About this Blogsphere:

This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

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February 27, 2010

Google is making people stupid, Revisited

Original article: Is Google Making Us Stupid? - The Atlantic (July/August 2008)
Noe: The Internet can make you smarter, experts say, CNET News, February 22, 2010
Responses to a tension pair about whether 'Google is making people stupid'

"Responses to this 2020 scenario were assembled from Internet stakeholders in the 2010 Pew Internet & American Life/Elon University Future of the Internet Survey. Some respondents chose to identify themselves; many did not. We share some—not all—of the responses here. Workplaces of respondents who shared their identity are attributed only for the purpose of indicating a level of expertise; statements reflect personal views. If you would like to participate in the next survey, mail andersj [at] elon dotedu; include information on your expertise. "

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February 15, 2010

The State of Information Visualization

Info courtesy: Patrick Lambe @ Green Chameleon

EXTRACT:“The State of Information Visualization” by Robert Kosara
Information Visualization (InfoVis) is an exciting field to watch grow and expand into ever new areas. Last year brought some interesting developments that point towards changes in how we do and see visualization. What does 2010 hold in store? Here is a look back and some ideas where we're heading.

  • 2009: What Was
  • 2010: What Will Be
  • Beyond 2010: What Is to Come... continue reading The State of Information Visualization
  • Deconstructing the Learning Pyramid

    To start with, till yesterday, I did not know about the existence of a Learning Pyramid.

    Thanks to IT Coaching and their visualization "What I hear, I forget; What I see, I remember; But what I do, I understand". Their site has a graphic image of Learning Pyramid.
    Thanks to Google it brought me to the following: Deconstructing the Learning Pyramid
    "Presentation given to Berkeley Library staff at the Instructor Development Program's Active Learning Lightning Talks in April 2009. Debunks the "learning pyramid" and suggests that instructional strategies should be made more "active" by considering the experience level of the audience and the strengths of the instructor:

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