Monthly Archives: October 2013

New Code Window!

Here I am going to give you a little tour of my newest code window to give you educational researchers some more ideas about how Studiocode can help you collect rich data.

Additionally, I would like to ask a question of some of the experts at Studiocode about text labels. My question is explained best in my video, but what I am wondering is, if I do not have an exclusive link with a text label, does it automatically apply to any code that is running? I believe that is what I learned (Which is why I used exclusive links in my last code window), but I want to make sure. (You can see this question in context in the video)

Upcoming Posts:

1) I will share what the latest version of my eWorkbook looks like so you can better understand the code window for this post

2) I will make a series of short “Tips and Tricks of Studiocode for Educational Researchers”
(I am taking requests so feel free to comment or email me if you have any suggestions)

3) Networking/Collaboration – I would like to connect with those of you who watch my blog who are doing your own research. I have gotten pretty good at the creative side of Studiocode and would love to bounce around ideas to help you out. Feel free to comment or email me about this as well!

Statistics Window

I am very excited to share this post because I will show you how to easily export data from your code window outputs. If you are planning on using StudioCode to gather quantitative data about the behaviors of students, I highly recommend you watch this one!

(I apologize for all of the extra clicking at the end of the post…I just upgraded to iOS X Mavericks, and Quicktime’s screencast start/stop button disappeared on me. Other than that little glitch, if you are thinking of upgrading, everything is working great…including StudioCode!)

Reference Package

This is just a very quick post today about something that has been very helpful to me while I continue to develop my code window — the reference package. A reference package is quick to make, takes up less room than a regular package (because it only references a video rather than storing a video) and provides a new timeline on which to test out your codes to make sure they are working properly. I highly recommend anyone who is testing their links (especially after they already started coding videos) to create a reference package for testing the window.

Matrix Window

Some topics I will discuss in today’s video are matrix windows, alternate names, grouping labels, playing video clips from a matrix or timeline, and more about the code window design.

Window Aesthetics Solutions and Tips

Amidst all of our traveling, training, and daily work, Ryan and I were finally able to find a day where we both were in town to do some more training and problem solving with StudioCode. I am in great shape now to make some changes and improvements and I have a lot to post about, but I will split it up into several posts to not overload everyone.

This post will address some of my concerns in my last post about the organization and overall look of my code window. Ryan reminded me of some tips from our initial training and he taught me a few tricks to keep everything in my code window neat and looking the way I want it to look. I am not finished reorganizing, but I wanted to post about this right away for those of you who watch my blog who are in the same predicament.

In the near future I will continue my video blog series with the following topics (not sure on the order yet though):
– Using Reference Packages to “test” your code windows
– Creating Code windows for co-researchers using “find and replace”
– The Matrix window
– Alternate Names feature
– Combining Timelines
– The Stats Window and Documenting data over time for graphing

If anyone has some specific things you want me to address or to help them problem solve, please feel free to post comments or message me through the contact form on this blog (on the author page)