Posts by Category: Education and Academic Resources

Definr – Incredibly Fast Dictionary

November 03, 2017

Definr – Incredibly Fast Dictionary
http://www.definr.com/

Definr.com is a fast, free dictionary based on Princeton’s open WordNet 2.0. The website framework is Ruby on Rails. Looking up words in a dictionary is easy, so we do that with MySQL and cache the top 10,000 definitions in memory. Doing word completion (a.k.a. auto-complete, auto-suggest, globbing) is not easy, at least not when you have to search through 200,000 words for every keystroke. So our word completion is done in a C module for Ruby, and the word completion server is separate from the rest of the site. With the DefinrBot algorithm, we can do 190,000 word completions per second without caching, and that translates to about 10,000 completions per second once the Ruby layer is factored in. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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citeulike – Managing and Discovering Scholarly References

November 03, 2017

citeulike – Managing and Discovering Scholarly References
http://www.citeulike.org/

citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references. 8,602,742 articles – 8,494 added today. Features include: a) Easily store references you find online; b) Discover new articles and resources; c) Automated article recommendations; d) Share references with your peers; e) Find out who’s reading what you’re reading; and f) Store and search your PDFs. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Knowlege Discovery Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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BibSonomy – The Blue Social Bookmark and Publication Sharing System

November 03, 2017

BibSonomy – The Blue Social Bookmark and Publication Sharing System
http://www.bibsonomy.org/

The easy way to manage scientific publications and bookmarks. BibSonomy helps you to manage your publications and bookmarks, to collaborate with your colleagues and to find new interesting material for your research. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Knowlege Discovery Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT)

October 31, 2017

Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT)
http://c4lpt.co.uk/

Jane Hart set up the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT) in 2000. Since that time it has become one of the world’s most visited learning sites on the Web. In 2016 there were over 2.4 million visits viewing over 10.5 million pages. It now contains a number of key resources and comprises a number of complementary websites which you can access via the links at the top of the page. Connect with Jane Hart (C4LPT) using the channels listed in the footer. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Future Learn

October 31, 2017

Future Learn
https://www.futurelearn.com/

Join 6,791,710 people learning together at FutureLearn. Try high quality online education – enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organizations. Features include: a) Learn anything – Choose from hundreds of free online courses: from Language & Culture to Business & Management; Science & Technology to Health & Psychology; b) Learn together – Join an online course and meet other learners from around the world. Learning is as easy and natural as chatting with a group of friends; and c) Learn with experts – Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who’ll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions. Enjoy their free online courses, wherever you are and whenever you want. Access course content on mobile, tablet or desktop. As learning becomes more digital, universities are adopting new technologies to reach a wider audience of learners. Their 135 partners carefully design each online course, so that you can study with them no matter where you are. They are top universities and specialist organizations. This will be added to Tutorial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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iversity – Online Learning Platform

October 30, 2017

iversity – Online Learning Platform
https://iversity.org/

iversity.org is an online learning platform for higher education and professional development courses provided by experts from all over Europe. Our interactive, entertaining courses are designed so as to enable thousands of participants from around the globe to learn with and from each other. We believe that learning is an active, social process fueled by curiosity that works best when it is fun. It is our aspiration to create an experience learners love. With the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses in 2012 iversity became the first European platform for such MOOCs. Today iversity has over 750,000 registered users and over 1 million course enrolments. iversity is one of only a few platforms globally offering online courses that award ECTS-credit points. Since 2015 iversity offers professional development courses to individuals as well as corporate clients. An interdisciplinary team of learning experience designers and media production specialists translates content into an interactive course experience that has little in common with traditional elearning. This will be added to Tutorial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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edshelf – Find the Right Educational Tools for Your Needs

October 30, 2017

edshelf – Find the Right Educational Tools for Your Needs
https://edshelf.com/

The mission of edshelf is to make a positive impact in the world by helping educators and learners get the right tools into the right hands at the right time. edshelf is a socially-curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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LLRX> Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018

October 24, 2017

LLRX> Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018
https://www.llrx.com/2017/10/open-educational-resources-oer-sources-2018/

“Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.” [Wikipedia] Costs continue to rise for students who are pursing college and post graduate degree programs. By leveraging best practice sites, services and non-traditional options to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in many disciplines, students can choose from a wide range of options to complete their respective goals. This guide, Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018, is a comprehensive listing of useful open educational resources, sources and sites on the Internet that can assist you in optimizing your learning opportunities. Also you may read this freely available publication in PDF format from Marcus P. Zillman at http://www.OERSources.com/

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Sophia Project

September 29, 2017

Sophia Project
http://www.sophia-project.org

The Sophia Project was launched in 1999 by a group of college-level instructors who hoped to “build the world’s largest online repository for free educational resources in the fields of philosophy and ethics for the sole purpose of expanding the domain of human wisdom.” Almost two decades later, the Sophia Project has expanded to include a publishing branch (SophiaOmni Press, launched in 2009) and continues to offer a number of texts related to philosophy and ethics for free on this website. Here, visitors are invited to browse both primary sources related to the disciplines of philosophy and ethics and helpful encyclopedia-style summaries of key authors and texts. In the Philosophy Archives section, readers can browse texts by categories such as Classical Philosophy, 19th – 20th Century Philosophy, and Eastern Philosophy. For philosophy instructors and students alike, the Sophia Project offers a helpful one-stop-shop for resources, including key works by Aristotle, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, and much more. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Pedagogy Unbound

September 29, 2017

Pedagogy Unbound
http://david-gooblar.squarespace.com

David Gooblar, a lecturer in the Rhetoric Department at the University of Iowa, launched Pedagogy Unbound in 2013 in order to provide a space for college instructors to discuss and share ideas about curriculum, instruction, and pedagogy in higher education. Gooblar also authors a column by the same name for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae. On this website, visitors can access a number of teaching ideas and tips submitted by Gooblar and other contributors. These tips are organized into categories such as Academic Honesty, Online and Hybrid Courses, Using Technology, and Making Better Writers. Some of these tips include citations for those interested in reading more. College-level instructors are invited to submit their own tips to this growing collection. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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