Being a basketball guy, it amazes me the amount of statistical categories the NBA produces for teams and players. Of course they provide analysis for points per game, rebounds per game and such. Now, more in-depth analysis includes points per 48 minutes, efficiency (which is a crazy formula), true shooting percentage, and points allowed per 100 possessions. My guess is that since the teams themselves breakdown all of this data, the NBA wants to solidify the link between the league and its fans. Honestly, the fans have no real reason to use these stats, but I guess its keeps them engaged with the game and makes them feel important.
In my Technology for Kinesiology class, I have learned how to maximize Facebook and LinkedIn for professional development. I have also been introduced to making a personal website. These site are so advantagous and dynamic because there are endless posibilities to using them. You can link one social site to another, upload videos, and connect with people from different backgrounds. The curse to having all these possibilities is trying to keep up with them. Constanly updating statuses and blogs can be somewhat time consuming. However, the outcomes will be determined by the effort that is put in
For this blog I want to contribute an article I read the other day. It is a great resource for those who are outgoing or not because the strategy allows you to dig into what people are all about, and it also shows others that you have a high level
In all honestly, the only Wiki I knew about before reading Scott Sailor's I Thought Wikis Were Creatures in Star Wars! was Wikipedia. According to the article, "A Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any web browser." This is brilliant for students and professionals. For students it provides easy access to reviewing, editing and completing group projects. Professionals can do the same for plans, policies and procedures. For the general public, people can learn and collaborate with an array of contributors on many different topics.
Interesting timing that I am able to write this blog after coming home from a work conference. My consists of analyzing the work plans, budgets and contracts of counties that receive public health grants. Employees from all over the State of California are in town for training and meet & greets. Everyone has their iPads out with documents and spreadsheets for review and revising. All the file editing and file sharing is done through so many different applications. Tools such as Office, Dropbox, Good (corporate email) provide so much convenience and access that we would not otherwise be able to do maybe just 10 years ago. Cloud storage is beneficial for students who may use different computers, tablets and phone devices to complete work. I can see the potential that applications that provide these specific capabilities will be v
One can argue this is a battle between good and evil, where LinkedIn is the good guy and Facebook is the bad guy. I only say this because of the difference in the dynamics people generally use each of these networking sites. Facebook is generally a more laid back social setting that is lighthearted and more of a living room atmosphere. People tend to be careless about their status updates, pictures and reposts. LinkedIn is more a a formal and professional environment where people are networking more with businesses and personnel in their areas of aspiration. Both sites are very beneficial for professionalism, but I don't believe many people realize that many employers use Facebook to investigate how potential employees are on a personal level.
Until reviewing the "Top 100 Tools For Learning 2012" I did not realize how many tools I use on a day to day basis for productivity. There are a handful of items I use on a day to day basis for my 9-5 job. Outlook and excel are just a couple. As I have mentioned in the past, there are many tools available that are convenient for everyone that maximize productivity. Multitasking at work is an everyday thing, and I find myself communicating with multiple people and reviewing multiple things all at once. Very seldom my telephone is being used. I have come to a point where I feel like talking on the phone will slow down production. The opportunity to be connected to so many things at one time has definitely enabled me to maximize my skills