All posts for “data”


Study Data on Videos in Education

Posted by: leelefever on April 22, 2014- 2:42pm

Topic: Classroom Video

Categories: data, flipped classroom, kaltura, report, study, video


The use of videos in education is growing along with the "flipped classroom". A new report by Kaltura helps to put some data behind what many in education are seeing today. Via ReelSEO, here are a few of the highlights of the report: 90% of respondents believe that video improves the learning experience, with even basic video tools having a significant impact. 57% of respondents agree that flipped classrooms will become a standard teaching method in higher education, with 48% saying that their... Continue Reading

Antidotes for Information Overload

Posted by: leelefever on March 20, 2014- 1:30pm

Topic: Art of Explanation

Categories: article, data, Einstein, freud, research, Speaking


Later this spring I will be speaking at an event for institutional researchers called the AIR Forum ("AIR" is the Association for Institutional Research). In speaking with the organizers, I've learned that the audience is very data-oriented and sometimes find it difficult to make their findings understandable to others. It will be my challenge to help them become better explainers.  In preparation for the event, I wrote an article that was recently published in their newsletter that focuses on... Continue Reading

So, How's The Book Doing?

Posted by: leelefever on May 14, 2013- 11:20am

Topic: Art of Explanation

Categories: book, data, news


About 6 months ago, my first book was published: The Art of Explanation. Being my first, I didn’t know what to expect from the process, the reviews, the sales, the marketing. Thankfully I found my way through and now have some information on how it’s been received. First, let me start by offering a HUGE thanks to all the people who have purchased the book. You rock. I wish I could thank you more personally. I hope it has helped you think differently about how you communicate.   So how IS the... Continue Reading

QR Codes in Books - Do They Work?

Posted by: leelefever on January 7, 2013- 10:01am

Topic: Art of Explanation

Categories: book, data, ebook, mobile, publishing, qr codes


QR codes often get a bad rap these days. The ugly little boxes appear everywhere and to many, they seem to be a waste of time and space.  But the reality of QR codes is like any tool - the value is determined by how it’s used. When used effectively, QR codes bridge online and offline worlds by making it easier to use a mobile phone to visit a webpage, for example.  This three-minute video explains QR codes: Email readers can watch the video here.  QR Codes in Books - Why? My book The Art of... Continue Reading

New Video - Big Data Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on September 19, 2012- 8:24am

Topic: New Video

Categories: big data, data, Explanation, technology, video


Today we’re announcing a new video explanation: Big Data - Explained by Common Craft   What it Teaches: Incredible amounts of data are produced every day, so much that we can’t use it all.  Big data is a term used to describe the tools and processes that seek to make this data useful and productive.  This video uses the example of traffic data to teach: Where big data comes from and how it’s collected Why special tools are required to use it The three big challenges: Volume, Variability and... Continue Reading

35 Million Served - How and Where it Happened

Posted by: leelefever on April 18, 2011- 9:57am

Topic: analysis

Categories: data, google, ourwork, views


We're approaching the 4 year mark in our video business.  On April 27th, we'll celebrate the anniversary of posting "RSS in Plain English" on YouTube and our website.  Since that time a lot has happened, but I think it's interesting that the RSS video, which we did on a whim, established much of the style for which we are known around the world. It's these anniversaries that prompt me to step back and take a look at the data and wonder how it all happened. In a nutshell, we're into the 10’s of... Continue Reading