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SOC490: Introduction to Social Data Analytics

Contributed by: Jun Xu
Published: Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:00 AM
SOC490: Introduction to Social Data Analytics
Instructor: Dr. Jun Xu
Time: 11:00-11:50 AM on Thursday

The Sociology Department at Ball State is offering a one-credit hour course on Social Data Analytics. This course aims to introduce students to modern data analytics applied in the social world, such as data mining, data visualization, web scraping, and basic (descriptive) analysis of sample and big data. Throughout this course, students will get exposed to a variety of tools that can be useful in academia and job market, such as R and Stata. The contents of this course are made accessible to students at all levels across all disciplines. For questions, please contact Dr. Jun Xu (
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Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 7:30 AM
Hear NBC Learn present information on accessing videos from original news stories.
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2019-20 Active Learning Academy - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Monday, 12 August 2019 3:30 PM
Ball State’s Active Learning Academy (ALA) supports faculty in transforming their teaching and courses to actively engage students through successful pedagogical practices and evidence-based educational innovations. The goal of the ALA is to promote teaching excellence resulting in greater student engagement, improved learning outcomes, and higher retention rates. Learn more.

Versatile Graduate Class

Contributed by: Kelly Favory
Published: Friday, 02 August 2019 1:30 PM
Callout to graduate students to consider taking POLS 651 at the Ball State Fishers Center for Academic and Economic Innovation
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Intro to iclicker Cloud & Student Moble App

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 01 August 2019 11:30 AM
Experiment with the mobile student response solution that turns laptops, smartphones, and tablets into engagement tools.
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Jumpstarting Your Semester: Setting Up iclicker and Student Outreach

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 01 August 2019 10:30 AM
Facilitators will help you set up the i>clicker software for your fall courses, as well as explain the process for getting your students to register their clickers.
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Introduction to iclicker2 for New Users

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 01 August 2019 8:00 AM
This session will introduce participants to iclicker2, the student response system officially supported by Ball State. Learn more.

Web Archiving Program from Ball State University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura Suman
Published: Tuesday, 14 May 2019 8:00 AM
Ball State University Libraries is proud to announce the launch of a web archiving program that preserves and provides access to archival copies of select websites relevant to Muncie and Delaware County, Ball State University, and the Indiana architecture community. Learn more.


Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 2:00 PM
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the new fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Read about their upcoming seminars, and contact the Fellows below to apply to be a part of the projects:
  • Fall 2019: Jill Christman, English - "Rape Culture in the Age of #MeToo"
  • Fall 2019: Laura Romano, English - "Makerspaces: Opportunities for Cultural Identity in Post-Industrial Cities"
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