the Mirai malware, but did you know that Mirai is Japanese for ‘the future’? And that’s what I believe we are seeing: The future of cyber-attacks.
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Courses • Competia competitive Intelligence

This course's objective is to provide to managers and executives with toolkits that allow them to not only be more efficient when doing online research, but also to identify sources of information that answer their information needs. Learn about the techniques and sources which are part of the "Invisible Web":information that is not yet indexed by search engines (about 70% of the total information about people, technologies and companies), and about the informal web: tracking customer perception, competitors' employees in informal and social networks. Particular emphasis is put on methods to find information about private companies (their alliance partners, marketing strategies, client lists, distribution networks, financial status, management bios, etc...). This course is fully interactive: each participant has access to a computer to practice techniques and test sources of information as the course unfolds.June/October 2017

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9 Rules for Using Open Source Intelligence in Investigations | i-Sight

9 Rules for Using Open Source Intelligence in Investigations | i-Sight | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
OSINT tools can transform your investigation research when you know where and how to look, but beware of the dangers of relying on the internet.

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5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills

5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

"Team building games offer students fun opportunities to hone critical skills for success in the modern workplace. Students (and future employees!) that value teamwork are more motivated and creative. They’re also better at problem solving and communicating with one another and have a higher level of trust. We already know students love working in groups. Why not make a game of it?"


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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, March 14, 8:21 AM
Team building games offer students fun opportunities to hone critical skills for success in the modern workplace. Students (and future employees!) that value teamwork are more motivated and creative. They’re also better at problem solving and communicating with one another and have a higher level of trust. We already know students love working in groups. Why not make a game of it?
Andrea Mejia Medina's curator insight, March 18, 12:10 AM
Critical thinking is the most important skill to develop, since in these times of information at hand, we cannot believe everything we see, read, and hear, and that is why it is important to develop this ability as it allows us to be alert and question everything that comes from these means of information. Is a skill that moves a student from concrete ideas to abstract and inferred concepts. Critical thinking allows us to analyze outcomes, compare ideas, identify parallels, sequence events, synthesize information and draw conclusions from a given body of knowledge. Whether it is the proof behind a mathematics formula or an implied tone in an essay, critical thinking skills enable students to solve problems in the real world and on exams in school. Meghan Moll (2014) suggests five tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for success on every high school or college test and assignment. 1. Brain games: Recently, websites dedicated to training your brain have enjoyed increased popularity. Lumosity, for example, provides games that aid in improving memory and problem-solving. From timed matching games to order sequence memorization, websites like this can aid in cognition and the ability to ask, "What is the next step?" This skill is critical to learning how to approach complex problems on standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. Rather than playing time-wasting games when you have a lull in your day, search online for brain teasers and peruse the plethora of brain games at your fingertips. 2. Logic puzzles: Before the Internet, puzzles intended to exercise your brain were published in books. Collections of crossword puzzles, logic problems, riddles, sudoku, word problems and word searches can be found at your local bookstore or library. The puzzles in these books are a wonderful strategy to activate different parts of your brain for a round or two of mental gymnastics, and many collections even discuss what each puzzle is meant to target within the mind. 3. Board games: This suggestion may seem strange at first, but do not balk. Choose board games that require more than luck – namely, strategy – for players to win. Any game where players must carefully consider their next move, recognize patterns and remember details will aid in honing critical thinking skills. Certain games like Rubik’s Cube are single-player, while others involve multiple people. Checkers, chess and Mastermind are two-player games that challenge you to plan several steps ahead. Games like Boggle and Scrabble require analyzing information quickly and formulating words, while Clue and Risk test and strengthen your ability to anticipate and react to others’ moves, as well as infer motives. 4. Journaling: Daily reflection – such as maintaining a journal – is a simple way to revisit your day, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas. Writing encourages you to expand upon your thoughts and form connections. A journal forces you to slow down and focus on just one or two ideas at a time, which hectic schedules don't otherwise allow. Use your journal to record important ideas and questions and narratives about your life. 5. Book clubs: Students who read for understanding find it far easier to think critically than those who rush to finish. Analyzing a book requires you to delve deeper and ponder complex questions. When reading, think about why the book was written the way it was, what motivates certain characters, and how plot developments may be symbols of foreshadowing. Locate a book club to hone these skills. You will read works you otherwise may not have, and you will learn to examine character development, plot, symbolism and a whole host of other features.
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Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 12:47 PM
Great games to use with "ME Leadership" (Marks of Excellence)
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Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False And Misleading Information At An Alarming Rate

Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False And Misleading Information At An Alarming Rate | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that three big right-wing Facebook pages published false or misleading information 38% of the tim
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The State of Information Visualization, 2017

The State of Information Visualization, 2017 | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
The Data Science Roundup - Robert Kosara writes a brilliant post every year on the advances in data visualization over the prior year. This year's post focuse
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You Don’t Need Big Data — You Need the Right Data

But the reality is that our relentless focus on the importance of big data is often misleading. Yes, in some situations, deriving value from data requires having an immense amount of that data. But the key for innovators across industries is that the size of the data isn’t the most critical factor — having the right data is.
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How to Conduct Competitive Research

