Monthly Archives: April 2008

Dapper – The Data Mapper – Extract and Use Website Information

April 30, 2008

Dapper – The Data Mapper – Extract and Use Website Information
http://www.dapper.net

Dapper is a US company with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel. Founded by Eran Shir and Jon Aizen in late 2005, Dapper aims to make it easy and possible for anyone to extract and reuse content from any website. By doing so, they hope to allow others to realize their creativity and implement new and exciting services and applications. Dapper’s mission is to allow you to use any web based content in any way you can imagine. And by use, they mean going beyond just reading or viewing a webpage. You may want to create an RSS feed or a Google Gadget for a site, take a site’s content and put it on a map, receive an email alert when your site’s Alexa’s ranking goes below 5000, or create a mashup of your favorite band’s tour dates and a camping locations reservation website to organize your musical camping vacation. Whatever you want to do, however you want to mold the web, Dapper can help you do it. How do we go about filling such a tall order? Well, basically, Dapper allows you to easily build an API for any website. Initially, if the content source you’re interested in is not Dapped already, Dapper will take you through a visual and intuitive process that takes just minutes. When finished, you will have at your disposal an API with which you can interface to get the content you are interested in. Imagine you want to build a service that gets movie theaters details in your zip code. All you have to do is dapp Yahoo Theaters, and voila, you have a web service API for Yahoo theaters, which can be accessed with any zip code and returns the relevant data in a format of your choice (XML, HTML, RSS, Google Map, etc.). Using Dapper, any web page becomes a LEGO block, which you can arrange and manipulate in any way you like. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Web Data Extractors – White Paper Link Compilation.

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International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)

April 30, 2008

International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
http://www.igi-global.com/journals/details.asp?id=4286

The primary mission of the International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) is to contribute to the broadening of the overall body of knowledge regarding the multi-dimensional aspects of web-based technologies in contemporaneous educational contexts, assisting researchers, practitioners, and decision makers to design more effective learning systems and scenarios. The IJWLTT hopes to explore the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive, and commercial impact of technology. In addition, the IJWLTT will endeavor to attract a broad range of authors and, thereby, expand the dialogue to address the interplay among the diverse and disparate interests affected by technology in education. The journal will seek to explore the impact of web-based technology on the
design, implementation and evaluation of the learning and teaching process, as well as the development of new activities, relationships, skills, and competencies for the various actors implied in such processes. It will attempt to enlighten any and all of those responsible for the advancement of learning. This Journal focuses on the dimensions of reporting about developing new WBLT technologies and uses, and also sharing educational experiences and situations including (but not limited to) distance learning, collaborative work, constructivist approaches in on-line class-rooms, designing blended learning and programs, importance of dialogue in distance education programs, CSCL, network learning, etc. This journal also covers aspects such as models and frameworks for the pedagogical design of courses including or supported by WBLT technologies, and for issuing and evaluating educational policies in institutions, and for organizing and managing training policies or departments in companies. Issues in methodologies for the training of teachers and trainers, for the building of multi-disciplinary teams for distance and on-line program administration and delivery are also included in the coverage. Among topics to be included (but not limited) are the following:

* WLTT implementation: models, methods and frameworks
* Web-based Technologies enabled pedagogical scenarios
* Web-based Technologies enabled pedagogical systems and programs
* Decision making in implementing Web-based Learning and Teaching
* The management side of Web-based Learning and Teaching
* Building multi-disciplinary teams for WB learning and Teaching
* Network learning using WLTT
* Building Web-based Learning communities
* Constructivist approaches to Web-based Learning and Teaching
* Knowledge building using Web-based learning and Teaching Technologies
* Web Based CSCL
* Project Management for implementing WLTT
* Best practices

and all other related issues that impact the overall utilization and management of Web-based Technologies in Education.

