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Comparing and Merging Versioned Wiki Pages  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Collaborative web-based applications support users when creating and sharing information. Wikis are prominent examples for that kind of applications. Wikis, like e.g. Wikipedia [1], attract loads of users that modify its content. Normally, wikis do not employ any mechanisms to avoid parallel modification of the same page. As result, conflicting changes can occur. Most wikis record all versions of a page to allow users to review recent changes. However, just recording all versions does not guarantee that conflicting modifications are reflected in the most recent version of a page. In this paper, we identify the requirements for efficiently dealing with conflicting modifications and present a web-based tool which allows to compare and merge different versions of a wiki page.

Lukosch, Stephan; Leisen, Andrea

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NASA Home page  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has a new Internet World Wide Web home page designed to inform the public about NASA activities. Home page sections include Goddard missions, space sciences, Earth sciences, Goddard organizations, the newsroom, public services and information, and education. The home page is available at URL: http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc.html.

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IBM Research Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home page of IBM Research with hyperlinks to pages covering their activities in numerous scientific disciplines, including electrical engineering, materials science, physics, communications technology, semiconductor technology, storage, and server & embedded systems.

2010-07-07

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Building Home Pages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a succinct guide to building a home page. Overview includes the main Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) tags, plus examples of their use; forms and clickable maps; new HTML 3.0 tags; and pointers to sites that contain HTML editors, graphics, backgrounds, and music. Five figures illustrate the text. (JKP)

Duval, Beverly K.; Main, Linda

1995-01-01

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Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Manufacturing: Wiki Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Manufacturing (FLATE) provides this useful wiki page for the use by the educational community. The site includes a wealth of educational activities for middle and high school educators on a variety of topics related to the STEM disciplines, manufacturing, technology and engineering. The site also includes educational puzzles, help with career and education planning and resources for professional development.

2011-08-04

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NOAA Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home page for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The goal of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and conserve and wisely manage the Nation's coastal and marine resources. This page provides access to the many component organizations, educational resources, and opportunities at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Some of the resources include: weather forecasts, threats assessment, excessive heat outlook, heat and drought awareness, fire satellite images, and current weather satellite images. In addition, it contains news stories related to current atmospheric and oceanic issues as well as media advisories.

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The Pollination Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Pollination Home Page, was created by beekeeper David L. Green. The site contains a variety of great resources including a Photographic Plant / Pollinator Database with nice close-up photos and notes, video clips, and an extensive Index to Pollination Management Resources. There are numerous resources and links to other pollination sites available here. This is a great starting point for anyone interested in learning more about beekeeping and pollination.

Green, David L.

2008-03-20

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Cichlid Research Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Cichlid Research Home Page was developed by Professor Ron Coleman of the Biological Sciences Department at California State University, Sacramento. The website offers information and resources for hobbyists, scientists, and budding researchers interested in cichlid fishes. The site provides information about Coleman's research including descriptions of two ongoing investigations, the Cichlid Egg Project and the Cichlid Mouthbrooder Project. For visitors just learning about cichlids, the site offers several helpful sections including Introduction to Cichlids, Cichlid Anatomy, Cichlid Names, a Cichlid Glossary, and a section about Becoming a Cichlid Researcher. The site also offers a FAQ page, and Dr. Coleman invites targeted queries from college, high school, and elementary school students. The website lists a number of upcoming conferences, and contains an email directory of hobbyists and scientists interested in cichlids. The site contains an extensive collection of related links as well.

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Macaulay 2 Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Two mathematics professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the authors of Macaulay 2, a powerful software tool that supports "research in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra." The Macaulay 2 home page offers the program's source code free for download, which can be compiled under the UNIX, Windows, or Macintosh operating systems. There is also extensive online documentation, a user's guide, and many detailed examples that provide a solid introduction for new users or a handy reference for experts. For further information, the site has several links to papers that refer to Macaulay 2.

Grayson, Daniel R.; Stillman, Michael E.

1993-01-01

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Python Language Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Python Language Home Page is hosted by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), Reston, VA. Python is an "interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language." It is both clear and versatile, freely available, and it runs on Unix, PC, and many other systems. Python was developed in the early 1990s at CWI in Amsterdam (the Netherlands); it has seen continuing development and widespread use since then. The site contains the official Python source code distribution, binaries, documentation, and conference proceedings. It also hosts a collection of contributed code and contains links to organizations and mailing lists that provide technical support for Python users. There are links to various projects that are using Python as well as to a number of special interest group (SIG) mailing lists. The SIGs are working to extend and enhance Python.

1998-01-01

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Great Books Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Malaspina University College, located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, presents the Great Books home page, as part of its World Lecture Hall Study Center. The books and authors are arranged chronologically by author, in seven major categories from Antiquity to Modern. The author list is taken largely, but not exclusively, from Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren's recommended reading list from _How to Read a Book_. Each author listing contains some or all of the following: author information, available copies of the full text or bibliographies, relevant lectures from Malaspina, and relevant links. Nearly 150 authors, from Aeschylus to Wordsworth, and several hundred works can be found. The power of this site is in its provision of an historical context and supplementary information for each author, in addition to pointers to the full text works. There are also rudimentary sections on great art, theatre, music, and science. http://www.mala.bc.ca/~mcneil/template.htx Less graphical: http://www.mala.bc.ca/~mcneil/authors.htm

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Arachnology Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This clearinghouse page provides links to thousands of web sites from around the world devoted to arachnids (spiders and their relatives). The links are organized into categories: researchers and societies, subjects (kids' pages, poison, spider myths, and others), arachnids by order, and specialized pages (scientific papers, image-only sites, spider silk, and others). Non-English sites are grouped by language; there are many sites in Dutch, French, German, and Spanish.

Vanuytven, Herman

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FDA Kids' Home Page  

MedlinePLUS

... Food & Drug Administration A to Z Index Follow FDA FDA Voice Blog Enter Search terms Home Food Drugs ... Instructions for Downloading Viewers and Players . Accessibility Contact FDA Careers FDA Basics FOIA No Fear Act Site ...

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WWW Computer Architecture Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The WWW Computer Architecture Home Page, created by Mark Hill and maintained by Milo Martin at the University of Wisconsin Computer Sciences Department, contains a wealth of up-to-date and useful links to myriad resources about computer architecture. Site features include timely calls for papers and calls for participation, useful links to information on commercial hardware, a white pages listing of people involved in computer architecture, links to architecture research groups and projects around the world, and many other pages of informative links. While not searchable, the organization, size, and usefulness of the collection make it a valuable starting point for computer architecture research.

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Planetary Photojournal Home Page Graphic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This image is an unannotated version of the Planetary Photojournal Home Page graphic. This digital collage contains a highly stylized rendition of our solar system and points beyond. As this graphic was intended to be used as a navigation aid in searching for data within the Photojournal, certain artistic embellishments have been added (color, location, etc.). Several data sets from various planetary and astronomy missions were combined to create this image.

2004-01-01

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Photojournal Home Page Graphic 2007  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This image is an unannotated version of the Photojournal Home Page graphic released in October 2007. This digital collage contains a highly stylized rendition of our solar system and points beyond. As this graphic was intended to be used as a navigation aid in searching for data within the Photojournal, certain artistic embellishments have been added (color, location, etc.). Several data sets from various planetary and astronomy missions were combined to create this image.

2008-01-01

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J. S. Bach Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For lovers of Johann Sebastian Bach a visit to the J.S. Bach Home Page will be worth the trip. This very comprehensive site appears to include pointers to everything about Bach available on the Net, including listings of his complete works, MIDI files of his recordings, and a calendar of upcoming events related to his music. The site is searchable, and the complete works listing can be browsed by category, title, year, instrument & title, instrument & year, BWV number, or even by key. The Recommended Recordings section is organized by title, conductor/performer, instrument, BWV, record label, and recent submissions. Also available are links to biographies, photographs, literature, and other sites offering resources on Bach.

1995-01-01

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The Isotopes Project Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides the Isotopes Project Home Page. The goal of this project is to "compile, evaluate, and disseminate nuclear structure and radioactive decay data for basic and applied research." The project evaluates nuclear structure data for 43 mass chains (A=167-194), "nuclei far-from-stability with the Atomic Mass Data Center (Orsay), neutron capture gamma-ray data with the Institute of Isotope and Surface Chemistry (Budapest), and spontaneous fission data with the GANDS collaboration (LBNL, LLNL, INEL, Vanderbilt, UCB)." Site sections include Exploring the Isotopes; Glossary of Nuclear Science Terms; WWW Table of the Isotope, a database; Isotope Explorer, a tool that accesses and displays nuclear data, and searches for literature references; Nuclear Science Reference Search, searchable by keyword, data type, and topic; Table of Superdeformed Nuclear Bands and Fission Isomers (HTML, .pdf, .ps); Nuclear Astrophysics, a database; Thermal Neutron Capture; Fission, a section that provides Gamma-Ray and Nuclear Structure Data; Atomic Masses (.ps, .pdf); Table of Radioactive Isotopes (mentioned in the April 29, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering Report); and Gamquest, a computer program to identify gamma rays.

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National Compensation Survey Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) posts this publication online, with sections downloadable as .pdf files. The release, the National Compensation Survey, is a redesign of BLS' compensation statistics to reflect the workplace of the 21st century. From the main page, users can access the full .pdf-format text of the survey results as well as a summary, and a wealth of other related sites and documents.

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Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home page of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), a consortium of universities and research institutions dedicated to gathering information about earthquakes in Southern California, integrate that knowledge into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena, and communicate this understanding to end-users and the general public in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. News of recent earthquake research, online resources and educational information is available here.

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Penn State's Food Safety Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This extensive food safety site is provided by Penn State's Food Safety program and provides almost any user whether they are consumers, professionals or educators with an array of useful materials. Central to the site is the underlying food safety database which provides a quick search interface for those who want to dig right in and enter a key word or two. If you're more of a browser, there are topical links as well as a set of links based on the type of user you are -- consumer, food service professional, processor or producer. These user-based links can be accessed from the main food safety database page, where the basic topical links are available on the home page as well as from a left hand navigation bar on most pages. Topics available for browsing include home food preservation, news and features, related web sites and courses and events along with a hot topics link. Of special interest to educators is the educators toolbox section which provides a host of mostly free materials - fact sheets, videos, Power-point presentations and handouts.

2006-12-17

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The Library as Information Provider: The Home Page.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses ways in which libraries are using the World Wide Web to provide information via a home page, based on information from a survey in Iceland as well as a larger study that conducted content analyses of home pages of public and school libraries in 13 countries. (Author/LRW)

Clyde, Laurel A.

1996-01-01

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Toward a User-Centered Academic Library Home Page  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past decade, academic libraries have struggled with the design of an effective library home page. Since librarians' mental models of information architecture differ from those of their patrons, usability assessments are necessary in designing a user-centered home page. This study details a usability sequence of card sort and paper and…

McHale, Nina

2008-01-01

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University of Surrey: Small Satellites Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Surrey, U.K. offers this website, providing "up to date information, resources, references and links for space researchers and enthusiasts on the internet." The Small Satellites Home Page (SSHP) focuses on small satellites and "the capabilities and advantages that small satellites can bring to existing and new applications." Small satellites had been the exclusive domain of scientific and amateur groups, but are now a viable alternative to large satellites given recent advances in microelectronics. The SSHP offers a history of small satellites, discusses why interest in small satellite missions has increased, and describes how the 'modern' satellites work. Visitors can also browse their listing of past, present and future small satellite missions or read a brief overview of "the anatomy of the small satellite." Other useful information posted online include tables of conversion constants, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, and an overview of orbits and orbital elements. Although a few of the links are not working, especially under the Special Lists section, the Technology link will lead you to data on various topics such as amateur satellites, military small sats, GPS navigation, and remote sensing.

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New Jersey Pinelands Commission Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Pinelands is our country's first National Reserve and a U.S. Biosphere Reserve of the 'Man and the Biosphere Program'. This internationally important ecological region is the largest body of open space on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston. Information on this page includes the size, history, flora and fauna, geography, geology, rivers and lakes of the region. There are educational materials, a kids page, and details about the environmental management plan. Also included are summaries of meetings and reports on the Pinelands status.

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The wiki – a virtual home base for constructivist blended learning courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary objectives of the “Learning English with Films” experimental blended course were the promotion of films as multi-functional language learning aids and the encouragement of collaborative online learning. Groups of 3-4 students highlighted, analysed, and explained the language content of a 5minute film excerpt of their choice. The wiki tool in the Moodle open source learning management system (LMS)

Marinella Muscarà; Steven Beercock

2010-01-01

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The Non-Tornado Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page features examples of tornado look-alikes and illusions which are not tornadoes. Each photo is accompanied by a title that discloses what the feature really is and a brief description written by storm chasers or weather experts giving hints on how to discern real tornadoes from the look-alikes. Examples include precipitation shafts and cores, downbursts, non-rotating low clouds, a gustnado, a shadow illusion, a tail cloud, and smoke columns.

Edwards, Roger

2010-11-23

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The Wiki as a Virtual Space for Qualitative Data Collection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors make a case for using wiki technology in qualitative research. A wiki is an online database that allows users to create, edit, and/or reflect on the content of a web page. Thus, wiki technology can support qualitative research that attempts to understand the shared thinking of participants. To illustrate the use of the wiki for this…

Castanos, Carolina; Piercy, Fred P.

2010-01-01

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TP Software's Home Page for Student Financial Aid Software  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

TP Software's Home Page for Student Financial Aid Software, provides a link to the Hypertext Student Guide to Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education, plus other student aid resources such as Purdue's Student Loan Counselor, Brown University's FAQ on financial aid, and more. Also offered is a shareware version of their College Funding Finder software for DOS and Windows.

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Measuring the Accessibility of Public Library Home Pages  

Microsoft Academic Search

The home pages of Hennen's one hundred great American public libraries were evaluated for accessibility by people with disabilities. Library selection was based on HAPLR (Hennen's American Public Library Rating) Index Scores. Of the one hundred libraries, seventy-four maintained Web sites and fourteen of those Web sites were categorized as accessible by the Bobby online evaluation service. Libraries with larger

Erica B. Lilly; Connie Van Fleet

2000-01-01

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University of California, Berkeley Physics Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of California, Berkeley boasts one of the country's best physics departments. For an in-depth look at the touted department's current projects, users may browse through the Research Homepages section. Work in areas of astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, condensed matter, nuclear physics, plasma physics, and more may be found here. For example, the Budker Group's homepage contains details of recent work in experimental atomic and molecular physics; visitors can access current articles and preprints on parity violation in various systems, non-linear magneto-optics, electro-optics, and related phenomena here. Similarly, the Fajans Group's page on experimental plasma physics contains detailed accounts of current research along with recent, downloadable publications on topics such as non-neutral plasma physics, two-dimensional fluid dynamics, and nonlinear dynamics. Many of the other homepages also provide access to recent articles and preprints. Other highlights of the UC Berkeley Physics homepage include two physics instructional labs, which researchers may use as teaching aids, and a section of other physics resources containing useful links.

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5 Self in Web Home Pages: Gender, Identity and Power in Cyberspace  

Microsoft Academic Search

World Wide Web home pages have provided new ways for people to present and establish their identity and to find out about others. This chapter discusses the presentation of self in personal home pages in terms of Goffman's ideas as well as more recent social constructionist and feminist perspectives and approaches. Studies of personal home pages, comparing men's and women's

Hugh MILLER; Jill ARNOLD

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WikiPrints: rendering enterprise Wiki content for printing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wikis have become a tool of choice for collaborative, informative communication. In contrast to the immense Wikipedia, that serves as a reference web site and typically covers only one topic per web page, enterprise wikis are often used as project management tools and contain several closely related pages authored by members of one project. In that scenario it is useful to print closely related content for review or teaching purposes. In this paper we propose a novel technique for rendering enterprise wiki content for printing called WikiPrints, that creates a linearized version of wiki content formatted as a mixture between web layout and conventional document layout suitable for printing. Compared to existing print options for wiki content, Wikiprints automatically selects content from different wiki pages given user preferences and usage scenarios. Meta data such as content authors or time of content editing are considered. A preview of the linearized content is shown to the user and an interface for making manual formatting changes provided.

Berkner, Kathrin

2010-02-01

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The IRAF-Wiki: A Community Documentation Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It took a community to create IRAF and its many contributed and external packages. Now the community is invited to participate in a documentation project: the IRAF-Wiki. Wiki's are an online interface to editable knowledge bases. Examples include Wikipedia, Wiktionary, and Wikispeecies. The IRAF-Wiki is based on the free Meta-Wiki software and allows users to search entries, edit and update entries, and create entries. All changes can be undone, and the software keeps a detailed archive of all changes. The goal is to create an up-to-date documentation resource for all IRAF users. The IRAF-wiki is intended as a community home for sharing tricks, tips, and information on the use of IRAF in astronomical applications. Current entries detail getting started, basic photometry using DAOphot, scripting, and more. You are invited to contribute your favorite scripts, tricks, and methodology. The IRAF-wiki can be found at http://www.iraf-wiki.org.

Gay, P. L.

2005-12-01

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"Wiki, Wiki, Wiki--WHAT?" Assessing Online Collaborative Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author describes her experiences teaching a large-scale, book-club wiki project she designed for her students. She conducted the wiki project in order to try out this new technology. The wiki format allows teachers to provide ongoing response to assess student performance in conjunction with peer-to-peer evaluations,…

Tharp, Tara Leigh

2010-01-01

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Traffic, Structure and Locality Characteristics of the Web's Most Popular Services' Home Pages  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Web pages have drastically evolved from single files with some links to very complex structures consisting of a multitude of elements which the user's Web browser dynamically collects from a widely distributed crowd of servers. Analyzing active traffic measurements of the home pages to the 100 most popular services in the United States, this paper reveals that services nowadays show a large variation in characteristic measures such as the number of elements on a page, the amount of bytes a page consists of, and even the number and logical locations of servers contacted.

