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revision of its current dormant oil and gas law to ensure that surface owners can make a claim for ownership of abandoned oil and gas rights below their land. Collaboration: Models and Best Practices in Business; What about Academia? Roger Hibbs Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kathleen Kaminski Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Today’s business environment has gotten too complex for a company to formulate policies and strategies without bringing in internal and external stakeholders. Collaboration is essential, but takes time, effort, and resources. If not done properly or attempted in the wrong environment or culture, collaboration can increase time-to-market and possibly result in sub-optimal decision-making. This literature review focuses on what collaboration looks like in business today by citing common models and best practices. It ends with a look at bringing such models and practices to academia. Session 24: Sylvan Room 9:30 am – 10:30 am Technology Session Chair:Yaya Sissoko Data Visualization: Seeing the Invisible Miles DeCoster Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Data is usually made of numbers. Information is gathered, quantified, measured, and categorized. In the digital age even sensory input is converted to hard numbers. A picture is a matrix of numerical color values; a sound is a matrix of frequency and amplitude samples converted to numbers. But, how is data visualized? Data visualization is not a new thing. Humans have been doing it for centuries via maps, bar charts, pie charts, histograms and scatter plots. What has changed is the quantity of data that one attempts to consume and the technology available to process all that data. Big Data has become a part of popular culture, the topic of radio and TV chat shows and PBS specials as well as an academic field with journals and conferences. The primary purpose of data visualization is to make the meaning of data, big or small, apparent. Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology Proceedings 2014 308
At its best, data visualization is not just eye candy; a dressing up of data for public display. Rather it is an essential part of the process of understanding data. Imagine a photograph as data. The grid of numbers is almost meaningless as such. Certainly the meaning of the resulting image is not apparent in the numbers. Only through a process of visualization does the actual meaning of the data become apparent. This paper will explore these and related issues. This presentation will provide a brief overview of web-based data visualization with a sampling of types of visualization and outline of the tools and processed used to create them. An Empirical Study on Mobile Technologies to Enhance 21st Century learning Kathleen Houlihan Wilkes University The integration of technology into the curriculum has been studied for decades with very little consensus on a best approach. Opposing views about the most effective ways of integrating technology have delayed the mainstream adoption in the classroom. A study of business students in mobile enhanced