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Environmental Indicators Gateway

April 30, 2008

Environmental Indicators Gateway
http://www.epa.gov/indicators/

The Environmental Indicators Gateway features information on EPA’s environmental indicator projects. These projects provide information on environmental conditions and trends over a range of geographic scales and time periods. The Gateway provides summaries of the indicator projects and links to the related reports and Web sites developed by each project. You can search these summaries by geographic location, keyword, and topic. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine

April 30, 2008

RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine
http://www.src.riken.jp/english/

Everyone hopes for a full and healthy life. Unfortunately, lifestyle-related diseases and other conditions are currently on the increase. Healthcare and long-term care are also becoming national issues, as our society faces high longevity rates never seen before. Present healthcare techniques can be likened to off-the-rack clothing. Such clothing does not necessarily provide a perfect fit for everyone, as it is sometimes too long in the sleeve or too tight in the waist.
The same principles apply to pharmaceuticals. Individuals respond differently to drugs, with some people responding well or others being susceptible to side effects. Ideally, patients should be able to choose medical procedures and drugs that are suited to their individual profile, providing the best efficacy and the fewest side effects. This concept is termed “personalized medicine”. If individuals know in advance whether they are susceptible to a specific disease, they could adjust their lifestyle and prevent the onset of disease. They now know that the differences in individual make-up are associated with genetic differences. They are investigating individual gene variation in the genome and identifying the relationship to disease onset and drug response, in order to develop preventive and therapeutic techniques to suit each individual. This has been addded to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Dapper – The Data Mapper – Extract and Use Website Information

April 30, 2008

Dapper – The Data Mapper – Extract and Use Website Information
http://www.dapper.net

Dapper is a US company with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel. Founded by Eran Shir and Jon Aizen in late 2005, Dapper aims to make it easy and possible for anyone to extract and reuse content from any website. By doing so, they hope to allow others to realize their creativity and implement new and exciting services and applications. Dapper’s mission is to allow you to use any web based content in any way you can imagine. And by use, they mean going beyond just reading or viewing a webpage. You may want to create an RSS feed or a Google Gadget for a site, take a site’s content and put it on a map, receive an email alert when your site’s Alexa’s ranking goes below 5000, or create a mashup of your favorite band’s tour dates and a camping locations reservation website to organize your musical camping vacation. Whatever you want to do, however you want to mold the web, Dapper can help you do it. How do we go about filling such a tall order? Well, basically, Dapper allows you to easily build an API for any website. Initially, if the content source you’re interested in is not Dapped already, Dapper will take you through a visual and intuitive process that takes just minutes. When finished, you will have at your disposal an API with which you can interface to get the content you are interested in. Imagine you want to build a service that gets movie theaters details in your zip code. All you have to do is dapp Yahoo Theaters, and voila, you have a web service API for Yahoo theaters, which can be accessed with any zip code and returns the relevant data in a format of your choice (XML, HTML, RSS, Google Map, etc.). Using Dapper, any web page becomes a LEGO block, which you can arrange and manipulate in any way you like. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Web Data Extractors – White Paper Link Compilation.

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International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)

April 30, 2008

International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
http://www.igi-global.com/journals/details.asp?id=4286

The primary mission of the International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) is to contribute to the broadening of the overall body of knowledge regarding the multi-dimensional aspects of web-based technologies in contemporaneous educational contexts, assisting researchers, practitioners, and decision makers to design more effective learning systems and scenarios. The IJWLTT hopes to explore the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive, and commercial impact of technology. In addition, the IJWLTT will endeavor to attract a broad range of authors and, thereby, expand the dialogue to address the interplay among the diverse and disparate interests affected by technology in education. The journal will seek to explore the impact of web-based technology on the
design, implementation and evaluation of the learning and teaching process, as well as the development of new activities, relationships, skills, and competencies for the various actors implied in such processes. It will attempt to enlighten any and all of those responsible for the advancement of learning. This Journal focuses on the dimensions of reporting about developing new WBLT technologies and uses, and also sharing educational experiences and situations including (but not limited to) distance learning, collaborative work, constructivist approaches in on-line class-rooms, designing blended learning and programs, importance of dialogue in distance education programs, CSCL, network learning, etc. This journal also covers aspects such as models and frameworks for the pedagogical design of courses including or supported by WBLT technologies, and for issuing and evaluating educational policies in institutions, and for organizing and managing training policies or departments in companies. Issues in methodologies for the training of teachers and trainers, for the building of multi-disciplinary teams for distance and on-line program administration and delivery are also included in the coverage. Among topics to be included (but not limited) are the following:

