Monthly Archives: May 2011

ikimal – Best Buying Decisions

May 31, 2011

Pikimal – Best Buying Decisions
http://pikimal.com/

Picture this: you know it’s time to buy that Gonkulator you’ve been thinking about. It will save you time, increase your productivity, and help you build better relationships. But there are new Gonkulators on the market every day- which one do you choose? You’ve seen a variety of advertisments on billboards and TV, Steve Jobs insists that the iGonk is revolutionizing the market, and your techie friend says to just buy the one with the most megawombats. All you want is the one that best suits your needs, so what do you do? The internet certainly has the information you’re looking for, if you spend the time. However, as often happens, by the time you’ve researched your product enough to figure out that you can’t get a clear picture and large memory space for less than $300, you’ve sunk in two days’ worth of time that you’ll never get back, and now you’re not even sure anymore if the Gonkulator was worth all the trouble. Making informed shopping decisions is time-consuming and difficult to do well. Pikimal’s mission is to help consumers make the best buying decisions. From data that is scattered, vast, and technocratic, Pikimal gathers it all in one place behind an intuitive interface aimed for use by everyday shoppers. Pikimal helps users choose amongst brands and types of products, allowing users find the product that best suits individual needs and preferences. Through Pikimal’s website, consumers interact with product pikis, or web applications that convey each product’s qualities, specifications, and features. The piki allows the user to select how important each feature and specification is to the user, and, upon adjustment, the piki determines the products that best match the user’s preferences. Behind each piki is a current, comprehensive database of products generated from available information. Pikimal features a collection of product pikis, and seeks to build accurate, up-to-date pikis that address a wide range of products. Pikimal aims to suit the needs of various demographics of consumers and looks to grow and change to best address users’ needs. This has been added to ShoppingBots and Online Shopping 2011.

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Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)

May 31, 2011

Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM& EL)
http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication

Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL) aims to publish latest and qualityresearch articles in the multidisciplinary area of knowledge management and electronic learning. We hope to foster a platform for leading research in the emerging new landscape of knowledge intensive economy, which requires the integration of knowledge and learning. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

* Knowledge management and learning strategies
* Knowledge management and action research
* Knowledge construction in e-learning
* Knowledge modeling and visualization
* Knowledge-based learning systems
* Learning and knowledge portals
* Web-based learning and teaching
* Strategies for e-learning development
* E-learning design, usability, and evaluation
* E-learning in the workplace
* Web-based training
* Electronic performance support systems
* Web-based learning and knowledge communities
* Computer supported collaborative learning
* Human-Computer interaction
* IT security and privacy issues
* Business process and workflow management
* Clinical decision support design and development
* Medical informatics
* E-healthcare

All articles are published in English. Knowledge Management & E-Learning is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.

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WiZiQ – Virtual Classroom for Live Online Teaching

May 31, 2011

WiZiQ – Virtual Classroom for Live Online Teaching
http://www.wiziq.com/

WizIQ is a web-based platform for anyone and everyone who wants to teach and learn live, online. Teachers and students use WizIQ for its state-of-the-art virtual classroom, to create and share online educational content and tests, and to connect with persons having similar subject interests. WizIQ is FREE for everyone and takes just few seconds. Whether you are a teacher or a learner, signing up for a WizIQ account is free and simple. Enter your log in essentials (email address, password) and name to get started with an account on WizIQ. In the virtual classroom with all the digital benefits at your fingertips, you can interact online using: a) Images, PowerPoint presentations and documents; b) Full way audio and video sharing; c) Live chat enhances the interaction amongst the participants; and d) Control Privileges with you having full control over the class like in real-world classroom. All classes on WizIQ are automatically recorded so that you can revisit and even search for a certain topic anytime at your convenience. On WizIQ, you can enter your subject interests and discover who else on WizIQ shares similar interests with you. Initiate contact with members around you to exchange knowledge, content and to help each other work towards common goals such as preparing for an exam or assignment. WizIQ lets you produce your content online and convert it in a sharable format, with minimal effort. You can make your content semi-permanent, easy to put on blogs, and embeddable as objects and links. WizIQ is very serious about members’ safety and privacy. Everyday we monitor all activities on WizIQ making sure the safety of our members. Further, no part of your private information is misused or given to any person or business for any commercial purposes. You have a complete control on your privacy through your contact settings. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Social Media Guide

May 31, 2011

Social Media Guide
http://www.cyberjournalist.net/sree-social-media-guide/

One of the better collection of social media links and tips online is this page from Columbia Journalism School professor and Dean of Student Affairs Sree Sreenivasan. The page includes everything from tipsheets to videos. And part of what makes it so useful is that he is continually updating it, so that while many online guides quickly become out-of-date, this one’s usefulness continues to evolve along with the social media world. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™.