Charzinski, Joachim

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Science 2.0: Wiki, Wiki!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Wikis are particularly useful in education because they are easy to use, accessible, and allow students to collaborate on projects both in and outside of class. Most wiki platforms provide a "history" function that gives teachers the opportunity to monito

Brunsell, Eric; Horejsi, Martin

2010-04-01

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So You Want To Write a School Home Page But Don't Know Where To Begin.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses aspects of school home pages: school policy, parental involvement and concerns, Internet access and commercial providers, HTML programming, links to other Web pages, graphics, and the importance of proofreading. (PEN)

Buchanan, Madeline

1997-01-01

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WikiTUI: leaving digital traces in physical books  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the design of WikiTUI, a tangible user interface system that allows readers to manipulate multimedia information tied to page-level locations in common books. This system will also facilitate the exchange of information with other readers using wiki technology. While other projects have coupled the dual worlds of atoms and bits, few have combined the idea of collaborative

Susan J. Robinson; Alexandra Mazalek

2007-01-01

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The Quantitative Macroeconomics and Real Business Cycle Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Christian Zimmerman of University of Quebec at Montreal has put together a set of links to web resources related to quantitative macroeconomics and real business cycle theory. Researchers will find links to collections of papers and data, notices of forthcoming conferences, a bibliography, software and software codes, and information on related books and journals. There is also a link to EDIRC (Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World) which lists web pages for over 2200 economic departments and research institutions around the world.

1996-01-01

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Interactive Disaster Communication on the Internet: A Content Analysis of Sixty-Four Disaster Relief Home Pages  

Microsoft Academic Search

Disaster relief home pages were content analyzed using a seven-dimensional conceptualization of interactivity. This study provides a theoretical exploration of the concept of interactivity and its potential contributions to the Internet as an increasingly interactive mass medium. It then applies interactivity to the development of disaster communication and tests that framework in the context of disaster relief home pages. Although

Mary Jae Paul

2001-01-01

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Area under Constructivism: A Pilot Study Using a World Wide Web Home Page To Assess Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of World Wide Web Home Page construction as a way for teachers to demonstrate their professional development as they construct new professional knowledge and networks. The focus of this pilot study was to begin looking at the connections to learning that a Home Page can demonstrate without…

Slough, Scott W.; McGrew-Zoubi, Robin

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HHMI Wiki Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This wiki (a wiki is a website designed to let many people collaborate by adding and editing content) is a growing collection of information and resources for teaching physics for life sciences at the college and university level.

Catherine Crouch (Swarthmore College;); Mark Reeves (George Washington University;); Suzanne Amador Kane (Haverford College;); Robert Hilborn (University of Texas, Dallas;); Timothy McKay (University of Michigan;)

2010-05-25

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NASA Langley Teacher Resource Center (TRC): Brochure and Home Page Design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Langley Research Center's Educational Programs Officer, Marchelle D. Canright, gave me two main assignments to be completed by the end of the ten-week LARSS Program. These assignments were to redesign the NASA Langley Teacher Research Center (TRC) brochure and create new home page templates for the TRC and Office of Education. I worked with NASA Education Specialist, Jane George and the TRC director Nick Koltun for instruction in copmleting these assignments. The main objective of my assigned projects was to create designs that reflected NASA's educational goals, related to the TRC, and the Office of Education's desire for high aesthetics in their multimedia materials. The Office of Education did not just want their current TRC brochure and home page to be reworked, but; they wanted these items to be strong visual representations of the TRC's purpose.

Cogbill, Monet Leigh

1995-01-01

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The Use of a Wiki as an Instructional Tool: A Qualitative Investigation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current research aims to explore and analyze the application and use of a wiki in a knowledge management academic course. The research will focus on the level of collaboration among students and on the kind of interaction that takes place during the learning process. The population of this study was composed of wiki pages gathered from a…

Aharony, Noa

2009-01-01

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Exploring Wiki-Mediated Collaborative Writing: A Case Study in an Elementary Spanish Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis, as one of the Web 2.0 social networking tools, have been increasingly integrated into second language (L2) instruction to promote collaborative writing. This paper reports on a case study involving 35 university students at the beginning level who contributed to wiki pages over a period of 14 weeks. The affordances and constraints of using…

Lee, Lina

2010-01-01

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WikiPathways: building research communities on biological pathways.  

PubMed

Here, we describe the development of WikiPathways (http://www.wikipathways.org), a public wiki for pathway curation, since it was first published in 2008. New features are discussed, as well as developments in the community of contributors. New features include a zoomable pathway viewer, support for pathway ontology annotations, the ability to mark pathways as private for a limited time and the availability of stable hyperlinks to pathways and the elements therein. WikiPathways content is freely available in a variety of formats such as the BioPAX standard, and the content is increasingly adopted by external databases and tools, including Wikipedia. A recent development is the use of WikiPathways as a staging ground for centrally curated databases such as Reactome. WikiPathways is seeing steady growth in the number of users, page views and edits for each pathway. To assess whether the community curation experiment can be considered successful, here we analyze the relation between use and contribution, which gives results in line with other wiki projects. The novel use of pathway pages as supplementary material to publications, as well as the addition of tailored content for research domains, is expected to stimulate growth further. PMID:22096230

Kelder, Thomas; van Iersel, Martijn P; Hanspers, Kristina; Kutmon, Martina; Conklin, Bruce R; Evelo, Chris T; Pico, Alexander R

2012-01-01

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A Usability Survey at the University of Mississippi Libraries for the Improvement of the Library Home Page  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A usability survey was conducted at the University of Mississippi Libraries as part of the ongoing assessment of the library and its services. By setting criteria to measure the success of the survey, librarians at UM were able to assess if the library home page successfully met the goals and mission statement of the library.

Stephan, Elizabeth; Cheng, Daisy T.; Young, Lauren M.

2006-01-01

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GeomorphLectures Wiki  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a Wiki to post lecture materials - powerpoint presentations, pictures, and movies used to teach Geomorphology and related disciplines. All content posted is available to the public for download to be used for educational purposes only.

Lamb, Michael; Caltech

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Wonderful Wikis and Internet Forums  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Wikis are collaborative websites where visitors can edit anything they want, anytime they want. Essentially online "whiteboards," wikis allow groups of people to create documents and projects together. Internet forums, also known as message boards or disc

Kahn, Sami

2009-07-01

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Wonderful Wikis and Internet Forums  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis are collaborative websites where visitors can edit anything they want, anytime they want. Essentially online "whiteboards," wikis allow groups of people to create documents and projects together. Internet forums, also known as message boards or discussion boards, are web applications that provide online discussions. Like wikis, your forum…

Kahn, Sami

2009-01-01

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959 Nematode Genomes: a semantic wiki for coordinating sequencing projects.  

PubMed

Genome sequencing has been democratized by second-generation technologies, and even small labs can sequence metazoan genomes now. In this article, we describe '959 Nematode Genomes'--a community-curated semantic wiki to coordinate the sequencing efforts of individual labs to collectively sequence 959 genomes spanning the phylum Nematoda. The main goal of the wiki is to track sequencing projects that have been proposed, are in progress, or have been completed. Wiki pages for species and strains are linked to pages for people and organizations, using machine- and human-readable metadata that users can query to see the status of their favourite worm. The site is based on the same platform that runs Wikipedia, with semantic extensions that allow the underlying taxonomy and data storage models to be maintained and updated with ease compared with a conventional database-driven web site. The wiki also provides a way to track and share preliminary data if those data are not polished enough to be submitted to the official sequence repositories. In just over a year, this wiki has already fostered new international collaborations and attracted newcomers to the enthusiastic community of nematode genomicists. www.nematodegenomes.org. PMID:22058131

Kumar, Sujai; Schiffer, Philipp H; Blaxter, Mark

2012-01-01

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Interlinking journal and wiki publications through joint citation: Working examples from ZooKeys and Plazi on Species-ID  

PubMed Central

Abstract Scholarly publishing and citation practices have developed largely in the absence of versioned documents. The digital age requires new practices to combine the old and the new. We describe how the original published source and a versioned wiki page based on it can be reconciled and combined into a single citation reference. We illustrate the citation mechanism by way of practical examples focusing on journal and wiki publishing of taxon treatments. Specifically, we discuss mechanisms for permanent cross-linking between the static original publication and the dynamic, versioned wiki, as well as for automated export of journal content to the wiki, to reduce the workload on authors, for combining the journal and the wiki citation and for integrating it with the attribution of wiki contributors.

Penev, Lyubomir; Hagedorn, Gregor; Mietchen, Daniel; Georgiev, Teodor; Stoev, Pavel; Sautter, Guido; Agosti, Donat; Plank, Andreas; Balke, Michael; Hendrich, Lars; Erwin, Terry

2011-01-01

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The ChemWiki  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ChemWiki project is a new approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written partly by students and partly by faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplement or supplant conventional paper-based books. Anyone can view, although a freely available account is required to edit the site modules. The UCD ChemWiki was created and is currently directed by Prof. Delmar Larsen in the Chemistry department at UC Davis.

Delmar Larsen (University of California, Davis;Chemistry)

2008-10-05

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Linking NCBI to Wikipedia: a wiki-based approach  

PubMed Central

The NCBI Taxonomy underpins many bioinformatics and phyloinformatics databases, but by itself provides limited information on the taxa it contains. One readily available source of information on many taxa is Wikipedia. This paper describes iPhylo Linkout, a Semantic wiki that maps taxa in NCBI's taxonomy database onto corresponding pages in Wikipedia. Storing the mapping in a wiki makes it easy to edit, correct, or otherwise annotate the links between NCBI and Wikipedia. The mapping currently comprises some 53,000 taxa, and is available at http://iphylo.org/linkout. The links between NCBI and Wikipedia are also made available to NCBI users through the NCBI LinkOut service.

Page, Roderic D. M.

2011-01-01

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The Gene Wiki in 2011: community intelligence applied to human gene annotation.  

PubMed

The Gene Wiki is an open-access and openly editable collection of Wikipedia articles about human genes. Initiated in 2008, it has grown to include articles about more than 10,000 genes that, collectively, contain more than 1.4 million words of gene-centric text with extensive citations back to the primary scientific literature. This growing body of useful, gene-centric content is the result of the work of thousands of individuals throughout the scientific community. Here, we describe recent improvements to the automated system that keeps the structured data presented on Gene Wiki articles in sync with the data from trusted primary databases. We also describe the expanding contents, editors and users of the Gene Wiki. Finally, we introduce a new automated system, called WikiTrust, which can effectively compute the quality of Wikipedia articles, including Gene Wiki articles, at the word level. All articles in the Gene Wiki can be freely accessed and edited at Wikipedia, and additional links and information can be found at the project's Wikipedia portal page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Gene_Wiki. PMID:22075991

Good, Benjamin M; Clarke, Erik L; de Alfaro, Luca; Su, Andrew I

2012-01-01

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The ChemWiki  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ChemWiki project is a new approach toward chemistry education where an open access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written partly by students and partly by faculty members resulting in a free chemistry textbook to supplement or supplant conventional paper-based books. Anyone can view, although a freely available account is required to edit the site modules.

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The Experimental Hydrology Wiki  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The „Experimental Hydrology Wiki" is a forum for experimental hydrologists, which allows us to learn about, recommend, question and discuss methods and equipment of experimental hydrology. As a database of "lessons learned" it does not only contain short descriptions of specific experimental equipment but also information on encountered errors and problems and recommendations on how to deal with them. This makes valuable personal field experience accessible to a wider audience and thus helps us in not making the same mistakes others have made before us. The general idea and layout of the Experimental Hydrology Wiki is presented here along with an invitation to all experimental hydrologists to contribute with their knowledge and experience! http://www.experimental-hydrology.net/

Blume, T.; Tromp-van Meerveld, I.

2009-04-01

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A Wiki for Classroom Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis can be a very useful addition to any classroom. They are engaging to students, easy to use, and focus on literacy whenever students genuinely interact with them. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia (www.wikipedia.org), is the most famous example of a wiki. But today, teachers and students are beginning to engage with this technology more and…

Morgan, Brian; Smith, Richard D.

2008-01-01

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Web Site On a Budget: How to Find an Affordable Home for Your Pages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers advice for choosing an Internet provider: consider the amount of time, effort, and expertise one has, coupled with the complexity of the Web page, which impact price and choice of provider; and question providers about server speed, ports, architecture, traffic levels, fee structures, and registration of domain names. Lists 33 Web presence…

Callihan, Steven E.

1996-01-01

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Implementation of an onto-wiki toolkit using web services to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of medical ontology co-authoring and analysis.  

PubMed

The ICD11 draft was launched by the WHO in order to define ICD ontology by selected experts using a wiki-like structured joint-authoring tool. The challenge of this expert-/community-based ontology co-authoring is how to manage and process the ontology objects in the wiki page. The wiki-tools in the market require lots of time and human effort to organise, process and extract the ontology content from the wiki page for review and analysis. Therefore, this article is to investigate how to apply semantic web technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of ontology co-authoring and analysis. An onto-wiki toolkit that provides a set of web services is proposed for ontology creators to create, co-edit, organise, map and relate the wiki-like structured ontology objects on a wiki page for review and analysis. By using the onto-wiki toolkits, the pace of terminology standardisation, e-patient records integration, exchange and sharing can be improved. PMID:19306201

Lau, Adela S M

2009-01-01

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High Redshift Supernova Search Home Page of the Supernova Cosmology Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories's Supernova Cosmology Project provides this site featuring text and graphics describing their latest research. Spectral and redshift data compiled using information from the Hubble telescope can be viewed in graphical format (.jpeg, .pdf). A short animation with explanatory text (.mpeg or QuickTime) entitled "What we can see in a supernova" as well as reprints of papers (.ps, .pdf, .gif) by the project's research staff are also available at the site. Some of the staff pages contain links to further information on supernova cosmology. The site is still somewhat under construction but is an interesting read for anyone interested in space science.

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Feasibility of a Wiki as a Participatory Tool for Patients in Clinical Guideline Development  

PubMed Central

Background Patient participation is essential in developing high-quality guidelines but faces practical challenges. Evidence on timing, methods, evaluations, and outcomes of methodologies for patient participation in guideline development is lacking. Objective To assess the feasibility of a wiki as a participatory tool for patients in the development of a guideline on infertility determined by (1) use of the wiki (number of page views and visitors), (2) benefits of the wiki (ie, number, content, and eligibility of the recommendations to be integrated into the guideline), and (3) patients’ facilitators of and barriers to adoption, and the potential challenges to be overcome in improving this wiki. Methods To obtain initial content for the wiki, we conducted in-depth interviews (n = 12) with infertile patients. Transcripts from the interviews were translated into 90 draft recommendations. These were presented on a wiki. Over 7 months, infertile patients were invited through advertisements or mailings to formulate new or modify existing recommendations. After modifying the recommendations, we asked patients to select their top 5 or top 3 recommendations for each of 5 sections on fertility care. Finally, the guideline development group assessed the eligibility of the final set of recommendations within the scope of the guideline. We used a multimethod evaluation strategy to assess the feasibility of the wiki as a participatory tool for patients in guideline development. Results The wiki attracted 298 unique visitors, yielding 289 recommendations. We assessed the 21 recommendations ranked as the top 5 or top 3 for their eligibility for being integrated into the clinical practice guideline. The evaluation identified some challenges needed to be met to improve the wiki tool, concerning its ease of use, website content and layout, and characteristics of the wiki tool. Conclusions The wiki is a promising and feasible participatory tool for patients in guideline development. A modified version of this tool including new modalities (eg, automatically limiting the number and length of recommendations, using a fixed format for recommendations, including a motivation page, and adding a continuous prioritization system) should be developed and evaluated in a patient-centered design.

den Breejen, Elvira ME; Knijnenburg, Jose M.L; Burgers, Jako S; Hermens, Rosella PMG; Kremer, Jan AM

2012-01-01

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Using the World Wide Web and Creating Home Pages. A How-To-Do-It Manual. How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarieans, Number 67.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides basic information about the World Wide Web and serves as a guide to the tools and techniques needed to browse the Web, integrate it into library services, or build an attractive, user-friendly home page for the library. Chapter 1 provides an overview of Web basics and chapter 2 discusses some of the big issues related to…

Metz, Ray E.; Junion-Metz, Gail

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Techtalk: Wikis and Collaborative Knowledge Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the last column, we began discussing Web 2.0 applications. In this column, we'll review participatory, social networking software called "wikis." We'll define wikis, discuss their use in college classrooms, explore benefits provided for collaborative knowledge construction, and explain five types of wikis with applications to developmental…

Caverly, David C.; Ward, Anne

2008-01-01

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Web Page Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designing a web home page involves many decisions that affect how the page will look, the kind of technology required to use the page, the links the page will provide, and kinds of patrons who can use the page. The theme of information literacy needs to be built into every web page; users need to be taught the skills of sorting and applying…

Lindsay, Lorin

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Linking NCBI to Wikipedia: a wiki-based approach.  

PubMed

The NCBI Taxonomy underpins many bioinformatics and phyloinformatics databases, but by itself provides limited information on the taxa it contains. One readily available source of information on many taxa is Wikipedia. This paper describes iPhylo Linkout, a Semantic wiki that maps taxa in NCBI's taxonomy database onto corresponding pages in Wikipedia. Storing the mapping in a wiki makes it easy to edit, correct, or otherwise annotate the links between NCBI and Wikipedia. The mapping currently comprises some 53,000 taxa, and is available at http://iphylo.org/linkout. The links between NCBI and Wikipedia are also made available to NCBI users through the NCBI LinkOut service. PMID:21516242

Page, Roderic D M

2011-01-01

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Automated seeding of specialised wiki knowledgebases with BioKb  

PubMed Central

Background Wiki technology has become a ubiquitous mechanism for dissemination of information, and places strong emphasis on collaboration. We aimed to leverage wiki technology to allow small groups of researchers to collaborate around a specific domain, for example a biological pathway. Automatically gathered seed data could be modified by the group and enriched with domain specific information. Results We describe a software system, BioKb, implemented as a plugin for the TWiki engine, and designed to facilitate construction of a field-specific wiki containing collaborative and automatically generated content. Features of this system include: query of publicly available resources such as KEGG, iHOP and MeSH, to generate 'seed' content for topics; simple definition of structure for topics of different types via an administration page; and interactive incorporation of relevant PubMed references. An exemplar is shown for the use of this system, in the creation of the RAASWiki knowledgebase on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). RAASWiki has been seeded with data by use of BioKb, and will be the subject of ongoing development into an extensive knowledgebase on the RAAS. Conclusion The BioKb system is available from http://www.bioinf.mvm.ed.ac.uk/twiki/bin/view/TWiki/BioKbPlugin as a plugin for the TWiki engine.

