Posts by Category: Education and Academic Resources

AcaWiki – Sharing Summaries of Academic Papers

January 10, 2018

AcaWiki – Sharing Summaries of Academic Papers
https://acawiki.org/Home

AcaWiki offers a web 2.0 way of interacting with the public to increase impact. Research often languishes in academic journals, perhaps read only a few times by infrequent visitors. AcaWiki allows scholars to increase the impact of their research by enabling them to share summaries, long abstracts and literature reviews of their peer-reviewed work online. AcaWiki also encourages discussion by providing a talk page for each research paper. With a critical mass of content AcaWiki can be resource for scholars and the public. For the public, AcaWiki is a window into the world of academic research. Newspapers and magazines often write about research but there are few resources for the public to follow up with. For scholars, rather than read an entire academic paper, they now can first read the AcaWiki summary, then determine if they want to read the full paper. They also may have an easier time reading across disciplines because AcaWiki summaries are designed to be more accessible. 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 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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The Writing Center – Tips and Tools

January 09, 2018

The Writing Center – Tips and Tools
https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/

This is an excellent resource from The Writing Center of the University of North Carolina, College of Arts and Sciences, covering comprehensive sources for: a) Writing the Paper; b) Citation, Style, and Sentence Level Concderns; c) Specific Writing Assignments or Contexts; d) Writing for Specific Fields; and e) Additional Resources. This will be added to Journalism 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™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Peer Evaluation – Empowering Scholars

January 05, 2018

Peer Evaluation – Empowering Scholars
http://www.peerevaluation.org/

Peer Evaluation is about giving Open Access to your primary data, working papers, articles, media and having them all reviewed and discussed by your peers. Peer evaluation is a strong supporter of qualified peer reviewing and is, in that respect, a valuable supplement, inspiration and hub for peer reviewed journals and publications. Finally, Peer Evaluation is an independent and community interest project. 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™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Mason OER Metafinder

December 21, 2017

Mason OER Metafinder
https://mason.deepwebaccess.com/mason__MasonLibrariesOpenEducationResources_5f4/desktop/en/search.html

Simultaneously search OER repositories … You need only enter text in at least one field. Add or remove checkboxes by sources to modify search targets. This will be added to Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Awareness Watch Newsletter V16N1 January 2018

December 16, 2017

Awareness Watch Newsletter V16N1 January 2018
http://AwarenessWatch.VirtualPrivateLibrary.net/V16N1.pdf
Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The January 2018 V16N1 Awareness Watch Newsletter is a freely available 41 page .pdf document (321KB) from the above URL. This month’s featured report covers my Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018 and is a comprehensive listing of open educational resources (OER) search engines, directories, subject guides and index resources and sites on the Internet. The below list of sources is taken from my white paper titled Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018 and is constantly updated with Subject Tracer™ bots at the following URLs: http://www.OERSources.com/. These resources and sources will help you to discover the many pathways available through the Internet to find the latest open education resources and sites. As this site is constantly updated it would be to your benefit to bookmark and return to the above URL frequently. The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness resources, sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources including a number of really neat and must-have tools! The Awareness Watch Article Review covers Stewardship in the “Age of Algorithms” by Clifford Lynch.

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Amazon Inspire

December 15, 2017

Amazon Inspire
https://www.amazoninspire.com/

Amazon Inspire is a service that provides educators a place to discover, manage, rate, review, and share educational resources. Teachers, schools, districts, and third-party publishers contribute to the Amazon Inspire library of instructional resources across the country. Amazon Inspire will help educators discover digital resources, benefit and learn from the work of their peers, and help improve the quality of education across the country. Features include: 1) Discover – New resources are constantly being added. Search by title, subject, grade level, resource type, publisher, and standards; 2) Gather – Download resources and collections shared by other educators and use them in your classrooms; and 3) Share – Upload and share your own content. Rate and review content so others can quickly find the best resources. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Docear – The Academic Literature Suite

November 24, 2017

Docear – The Academic Literature Suite
http://www.docear.org/

Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, i.e. it helps you organizing, creating, and discovering academic literature. Among others, Docear offers: 1) A single-section user-interface that allows the most comprehensive organization of your literature. With Docear, you can sort documents into categories; you can sort annotations (comments, bookmarks, and highlighted text from PDFs) into categories; you can sort annotations within PDFs; and you can view multiple annotations of multiple documents, in multiple categories – at once; 2) A ‘literature suite concept‘ that combines several tools in a single application (pdf management, reference management, mind mapping, …). This allows you to draft your own papers, assignments, thesis, etc. directly in Docear and copy annotations and references from your collection directly into your draft; and 3) A recommender system that helps you to discover new literature: Docear recommends papers which are free, in full-text, instantly to download, and tailored to your information needs. And did they mention that Docear is free, open source, available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, not evil (open data formats such as BibTeX and XML, no registration required, no lock-in), and offers PDF metadata retrieval, free online-backup of your mind-maps, a monitoring function for new files (PDFs, images, etc.), a free MS-Word add-on, …? This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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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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