Posts by Category: Education and Academic Resources

Publons

November 14, 2018

Publons
https://publons.com/home

The peer review process is an essential part of publishing high-quality academic research, but it can be a time-consuming, thankless task, which often slows publication. One organization trying to change this is Publons, a company which “turn[s] peer review into a measurable indicator of a researcher’s expertise and contributions to their field” as part of their mission to “speed up research by harnessing the power of peer review.” Here, academic researchers can create a free profile and “import, verify, and store a record of every peer review [they] perform and every manuscript [they] handle as an editor, for any journal in the world, in full compliance with all editorial policies.” Interested visitors can browse the more than 400,000 participating researchers as well as an extensive FAQ section detailing how Publons works for reviewers, editors, and publishers. Early-career researchers may want to check out Publons Academy, a free online course found under the actions tab. Publons was founded in 2012 in New Zealand by physicist Andrew Preston and social scientist Daniel Johnston. In 2017 it was acquired by Clarivate Analytics, the parent company of Web of Science, and that same year Publons won the ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Award. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engine and Sources white paper. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer&trade. 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™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019

November 01, 2018

Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019
http://www.OERSources.com/

“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 freely available guide, Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019, is a comprehensive listing of useful open educational resources, sources and sites on the Internet that can assist you in optimizing your learning opportunities. This will be added to OERSearchEngine.com/. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources 2018 Subject Tracer™. Updated with all links validated and new links added on November 1, 2018 [26 pages, 716KB PDF]

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Plickers

October 30, 2018

Plickers
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.plickers.client.android&hl=en

Plickers lets you poll your class for free, without the need for student devices. Just give each student a card (a “paper clicker”), and use your Android smartphone or tablet to scan them to do instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. Best of all, your data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at plickers.com. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Artificial Intelligence Resources 2019 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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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT – Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019

October 17, 2018

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT – Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my recently updated white paper titled Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources covering open educational resources, tools, sources, search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet covering OPEN EDUCATIONAL Resources (OER)!! We will also be discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V16N10 October 2018 featuring 2019 Guide to Privacy Resources as well as my freely available October 2018 Zillman Columns highlighting 2019 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Resources. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EDT on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy….

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Informal Science

October 09, 2018

Informal Science
http://www.informalscience.org

STEM educators and researchers interested in engaging with the public may find Informal Science to be a valuable resource. Informal Science features a diverse collection of pedagogical resources designed to help support STEM educators in lifelong learning environments beyond formal classrooms. Here, readers will find a “portal to project, research and evaluation resources designed to support and connect the informal STEM education community in museums, media, public programs and a growing variety of learning environments.” The homepage features an interface where visitors may search Informal Science’s collection of resources by a variety of fields such as learning environment (e.g. theater programs or conferences), audience (e.g. pre-K children or policymakers), or discipline (e.g. art or mathematics). The menu bar at the top facilitates browsing through their guides on developing projects, conducting research using informal STEM education, and evaluating projects. Informal Science is funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research 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™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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TeacherTube

October 04, 2018

TeacherTube
https://www.teachertube.com/

On September 1, 2017 TeacherTube.com was acquired by Salem Web Network. Salem’s goal is to continue the growth of TeacherTube and support innovative ideas for education. Most importantly, TeacherTube community members are a major part of the evolution of the site. Members are encouraged to not only upload educationally relevant videos, but also to make constructive comments and use the rating system to show appreciation for videos of value to one as an educator or learner. Users also have the ability to preserve the integrity of the site by flagging inappropriate videos. TeacherTube staff review flagged sites and will remove any inappropriate posts. With more collegial commentary and discussion through messaging and responses, the quality of this resource will only increase. Their original goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill. The service is free for everyone. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference 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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Gobby

October 02, 2018

Gobby
http://www.gobby.github.io

Gobby is a collaborative, multi-user text editor that allows multiple users to simultaneously edit a document over the internet. Sessions can be password protected to control which users are allowed access to a set of documents. Gobby also includes an Access Control List system that can be used to provide fine-grained control over which users can edit what documents. For security, all data transferred over the internet is encrypted using ciphers that provide perfect forward secrecy. Syntax highlighting for most popular languages is provided by the GtkSourceView library, which supports programming languages (C/C++, Java, Fortran, etc), scripting languages (Python, Perl, PHP, etc), and markup languages (XML, HTML, Markdown, etc). Gobby also features an in-session group chat and per-user undo that doesn’t remove changes made by other users. Windows executables are available via the Gobby website. Most Linux distributions include Gobby in their package managers. MacOS users can install Gobby via MacPorts, homebrew, or nixpkgs. Gobby is free software, distributed under the ISC license, with source code available on GitHub. This will be added to Student Research 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™. Copyright © 2018 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Mnemosyne

October 02, 2018

Mnemosyne
http://www.mnemosyne-proj.org

Mnemosyne is an accelerated learning flashcard program that uses the SuperMemo spaced repetition system. Users can create cards containing not just text but also images, sound, movies, and more. It’s even possible to embed interactive elements using Javascript. Cards can be categorized into one or more tags, and the tags themselves can be organized into a hierarchy. As a user works through their sets of cards, Mnemosyne collects and summarizes learning statistics illustrating the user’s progress. Within an individual study session, users may opt to focus on a subset of cards or enter cramming mode to review a selection of cards as many times as desired. Numerous pre-made Mnemosyne decks can be downloaded from the website. Users may also import cards from Anki, SuperMemo, or CueCard. Mnemosyne’s sync protocol can be used to share data across multiple machines. Mnemosyne is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Source code can be located on GitHub. This will be added to Student Research 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™. Copyright © 2018 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019

October 01, 2018

Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019
http://www.OERSources.com/

“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 freely available guide, Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019, is a comprehensive listing of useful open educational resources, sources and sites on the Internet that can assist you in optimizing your learning opportunities. This will be added to OERSearchEngine.com/. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources 2018 Subject Tracer™. Updated with all links validated and new links added on October 1, 2018 [25 pages, 237KB PDF]

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National Council for Open Education

September 28, 2018

National Council for Open Education
https://eduref.org/

Lesson Plans by Subject and Resource Guides for Educators. This will be added to Open Educational Resources (OER)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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