2009-01-01

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The Executive Wiki: Wikis Can Be a Multitasking Administrators' Best Friend  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The poster child for the Web 2.0 movement, the wiki, demonstrates the spirit of open content more clearly than any other application. Wikipedia, the most famous wiki and the world's largest encyclopedia, defines a wiki as a Web site that "allows visitors to add, remove, edit, and change content." Even though it is a controversial information…

Warlick, David

2007-01-01

70

Eclipse Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal provides an extensive set of links to information on solar and lunar eclipses, planetary transits, solar system data, moon phases, and related resources. Information on recent and upcoming eclipses and other celestial events is also included.

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The Mizar Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mizar is a system used to represent mathematical vernacular so that it can be read and manipulated by humans and verified by computers. The Mizar Project began in 1973 and continues at the University of Bialystok in Poland. The computer formalization of mathematics is a daunting task; currently, the project has created a database with over 2,000 definitions of mathematical concepts and more than 30,000 theorems. The project's Web site has a complete description of the Mizar language syntax and offers free downloads of the Mizar system and mathematical library for non-commercial use. In the Journal of Formalized Mathematics section, there is information about submitting articles to contribute to the project. This site is mainly geared toward researchers and mathematicians.

2002-01-01

72

Seismocam Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Southern California Seismographic Network, A cooperative project of Caltech and the US Geological Survey, SeismoCam features real-time seismic data (only 30 seconds old) taken from five stations located in California (Pasadena, San Nicolas Island, University of Southern California, Rancho Palos Verdes, and Vistorville). Data include time, magnitude, latitude and longitude of any event, a waveform display, and more. The site also allows users to replay recent or historical events, and offers a map of SeismoCam stations and information about the data.

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Rapid Prototyping Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource provides the latest developments in the fast paced field of rapid prototyping. What is rapid prototyping? Rapid prototyping takes virtual designs from computer aided design (CAD) or animation modeling software, transforms them into thin, virtual, horizontal cross-sections and then creates each cross-section in physical space, one after the next until the model is finished. It is a "WYSIWYG" process where the virtual model and the physical model correspond almost identically. With additive fabrication, the machine reads in data from a CAD drawing and lays down successive layers of liquid, powder, or sheet material, and in this way builds up the model from a series of cross sections. These layers, which correspond to the virtual cross section from the CAD model, are joined together or fused automatically to create the final shape. The primary advantage to additive fabrication is its ability to create almost any shape or geometric feature. This site has a great list of links.

2009-07-15

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USF Criminology's Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of South Florida Department of Criminology provides information on available programs in addition to new initiatives in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice and links to other criminal justice Internet sites.

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Wikis, Blogs, & More, Oh My!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Everyone seems to have a different definition for "Web 2.0," but most people agree the phrase describes a second generation of web-based communities and hosted services that aim to facilitate creativity, collaboration, and sharing between users. Technically speaking, these new technologies include blogs, wikis, folksonomies (collaborative or…

Villano, Matt

2008-01-01

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The Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program for Teachers and Students: The Wiki  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Spitzer Science Center (SSC) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) have designed a program for teacher and student research using observing time on the Spitzer Space Telescope. (For more information on this program, please see our companion poster, Rebull et al.) As part of this program, we are developing a wiki, where the scientists, teachers, and students can share the materials they have developed and interact with each other. The wiki currently has background information, some general lessons and discussion pages; it also provides a place for the teams to continue working on their specific research projects. This poster will describe some of the wiki contents, and our plans for future development.

Spuck, Timothy; Rebull, L.; Roelofsen Moody, T.; Sepulveda, B.; Weehler, C.; Kelley, N.; Sibble, Y.; Walentosky, M.; Weiser, S.; Yeager, D.

2007-12-01

77

Using Wikis to Learn Computer Programming  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we analyze the suitability of wikis in education, especially to learn computer programming, and present a wiki-based teaching innovation activity carried out in the first course of Telecommunication Engineering during two academic courses. The activity consisted in the creation of a wiki to collect errors made by students while they were coding programs in C language. The activity was framed in a collaborative learning strategy in which all the students had to collaborate and be responsible for the final result, but also in a competitive learning strategy, in which the groups had to compete to make original meaningful contributions to the wiki. The use of a wiki for learning computer programming was very satisfactory. A wiki allows to monitor continuously the work of the students, who become publishers and evaluators of contents rather than mere consumers of information, in an active learning approach.

González-Ortega, David; Díaz-Pernas, Francisco Javier; Martínez-Zarzuela, Mario; Antón-Rodríguez, Míriam; Díez-Higuera, José Fernando; Boto-Giralda, Daniel; de La Torre-Díez, Isabel

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Genetics Home Reference  

MedlinePLUS

... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Genetics Home Reference Past Issues / Spring 2007 Table of Contents For ... page please turn Javascript on. The Genetics Home Reference (GHR) Web site — ghr.nlm.nih.gov — is ...

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Research for Collaborative Knowledge Management Based on Semantic Wiki Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wiki is the typical application of social computing. In this paper, the author first analyzed the traditional Wiki; then in order to resolve the Wiki's problem of poor knowledge structure and reuse, the author introduced an idea which stated that the Wiki can be designed to be a tool to present the knowledge Ontology of itself by using the semantic

Wang Junjie; Mo Qian; Mei Dongxia; Li Su

2010-01-01

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Wiki Behavior in the Workplace: Emotional Aspects of Content Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis have been found to be an easy-to-use, low-cost, and Internet-based technology useful in creating and mobilizing knowledge. Wikis hosted within firms (corporate wikis) have become a popular way for employees to share information and collaborate. Preliminary research suggested that as few as 6% of wiki consumers contributed to the…

Gears, Deborah Ann

2011-01-01

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Eight Ways to Use School Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis are great tools to help a school enrich instruction, and increase communication and collaboration among staff. They are also free (for educators using wikispaces) and provide unlimited storage for digital materials including video, screencasts, presentations, PDFs, etc. This article presents eight ways to use wikis in class.

Nielsen, Lisa

2009-01-01

82

ChemWiki: The Dynamic Chemistry Textbook  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ChemWiki website contains a wiki-based free, open textbook in Chemistry. The project allows the textbook to be written and re-written by students and by faculty members. The materials covered include topics in inorganic, organic, physical, and analytic chemistry. This collection also includes materials on computational chemistry, math, labs, and demos.

2011-04-21

83

University of Waterloo at INEX 2008: Adhoc, Book, and Link-the-Wiki Tracks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we describe University of Waterloo’s ap- proaches to the Adhoc, Book, and Link-the-Wiki tracks. For the Adhoc track, we submitted runs for all the tasks, the Focused, the Relevant-in-Context, and the Best-in-Context tasks. The results show that we ranked first among all participants for each task, by the simple scoring of elements using Okapi BM25. In the Book track, we participated in the Book retrieval and the Page-in-Context tasks, by using the approaches we used in the Adhoc track. We attribute our poor performance to lack of training. In the Link-the-Wiki track, we submitted runs for both File-to-File and Anchor-to-BEP tasks, using PageRank [1] algorithms on top of our previous year’s algorithms that yielded high performance. The results indicate that our baseline approaches work best, although other approaches have rooms for improvement.

Itakura, Kelly Y.; Clarke, Charles L. A.

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The role of wiki writing in learning Spanish grammar  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which wiki writing improves college students’ grammatical knowledge in Spanish as a second language (L2). Fifty-three students participated in the study for three consecutive semesters. Pre- and posttest results show that wiki writing was helpful in improving their grammatical knowledge. In addition, students found designed wiki writing useful and

Daniel A. Castañeda; Moon-Heum Cho

2012-01-01

85

Using wikis as an online health information resource.  

PubMed

Wikis can be a powerful online resource for the provision and sharing of information, with the proviso that information found on them should be independently verified. This article defines wikis and sets them in context with recent developments on the internet. The article discusses the use of Wikipedia and other wikis as potential sources of health information for nurses. PMID:20527486

Younger, P

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Wikis for Knowledge Management: Business Cases, Best Practices, Promises, & Pitfalls  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter describes how wikis and related tools can be used for knowledge management (KM), and describes processes and best practices for creating and deploying wiki-based KM systems. In particular, we consider the business cases from multiple perspectives, including: participating in KM systems; initiating KM projects; and developing wiki platforms. Thus, the chapter seeks to help readers understand what KM

Clif Kussmaul; Roger Jack

87

Collaborating like Never before: Reading and Writing through a Wiki  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The wiki is an excellent tool for student collaboration and teacher assessment. Students' comfort with online social networking makes the wiki a perfect forum for students to coauthor works and to respond to each other's writing. In this article, the author discusses how to use a wiki to promote discussion and aid students with writing. He tested…

Gibbons, Scott

2010-01-01

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Assessments in Large and Small-Scale Wiki Collaborative Learning Environments: Recommendations for Educators and Wiki Designers  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This paper discusses assessment practice when wikis are used as learning environments in higher education. Wikis are simple\\u000a online information systems which often serve user communities. In higher education, wikis have been used in a supporting function\\u000a to traditional courses; however, there is little research on wikis taking on a larger role as learning environments and even\\u000a less research on

Portia Pusey; Gabriele Meiselwitz

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Learning Assessment Using Wikis: Integrated or LMS Independent?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wikis have a potentially huge educational value. This article outlines a feature set that wiki engines need in order to successfully host collaborative educational scenarios using wiki technology. One of the first issues to solve is the need for assessment methodologies supported by the software. And the second one is to choose between using an integrated wiki engine inside the Learning Management System (LMS), or an external standalone wiki engine. Advantages and disadvantages from both options of this second issue are discussed, with each choice presenting different implications as far as individual student assessment, feedback and grading are concerned. Among the expected results, the most notable are incentives to incorporate wikis in the teaching procedure, significant enhancements in usability, as well as allowing teachers to provide more timely written feedback on their students' individual contributions on wiki based activities, on top of the usual numerical grading.

Forment, Marc Alier; de Pedro, Xavier; Casañ, Maria Jose; Piguillem, Jordi; Galanis, Nikolas

90

Stealing Anchors to Link the Wiki  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes the Link-the-Wiki submission of Lycos Europe. We try to learn suitable anchor texts by looking at the anchor texts the Wikipedia authors used. Disambiguation is done by using textual similarity and also by checking whether a set of link targets “makes sense” together.

Dopichaj, Philipp; Skusa, Andre; Heß, Andreas

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Wiki Literature Circles: Creating Digital Learning Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teenagers love being social, and Web 2.0 technologies have provided students with new avenues to mingle. Although many teachers may view Web 2.0 technologies (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, blogs, wikis, Nings) as a distraction from homework and a potential danger zone in the classroom, it would be negligent for them to ignore the ramifications of…

Edmondson, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

92

Evaluating the effectiveness of a wiki internet site for medical topics.  

PubMed

To evaluate the iterative process of a collaborative public database (a Wiki) as a reference for information on hand illnesses we tested the null hypothesis that the number and type of edits are comparable for web pages covering different topics. The history of 4 hand surgery related web pages on the English language Wikipedia (Trigger finger, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Ganglion cyst, and de Quervain Syndrome) were analyzed from inception to July 2011. Each edit was classified as one of six types: an addition is an edit that adds material; a deletion removes material; a modification is a combination of addition and deletion, or any rearrangement; a minor edit is a correction of spelling, grammar, or formatting errors; vandalism is any edit that is intended to harm the page; a vandalism fixed is an edit that addresses harm. The edits were also rated as possibly controversial or not (defined as edits that present information with a clear bias or do not list reliable sources). For both the Ganglion cyst and Trigger Finger pages, readability was measured at 1 year increments. Our primary null hypothesis was that the proportion of constructive edits (addition, deletion or modification) did not differ between the 4 web pages. The percentage of constructive edits (additions, deletions, and modifications) was significantly different for each page: 121/234 (52 %) for de Quervain, 258/448 (58 %) for CRPS, 103/156 (66 %) for Trigger Finger, and 160/389 (41 %) for Ganglion cyst. The percentage of edits related to vandalism was also significantly different: 28/234 (12 %) for de Quervain, 33/156 (7 %) for CRPS, 21/156 (14 %) for Trigger Finger, and 135/389 (35 %) for Ganglion cyst. Vandalism was quickly identified and addressed. Twenty-six percent of all edits were classified as potentially controversial. Forty percent of possibly controversial edits were deletions. The topic of a Wiki web page for information on hand illness influences the degree to which edits are constructive. A Wiki for hand illness could be a very useful resource for patients with hand illness, but it requires careful moderation because only about half the edits are constructive. Cohort Study. PMID:23730084

Burgos, Clinton; Bot, Arjan; Ring, David

2012-06-01

93

Lunar Eclipse Observer Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Byron W. Soulsby, an amateur research astronomer who operates the Calwell Lunar Observatory in Canberra, Australia, this site is designed for anyone with an interest in lunar eclipses, from serious researchers to the casual astronomer. Users can find numerous items of interest, including analyses of lunar eclipses in 1995-97, information on the topography of the moon, a number of animations and images of eclipses, and a collection of links to other relevant sites. In addition, the author invites amateur astronomers to submit their observations of the July 1999 partial eclipse and participate in his research on the geometry of the upper atmosphere of the Earth. An online registration form is provided for users to register.

Soulsby, Byron W.

1997-01-01

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The Virtual Foliage Home Page!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This outstanding resource from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Botany Department is one of the best laboratory learning tools available on the web. Separated into five sections (General Botany, Trees, Fungi, Plant Diversity, and Vegetation of Wisconsin), each resource becomes progressively more specific with every click of the mouse; at the final, species level, there are clear images illustrating a particular feature. Although all sections provide abundant information, the Teaching Collection is an exceptional resource, since clear photographs of plants are excellent substitutes for fresh specimens in areas of the country or at times of the year when such materials are not available. Organized into nine taxonomic headings (Coniferophyta through Sphenophyta), the user clicks down to the species level; there, the user will find spectacular color photographs of distinctive plant family characteristics (leaves, flowers, fruits, etc.). The photographs and images are not accompanied by text, so additional information will be necessary for beginners.

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The Edwards Aquifer Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Edwards Aquifer is a groundwater system upon which the people of South Central Texas depend for "agricultural, industrial, recreational, and domestic needs." This dependence has caused a depletion of the water in the aquifer, while demand for the water continues to increase. The aquifer's homepage provides a map of the aquifer and its location in Texas, a wonderful introduction to the aquifer, its hydrogeology, and issues surrounding the aquifer. The site provides a plethora of additional information including images and essays, charts and graphs, endangered species, laws and regulations, an extensive glossary, and bibliography.

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AP Chemistry Course Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For people with a penchant for benzene rings and other topics, the AP Chemistry Course site is a great resource. Designed for both educators and students, the site contains resources for teaching to the AP exam as well as a wealth of other items. Interested parties should explore the Classroom Resources where they will find seven different lab activities, such as "Misconceptions and Issues in Quantum Theory" and "Women Scientists of the Manhattan Project.â Additionally, the site features Other Core Resources which includes an open forum for educators along with some basic overviews for crafting a one-semester course in chemistry.

97

Earth and Sky Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online magazine features articles on astronomy and environmental issues. Users can access sky charts for viewing celestial objects, weather reports for viewing conditions, or sign up for email lists to stay informed of upcoming celestial events.

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Glenbrook South Physics Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains a number of resources for the high school physics/physical science teacher. It includes a multimedia physics studio with animated GIFS, QuickTime movies and accompanying explanations. These are supplemental web resources for high school courses.

Henderson, Tom

2004-04-16

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FreeBMD Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Under the direction of the FreeBMD Project Founder Graham Hart, this very ambitious project has the ultimate goal to provide free Internet access to the Civil Registration index information from England and Wales. At its essence, the Civil Registration system was designed to record all of the births, marriages, and deaths in England and Wales, and has been in place since 1837. As such, it is one of the most important single genealogical resources throughout those particular parts of Britain. From the website, visitors may enter an individuals' surname, first name, and additional search criteria, such as the year of the event (birth, death, etc.) or registration district. Obviously, such a project would be unthinkable without the help of many volunteers, and there is a place on the site where interested parties may sign up and learn about volunteering opportunities to assist with the transcription of the many records that make up the database.

Hart, Graham

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NCI at Frederick: Home Page  

Cancer.gov

To view all available products, please search the Catalog. To place an order, you must have signature authority to order against a Center Number. Please contact the Financial Management Office for assistance with any questions about the access approval process.

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WhatisKT wiki: a case study of a platform for knowledge translation terms and definitions -- descriptive analysis  

PubMed Central

Background More than a hundred terms, often with unclear definitions and varying emphases, are used by health research and practice communities across the world who are interested in getting the best possible evidence applied (e.g., knowledge translation, implementation science, diffusion of innovations, and technology transfer). This makes finding published evidence difficult and can result in reduced, misinterpreted, or challenging interactions among professionals. Open dialogue and interaction among various professionals is needed to achieve consolidation of vocabulary. We use case report methods to describe how we sought to build an online tool to present the range of terms and facilitate the dialogue process across groups and disciplines interested in harnessing research evidence for healthcare. Methods We used a wiki platform from Wikispaces to present the problem of terminology and make a case and opportunity for collaboration on usage. Wikis are web sites where communities of users can collaborate online to build content and discuss progress. We gathered terms related to getting research into practice, sought published definitions, and posted these on the wiki (WhatisKT http://whatiskt.wikispaces.com/). We built the wiki in mid-2008 and promoted it through various groups and publications. This report describes the content of the site, our promotion efforts, use of the site, and how the site was used for collaboration up to the end of 2011. Results The WhatisKT wiki site now includes more than 120 pages. Traffic to the site has increased substantially from an average of 200 monthly visits in 2008 to 1700 in 2011. Visitors from 143 countries viewed the wiki in 2011, compared with 12 countries in 2008. However, most use has been limited to short term accesses of about 40 seconds per visit, and discussion of consolidation and solidifying terminology is conspicuously absent. Conclusions Although considerable interest exists in the terms and definitions related to getting research into practice based on increasing numbers of accesses, use of the WhatisKT wiki site for anything beyond quick lookups was minimal. Additional efforts must be directed towards increasing the level of interaction among the members of the site to encourage collaboration on term use.