How to Conduct Competitive Research | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Understanding the competition is a crucial business activity for any entrepreneur or business executive. Some companies hire professionals to track competitors and assess the competitive landscape on a regular basis. But it doesn't always have to be a complicated, time-consuming, and expensive process -- particularly given the new wealth of data that can be assembled using the Internet. By investing even a small amount of time, businesses of any size can develop a framework for making competitive assessments, gather intelligence on business rivals, and understand how to position their own brand, products, and company in the marketplace. Not only can you learn best practices from competitors, but you can also learn to avoid the mistakes they make.
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20 Competitor Analysis Tools, Tips, and Guides to Up Your Game

20 Competitor Analysis Tools, Tips, and Guides to Up Your Game | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

It’s not necessarily that this is an insanely hard job. But there’s so much that you could possibly do and measure and look at, that just jumping in on a whim will definitely lead to overwhelm.   You need a plan. That includes knowing what you’re looking at and why, and having a process for monitoring and analyzing their content. That way you know your focus and won’t get distracted by all those other things you could look at. Here are some of my favorite resources and tools for getting the job done:

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Zipnote: The notebook that helps new knowledge stick.

Zipnote: The notebook that helps new knowledge stick. | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
You probably already take notes when you learn. But often they lie forgotten for weeks or forever. Zipnote makes your notes useful by turning what you learn into reviewable Q&A cards.

Just take your notes in Zipnote! Use our easy, outline-based note format to add concepts, people, places and events you learn about.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, September 11, 4:13 PM
This is an interesting take on note-taking since one of the most difficult parts of note-taking is getting kids to actually look back at those notes.
Gaby K. Slezák's curator insight, September 15, 5:53 AM
interesting take on a notebook app - to turn your notes into Q&A cards so you'll actually train your brain with what you once deemed noteworthy. Nice idea.
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Containing Iran and Maintaining Legitimacy

Containing Iran and Maintaining Legitimacy | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
The threat posed by the Iranian regime was one focus of a recent Academic Exchange (AE) retreat of International Relations specialists and international lawyers.
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Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Cognitive bias cheat sheet | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. It’s been an invaluable reference for helping me identify the hidden flaws in my own thinking.
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Cyber Criminals Cash In: College .edu Addresses in High Demand on Dark Web

Cyber Criminals Cash In: College .edu Addresses in High Demand on Dark Web | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
A new form of cybercrime created by sophisticated foreign governments and organized crime rings are generating top security risks to colleges and universities worldwide.
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UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
This global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. It also positions these critical literacies as a combined set of competencies–knowledge, skills and attitudes–central for living and working in our world today.

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, February 22, 6:18 AM
UNESCO has launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 27, 2:01 AM
Information Literacy est la future base du savoir.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 27, 5:52 AM
Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)
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8 of The Best Concept Mapping Apps for Teachers

8 of The Best Concept Mapping Apps for Teachers | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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How to lead a brainstorm - TED.Ed

How to lead a brainstorm - TED.Ed | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad agency BBDO. The skill began to gain a wider audience in 1942, when Alex Osborn — the “O” in BBDO — released a book called How to Think Up and sparked the imaginations of his fellow Mad Men.

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Google Image Search Tips via Educators' Technology

Google Image Search Tips via Educators' Technology | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 1, 2:35 PM

LOVE this....but I love @CreativeCommons more!

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 9:44 AM
Great infographic to help students or teachers search for images for research or projects. 
Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 14, 10:57 AM
Great way to search your family tree. I can also see  this being used to research potential job and college applicants.  
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The Cognitive Bias Podcast by David Dylan Thomas on iTunes

The Cognitive Bias Podcast by David Dylan Thomas on iTunes | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The Cognitive Bias Podcast by David Dylan Thomas for free.
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Thinking in Scenarios Improves Forecasts

Thinking in Scenarios Improves Forecasts | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

In my recent paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Can analysts assess fundamental risk and valuation uncertainty? An empirical analysis of scenario-based value estimates, my co-authors and I find that there is a better way to present a fuller picture of future possibilities by putting multiple scenarios on the table, instead of limiting predictions to a single-point outcome.  We used the setting of equity research to demonstrate this. We find that scenario-based forecasting helps analysts improve the overall risk picture surrounding the firms in their coverage as well as enhancing their forecast accuracy and reducing their optimistic biases.

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The HUMINT Side of Competitive Intelligence

The HUMINT Side of Competitive Intelligence | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
The acquisition of the information in the realm of competitive intelligence is often acquired from publicly available resources. Often, many individuals believe that competitive intelligence is collected solely from journals, articles, employment notices, internet pages, and other written publications which may provide data points for analysis. What many fail to realize, is that although collection from written publications may occur, this collection may only equal 10%-20% of the information which exists. The other 80%-90% is acquired through spoken communication. From interviews, lectures, webinars, and even conversations at the local coffee shop. Yes, the local coffee shop near the company headquarters is a prime collection opportunity for the HUMINT Competitive Intelligence collector. Whether the information is derived from written publication or HUMINT collection, the data points or information acquired is only one piece of the larger puzzle.
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10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition

10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Keeping tabs on your competition is a great strategy for growing your business. Follow these tips, from fellow small business owners, on which tools are best and how to get started.
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