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Monday, December 08, 2008

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms. What you will now see is that the left hand keywords are sorted based on a matching algorithm that takes into account how related that term is to the currently selected terms. As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0 relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0, eLearning Tools, Corporate eLearning, Personal Learning, and Enterprise 2.0; the Tools Odeo, CollectiveX, Bea Pages, Apache Roller, and Dogear; and the Companies NexLearn, Awareness Networks, Element K, and Mzinga.

This is far from perfect, but it generally gives you a pretty good sense of what relates to what. I'll be curious what people find that are interesting associations of terms.

This approach also helps to show what terms particular bloggers talk about more often than other bloggers. Below are some of the bloggers who are participating in the community and when you click on the link, it will show you the community page with them selected. On the left side you will see the keywords sorted in order based on how often they blog about these terms as compared to the terms used by everyone (with a couple of other factors thrown in that give a better result). I've listed a few of the terms that I saw.

As you drill down it takes into account both the source and the additional terms that are selected.

Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information.

Lars Hyland - Lars is Learning
Good to see Learning Technologies, Mobile Learning come up for Lars. Gives me an idea of who to talk to. Also interesting topics: Cognitive, Effectiveness, LCMS, Social Network, iPhone, Director.
Ken Allan - Blogger in Middle-earth
Ken talks about everything including some that come up for me Writing a Blog, Analytics, Communities of Practice, Photoshop, Pipes, Firefox, RSS.
Mel Aclaro - Business Casual
Mel has a lot of interesting topics, but clearly a lot around social topics (Social Media, Social Networks, LinkedIn, Twitter, RSS, Social Network, Facebook), but keep him in mind for Streaming, Privacy, and Internationalization.
David Fair - Learning Journeys
Talk to him about graphics (PNG, JPG) and staying organized (Tagging, Information Overload).
Joe Deegan - Blender - Training Solutions
Freeware, ILT, SWF, ROI, Wondershare, PowerCONVERTER, Adobe Captivate, Photoshop, SharePoint (SharePoint Examples - Joe, can you help me?)
Other Sources - you can click and see what they write about on the left.


Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Kia ora Tony

Everything? I haven't got round to talking about 100 Conversation Topics yet.

I'm still thinking about it :-)

Catchya later
from Middle-earth

Tony Karrer said...

Well maybe not everything Ken - but lots of diverse interesting topics.