2013-01-01

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VuWiki: An Ontology-Based Semantic Wiki for Vulnerability Assessments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The concept of vulnerability, as well as its implementation in vulnerability assessments, is used in various disciplines and contexts ranging from disaster management and reduction to ecology, public health or climate change and adaptation, and a corresponding multitude of ideas about how to conceptualize and measure vulnerability exists. Three decades of research in vulnerability have generated a complex and growing body of knowledge that challenges newcomers, practitioners and even experienced researchers. To provide a structured representation of the knowledge field "vulnerability assessment", we have set up an ontology-based semantic wiki for reviewing and representing vulnerability assessments: VuWiki, www.vuwiki.org. Based on a survey of 55 vulnerability assessment studies, we first developed an ontology as an explicit reference system for describing vulnerability assessments. We developed the ontology in a theoretically controlled manner based on general systems theory and guided by principles for ontology development in the field of earth and environment (Raskin and Pan 2005). Four key questions form the first level "branches" or categories of the developed ontology: (1) Vulnerability of what? (2) Vulnerability to what? (3) What reference framework was used in the vulnerability assessment?, and (4) What methodological approach was used in the vulnerability assessment? These questions correspond to the basic, abstract structure of the knowledge domain of vulnerability assessments and have been deduced from theories and concepts of various disciplines. The ontology was then implemented in a semantic wiki which allows for the classification and annotation of vulnerability assessments. As a semantic wiki, VuWiki does not aim at "synthesizing" a holistic and overarching model of vulnerability. Instead, it provides both scientists and practitioners with a uniform ontology as a reference system and offers easy and structured access to the knowledge field of vulnerability assessments with the possibility for any user to retrieve assessments using specific research criteria. Furthermore, Vuwiki can serve as a collaborative knowledge platform that allows for the active participation of those generating and using the knowledge represented in the wiki.

Khazai, Bijan; Kunz-Plapp, Tina; Büscher, Christian; Wegner, Antje

2014-05-01

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Security in Wiki-Style Authoring Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the past decade, online collaboration has grown from a practice primarily associated with the workplace to a social phenomenon, where ordinary people share information about their life, hobbies, interests, politics etc. In particular, social software, such as open collaborative authoring systems like wikis, has become increasingly popular. This is probably best illustrated through the immense popularity of the Wikipedia, which is a free encyclopedia collaboratively edited by thousands of Internet users with a minimum of administration.

Jensen, Christian Damsgaard

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Evaluating the Use of a Wiki for Collaborative Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A wiki is able to provide a learning environment which is closely aligned with the social-constructivist approach and is more natural than many tools where open collaboration and the exchange of ideas are important. This case study analyses and evaluates essential aspects for the successful deployment of a wiki in a higher education setting using…

Su, Feng; Beaumont, Chris

2010-01-01

105

Using wikis to promote quality learning in teacher training  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses writing as a social practice and speculates on how wikis might be used to promote higher quality academic writing and support collaborative learning. This study of undergraduate teacher trainees’ online learning activities focuses on how shared spaces – wikis – might be used to communicate ideas and generate course?specific content. The study also explored how students, through

Steve Wheeler; Dawn Wheeler

2009-01-01

106

The Role of Wiki Writing in Learning Spanish Grammar  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which wiki writing improves college students' grammatical knowledge in Spanish as a second language (L2). Fifty-three students participated in the study for three consecutive semesters. Pre- and posttest results show that wiki writing was helpful in improving their grammatical…

Castañeda, Daniel A.; Cho, Moon-Heum

2013-01-01

107

The Impact of Group Membership on Collaborative Learning with Wikis  

PubMed Central

Abstract The social web stimulates learning through collaboration. However, information in the social web is often associated with information about its author. Based on previous evidence that ingroup information is preferred to outgroup information, the current research investigates whether group memberships of wiki authors affect learning. In an experimental study, we manipulated the group memberships (ingroup vs. outgroup) of wiki authors by using nicknames. The designated group memberships (being fans of a soccer team or not) were completely irrelevant for the domain of the wiki (the medical disorder fibromyalgia). Nevertheless, wiki information from the ingroup led to more integration of information into prior knowledge as well as more increase of factual knowledge than information from the outgroup. The results demonstrate that individuals apply social selection strategies when considering information from wikis, which may foster, but also hinder, learning and collaboration. Practical implications for collaborative learning in the social web are discussed.

Matschke, Christina; Moskaliuk, Johannes

2013-01-01

108

The impact of group membership on collaborative learning with wikis.  

PubMed

The social web stimulates learning through collaboration. However, information in the social web is often associated with information about its author. Based on previous evidence that ingroup information is preferred to outgroup information, the current research investigates whether group memberships of wiki authors affect learning. In an experimental study, we manipulated the group memberships (ingroup vs. outgroup) of wiki authors by using nicknames. The designated group memberships (being fans of a soccer team or not) were completely irrelevant for the domain of the wiki (the medical disorder fibromyalgia). Nevertheless, wiki information from the ingroup led to more integration of information into prior knowledge as well as more increase of factual knowledge than information from the outgroup. The results demonstrate that individuals apply social selection strategies when considering information from wikis, which may foster, but also hinder, learning and collaboration. Practical implications for collaborative learning in the social web are discussed. PMID:23113690

Matschke, Christina; Moskaliuk, Johannes; Kimmerle, Joachim

2013-02-01

109

"Wiki-Ed Poetry": Transforming Preservice Teachers' Preconceptions about Poetry and Poetry Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses specifically on teacher candidates' preconceptions about poetry and poetry teaching and how these preconceptions shift as they work through various tasks on a wiki. Through an analysis of their definitions of poetry and ideas about poetry pedagogy captured in online discussion, survey, and interview responses, the authors…

Hughes, Janette; Dymoke, Sue

2011-01-01

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YTPdb: a wiki database of yeast membrane transporters.  

PubMed

Membrane transporters constitute one of the largest functional categories of proteins in all organisms. In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, this represents about 300 proteins ( approximately 5% of the proteome). We here present the Yeast Transport Protein database (YTPdb), a user-friendly collaborative resource dedicated to the precise classification and annotation of yeast transporters. YTPdb exploits an evolution of the MediaWiki web engine used for popular collaborative databases like Wikipedia, allowing every registered user to edit the data in a user-friendly manner. Proteins in YTPdb are classified on the basis of functional criteria such as subcellular location or their substrate compounds. These classifications are hierarchical, allowing queries to be performed at various levels, from highly specific (e.g. ammonium as a substrate or the vacuole as a location) to broader (e.g. cation as a substrate or inner membranes as location). Other resources accessible for each transporter via YTPdb include post-translational modifications, K(m) values, a permanently updated bibliography, and a hierarchical classification into families. The YTPdb concept can be extrapolated to other organisms and could even be applied for other functional categories of proteins. YTPdb is accessible at http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/ytpdb/. PMID:20599686

Brohée, Sylvain; Barriot, Roland; Moreau, Yves; André, Bruno

2010-10-01

111

The use of WIKIs in 9^th grade Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the introduction of our laptop computer program several years ago, we have been charged with finding more ways to introduce technology into the classroom. It seemed only logical to incorporate the WIKIPEDIA philosophy in our Physics classes. Students are required to make entries to the WIKI on a regular basis. The documents become a storehouse of cumulative knowledge produced by all students and accessible to all students. Example WIKIs will be shown and suggestions on how to incorporate a WIKI into your classroom will be given.

Lohstreter, Pete; Wyatt, Rachel; Taylor, Richard

2009-04-01

112

White Page Construction from Web Pages for Finding People on the Internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a method to extract proper names and their associatedinformation from web pages for Internet\\/Intranet users automatically. The informationextracted from World Wide Web documents includes proper nouns, E-mail addressesand home page URLs. Natural language processing techniques are employed toidentify and classify proper nouns, which are usually unknown words. Theinformation (i.e., home pages\\

Hsin-hsi Chen; Guo-wei Bian

1998-01-01

113

High Bandwidth Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The High Bandwidth Page is a good starting point for those who have decided it's time they learn more about all the hoopla surrounding high-bandwidth Internet access, especially to the home. The page provides links to extensive information about cable modems, ISDN, and the newest group of letters to hit the Net: ADSL. Also provided are sections on video telephones and general articles related to high bandwidth. A good individual effort by Gary Zaret.

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Using Wikis to Differentiate Instruction in Literature Circles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Implementation of wiki-based literature circles required this teacher to change her instructional methods and relinquish some control of the classroom, but it also enabled her to better attend to the needs of diverse learners.

Mansfield, Monica A.

2011-02-01

115

Consensus Choice for Reconciling Social Collaborations on Semantic Wikis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Semantic wikis have been regarded as a collaborative knowledge management system which can provide an efficient framework\\u000a to foster social interactions and collaborations between online people synchronously. However, as such semantic wiki systems\\u000a allow users to exploit their own semantics for describing their knowledge, there are sometime conflicts between knowledge\\u000a (or information) published by them. Thereby, the goal of this

Jason J. Jung; Ngoc Thanh Nguyen

2009-01-01

116

Repurposing a wiki for collaborative learning - pedagogical and technical view  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many Web 2.0 tools can be repurposed for the educational context. Wikis, in particular, can be used as support tool for collaborative learning among the members of a team, e.g., for co-writing tasks as well as for creating and organizing knowledge and resources. The first part of the paper features a series of case studies about the use of wikis

Elvira Popescu; Laurentiu Manafu

2011-01-01

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Mining the Gene Wiki for functional genomic knowledge  

PubMed Central

Background Ontology-based gene annotations are important tools for organizing and analyzing genome-scale biological data. Collecting these annotations is a valuable but costly endeavor. The Gene Wiki makes use of Wikipedia as a low-cost, mass-collaborative platform for assembling text-based gene annotations. The Gene Wiki is comprised of more than 10,000 review articles, each describing one human gene. The goal of this study is to define and assess a computational strategy for translating the text of Gene Wiki articles into ontology-based gene annotations. We specifically explore the generation of structured annotations using the Gene Ontology and the Human Disease Ontology. Results Our system produced 2,983 candidate gene annotations using the Disease Ontology and 11,022 candidate annotations using the Gene Ontology from the text of the Gene Wiki. Based on manual evaluations and comparisons to reference annotation sets, we estimate a precision of 90-93% for the Disease Ontology annotations and 48-64% for the Gene Ontology annotations. We further demonstrate that this data set can systematically improve the results from gene set enrichment analyses. Conclusions The Gene Wiki is a rapidly growing corpus of text focused on human gene function. Here, we demonstrate that the Gene Wiki can be a powerful resource for generating ontology-based gene annotations. These annotations can be used immediately to improve workflows for building curated gene annotation databases and knowledge-based statistical analyses.

2011-01-01

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The Gene Wiki: community intelligence applied to human gene annotation.  

PubMed

Annotating the function of all human genes is a critical, yet formidable, challenge. Current gene annotation efforts focus on centralized curation resources, but it is increasingly clear that this approach does not scale with the rapid growth of the biomedical literature. The Gene Wiki utilizes an alternative and complementary model based on the principle of community intelligence. Directly integrated within the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, the goal of this effort is to build a gene-specific review article for every gene in the human genome, where each article is collaboratively written, continuously updated and community reviewed. Previously, we described the creation of Gene Wiki 'stubs' for approximately 9000 human genes. Here, we describe ongoing systematic improvements to these articles to increase their utility. Moreover, we retrospectively examine the community usage and improvement of the Gene Wiki, providing evidence of a critical mass of users and editors. Gene Wiki articles are freely accessible within the Wikipedia web site, and additional links and information are available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Gene_Wiki. PMID:19755503

Huss, Jon W; Lindenbaum, Pierre; Martone, Michael; Roberts, Donabel; Pizarro, Angel; Valafar, Faramarz; Hogenesch, John B; Su, Andrew I

2010-01-01

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Medicare: Nursing Home Compare  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Allowing users to compare and contrast nursing homes based on a wide range of information, this site provides a number of useful (and often enlightening) tools. After choosing a state, county, or zip code, a list of matching nursing homes are displayed for review. Check boxes allow for very narrow or wide comparisons of everything from behavior problems of residents to problems reported in the last state inspection. Also of great help are tools like the Nursing Home Checklist, which provides a four-page printable checklist for use in evaluating and comparing nursing homes.

2002-01-01

120

FastStats: Nursing Home Care  

MedlinePLUS

... will be redirected to the following location: FastStats - Nursing Home Care Email page link Print page Contact Us: National Center for Health Statistics 3311 Toledo Rd Hyattsville, MD 20782 1 (800) 232-4636 cdcinfo@cdc.gov ...

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Using Wikis to Foster Collaborative Writing: Exploring Influencing Factors to Successful Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wiki technology provides new opportunities to foster collaborative learning in various educational settings. To empirically examine the impact of wikis on learning, this article explores students' collaborative writing activities performed on MediaWiki. The activities were analyzed using a taxonomy with ten categories (clarify content, add…

Hadjerrouit, Said

2012-01-01

122

Evaluating Types of Students' Interactions in a Wiki-Based Collaborative Learning Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wiki technology has been promoted as a collaborative software platform. This study investigates interactions that occur in a wiki-based collaborative learning project. The study draws on interaction literature and investigates the types of interactions with which students are engaged in wiki-based group projects, clusters that reflect online…

Prokofieva, Maria

2013-01-01

123

Cooperative or Collaborative Literacy Practices: Mapping Metadiscourse in a Business Students' Wiki Group Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although wikis have been used successfully in collaborative learning in higher education, there is a lack of research investigating wikis in business module assessment tasks. Little research to date has been conducted on how wikis formatively develop international English as a second language (ESL) in business students' academic discourse. In this…

Alyousef, Hesham Suleiman; Picard, Michelle Yvette

2011-01-01

124

Analysis of Students' Participation Patterns and Learning Presence in a Wiki-Based Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The educational applications of wikis are becoming very popular among instructors and researchers and they have captured their attention and imagination. This paper reports on the investigation of a wiki project designed to support university students' collaborative authoring and learning. The design framework of the wiki-based project is…

Roussinos, Dimitrios; Jimoyiannis, Athanassios

2013-01-01

125

Radical Transparency: Open Access as a Key Concept in Wiki Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators have just started to use wikis and most of the educational research to date has focused primarily on the use of local wikis with access limitations. There seems to be little research related to how students can contribute in global, transparent wiki communities such as "Wikipedia" and "Wikibooks". The purpose of this article is to argue…

Baltzersen, Rolf K.

2010-01-01

126

In "Piazza" Online: Exploring the Use of Wikis with Beginner Foreign Language Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis are increasingly seen as useful tools for promoting active student engagement and collaborative language learning. Unlike most applications of wikis to foreign/second language learning thus far reported on, ours concerns complete beginners. In this paper, we focus on our approach to and evaluation of the integration of wikis into our…

Kennedy, Claire; Miceli, Tiziana

2013-01-01

127

More than Just Wikipedia: Creating a Collaborative Research Library Using a Wiki  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasingly, wiki technology is being used in education and business settings. Although most students are aware of Wikipedia, many do not understand that a wiki is a malleable platform that has a multitude of uses. Wiki technology is one of many social media tools that students need to not only become familiar with but also be able to effectively…

Munoz, Caroline Lego

2012-01-01

128

Discussing the Factors Contributing to Students' Involvement in an EFL Collaborative Wiki Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing number of researchers have acknowledged the potential for using wikis in online collaborative language learning. While researchers appreciate the wikis platform for engaging students in virtual team work and authentic language learning, many also have recognized the limitations of using wikis to promote student collaboration (Alyousef &…

Lee, Hsiao-chien; Wang, Pei-ling

2013-01-01

129

Collaborative Learning with a Wiki: Differences in Perceived Usefulness in Two Contexts of Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates the potential of a wiki (FlexWiki) to support collaborative authoring of web resources in authentic coursework by two different sets of education students at different stages of their professional development. Research questions included: (1) how the selected wiki could be blended with curriculum activities and existing…

Naismith, L.; Lee, B.-H.; Pilkington, R. M.

2011-01-01

130

Process, Product, and Potential: The Archaeological Assessment of Collaborative, Wiki-Based Student Projects in the Technical Communication Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wikis enable large, diverse groups of writers to effectively collaborate online. Although Wikipedia is the best-known wiki, businesses are increasingly using wikis to build documents and resources for internal use. Although many teachers of technical communication are interested in integrating wikis into their syllabi, assessment is difficult. Assessments based on traditional assignments fail because they do not focus on the

Matthew D. Barton; James R. Heiman

2012-01-01

131

Web Page Design and Network Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines problems in Web-site design from the perspective of network analysis. In view of the similarity between the hypertext structure of Web pages and a generic network, network analysis presents concepts and theories that provide insight for Web-site design. Describes the problem of home-page location and control of number of Web pages and…

Wan, Hakman A.; Chung, Chi-wai

1998-01-01

132

Digital Ethnography: Library Web Page Redesign among Digital Natives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented with an opportunity to improve Wesleyan University's dated library home page, a team of librarians employed ethnographic techniques to explore how its users interacted with Wesleyan's current library home page and web pages in general. Based on the data that emerged, a group of library staff and members of the campus' information…

Klare, Diane; Hobbs, Kendall

2011-01-01

133

Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of Web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education  

PubMed Central

Background We have witnessed a rapid increase in the use of Web-based 'collaborationware' in recent years. These Web 2.0 applications, particularly wikis, blogs and podcasts, have been increasingly adopted by many online health-related professional and educational services. Because of their ease of use and rapidity of deployment, they offer the opportunity for powerful information sharing and ease of collaboration. Wikis are Web sites that can be edited by anyone who has access to them. The word 'blog' is a contraction of 'Web Log' – an online Web journal that can offer a resource rich multimedia environment. Podcasts are repositories of audio and video materials that can be "pushed" to subscribers, even without user intervention. These audio and video files can be downloaded to portable media players that can be taken anywhere, providing the potential for "anytime, anywhere" learning experiences (mobile learning). Discussion Wikis, blogs and podcasts are all relatively easy to use, which partly accounts for their proliferation. The fact that there are many free and Open Source versions of these tools may also be responsible for their explosive growth. Thus it would be relatively easy to implement any or all within a Health Professions' Educational Environment. Paradoxically, some of their disadvantages also relate to their openness and ease of use. With virtually anybody able to alter, edit or otherwise contribute to the collaborative Web pages, it can be problematic to gauge the reliability and accuracy of such resources. While arguably, the very process of collaboration leads to a Darwinian type 'survival of the fittest' content within a Web page, the veracity of these resources can be assured through careful monitoring, moderation, and operation of the collaborationware in a closed and secure digital environment. Empirical research is still needed to build our pedagogic evidence base about the different aspects of these tools in the context of medical/health education. Summary and conclusion If effectively deployed, wikis, blogs and podcasts could offer a way to enhance students', clinicians' and patients' learning experiences, and deepen levels of learners' engagement and collaboration within digital learning environments. Therefore, research should be conducted to determine the best ways to integrate these tools into existing e-Learning programmes for students, health professionals and patients, taking into account the different, but also overlapping, needs of these three audience classes and the opportunities of virtual collaboration between them. Of particular importance is research into novel integrative applications, to serve as the "glue" to bind the different forms of Web-based collaborationware synergistically in order to provide a coherent wholesome learning experience.

