Transforming Big Data into Meaningful Insights: Introducing Quantitative Ethnography

Scientia, a science communication publication, recently published Transforming Big Data into Meaningful Insights: Introducing Quantitative Ethnography by David Williamson Shaffer. In the information age, humans produce data at an extraordinary rate, offering social scientists an opportunity to study our behaviour in a manner unprecedented in human history. In his...
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Faculty Education Feedback Booth for the UW-Madison Department of Surgery

On June 6th, 2017, Brendan Eagan and Amanda Siebert-Evenstone facilitated a faculty education feedback booth at the Layton F. Rikkers Educational Retreat: Scaffolding the Development of Expertise, hosted by the Department of Surgery at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. During the feedback booth, surgical faculty and...
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Analyzing Conversations Using ENA

Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA) has the potential to model conversations in real time. In conjunction with speech-to-text software, real-time ENA can offer educators a way to visualize and analyze how their students talk through a topic or problem.  We demonstrate what this process might look like using a scene...
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Future of Learning (Or, why school can never be as good as a cool video game)

A recent Medea Vox episode showcases a conversation between David Williamson Shaffer, professor of learning science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a game scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research; Morten Misfeldt, professor in mathematics, information and technology at Aalborg University; and Daniel Spikol, assistant professor at the Department...
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“Purple State” Virtual Internships

A recent article from the College of William & Mary news showcases a collaboration between the Epistemic Games Group and Jeremy Stoddard (College of William & Mary) that developed a new internship Purple State. In Purple State, high school students play the role of interns at a fictitious political...
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This work was funded in part by the National Science Foundation (DRL-0918409, DRL-0946372, DRL-1247262, DRL-1418288, DRL-1661036, DRL-1713110, DUE-0919347, DUE-1225885, EEC-1232656, EEC-1340402, REC-0347000), the MacArthur Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The opinions, findings, and conclusions do not reflect the views of the funding agencies, cooperating institutions, or other individuals.