There is so much activity data related aceness in this week's Tabbloid that it's hard to know where to begin ... << deep breath >>
Dave Pattern tweeted about the gender differences he'd noticed in one of the #LIDP datasets:
- females have a stronger book & grade correlation than males [src]; and
- males have a stronger e-resource usage & grade correlation than the females [src].
The #JISCSALT project team shared their news that, somewhat surprisingly, that extracting a sample of data from the LMS at John Rylands had been easier than expected which bodes well for extracting the remaining 3.5 million records. Janine Rigby also shared her thoughts on what shape the user evaluation of their recommender tool will take - the plan is to gauge users' attitudes to data privacy as much as their thoughts on the tool itself and a deeper understanding of the subtle hierarchies of trust and perception of value that are in play when users evaluate recommendations.