Boulos, Maged N Kamel; Maramba, Inocencio; Wheeler, Steve

2006-01-01

134

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Enacted by Congress in 1975, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requires US banks, savings associations, credit unions, and other mortgage lending institutions to disclose their home mortgage and home improvement lending activity annually. Access to HMDA data with loan amounts by metropolitan area as well as the demographic make-up of applicants, is available at this Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) page. Users can also search a database of FFIEC data depository locations with HMDA reports or obtain background information on HMDA history and the financial institutions it affects.

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Home Care  

MedlinePLUS

Home Care Basic Facts & Information Role of Health Care Professionals in Home Care Your physician is the leader of an interdisciplinary ... travel to see the healthcare team. Is Home Care Right for You? Home care is especially useful ...

136

Diet History Questionnaire II Home  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

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From Forums to Wikis: Perspectives on Tools for Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Web 2.0 communication tools have considerable promise for supporting collaborative learning. But there is a need for research examining learners' and teachers' experiences of the newer communication tools, such as wikis, in comparison with well-established tools, such as discussion forums. This paper reports on an initiative where distance…

Kear, Karen; Woodthorpe, John; Robertson, Sandy; Hutchison, Mike

2010-01-01

138

Using Document Design to Create and Maintain Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As organizations strive to succeed in an increasingly competitive international environment, they are recognizing the importance of maximizing intellectual capital, the collective knowledge that resides within their companies. More and more businesses are turning to wikis, sites where content is collectively edited by users, to maximize the…

Clark, Thomas; Stewart, Jeffrey

2010-01-01

139

Group Projects in Chemical Engineering Using a Wiki  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Group projects are common in undergraduate chemical engineering course. Wikis are a new medium for group projects because they are Webpages that are edited using the same software used to view the Webpage. Advantages include the ability to record changes made by each individual (helpful for grading), ability to continuously monitor progress, and a…

Heys, Jeffrey J.

2008-01-01

140

Synergizing Wikis, Vodcasts, and Podcasts for Collaborative Class Texts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This tech-savvy generation of students, known as digital natives, desires to learn and to interact utilizing the collaborative technologies that have always been a part of their lives. The purpose of this paper and corresponding presentation is to demonstrate how a wiki can be used by students and the instructor to create a collaborative text and demonstrate how multimedia can

Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw; Michael Szapkiw; Justin Tiucker

2010-01-01

141

Assisting Instructional Assessment of Undergraduate Collaborative Wiki and SVN Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we examine the collaborative performance of undergraduate engineering students who used shared project documents (Wikis, Google documents) and a software version control system (SVN) to support project collaboration. We present an initial implementation of TeamAnalytics, an instructional tool that facilitates the analyses of the…

Kim, Jihie; Shaw, Erin; Xu, Hao; Adarsh, G. V.

2012-01-01

142

Do Training, Complexity and Critical Mass Affect Wiki Adoption?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis have been gaining attention in the academic literature, suggesting their use as knowledge repositories in organizational environments and even as collaborative tools for reviewing scholar publications. And yet, little is known about factors that foster or discourage adoption of this technology. Taking elements from similar artifacts such as…

Vasquez, Mauricio

2010-01-01

143

Assessment of wiki-supported collaborative learning in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Collaborative learning activities, based on constructivism, were applied within the introductory course on the Internet for the first year students of Computer science at the Faculty of Education. In the paper we present a form of wiki-supported collaborative learning followed by collaborative and peer assessment. We will make overview of the elements which indicate contributions of individual students to the

I. N. S?erbec; Mateja Strnad; J. Rugelj

2010-01-01

144

The RNA WikiProject: community annotation of RNA families.  

PubMed

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has become one of the most important online references in the world and has a substantial and growing scientific content. A search of Google with many RNA-related keywords identifies a Wikipedia article as the top hit. We believe that the RNA community has an important and timely opportunity to maximize the content and quality of RNA information in Wikipedia. To this end, we have formed the RNA WikiProject (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_RNA) as part of the larger Molecular and Cellular Biology WikiProject. We have created over 600 new Wikipedia articles describing families of noncoding RNAs based on the Rfam database, and invite the community to update, edit, and correct these articles. The Rfam database now redistributes this Wikipedia content as the primary textual annotation of its RNA families. Users can, therefore, for the first time, directly edit the content of one of the major RNA databases. We believe that this Wikipedia/Rfam link acts as a functioning model for incorporating community annotation into molecular biology databases. PMID:18945806

Daub, Jennifer; Gardner, Paul P; Tate, John; Ramsköld, Daniel; Manske, Magnus; Scott, William G; Weinberg, Zasha; Griffiths-Jones, Sam; Bateman, Alex

2008-12-01

145

Pedagogical Significance of Wikis: Towards Gaining Effective Learning Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the effectiveness and pedagogical implications of integrating wikis into the curriculum and the subsequent learning outcomes of a group of Net-Gens who enrolled in an International Marketing course. The research problem of the study is: "What are the learning outcomes and pedagogical implications…

Hewege, Chandana Rathnasiri; Perera, Liyanage Chamila Roshani

2013-01-01

146

Wiki Writers: Students and Teachers Making Connections across Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Expressions of delight and anticipation are a direct result of a schoolwide writing program designed by teachers to develop language skills in special education students. These second graders participated in a writing project that made use of wikis to facilitate collaboration among the students, parents, teachers, and university members of their…

Andes, Laurie; Claggett, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

147

Wikis and Academic Writing: Changing the Writer-Reader Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of information and communication technologies has resulted in the emergence of new kinds of academic genres and literacies. The more recent social web applications empower learners to create online content in a collaborative way. This paper focuses on the use of wikis in the course of Effective Communication in English. It aims to…

Kuteeva, Maria

2011-01-01

148

Using a wiki to meet graduate nursing education competencies in collaboration and community health.  

PubMed

The wiki is an innovative means of creating, editing, and disseminating information in an online environment. Students and faculty may be most familiar with Wikipedia--the free online encyclopedia that anyone can author--but less familiar with the possibilities of the wiki as a learning tool. This article describes the use of a wiki as a means to foster collaboration and meet core competencies related to community study. The graduate nursing students completing the project created a wiki that not only showcased the community of study, but also gave them a better appreciation of group work. PMID:18856102

Ciesielka, Debbie

2008-10-01

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A student authored online medical education textbook: editing patterns and content evaluation of a medical student wiki.  

PubMed

The University of Minnesota medical student wiki (UMMedWiki) allows students to collaboratively edit classroom notes to support medical education. Since 2007, UMMedWiki has grown to include 1,591 articles that have collectively received 1.2 million pageviews. Although small-scale wikis have become increasingly important, little is known about their dynamics compared to large wikis, such as Wikipedia. To better understand UMMedWiki's management and its potential reproducibility at other medical schools, we used an edit log with 28,000 entries to evaluate the behavior of its student editors. The development of tools to survey UMMedwiki allows for quality comparisons that improve both the wiki and the curriculum itself. We completed a content survey by comparing the UMMedWiki with two types of rubric data: TIME, a medical education taxonomy consisting of 1500 terms and national epidemiological data on 2,100 diseases. PMID:22195202

Thompson, C L; Schulz, Wade L; Terrence, Adam

2011-01-01

150

Nursing Homes  

MedlinePLUS

... functionalities on this website may not be available. Nursing Homes Overview Welcome to the Nursing Homes section of our website. The purpose of ... with information relating to Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes throughout the United States. It includes information ...

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SOIL Geo-Wiki: A tool for improving soil information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Crowdsourcing is increasingly being used as a way of collecting data for scientific research, e.g. species identification, classification of galaxies and unravelling of protein structures. The WorldSoilProfiles.org database at ISRIC is a global collection of soil profiles, which have been 'crowdsourced' from experts. This system, however, requires contributors to have a priori knowledge about soils. Yet many soil parameters can be observed in the field without specific knowledge or equipment such as stone content, soil depth or color. By crowdsourcing this information over thousands of locations, the uncertainty in current soil datasets could be radically reduced, particularly in areas currently without information or where multiple interpretations are possible from different existing soil maps. Improved information on soils could benefit many research fields and applications. Better soil data could enhance assessments of soil ecosystem services (e.g. soil carbon storage) and facilitate improved process-based ecosystem modeling from local to global scales. Geo-Wiki is a crowdsourcing tool that was developed at IIASA for land cover validation using satellite imagery. Several branches are now available focused on specific aspects of land cover validation, e.g. validating cropland extent or urbanized areas. Geo-Wiki Pictures is a smart phone application for collecting land cover related information on the ground. The extension of Geo-Wiki to a mobile environment provides a tool for experts in land cover validation but is also a way of reaching the general public in the validation of land cover. Here we propose a Soil Geo-Wiki tool that builds on the existing functionality of the Geo-Wiki application, which will be largely designed for the collection and sharing of soil information. Two distinct applications are envisaged: an expert-oriented application mainly for scientific purposes, which will use soil science related language (e.g. WRB or any other global reference soil classification system) and allow experts to upload and share scientifically rigorous soil data; and an application oriented towards the general public, which will be more focused on describing well observed, individual soil properties using simplified classification keys. The latter application will avoid the use of soil science related terminology and focus on the most useful soil parameters such as soil surface features, stone content, soil texture, soil plasticity, calcium carbonate presence, soil color, soil pH, soil repellency, and soil depth. Collection of soil and landscape pictures will also be supported in Soil Geo-Wiki to allow for comprehensive data collection while simultaneously allowing for quality checking by experts.

Skalský, Rastislav; Balkovic, Juraj; Fritz, Steffen; See, Linda; van der Velde, Marijn; Obersteiner, Michael

2014-05-01

152

Distributed scaffolding: Wiki collaboration among Latino high school chemistry students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate if wiki collaboration among Latino high school chemistry students can help reduce the science achievement gap between Latino and White students. The study was a quasi-experimental pre/post control group mixed-methods design. It used three intact sections of a high school chemistry course. The first research question asked if there is a difference in academic achievement between a treatment and control group on selected concepts from the topics of bonding, physical changes, and chemical changes, when Latino high school chemistry students collaborate on a quasi-natural wiki project. Overall results for all three activities (Bonding, Physical Changes, and Chemical Changes) indicated no significant difference between the wiki and control group. However, students performing the chemical changes activity did significantly better than their respective control group. Furthermore, there was a significant association, with large effect size, between group membership and ability to overcome the misconception that aqueous ionic reactants in precipitation reactions exist as molecular pairs of ions. Qualitative analysis of classroom and computer lab dialogue, discussion board communication, student focus groups, teacher interviews, and wiki content attributes the better performance of the chemical changes wiki group to favorable differences in intersubjectivity and calibrated assistance, as well as learning about submicroscopic representations of precipitation reactions in multiple contexts. Furthermore, the nonsignificant result overall points to an aversion to peer editing as a possible cause. Drawing considerably on Vygotsky and Piaget, the results are discussed within the context of how distributed scaffolding facilitated medium levels of cognitive conflict. The second research question asked what the characteristics of distributed metacognitive scaffolding are when Latino high school chemistry students collaborate on a quasi-natural wiki project. Results suggested a higher frequency of metacognitive scaffolding by the teacher, over peers, for content knowledge and making connections knowledge. Teacher metacognitive scaffolding often took the form of posting discussion board questions designed to stimulate student reflection on their content or creativity. On the other hand, both teacher and peer metacognitive scaffolding for general goals knowledge and strategy knowledge was relatively infrequent. Recommendations are offered for improving teacher and peer metacognitive scaffolding.

O'Sullivan, Edwin Duncan, Jr.

153

The State of Wiki Usage in U.S. K-12 Schools: Leveraging Web 2.0 Data Warehouses to Assess Quality and Equity in Online Learning Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To document wiki usage in U.S. K-12 settings, this study examined a representative sample drawn from a population of nearly 180,000 wikis. The authors measured the opportunities wikis provide for students to develop 21st-century skills such as expert thinking, complex communication, and new media literacy. The authors found four types of wiki

Reich, Justin; Murnane, Richard; Willett, John

2012-01-01

154

Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match  

MedlinePLUS

... on this page, please enable JavaScript. Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match Serious burns may ... Thursday, June 26, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Burns Oxygen Therapy THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Facial ...

155

Threatened Species and Ecological Communities Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Website contains a wealth of information on current efforts to protect endangered species in Australia. Resources included at this government site cover legislation, educational materials, action guides, state/ territory information, conservation networks, and information on current events and planned activities. Also featured are lists of endangered species, and species accounts providing distributional and natural history information. A substantial collection of links to important relevant resources rounds out the site.

2002-01-01

156

South Florida Seagrass Ecosystems Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site features information from the Seagrass Ecosystems Research Lab in south Florida. An abundance of information is at your fingertips. Follow the recent research links to view modeled data from all over southern Florida and the Florida Keys. The information links feature sights loaded with publications and research information, and even a dichotomous key for Florida SAV. Also featured is a video where you can actually swim with scientists as they conduct a transect study.

2011-09-02

157

National Cancer Institute - CPFP Intranet Home Page  

Cancer.gov

Skip navigation. CPFP Intranet Overview: Learn more about the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) Contact Us: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Executive Plaza South, Suite 150E 6120 Executive Blvd. Bethesda,

158

Staunton, VA Official Web Site Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The City of Staunton was founded in the 1740's in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia along the trail that evolved into the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, the main land route south, which wound down the western frontier of Colonial America from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Staunton's architectural ambience is nineteenth century -- site includes a walking tour of five historic districts with easy-to-download photos.

159

NCI at Frederick: Project Management Home Page  

Cancer.gov

This workshop is designed to address common challenges and issues facing group leaders, managers, and supervisors. We will discuss project management and leadership techniques that will prepare individuals to prepare, track, and report the metrics needed to make sound business decisions. You will learn how to prepare meaningful schedules and be equipped with the tools and skills to provide accurate and timely budget and resource information.

160

Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides information related to the recently discovered asteroid 1997XF11. NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) is an observatory in Maui, Hawaii. The site provides images and information about newly discovered asteroids, comets, and other unusual objects.

1998-01-01

161

Home Page - Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch  

Cancer.gov

Survey on Financial Sustainability of Biobanking You are invited to participate in a survey investigating the financial challenges facing biobanks today. The data collected in this survey will be used to develop published guidance that will be publicly available to the research community and the larger medical community. We hope that you will take the time to help the biobanking community gain a clearer understanding of the specific challenges being faced by completing the Financial Sustainability survey.

162

Diatom Paleolimnology Data Cooperative Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Phycology Section of the Patrick Center for Environmental Research, part of Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Science, presents the Diatom Paleolimnology Data Cooperative (DPDC). This database contains information on diatoms and related ecological and paleolimnological data applicable to the study of global climate change. Users have three search options: browse and download stratigraphic and calibration data sets; view individual diatom counts; or search for occurrences of specific taxa in all data sets. The site includes links to algae databases, also from the Academy of Natural Science. Researchers are encouraged to submit diatom core and surface sediment data to the DPDC.

1998-01-01

163

Home page for Applied Hydrogeology textbook  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a supplement to the Fourth Edition of Applied Hydrogeology, by C.W. Fetter. The site contains corrections to the text, a review of basic math useful for hydrogeologists, a brief history of the science of groundwater, and the text of the California water rights ruling for Mono Lake. Answers to the text's odd-numbered questions are also provided.

Fetter, C. W.

164

Geomorphology Home Page, University of Virginia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The focus of this site is fluvial geomorphology. It offers information on modelling and simulations of drainage basins, floodplain and stream meandering, and landform evolution on Mars. A series of slideshows by the author are available, organized regionally: California Coast Ranges, Desert Southwest, Western U.S. and Alaska, Colorado Plateau, Midwest and Great Plains. Eastern US, Tropical Paradises, and Europe.

Howard, Alan

165

General Atomics Fusion Group Educational Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from the General Atomics Energy Group features a collection of educational resources on fusion. Both naturally occuring fusion and fusion as an energy source are included. Resources for teachers to use in the classroom are included.

2010-03-31

166

National Organic Program Proposed Rule Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Every year proposed US federal agency rules are published in the Federal Register so that interested members of the public may read and comment on the proposed rule before it goes into effect. Recently, the Internet has begun to show the potential to change and help democratize this process. The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Proposed Rule on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) (discussed in the November 28, 1997 Scout Report), was one example. The United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service's Organic Program Proposed Rule is another. Instead of searching through the cumbersome volumes of the FR, reading the rule, and then commenting on it, Internet users are now beginning to be able to go to the agency site, read the rule, broken up into its parts, and submit interactive comments on any of those parts. At the site other users can easily access those comments. In this way, the Internet can be used to help foster the democratic process--interested users can see this in action at these two sites. Note that the comment period on the National Organic Program Proposed Rule ends March 16, 1998, and that registration is necessary before commenting at the USDA site.

