After the conclusion of the #readingsforthebreak, which we took from the Literature and Culture I-list of exemplary texts for each period, we thought it’s time for some statistics. We had some thought provoking conversations about diversity and representation regarding our reading recommendations and this prompted us to take a closer look at the canon, so here it is: #talkcanontome! We have six periods to look at, so let’s dive into it!
Talk Nerdy to Me
In this week’s Talk Nerdy to Me, the grand finale, we have not one but two graphs to show! They both relate to analyzing how everyone has been annotating during the semester, and so they provide an interesting window into how we engage with the texts as we read them.
This week in Talk Nerdy to Me, we will be discussing a lesser known feature on SHRIMP: bookmarks. They’re a great way to keep in mind cards that might be interesting or important in the future, but also to make sure you remember where you read something important for the next session. Let’s take a look at how you all have been using this function and which cards have received the most bookmarks:
Talk Nerdy to Me: A (not so) Shrimpy Christmas
Here at SHRIMP we hope everyone had a relaxing and fun Winter Break—we know we did! And we also know that at least a few of you got the best gift on Christmas: the gift of knowledge, for which some of you got the “Nerds on Christmas” badge. Accordingly, this week we wanted to check out how our vacation days affected reading habits.
This week in Talk Nerdy to Me, we’re going to look at the reading questions – that neat feature that pops up at the end of sessions, asking you to reflect on what you read and to put it into your own words. Reading questions help you get organized for the seminars as they test whether or not you truly understood what you read, and prepare you for discussing the texts with your peers. While this feature has been steadily used by you all, we can detect quite a bit of fluctuation when we look at the data:
This week in Talk Nerdy to Me we’re going to look at what cards have been the read the most this semester. This will give us a good idea of how reading habits change as the semester progresses.
This week in “Talk Nerdy to Me” we’re going to look at when you all read SHRIMP. Because SHRIMP is always just a click away, we can find out some interesting things about when students are engaging with the reader. What we’re looking at exactly is when cards get opened.
Diese Woche bei “Talk Nerdy To Me“ schauen wir uns die verschiedenen Lerntypen an, die auf SHRIMP zu finden sind. Da es allerlei verschiedene Möglichkeiten gibt, auf SHRIMP mit dem Text zu interagieren – Kommentare, Likes, Annotationen – ist es ganz interessant zu sehen, wie diese Funktionen genutzt werden. Diese Woche analysieren wir, wie viele private Annotationen pro Person in einem Semester gemacht werden. Dazu haben wir den Datensatz des Wintersemesters 15/16 genutzt um ein Diagramm zu erstellen:
Wie bereits angekündigt, dreht sich in dieser Projektphase von SHRIMP alles um Learning Analytics, also die Auswertung von Nutzungsdaten der Plattform. Um dem statistikgeneigten SHRIMP-Leser unsere Erkenntnisse nicht vorzuenthalten, gibt es hier ab jetzt das wöchentliche Installment "Talk Nerdy to Me" zu lesen, in welchem wir unserem inneren Statistik-Nerd frönen.
Diese Woche liegt unser Fokus auf der Anzahl Karten, die pro Tag gelesen wurden: