basic metadata analysis

Here's a quick pass at analyzing the basic metadata for the online discussions. I plotted a few calculated values (Excel pivot tables fracking ROCK, BTW...), to try to compare activity patterns. What's interesting in this graph is the average wordcount (green line) - low for the Blackboard discussion board threads (the left 5 items) and markedly higher for the 8 student blog (the right 8 items). The number of posts in each discussion (dark blue line) is relatively consistent across all discussions....

March 23, 2012 · 2 min