Service., United S.

1998-01-01

167

The Museum of Connecticut History Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in the historic Connecticut State Library and Supreme Court Building, the Museum of Connecticut History documents the political, cultural, technological, and urban history of the Nutmeg State. On the site, visitors will find six primary sections, including "Museum Exhibits", "Colt Collection", and "About the Museum". The "Colt Collection" section provides information about the famous gun manufacturer, which made weapons in Hartford for well over a century. In the "Museum Exhibits" area, visitors can preview collections that tell the story of the state's governors and the Freedom Trail quilts. Also, the "Education Services" area features helpful educational materials for educators and students, including lesson plans and thoughtful activities.

168

The Cancer Genome Atlas - TCGA - Home Page  

Cancer.gov

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of genome analysis technologies, including large-scale genome sequencing.

169

Australian Weather Watch Radar Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology's Weather Watch Radar website provides up-to-date radar images of the locations of rain in Australia in relation to local features such as coast lines. The newly developed Loops provide four consecutive radar images so that users can view how the weather has been changing in the last forty to fifty minutes. The website provides radar images of past cyclone events as well as updates on severe weather throughout Australia. Those interested in radar systems can discover how the weather radars work and how to interpret the maps. [RME

170

AP Central: AP Biology Course Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For students and educators seeking to learn more about the world of biology, this website is the perfect resource. Created by the College Board, this site contains information designed to help individuals prepare for the AP Biology examination. The resources here include a guide to conducting investigative labs in the classroom, an overview of quantitative skills, and several other preparatory items. In the Classroom Resources area, visitors can look over curriculum modules and field trip suggestions among other tools. The "Related Articles" section features pieces such as "Mendel's Legacy," "Gastrulation: Shaping the Embryo," and "DNA and Computers-A Marriage Made in Heaven." The site is rounded out by a series of course overviews crafted specially for AP Biology instructors.

2013-04-05

171

Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA Home Page  

MedlinePLUS

... about this case, visit the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section's website More Items of Interest INTRODUCTION TO ... provide information about compliance with the ADA ADA ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES The Department enforces the ADA through complaints, ...

172

Pressure Ulcers Among Nursing Home Residents: United States, 2004  

MedlinePLUS

... Brief Number 14, February 2009 Pressure Ulcers Among Nursing Home Residents: United States, 2004 On this Page ... quality of care More than 1 in 10 nursing home residents had a pressure ulcer. Of the ...

173

Attacks by “Anonymous” WikiLeaks Proponents not Anonymous  

Microsoft Academic Search

On November 28, 2010, the world started watching the whistle blower website WikiLeaks to begin publishing part of the 250,000 US Embassy Diplomatic cables. These confidential cables provide an insight on U.S. international affairs from 274 different embassies, covering topics such as analysis of host countries and leaders and even requests for spying out United Nations leaders.\\u000aThe release of

Aiko Pras; Anna Sperotto; Giovane C. M. Moura; Idilio Drago; Rafael Barbosa; Ramin Sadre; Ricardo Schmidt; Rick Hofstede

2010-01-01

174

OntoWiki Mobile - Knowledge Management in Your Pocket  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a As comparatively powerful mobile computing devices are becoming more common, mobile web applications have started gaining\\u000a in popularity. In this paper we present an approach for a mobile semantic collaboration platform based on the OntoWiki framework.\\u000a It allows users to collect instance data, refine the structure of knowledge bases and browse data using hierarchical or faceted\\u000a navigation on-the-go even without

Timofey Ermilov; Norman Heino; Sebastian Tramp; Sören Auer

2011-01-01

175

Affordances and Constraints of a Wiki for Primary-School Students' Group Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined a wiki as a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environment at upper primary level. A total of 388 Hong Kong Primary-five (P5) students in four Chinese primary schools used a wiki platform within the context of their group projects in General Studies (GS) classes. Adopting a mixed-methods design, qualitative and…

Fu, Huijuan; Chu, Samuel; Kang, Wenxia

2013-01-01

176

The good, the bad and the wiki: Evaluating student-generated content for collaborative learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the potential for wiki-type open architecture software to promote and support collaborative learning through the use of student- created content. It delineates some of the affordances and constraints of wiki software as an open architecture that has the potential to facilitate collabora- tive learning through community-focused enquiry. It seeks to promote debate in this key area of

Steve Wheeler; Peter Yeomans; Dawn Wheeler

2008-01-01

177

Evaluating Wiki as a tool to promote quality academic writing skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we investigated undergraduate teacher trainees' use of wikis, focusing on the use of shared spaces to communicate ideas and generate course specific content. We explored how students, through such activities, were to able to improve their academic writing skills. We discuss writing as a social practice and discuss how wikis might promote better academic writing. With data

Steve Wheeler; Dawn Wheeler

2007-01-01

178

A Case Study of Wikis and Student-Designed Games in Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on the incorporation of wiki technology within physical education. Boys from two classes at a school in the United Kingdom were divided into small teams and given the task of creating a new game in a same genre as football, hockey, netball or rugby. Each team had a wiki on which were recorded all the plans and developments of…

Hastie, Peter A.; Casey, Ashley; Tarter, Anne-Marie

2010-01-01

179

Creating/Developing/Using a Wiki Study Guide: Effects on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis are gaining popularity in classrooms because of their many benefits. Despite these benefits, there is a shortage of empirical data regarding their effectiveness in increasing knowledge. This study examined (a) the effectiveness of creating/developing/using a wiki to increase knowledge of Web 2.0 tools for 103 preservice teachers; (b) their…

O'Bannon, Blanche W.; Britt, Virginia G.

2012-01-01

180

Wiki as a Corporate Learning Tool: Case Study for Software Development Company  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In our study, we attempted to further investigate how Web 2.0 technologies influence workplace learning. Our particular interest was on using Wiki as a tool for corporate exchange of knowledge with the focus on informal learning. In this study, we collaborated with a multinational software development company that uses Wiki as a corporate tool…

Milovanovic, Milos; Minovic, Miroslav; Stavljanin, Velimir; Savkovic, Marko; Starcevic, Dusan

2012-01-01

181

Writing with Wikis: A Cautionary Tale of Technology in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning to write a scholarly literature review is often difficult for undergraduate students. This teaching note examines a pilot study of BSW students' use of a wiki to collaboratively write a literature review in a research course (N=36). Students expressed negative responses toward the assignment and were reluctant to use the wiki. Their…

Allwardt, Debra E.

2011-01-01

182

The Good, the Bad and the Wiki: Evaluating Student-Generated Content for Collaborative Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the potential for wiki-type open architecture software to promote and support collaborative learning through the use of student-created content. It delineates some of the affordances and constraints of wiki software as an open architecture that has the potential to facilitate collaborative learning through community-focused…

Wheeler, Steve; Yeomans, Peter; Wheeler, Dawn

2008-01-01

183

Wiki Tools in the Preparation and Support of e-Learning Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wiki tools, which became known mainly thanks to the Wikipedia encyclopedia, represent quite a new phenomenon on the Internet. The work presented here deals with three areas connected to a possible use of wiki tools for the preparation of an e-learning course. To what extent does Wikipedia.com contain terms necessary for scientific lectures at the…

Jancarik, Antonin; Jancarikova, Katerina

2010-01-01

184

Assessing Collaboration in a Wiki: The Reliability of University Students' Peer Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on the reliability of intra-group peer assessment (PA) of the collaboration processes in a wiki. First-year university students (N = 659) were subdivided in groups of 8 to create wikis. They were to assess their group members on four criteria (contribution, discussion, sources, and social). The main research question focused on…

De Wever, Bram; Van Keer, Hilde; Schellens, Tammy; Valcke, Martin

2011-01-01

185

Support for Collaboration in Wikis using Graphical Modeling to Achieve Improvements in Information Architecture and Accessibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wiki is a collaborative tool for designing web communications allowing users to edit, add or revise content through a web browser. Despite of various benefits offered by the wikis use, there is no guarantee of a good structure of its content. This occurs especially by the difficulty to graphically visualize the information architecture. In this paper is proposed a Model-Driven

Thiago Jabur Bittar; Luanna Lopes Lobato; David Fernandes Neto; R. P. de Mattos Fortes

2010-01-01

186

Use and acceptance of Wiki systems for students of veterinary medicine  

PubMed Central

Objective: Wiki systems are gaining importance concerning the use in education, especially among young users. The aim of our study was to examine, how students of veterinary medicine commonly use wiki systems, whether they consider a veterinary wiki system useful and if they would participate in writing content. Methodology: For data collection a questionnaire was provided to students (n=210) of the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. It contained questions regarding the use of Wikipedia in general and concerning educational issues. Results: Most respondents, especially students in the first years, had comprehensive experience in the use of Wikipedia and veterinary wiki systems. In contrast, the experience in writing or editing of information was low (8.6% Wikipedia, 15.3% veterinary wiki systems). Male students had significantly more writing experience than females (p=0,008). In addition, students of the higher years were more experienced in writing and editing than students of the first year (7.4% in the 4th year). The familiarity with wiki systems offered by universities was low. The majority of students (96.2%) are willing to use veterinary wiki systems as an information tool in the future. Nevertheless, only a low percentage is willing to write or edit content. Many students, however, expect a better learning success when writing own texts. In general, students consider the quality of information in a wiki system as correct. Conclusion: In conclusion, wiki systems are considered a useful tool to gain information. This will lead to a successful implementation of wiki systems in veterinary education. A main challenge will be to develop concepts to activate students to participate not only in reading but in the writing and editing process.

Kolski, Darius; Arlt, Sebastian; Birk, Stephan; Heuwieser, Wolfgang

2013-01-01

187

An Attempt to Improve Student Engagement with Class Content via a Student-produced Wiki  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a freshman-level honors astronomy class, an attempt was made to use a student-produced wiki to improve student engagement and connection with the class material. This attempt was not entirely successful due to unforeseen challenges such as the assignment being too open-ended and too time consuming to grade. Despite these challenges, the wiki was successful in encouraging the students to reflect more on the class material, and to connect that material to the “real world.” While the wiki assignment that was originally attempted will not be repeated in future classes, certain portions will continue to be used to enhance student engagement.

Cobb, B. E.

2014-07-01

188

Semantic Wiki as a Basis for Software Engineering Ontology Evolution  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ontology plays a vital role in sharing a common understanding of the domain among groups of people and provides terminology interpretable by machines. Recently, ontology has grown and continued to evolve constantly, but there are not many tools to provide an environment to support ontology evolution. This paper introduces a framework to support the management and maintenance leading to the evolution of Ontology by focusing on Software Engineering Ontology. The proposed framework will take into account the users' perspectives on the ontology and keep track of the comments in a formal manner. We propose the use of technology such as Semantic MediaWiki as a means to overcome the aforementioned problems.

Kasisopha, Natsuda; Wongthongtham, Pornpit; Hussain, Farookh Khadeer

189

JavaWIDE - the Java Wiki Integrated Development Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Java Wiki Integrated Development Environment, or JavaWIDE for short, is a free zero-install web-based programming environment. JavaWIDE supports concurrent editing, a shared code base, an integrated Java API, code completion, auto-import, and many other features you would expect in an IDE. JavaWIDE is integrated with the GridWorld package and can be used for computer programming at the high school and college level. All programs written with JavaWIDE are automatically posted to a web site that can be shared via the integrated social networking tools.

Jenkins, Jam

190

Consumer guide to home energy savings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This illustrated handbook provides more than 240 pages of practical, affordable and easy-to-understand steps consumers can take to make their homes more energy efficient without sacrificing convenience or comfort. In the process, they can save money on utility bills and lower impacts on the environment. The guide lists and rates high efficiency home appliances and equipment (from light bulbs to

A. Wilson; J. Morrill

1993-01-01

191

WIKI4, a Novel Inhibitor of Tankyrase and Wnt/ss-Catenin Signaling  

PubMed Central

The Wnt/ß-catenin signaling pathway controls important cellular events during development and often contributes to disease when dysregulated. Using high throughput screening we have identified a new small molecule inhibitor of Wnt/ß-catenin signaling, WIKI4. WIKI4 inhibits expression of ß-catenin target genes and cellular responses to Wnt/ß-catenin signaling in cancer cell lines as well as in human embryonic stem cells. Furthermore, we demonstrate that WIKI4 mediates its effects on Wnt/ß-catenin signaling by inhibiting the enzymatic activity of TNKS2, a regulator of AXIN ubiquitylation and degradation. While TNKS has previously been shown to be the target of small molecule inhibitors of Wnt/ß-catenin signaling, WIKI4 is structurally distinct from previously identified TNKS inhibitors.

Biechele, Travis L.; Robin, Nicholas C.; Taylor, Russell J.; Major, Michael B.; Camp, Nathan D.; Fowler, Kerry; Martins, Timothy J.; Moon, Randall T.

2012-01-01

192

The CIMSS Realtime GOES Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). This site provides real time images and data for the GOES satellites. Data include precipitable water, lifted index, cloud top pressure, sea surface temperature, displays of sounder channels and bands. A recent addition to the page is the hourly display of "all 19 spectral channels from the GOES-8 Sounder."

1999-01-01

193

Ultra Lightweight Web Applications: A Single-Page Wiki employing a Partial Ajax Solution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The overloaded term Web 2.0 web site usually connotes an interactive web application that offers features normally associated with free-standing applications running directly under the control of an operating system. Such an interactive web applications, also known as a rich internet application (RIA), run within web browsers and must download XHTML and client-side scripts to control user interactivity. Via a

Michael J Rees

2006-01-01

194

Pre-service teachers' experiences with Wiki: challenges of asynchronous collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

1. ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to share the wiki use experiences of pre-service teachers enrolled in an undergraduate class taught by me. Students used a Google wiki site (http:\\/\\/sites.google.com) to work,on one ,of their ,assignments. An ,evaluation ,of their experience suggested that these students needed,a tool that better supports real-time communication, and that voluntary participation in the

Diler Öner

2009-01-01

195

Using a wiki to facilitate an online professional learning community for induction and mentoring teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this case study was to report on the use of a wiki as a tool for conducting online professional learning communities\\u000a (OLCs) with 26 induction and mentor teachers. Data sources include teachers’ wiki postings and teacher interviews. Results\\u000a indicate that: (a) Web 2.0 tools may be most effective in OLCs when the social features are utilized in

Amy Hutchison; Jamie Colwell

196

Calling on a million minds for community annotation in WikiProteins  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT: WikiProteins enables community annotation in a Wiki-based system. Extracts of major data sources have been fused into an editable environment that links out to the original sources. Data from community edits create automatic copies of the original data. Semantic technology captures concepts co-occurring in one sentence and thus potential factual statements. In addition, indirect associations between concepts have been

Barend Mons; Michael Ashburner; Christine Chichester; Erik van Mulligen; Marc Weeber; Johan den Dunnen; Gert-Jan van Ommen; Mark Musen; Matthew Cockerill; Henning Hermjakob; Albert Mons; Abel Packer; Roberto Pacheco; Suzanna Lewis; Alfred Berkeley; William Melton; Nickolas Barris; Jimmy Wales; Gerard Meijssen; Erik Moeller; Peter Jan Roes; Katy Borner; Amos Bairoch

2008-01-01

197

Housing and Home Furnishings Resource Unit. Landscaping the Homegrounds.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource unit, a supplement to the housing and home furnishings curriculum guide (see related note), was designed to help secondary education home economics teachers plan student learning experiences pertaining to the landscaping of a family's home grounds. The unit contains one page for each of nine principle topics, with each topic…

Barnett, Ruby S.

198

Home food environment of older adults transitioning from hospital to home. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

199

Home Modifications  

MedlinePLUS

... understanding of the mechanisms involved. Where Do You Begin? Before you make home modifications, you should evaluate ... rebuildingtogether.org/content/resource/detail/1192/ You can begin your survey by examining each area of your ...

200

Nursing Homes  

MedlinePLUS

... up like a hospital. The staff provides medical care, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapy. ... relationships with residents. Some nursing homes have special care units for people with serious memory problems such ...

201

Home Hemodialysis  

MedlinePLUS

... Information Clearinghouse Publications Tools and Resources E-News Alternate Version Print PDF Version (540 KB) * Also see: ... more frequent home HD say they have more energy, feel less nauseous, and sleep better. Many say ...

202

Home Insulation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Under the Guaranteed Watt Savers (GWS) system, plans for a new home are computer analyzed for anticipated heat loss and gain. Specifications are specifically designed for each structure and a Smart- House Radiant Barrier is installed. Designed to reflect ...

1994-01-01

203

The Rocky Mountain Institute: Home Resource Efficiency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Rocky Mountain Institute offers an informational Web site entitled Home Resource Efficiency. Visitors can learn several tips and tricks on how to keep their home as energy efficient as possible with link titles such as Energy Efficiency: First Things First; Appliances and Lighting; Home Cooling; Household Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Savings Measures; Household Water Efficiency; Resource-Efficient New Home Construction; Environmentally Friendly Building Materials; Renewable Energy: Solar, Wind, Micro-Hydro; Indoor Air Quality; and Recycling. Each page contains some basic information about the subject, what we can do to help with energy efficiency, and additional helpful links.

204

ENSO Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ENSO PAGE, provided by the National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a collection of links dealing with a variety of ENSO (El Nino/Southern Oscillation) related topics such as impacts, sea surface temperature charts, indices and analyses, and background information. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), El Nino is "a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather around the globe." It is caused by a change in trade wind patterns in the central and western Pacific ocean, and causes a large volume of ocean to be warmed (typically about 20 degrees of latitude by 90 degrees of longitude). It happens at irregular intervals and has global climatic consequences (regional flooding and droughts, in particular).