* WLTT implementation: models, methods and frameworks
* Web-based Technologies enabled pedagogical scenarios
* Web-based Technologies enabled pedagogical systems and programs
* Decision making in implementing Web-based Learning and Teaching
* The management side of Web-based Learning and Teaching
* Building multi-disciplinary teams for WB learning and Teaching
* Network learning using WLTT
* Building Web-based Learning communities
* Constructivist approaches to Web-based Learning and Teaching
* Knowledge building using Web-based learning and Teaching Technologies
* Web Based CSCL
* Project Management for implementing WLTT
* Best practices

and all other related issues that impact the overall utilization and management of Web-based Technologies in Education.

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Environmental Indicators Gateway

April 30, 2008

Environmental Indicators Gateway
http://www.epa.gov/indicators/

The Environmental Indicators Gateway features information on EPA’s environmental indicator projects. These projects provide information on environmental conditions and trends over a range of geographic scales and time periods. The Gateway provides summaries of the indicator projects and links to the related reports and Web sites developed by each project. You can search these summaries by geographic location, keyword, and topic. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine

April 30, 2008

RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine
http://www.src.riken.jp/english/

Everyone hopes for a full and healthy life. Unfortunately, lifestyle-related diseases and other conditions are currently on the increase. Healthcare and long-term care are also becoming national issues, as our society faces high longevity rates never seen before. Present healthcare techniques can be likened to off-the-rack clothing. Such clothing does not necessarily provide a perfect fit for everyone, as it is sometimes too long in the sleeve or too tight in the waist.
The same principles apply to pharmaceuticals. Individuals respond differently to drugs, with some people responding well or others being susceptible to side effects. Ideally, patients should be able to choose medical procedures and drugs that are suited to their individual profile, providing the best efficacy and the fewest side effects. This concept is termed “personalized medicine”. If individuals know in advance whether they are susceptible to a specific disease, they could adjust their lifestyle and prevent the onset of disease. They now know that the differences in individual make-up are associated with genetic differences. They are investigating individual gene variation in the genome and identifying the relationship to disease onset and drug response, in order to develop preventive and therapeutic techniques to suit each individual. This has been addded to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)

April 29, 2008

International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)
http://www.icgc.org/

The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) has been organized to launch and coordinate a large number of research projects that have the common aim of elucidating comprehensively the genomic changes present in many forms of cancers that contribute to the burden of disease in people throughout the world. The primary goals of the ICGC are to generate comprehensive catalogues of genomic abnormalities (somatic mutations, abnormal expression of genes, epigenetic modifications) in tumors from 50 different cancer types and/or subtypes which are of clinical and societal importance across the globe and make the data available to the entire research community as rapidly as possible, and with minimal restrictions, to accelerate research into the causes and control of cancer. The ICGC will facilitate communication among the members and provide a forum for coordination with the objective of maximizing efficiency among the scientists working to understand, treat, and prevent these diseases. ICGC Goal: To obtain a comprehensive description of genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic changes in 50 different tumor types and/or subtypes which are of clinical and societal importance across the globe. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)

April 29, 2008

International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)
http://www.icgc.org/

The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) has been organized to launch and coordinate a large number of research projects that have the common aim of elucidating comprehensively the genomic changes present in many forms of cancers that contribute to the burden of disease in people throughout the world. The primary goals of the ICGC are to generate comprehensive catalogues of genomic abnormalities (somatic mutations, abnormal expression of genes, epigenetic modifications) in tumors from 50 different cancer types and/or subtypes which are of clinical and societal importance across the globe and make the data available to the entire research community as rapidly as possible, and with minimal restrictions, to accelerate research into the causes and control of cancer. The ICGC will facilitate communication among the members and provide a forum for coordination with the objective of maximizing efficiency among the scientists working to understand, treat, and prevent these diseases. ICGC Goal: To obtain a comprehensive description of genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic changes in 50 different tumor types and/or subtypes which are of clinical and societal importance across the globe. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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