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ikimal – Best Buying Decisions

May 31, 2011

Pikimal – Best Buying Decisions
http://pikimal.com/

Picture this: you know it’s time to buy that Gonkulator you’ve been thinking about. It will save you time, increase your productivity, and help you build better relationships. But there are new Gonkulators on the market every day- which one do you choose? You’ve seen a variety of advertisments on billboards and TV, Steve Jobs insists that the iGonk is revolutionizing the market, and your techie friend says to just buy the one with the most megawombats. All you want is the one that best suits your needs, so what do you do? The internet certainly has the information you’re looking for, if you spend the time. However, as often happens, by the time you’ve researched your product enough to figure out that you can’t get a clear picture and large memory space for less than $300, you’ve sunk in two days’ worth of time that you’ll never get back, and now you’re not even sure anymore if the Gonkulator was worth all the trouble. Making informed shopping decisions is time-consuming and difficult to do well. Pikimal’s mission is to help consumers make the best buying decisions. From data that is scattered, vast, and technocratic, Pikimal gathers it all in one place behind an intuitive interface aimed for use by everyday shoppers. Pikimal helps users choose amongst brands and types of products, allowing users find the product that best suits individual needs and preferences. Through Pikimal’s website, consumers interact with product pikis, or web applications that convey each product’s qualities, specifications, and features. The piki allows the user to select how important each feature and specification is to the user, and, upon adjustment, the piki determines the products that best match the user’s preferences. Behind each piki is a current, comprehensive database of products generated from available information. Pikimal features a collection of product pikis, and seeks to build accurate, up-to-date pikis that address a wide range of products. Pikimal aims to suit the needs of various demographics of consumers and looks to grow and change to best address users’ needs. This has been added to ShoppingBots and Online Shopping 2011.

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Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)

May 31, 2011

Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM& EL)
http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication

Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL) aims to publish latest and qualityresearch articles in the multidisciplinary area of knowledge management and electronic learning. We hope to foster a platform for leading research in the emerging new landscape of knowledge intensive economy, which requires the integration of knowledge and learning. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

* Knowledge management and learning strategies
* Knowledge management and action research
* Knowledge construction in e-learning
* Knowledge modeling and visualization
* Knowledge-based learning systems
* Learning and knowledge portals
* Web-based learning and teaching
* Strategies for e-learning development
* E-learning design, usability, and evaluation
* E-learning in the workplace
* Web-based training
* Electronic performance support systems
* Web-based learning and knowledge communities
* Computer supported collaborative learning
* Human-Computer interaction
* IT security and privacy issues
* Business process and workflow management
* Clinical decision support design and development
* Medical informatics
* E-healthcare

All articles are published in English. Knowledge Management & E-Learning is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.

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WiZiQ – Virtual Classroom for Live Online Teaching

May 31, 2011

WiZiQ – Virtual Classroom for Live Online Teaching
http://www.wiziq.com/

WizIQ is a web-based platform for anyone and everyone who wants to teach and learn live, online. Teachers and students use WizIQ for its state-of-the-art virtual classroom, to create and share online educational content and tests, and to connect with persons having similar subject interests. WizIQ is FREE for everyone and takes just few seconds. Whether you are a teacher or a learner, signing up for a WizIQ account is free and simple. Enter your log in essentials (email address, password) and name to get started with an account on WizIQ. In the virtual classroom with all the digital benefits at your fingertips, you can interact online using: a) Images, PowerPoint presentations and documents; b) Full way audio and video sharing; c) Live chat enhances the interaction amongst the participants; and d) Control Privileges with you having full control over the class like in real-world classroom. All classes on WizIQ are automatically recorded so that you can revisit and even search for a certain topic anytime at your convenience. On WizIQ, you can enter your subject interests and discover who else on WizIQ shares similar interests with you. Initiate contact with members around you to exchange knowledge, content and to help each other work towards common goals such as preparing for an exam or assignment. WizIQ lets you produce your content online and convert it in a sharable format, with minimal effort. You can make your content semi-permanent, easy to put on blogs, and embeddable as objects and links. WizIQ is very serious about members’ safety and privacy. Everyday we monitor all activities on WizIQ making sure the safety of our members. Further, no part of your private information is misused or given to any person or business for any commercial purposes. You have a complete control on your privacy through your contact settings. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Social Media Guide

May 31, 2011

Social Media Guide
http://www.cyberjournalist.net/sree-social-media-guide/

One of the better collection of social media links and tips online is this page from Columbia Journalism School professor and Dean of Student Affairs Sree Sreenivasan. The page includes everything from tipsheets to videos. And part of what makes it so useful is that he is continually updating it, so that while many online guides quickly become out-of-date, this one’s usefulness continues to evolve along with the social media world. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™.

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TextChannels – Social News Aggregator

May 30, 2011

TextChannels – Social News Aggregator
http://www.textchannels.com/

TextChannels is a social news aggregator. Instead of having subsections for different subjects, users create, customize and moderate news channels. Members can follow news channels, give stars to posts and comment. Channel moderators can remove posts and comments, or block abusive users. Voting for comments is more complex than in most news aggregators. Instead of having a simple up/down button, readers can vote for multiple parameters (e.g. funny, useful etc). News channels have different presentation needs. Channel administrators can fine tune their sorting algorithms for both posts and comments to fit their preferences. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™.

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Engineering

May 30, 2011

Engineering
http://www.scirp.org/journal/eng/

Engineering is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancement of engineering. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for engineers and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of engineering. All manuscripts must be prepared in English. Engineering is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.

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