1998-01-01

205

Wiki-Supported Collaborative Learning in Primary Education: How a Dialogic Space Is Created for Thinking Together  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores how wikis may be used to support primary education students' collaborative interaction and how such an interaction process can be characterised. The overall aim of this study is to analyse the collaborative processes of students working together in a wiki environment, in order to see how primary students can actively create a…

Pifarre, Manoli; Kleine Staarman, Judith

2011-01-01

206

The Zebrafish GenomeWiki: a crowdsourcing approach to connect the long tail for zebrafish gene annotation  

PubMed Central

A large repertoire of gene-centric data has been generated in the field of zebrafish biology. Although the bulk of these data are available in the public domain, most of them are not readily accessible or available in nonstandard formats. One major challenge is to unify and integrate these widely scattered data sources. We tested the hypothesis that active community participation could be a viable option to address this challenge. We present here our approach to create standards for assimilation and sharing of information and a system of open standards for database intercommunication. We have attempted to address this challenge by creating a community-centric solution for zebrafish gene annotation. The Zebrafish GenomeWiki is a ‘wiki’-based resource, which aims to provide an altruistic shared environment for collective annotation of the zebrafish genes. The Zebrafish GenomeWiki has features that enable users to comment, annotate, edit and rate this gene-centric information. The credits for contributions can be tracked through a transparent microattribution system. In contrast to other wikis, the Zebrafish GenomeWiki is a ‘structured wiki’ or rather a ‘semantic wiki’. The Zebrafish GenomeWiki implements a semantically linked data structure, which in the future would be amenable to semantic search. Database URL: http://genome.igib.res.in/twiki

Singh, Meghna; Bhartiya, Deeksha; Maini, Jayant; Sharma, Meenakshi; Singh, Angom Ramcharan; Kadarkaraisamy, Subburaj; Rana, Rajiv; Sabharwal, Ankit; Nanda, Srishti; Ramachandran, Aravindhakshan; Mittal, Ashish; Kapoor, Shruti; Sehgal, Paras; Asad, Zainab; Kaushik, Kriti; Vellarikkal, Shamsudheen Karuthedath; Jagga, Divya; Muthuswami, Muthulakshmi; Chauhan, Rajendra K.; Leonard, Elvin; Priyadarshini, Ruby; Halimani, Mahantappa; Malhotra, Sunny; Patowary, Ashok; Vishwakarma, Harinder; Joshi, Prateek; Bhardwaj, Vivek; Bhaumik, Arijit; Bhatt, Bharat; Jha, Aamod; Kumar, Aalok; Budakoti, Prerna; Lalwani, Mukesh Kumar; Meli, Rajeshwari; Jalali, Saakshi; Joshi, Kandarp; Pal, Koustav; Dhiman, Heena; Laddha, Saurabh V.; Jadhav, Vaibhav; Singh, Naresh; Pandey, Vikas; Sachidanandan, Chetana; Ekker, Stephen C.; Klee, Eric W.; Scaria, Vinod; Sivasubbu, Sridhar

2014-01-01

207

Empirical Testing of a Theoretical Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model: An Exploratory Study of Educational Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study extended the technology acceptance model and empirically tested the new model with wikis, a new type of educational technology. Based on social cognitive theory and the theory of planned behavior, three new variables, wiki self-efficacy, online posting anxiety, and perceived behavioral control, were added to the original technology…

Liu, Xun

2010-01-01

208

Developing Collaborative Autonomous Learning Abilities in Computer Mediated Language Learning: Attention to Meaning among Students in Wiki Space  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports on attention to meaning among 40 NNS pre-service EFL teachers as they collaboratively constructed a wiki in a 16-week online course. Focus is placed upon the nature of individual and group behavior when attending to meaning in a long-term wiki-based collaborative activity as well as the students' collaborative autonomous…

Kessler, Greg; Bikowski, Dawn

2010-01-01

209

Competitive Paging Algorithms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paging problem is that of deciding which pages to keep in a memory of k pages in order to minimize the number of page faults. We develop the marking algorithm, a randomized on-line algorithm for the paging problem. We prove that its expected cost on any sequence of requests is within a factor of 2Hk of optimum. (Where Hk

Amos Fiat; Richard M. Karp; Michael Luby; Lyle A. Mcgeoch; Daniel Dominic Sleator; Neal E. Young

1991-01-01

210

Snails home  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many gardeners and horticulturalists seek non-chemical methods to control populations of snails. It has frequently been reported that snails that are marked and removed from a garden are later found in the garden again. This phenomenon is often cited as evidence for a homing instinct. We report a systematic study of the snail population in a small suburban garden, in which large numbers of snails were marked and removed over a period of about 6 months. While many returned, inferring a homing instinct from this evidence requires statistical modelling. Monte Carlo techniques demonstrate that movements of snails are better explained by drift under the influence of a homing instinct than by random diffusion. Maximum likelihood techniques infer the existence of two groups of snails in the garden: members of a larger population that show little affinity to the garden itself, and core members of a local garden population that regularly return to their home if removed. The data are strongly suggestive of a homing instinct, but also reveal that snail-throwing can work as a pest management strategy.

Dunstan, D. J.; Hodgson, D. J.

2014-06-01

211

Dementia - home care  

MedlinePLUS

... include in-home care, nursing homes, or adult day care. LONG-TERM CARE A person with dementia may ... or in an institution. Possible options include: Adult day care Boarding homes Convalescent homes In-home care Many ...

212

The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study pages have been removed  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

213

How Schools Can Create Their Own Web Pages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools in two New York State counties are creating Web home pages with little money or technical expertise. Approaches to Web page construction include using commercially developed software (like Pagemaker or Claris Works); trying out downloaded shareware programs; using an online service (America Online, Prodigy, or Compuserve); and programming…

Monahan, Brian; Tomko, Sue

1996-01-01

214

Home Insulation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Under the Guaranteed Watt Savers (GWS) system, plans for a new home are computer analyzed for anticipated heat loss and gain. Specifications are specifically designed for each structure and a Smart- House Radiant Barrier is installed. Designed to reflect away 95% of the Sun's radiant energy, the radiant barrier is an adaptation of an aluminum shield used on Apollo spacecraft. On completion of a home, technicians using a machine, check for air tightness, by creating a vacuum in the house and computer calculations that measure the amount of air exchanged. A guarantee that only the specified number kilowatt hours will be used is then provided.

1994-01-01

215

Teacher Page - Deutsch Klasse  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On this site you will find the resource needed to teach a German Level I Course. There are links below for lesson plans and a link to the student page. This page is an introductory page for the teacher. Below are four links that will provide teachers with additional resources to use in their classrooms. Teacher Page - Lesson Plans Teacher Page - Resources Student Page - Deutsch Klasse Student WebQuests ...

Barlow, Frau

2009-11-02

216

Standards opportunities around data-bearing Web pages.  

PubMed

The evolving Web has seen ever-growing use of structured data, thanks to the way it enhances information authoring, querying, visualization and sharing. To date, however, most structured data authoring and management tools have been oriented towards programmers and Web developers. End users have been left behind, unable to leverage structured data for information management and communication as well as professionals. In this paper, I will argue that many of the benefits of structured data management can be provided to end users as well. I will describe an approach and tools that allow end users to define their own schemas (without knowing what a schema is), manage data and author (not program) interactive Web visualizations of that data using the Web tools with which they are already familiar, such as plain Web pages, blogs, wikis and WYSIWYG document editors. I will describe our experience deploying these tools and some lessons relevant to their future evolution. PMID:23419850

Karger, David

2013-03-28

217

WikiCell: A Unified Resource Platform for Human Transcriptomics Research  

PubMed Central

Abstract Here we present a database, WikiCell, as a portal for a unified view of the human transcriptome. At present, WikiCell consists of Expressed Sequenced Tags (ESTs), and users can access, curate, and submit database data by interactive mode, and also can browse, query, upload, and download sequences. Researchers can utilize the transcriptome model based on a human taxonomy graph. The sequences in each model are sorted by attributes such as physiological and pathological samples. The Genbank EST data format are conserved. Gene information is provided, including housekeeping genes, taxonomy location, and gene ontology (GO) description. We believe that WikiCell provides a useful resource for defining expression pattern and tissue differentiation based on human taxonomy mode. It can be accessed at http://www.wikicell.org/.

Zhao, Dongyu; Wu, Jiayan; Zhou, Yuanyuan; Gong, Wei

2012-01-01

218

Mobile Homes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Reporting on an exploratory study of HUD's participation in the mobile housing field in Region IX, this study was undertaken to determine if HUD has any processing or management problems with the 207 - m (mobile home park) program. It also was designed to...

1974-01-01

219

The pathology informatics curriculum wiki: Harnessing the power of user-generated content  

PubMed Central

Background: The need for informatics training as part of pathology training has never been so critical, but pathology informatics is a wide and complex field and very few programs currently have the resources to provide comprehensive educational pathology informatics experiences to their residents. In this article, we present the “pathology informatics curriculum wiki”, an open, on-line wiki that indexes the pathology informatics content in a larger public wiki, Wikipedia, (and other online content) and organizes it into educational modules based on the 2003 standard curriculum approved by the Association for Pathology Informatics (API). Methods and Results: In addition to implementing the curriculum wiki at http://pathinformatics.wikispaces.com, we have evaluated pathology informatics content in Wikipedia. Of the 199 non-duplicate terms in the API curriculum, 90% have at least one associated Wikipedia article. Furthermore, evaluation of articles on a five-point Likert scale showed high scores for comprehensiveness (4.05), quality (4.08), currency (4.18), and utility for the beginner (3.85) and advanced (3.93) learners. These results are compelling and support the thesis that Wikipedia articles can be used as the foundation for a basic curriculum in pathology informatics. Conclusions: The pathology informatics community now has the infrastructure needed to collaboratively and openly create, maintain and distribute the pathology informatics content worldwide (Wikipedia) and also the environment (the curriculum wiki) to draw upon its own resources to index and organize this content as a sustainable basic pathology informatics educational resource. The remaining challenges are numerous, but largest by far will be to convince the pathologists to take the time and effort required to build pathology informatics content in Wikipedia and to index and organize this content for education in the curriculum wiki.

Kim, Ji Yeon; Gudewicz, Thomas M.; Dighe, Anand S.; Gilbertson, John R.

2010-01-01

220

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study  

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... enable JavaScript. Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study Exposure to a little dust, dander ... 2014) Friday, June 6, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Allergy Asthma in Children Germs and Hygiene FRIDAY, June ...

221

Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?  

MedlinePLUS

... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal? FDA takes ... those in other countries. "Research shows that not all strip manufacturers can verify the accuracy of their ...

222

Stopping the Spread of Germs at Home, Work and School  

MedlinePLUS

... Influenza (Flu) Share Compartir Stopping the Spread of Germs at Home, Work & School On This Page Get ... mouth, eyes or nose. Stop the Spread of Germs Healthy habits can protect everyone from getting germs ...

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WikiSensing: An Online Collaborative Approach for Sensor Data Management  

PubMed Central

This paper presents a new methodology for collaborative sensor data management known as WikiSensing. It is a novel approach that incorporates online collaboration with sensor data management. We introduce the work on this research by describing the motivation and challenges of designing and developing an online collaborative sensor data management system. This is followed by a brief survey on popular sensor data management and online collaborative systems. We then present the architecture for WikiSensing highlighting its main components and features. Several example scenarios are described to present the functionality of the system. We evaluate the approach by investigating the performance of aggregate queries and the scalability of the system.

Silva, Dilshan; Ghanem, Moustafa; Guo, Yike

2012-01-01

224

Research brief: using a Wiki to support student nurses learning discipline specific health terminology.  

PubMed

This study aimed to clarify whether a collaborative exercise using a Wiki to teach nursing students health-specific terminology resulted in better learning. In one New Zealand School of Nursing a list of health-related and discipline-specific terms was created, first-year nursing students were expected to learn these before their initial clinical practice. However, students found the terms difficult to learn. The use of a collaborative Wiki exercise to create a glossary of health terms was seen as a way to aid student learning, while also providing a learning environment where students would develop collaborative skills. PMID:24839746

Honey, Michelle; Doherty, Iain

2014-03-01

225

ArrayWiki: an enabling technology for sharing public microarray data repositories and meta-analyses  

PubMed Central

Background A survey of microarray databases reveals that most of the repository contents and data models are heterogeneous (i.e., data obtained from different chip manufacturers), and that the repositories provide only basic biological keywords linking to PubMed. As a result, it is difficult to find datasets using research context or analysis parameters information beyond a few keywords. For example, to reduce the "curse-of-dimension" problem in microarray analysis, the number of samples is often increased by merging array data from different datasets. Knowing chip data parameters such as pre-processing steps (e.g., normalization, artefact removal, etc), and knowing any previous biological validation of the dataset is essential due to the heterogeneity of the data. However, most of the microarray repositories do not have meta-data information in the first place, and do not have a a mechanism to add or insert this information. Thus, there is a critical need to create "intelligent" microarray repositories that (1) enable update of meta-data with the raw array data, and (2) provide standardized archiving protocols to minimize bias from the raw data sources. Results To address the problems discussed, we have developed a community maintained system called ArrayWiki that unites disparate meta-data of microarray meta-experiments from multiple primary sources with four key features. First, ArrayWiki provides a user-friendly knowledge management interface in addition to a programmable interface using standards developed by Wikipedia. Second, ArrayWiki includes automated quality control processes (caCORRECT) and novel visualization methods (BioPNG, Gel Plots), which provide extra information about data quality unavailable in other microarray repositories. Third, it provides a user-curation capability through the familiar Wiki interface. Fourth, ArrayWiki provides users with simple text-based searches across all experiment meta-data, and exposes data to search engine crawlers (Semantic Agents) such as Google to further enhance data discovery. Conclusions Microarray data and meta information in ArrayWiki are distributed and visualized using a novel and compact data storage format, BioPNG. Also, they are open to the research community for curation, modification, and contribution. By making a small investment of time to learn the syntax and structure common to all sites running MediaWiki software, domain scientists and practioners can all contribute to make better use of microarray technologies in research and medical practices. ArrayWiki is available at .

Stokes, Todd H; Torrance, JT; Li, Henry; Wang, May D

2008-01-01

226

OBSERVING TERRESTRIAL BIOMASS GLOBALLY: http://biomass.geo-wiki.org  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Terrestrial biomass has been recognized as an essential climate variable and as such represents an important dataset for the scientific community. While a lot of effort has gone into producing such datasets in recent years, there is a need to begin to harmonize efforts. To that end, http://Biomass.Geo-Wiki.org presents a collection of global, regional and in-situ biomass datasets produced by a number of institutions, overlaid on the Google Earth platform (Table). Datasets contain above ground live biomass, forest woody biomass and in-situ forest biomass measurements and span spatial scales from global to national, regional and plot measurements in the northern Eurasia (Table). All datasets obtained were converted into unified units and a common color scheme and are available for visual comparison. As we assemble further datasets, the goal is to perform various scientific tasks including: gap analysis, cross-product validation, possible harmonization and hybrid product development. Furthermore, this tool could potentially provide the necessary scientific platform to enhance collaboration in the area of global biomass monitoring.
Onboard Biomass Datasets Description

Fritz, S.; Shchepashchenko, D.; McCallum, I.; Perger, C.; Schill, C.; Baccini, A.; Gallaun, H.; Kindermann, G.; Obersteiner, M.; Santoro, M.; Schmullius, C. C.; Shvidenko, A.

2011-12-01

227

The NASA Human Research Wiki - An Online Collaboration Tool  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC) element is one of six elements of the Human Research Program (HRP). ExMC is charged with decreasing the risk of: "Inability to adequately recognize or treat an ill or injured crew member" for exploration-class missions In preparation for exploration-class missions, ExMC has compiled a large evidence base, previously available only to persons within the NASA community. ExMC has developed the "NASA Human Research Wiki" in an effort to make the ExMC information available to the general public and increase collaboration within and outside of NASA. The ExMC evidence base is comprised of several types of data, including: (1)Information on more than 80 medical conditions which could occur during space flight (a)Derived from several sources (b)Including data on incidence and potential outcomes, as captured in the Integrated Medical Model s (IMM) Clinical Finding Forms (CliFFs). (2)Approximately 25 gap reports (a)Identify any "gaps" in knowledge and/or technology that would need to be addressed in order to provide adequate medical support for these novel missions.

Barr, Yael; Rasbury, Jack; Johnson, Jordan; Barstend, Kristina; Saile, Lynn; Watkins, Sharmi

2012-01-01

228

MetaBase--the wiki-database of biological databases.  

PubMed

Biology is generating more data than ever. As a result, there is an ever increasing number of publicly available databases that analyse, integrate and summarize the available data, providing an invaluable resource for the biological community. As this trend continues, there is a pressing need to organize, catalogue and rate these resources, so that the information they contain can be most effectively exploited. MetaBase (MB) (http://MetaDatabase.Org) is a community-curated database containing more than 2000 commonly used biological databases. Each entry is structured using templates and can carry various user comments and annotations. Entries can be searched, listed, browsed or queried. The database was created using the same MediaWiki technology that powers Wikipedia, allowing users to contribute on many different levels. The initial release of MB was derived from the content of the 2007 Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) Database Issue. Since then, approximately 100 databases have been manually collected from the literature, and users have added information for over 240 databases. MB is synchronized annually with the static Molecular Biology Database Collection provided by NAR. To date, there have been 19 significant contributors to the project; each one is listed as an author here to highlight the community aspect of the project. PMID:22139927

Bolser, Dan M; Chibon, Pierre-Yves; Palopoli, Nicolas; Gong, Sungsam; Jacob, Daniel; Del Angel, Victoria Dominguez; Swan, Dan; Bassi, Sebastian; González, Virginia; Suravajhala, Prashanth; Hwang, Seungwoo; Romano, Paolo; Edwards, Rob; Bishop, Bryan; Eargle, John; Shtatland, Timur; Provart, Nicholas J; Clements, Dave; Renfro, Daniel P; Bhak, Daeui; Bhak, Jong

2012-01-01

229

Hummingbirds Home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Audubon's Hummingbirds at Home is a movement to crowdsource rigorous science that is meaningful for hummingbirds. You will become an integral piece of a continent-wide network of citizen scientists helping uncover how hummingbirds are affected by climate change and providing the information necessary to devise actions to help them. Participants choose a locale to monitor for hummingbird activity and flowering plants, submitting data online. The data collected by all participants can be explored through the website.

Society, National A.

