Category Archives: Data Visualization

Ontario Education Research in 140 Characters – OERS 2012

The seventh annual Ontario Education Research Symposium concluded today.  A new approach was employed this year to collect feedback in real time which was compiled and included as updates throughout the symposium.  Attendees were invited to send text messages when … Continue reading

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2011 Census – One Stop Shopping

Unfortunately, the changes that were made to the long form census overshadowed another decision which is making detailed census data available to the public for free, rather than as products for purchase. To make it easier to locate these resources, … Continue reading

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Talking the Walk – Cohort Visualization with Narration

A video of the 2010-2011 EQAO Cohort Data Visualization with narration is now available.  This expanded video includes narration on the origins of this visualization and orients you to the layout and features of the interactive chart.

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2010-2011 EQAO Cohort Data Visualization: Reading Assessment

In Ontario, students from Grades 3, 6, 9 and 10 participate in annual assessments of literacy and numeracy.  This information is used in a variety of ways by the public and the education sector to inform planning and decision-making.  In … Continue reading

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AERO Data Visualization Presentation

I’d like to express my thanks to the Association of Educational Research Ontario (AERO) for the opportunity to present at their 40th Anniversary Conference on December 1, 2011. For those who are visiting to explore the EQAO Cohort data visualization … Continue reading

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Light on the Knowledge, Heavy on the Mobilization

If you are looking for examples of effective knowledge mobilization, the health sector is a good place to start. Antismoking networks and organizations have become very effective at disseminating research findings in public messages that are accessible and memorable. The … Continue reading

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Education and Health Care – Using Slopegraphs to Understand Complex Systems

Both Education and Health Care are complex systems that impact everyone. Those who work in both of these systems dedicate a great deal of time to collect data to inform and support decision making. Unfortunately, data from a complex system … Continue reading

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