230

Home Chemicals  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson provides an introduction to the occurrence and possible risks of household chemical products. Topics include some basic chemistry (how elements combine to form compounds), how chemicals are classified, and the idea of natural, as opposed to synthetic, chemicals. The lesson includes an activity in which students take an inventory of chemical products in their homes and research the possible hazards of some of them using an online resource developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Fox, Chris

231

The Mississippi Writers Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The "Magnolia state" has been home to more than its share of fine writers, including William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, and Richard Wright, to name just a few. Created and maintained by the University of Mississippi, this Website offers Webpages for over 60 of these Mississippi scribes. Each page provides a well-written summary of the author's career, a list of the author's work, a secondary bibliography replete with numerous links to posted articles and interviews, and links to other Internet resources (Websites devoted to the author, e-texts of the author's works, and publisher Websites). The site also boasts a Mississippi Writers Timeline that covers 400 years of births, deaths, publications, awards, and other events in the literary history of the territory we now know as Mississippi. Listings of Mississippi-based journals and publishers are posted as well. All in all, an excellent site for anyone doing research or just wanting to learn more about the writers from this state.

232

Homing Guidance of Rockets.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: General principles of the homing guidance system Classification of systems of control Principle of operation of homing guidance systems The target as a source of command signals of homing guidance systems An active, semiactive and passive homing...

V. I. Kurkotkin V. L. Sterligov

1964-01-01

233

Home Health Services  

MedlinePLUS

... Medicare doesn't pay for: 24-hour-a-day care at home Meals delivered to your home Homemaker ... get home health care if you attend adult day care. Note: Home health services may also include medical ...

234

Fire-Safe Cigarette Law Reduces Home Fires  

MedlinePLUS

... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Fire-Safe Cigarette Law Reduces Home Fires: Study Massachusetts saw a 28 percent drop in ... Preidt Friday, February 14, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Fire Safety Smoking FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- ...

235

Using Wiki in Teacher Education: Impact on Knowledge Management Processes and Student Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study reports on the use of Wiki as an online didactic tool to develop knowledge management (KM) processes in higher education. This study integrates social constructivist principles to learning where learners are pro-active and collaborative through higher order cognitive processes. The study was administered in two countries, namely…

Biasutti, Michele; EL-Deghaidy, Heba

2012-01-01

236

Investigating a Nigerian XXL-Cohort Wiki-Learning Experience: Observation, Feedback and Reflection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A regular feature of the Nigerian tertiary education context is large numbers of students crammed into small classrooms or lecture theatres. This context had long begged for the creation of innovative learning spaces and adoption of engaging pedagogies. Recourse to technology support and experimenting with the WIKI as a learning tool at the…

Aborisade, Peter

2009-01-01

237

Collaborative Learning Using Wiki Web Sites for Computer Science Undergraduate Education: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper proposes a collaborative approach to enhancing the student learning experience based on Web 2.0 principles. Specifically, wiki Web sites are used by students for collaboration and for publication of course assignments, which are then shared with the class. Web 2.0 principles include: the Web as platform, harnessing collective…

Tsai, W.-T.; Li, W.; Elston, J.; Chen, Y.

2011-01-01

238

Peer-Feedback and Revision Process in a Wiki Mediated Collaborative Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the use of a wiki for collaborative writing among primary levels five (P5) and six (P6) students (n = 119) in a Chinese primary school in Hong Kong where English is taught as a second language (L2). Three classes of students and their English subject teachers participated in a three-month English language writing programme…

Woo, Matsuko Mukumoto; Chu, Samuel Kai Wah; Li, Xuanxi

2013-01-01

239

A Collaborative, Wiki-Based Organic Chemistry Project Incorporating Free Chemistry Software on the Web  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, postsecondary instructors have recognized the potential of wikis to transform the way students learn in a collaborative environment. However, few instructors have embraced in-depth student use of chemistry software for the creation of interactive chemistry content on the Web. Using currently available software, students are able…

Evans, Michael J.; Moore, Jeffrey S.

2011-01-01

240

Content Creators and Language Learners: Exploring Web 2.0 and Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study examined the use of Wikis and blogs among graduate students in an online class that was part of a teacher preparation program in English as a Second Language. Participants included practicing teachers and graduate assistants who represented a variety of learning environments and experiences. The study was framed by a set of…

Craig, Dorothy Valcarcel

2013-01-01

241

Online Wiki Collaboration by Teachers of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A shared understanding of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a coordinated approach to teaching diagnosed students is essential because of the complex learning needs of this cohort. This research examines the ways in which special educators used wiki technology to create a working document and to share and develop their perspectives about…

Kilham, Chris

2009-01-01

242

Wikis, Workshops and Writing: Strategies for Flipping a College Community Engagement Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes utilizing wiki technology, small group workshops, and reflective writing assignments to "flip" a community engagement/service-learning course for college undergraduates who are tutoring culturally and linguistically diverse students in K-12 schools. Flipped classrooms are gaining popularity in the teaching of…

Maloy, Robert W.; Edwards, Sharon A.; Evans, Allison

2014-01-01

243

A cloud-based semantic wiki for user training in healthcare process management.  

PubMed

Successful healthcare process design requires active participation of users who are familiar with the cooperative and collaborative nature of healthcare delivery, expressed in terms of healthcare processes. Hence, a reusable, flexible, agile and adaptable training material is needed with the objective to enable users instill their knowledge and expertise in healthcare process management and (re)configuration activities. To this end, social software, such as a wiki, could be used as it supports cooperation and collaboration anytime, anywhere and combined with semantic web technology that enables structuring pieces of information for easy retrieval, reuse and exchange between different systems and tools. In this paper a semantic wiki is presented as a means for developing training material for healthcare providers regarding healthcare process management. The semantic wiki should act as a collective online memory containing training material that is accessible to authorized users, thus enhancing the training process with collaboration and cooperation capabilities. It is proposed that the wiki is stored in a secure virtual private cloud that is accessible from anywhere, be it an excessively open environment, while meeting the requirements of redundancy, high performance and autoscaling. PMID:21893721

Papakonstantinou, D; Poulymenopoulou, M; Malamateniou, F; Vassilacopoulos, G

2011-01-01

244

Implementation of Wiki-Based Knowledge Management Systems for Small Research Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the soaring of knowledge-based economy and the blooming growth of e-business, the way to effectively accumulate and manage valuable data of knowledge has become an important issue for all the industry. There are many knowledge management systems built for large corporate companies. However, not many open source systems are available for small research communities. Currently, Wiki has not

Chia-han Yang; Ming-ying Wu; Chien-min Lin; Don-lin Yang

2008-01-01

245

Innovating with organizational wikis: factors facilitating adoption and diffusion of an effective collaborative knowledge management system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knowledge Management is a key concern of organizations striving for sustained competitive advantage. Knowledge management must continually strive to overcome problems of ineffective knowledge sharing and transfer, ineffective knowledge management systems, and knowledge acquisition bottlenecks. Wiki technology is an emerging collaborative knowledge management system featuring the unique characteristics of open editing and an environment of social computing and sharing of

Andrea Hester

2008-01-01

246

Power to the people: a wiki-governance model for biobanks  

PubMed Central

Biobanks are adopting various modes of public engagement to close the agency gap between participants and biobank builders. We propose a wiki-governance model for biobanks that harnesses Web 2.0, and which gives citizens the ability to collaborate in biobank governance and policymaking.

2012-01-01

247

Wiki and Threaded Discussion for Online Collaborative Activities: Students’ Perceptions and Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigating the affordances of different web technologies to support online collaborative learning (CL) has implications for future research and practice in online education. In addition to a threaded discussion (TD)—the predominant tool used to promote online collaboration today—we used a wiki with 15 graduate students in an online course. Students worked on two different group activities, first using the TD

Andri Ioannou

2009-01-01

248

Wiki as a Collaborative Learning Tool in a Language Arts Methods Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of pre-service teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. Participants included 37 preservice teachers enrolled in three sections of a field-based language arts methods class during two semesters. Data collection included online observations…

Matthew, Kathryn I.; Felvegi, Emese; Callaway, Rebecca A.

2012-01-01

249

Student-Initiated Attention to Form in Wiki-Based Collaborative Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports on student initiated attention to form within the collaborative construction of a wiki among pre-service Non-Native Speaker (NNS) English teachers. Forty NNS pre-service teachers from a large Mexican university were observed over a period of a sixteen week semester in an online content-based course aimed at improving their…

Kessler, Greg

2009-01-01

250

Social Negotiations in a Wiki Environment: A Case Study with Pre-Service Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Understanding of the nature of social negotiations in social software spaces used in support of formal, face-to-face education remains limited. In this paper, we consider how a community of learners working collaboratively in a wiki environment established social hierarchies and negotiated power. Described is a study with 36 pre-service teachers…

Vratulis, Vetta; Dobson, Teresa M.

2008-01-01

251

Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of Web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: We have witnessed a rapid increase in the use of Web-based 'collaborationware' in recent years. These Web 2.0 applications, particularly wikis, blogs and podcasts, have been increasingly adopted by many online health-related professional and educational services. Because of their ease of use and rapidity of deployment, they offer the opportunity for powerful information sharing and ease of collaboration. Wikis

Maged N Kamel Boulos; Inocencio Maramba; Steve Wheeler

2006-01-01

252

Open Office Tutorial Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Links to tutorials using Open Office. Using Open Office Tutorials - You may want to use a pair of headphones so you can listen as well as watch. Open Office Tutorial - Formating your Page - format margins, indents, double spacing, and work cited on its own page. Open Office Tutorial - Works Cited Page - shows how to do the hanging indent Open Office Tutorial - Headers, page numbering, and saving - shows how to insert ...

Schultz, Ms.

2013-09-11

253

Automatic home medical product recommendation.  

PubMed

Web-based personal health records (PHRs) are being widely deployed. To improve PHR's capability and usability, we proposed the concept of intelligent PHR (iPHR). In this paper, we use automatic home medical product recommendation as a concrete application to demonstrate the benefits of introducing intelligence into PHRs. In this new application domain, we develop several techniques to address the emerging challenges. Our approach uses treatment knowledge and nursing knowledge, and extends the language modeling method to (1) construct a topic-selection input interface for recommending home medical products, (2) produce a global ranking of Web pages retrieved by multiple queries, and (3) provide diverse search results. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our techniques using USMLE medical exam cases. PMID:20703712

Luo, Gang; Thomas, Selena B; Tang, Chunqiang

2012-04-01

254

The Home Doctor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Home Doctor is a free E-Zine that provides advice on home remodeling and tips on home and major appliance repair. This E-zine has also launched a weekly newsletter, HOME-LIST, which is distributed free via e-mail. HOME-LIST will include notices of updates at the site and allow readers to submit questions, answers, and comments.

1997-01-01

255

Nursing Home Checklist  

MedlinePLUS

Nursing home checklist Use the Nursing home checklist when you visit a nursing home. Take a copy of the Nursing home checklist when you visit to ask ... close enough for friends and family to visit? Nursing home checklist Resident appearance YesNoNotes Are the residents ...

256

Creating a Facebook Page for the Seismological Society of America  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In August, 2009 I created a Facebook “fan” page for the Seismological Society of America. We had been exploring cost-effective options for providing forums for two-way communication for some months. We knew that a number of larger technical societies had invested significant sums of money to create customized social networking sites but that a small society would need to use existing low-cost software options. The first thing I discovered when I began to set up the fan page was that an unofficial SSA Facebook group already existed, established by Steven J. Gibbons, a member in Norway. Steven had done an excellent job of posting material about SSA. Partly because of the existing group, the official SSA fan page gained fans rapidly. We began by posting information about our own activities and then added links to activities in the broader geoscience community. While much of this material also appeared on our website and in our publication, Seismological Research Letters (SRL), the tone on the FB page is different. It is less formal with more emphasis on photos and links to other sites, including our own. Fans who are active on FB see the posts as part of their social network and do not need to take the initiative to go to the SSA site. Although the goal was to provide a forum for two-way communication, our initial experience was that people were clearly reading the page but not contributing content. This appears to be case with fan pages of sister geoscience societies. FB offers some demographic information to fan site administrators. In an initial review of the demographics it appeared that fans were younger than the overall demographics of the Society. It appeared that a few of the fans are not members or even scientists. Open questions are: what content will be most useful to fans? How will the existence of the page benefit the membership as a whole? Will the page ultimately encourage two-way communication as hoped? Web 2.0 is generating a series of new communications outlets (FB, Twitter, wikis). As each new communication forum is added without generating additional income, small societies must also confront the need to staff them with existing resources.

Newman, S. B.

2009-12-01

257

Home Care Services  

MedlinePLUS

Home care is care that allows a person with special needs stay in their home. It might be for people who are getting ... chronically ill, recovering from surgery, or disabled. Home care services include Personal care, such as help with ...

258

About Nursing Home Inspections  

MedlinePLUS

... functionalities on this website may not be available. Nursing Homes About Nursing Home Inspections The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( ... Medicaid dollars is used each year to cover nursing home care and services for the elderly and ...

259

Children and Home Fires  

MedlinePLUS

... Prevention › Children and Home Fires Children and Home Fires Protecting and Educating Your Children A home fire ... over a candle. Help Your Child Survive a Fire Install smoke alarms on every level of your ...

260

Tetrahymena genome database Wiki: a community-maintained model organism database  

PubMed Central

When funding for Tetrahymena Genome Database (TGD) ended in 2006, no further updates were made to this important community resource and the main database was taken offline in 2008. We have restored and updated this important resource for use by the Tetrahymena research community. We have also retooled the TGD website (now TGD Wiki) to allow members of the community to directly update the information presented for each gene, including gene names, descriptions and Gene Ontology annotations, from a web browser. Maintenance of genome annotations by the authors generating and publishing primary data, rather than dedicated scientific curators, is a viable alternative for the upkeep of genomes, particularly for organisms with smaller research communities. By combining simple, intuitive displays with the powerful search functions made possible by its underlying relational database, TGD Wiki has been designed to maximize participation by bench scientists in the development of their community bioinformatics resource. Database URL: http://ciliate.org

Stover, Nicholas A.; Punia, Ravinder S.; Bowen, Michael S.; Dolins, Steven B.; Clark, Theodore G.

2012-01-01

261

The logic of wikis: The possibilities of the Web 2.0 classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emergence of Web 2.0 and some of its ascendant tools such as blogs and wikis have the potential to dramatically change\\u000a education, both in how we conceptualize and operationalize processes and strategies. We argue in this paper that it is a change\\u000a that has been over a century in coming. The promise of the Web 2.0 is similar to

Michael Glassman; Min Ju Kang

2011-01-01

262

Students' perceptions of Wiki-based collaborative writing for learners of English as a foreign language  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study proposes a Wiki-based collaborative writing approach to the writing process for EFL (English as a foreign language) learners. A five-stage computer-mediated collaborative writing project including collaborative planning, partitioned drafting, peer-revising, peer-editing, and individual publishing was blended with on-campus English composition course. Fifty-one L2 learners at a university in central Taiwan participated in this project. Procedural scaffolding and collective

Yu-Chuan Joni Chao; Hao-Chang Lo

2011-01-01

263

A Capstone Wiki Knowledge Base: A Case Study of an Online Tool Designed to Promote Life-Long Learning through Engineering Literature Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports the results of a case study in which an experimental wiki knowledge base was designed, developed, and tested by the Brill Science Library at Miami University for an undergraduate engineering senior capstone project. The wiki knowledge base was created to determine if the science library could enhance the engineering literature…

Clarke, James B.; Coyle, James R.

2011-01-01

264

Improving Students' Summary Writing Ability through Collaboration: A Comparison between Online Wiki Group and Conventional Face-To-Face Group  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis, as one of the Web 2.0 social networking tools, have been increasingly integrated into second language (L2) instruction to promote collaborative writing. The current study examined and compared summary writing abilities between students learning by wiki-based collaboration and students learning by traditional face-to-face collaboration.…

Wichadee, Saovapa

2013-01-01

265

WikiGWA: an open platform for collecting and using genome-wide association results  

PubMed Central

The number of discovered genetic variants from genome-wide association (GWA) studies (GWAS) has been growing rapidly. Centralized efforts such as the National Human Genome Research Institute's GWAS catalog provide regular updates and a convenient interface for quick lookup. However, the catalog entries are manually curated and rely on data from published articles. Other tools such as SNPedia (http://www.snpedia.com) collect published results regarding functional consequences of genetic variations. Here, we propose an approach that allows individual investigators to share their GWA results through an open platform. Unlike GWAS catalog or SNPedia, wikiGWA collects first-hand GWAS results and in a much larger scale. Investigators are not only able to post a much larger amount of results, but also post results from unpublished studies, which could alleviate publication bias and facilitate identification of weak signals. Our interface allows for flexible and fast queries, and the query results are formatted to work seamlessly with the LocusZoom program for visualization and annotation. We here describe wikiGWA, made publically available at http://www.wikiGWA.org.

Huang, Jie; Liu, Eric Y; Welch, Ryan; Willer, Cristen; Hindorff, Lucia A; Li, Yun

2013-01-01

266

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION - HOME PAGE  

EPA Science Inventory

The Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD), located in Research Triangle Park, NC, is part of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), which is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. APPCD researches, develops, and demonstrates air pollution prevention a...

267

Mark Olson's Home Page: Research in the Dry Tropics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden, this Web site outlines Mark Olson's PhD research. The site gives an introduction to the 13 species of the tree genus Moringa that are found in Africa and Asia. Information includes descriptions of the diverse plant group and a variety of photos, along with Olson's research. The Images of the Dry Tropics section is a much broader look at some great images of the unique flora and fauna found in dry tropical habitat worldwide.

Olson, Mark E.

1999-01-01

268

Bryology at the Missouri Botanical Garden: Moss Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Recognized as one of the leading centers for study and training in bryology, the Missouri Botanical Garden (originally reviewed in the August 19, 1994 Scout Report) offers a large selection of resources for the study of mosses. These include the Index of Mosses searchable database; a searchable bibliographic database of Bryological literature; a Bryological glossary; Moss Checklists of Thailand, China, and Chile; and LATMOSS, A Catalogue of Neotropical Mosses (text downloadable in .zip format, literature database as a Microsoft Access file). Additional contents of the site include an overview of the Garden's bryology program and links to other projects, including the Bryophyte Names Authority Lists, the PEET project on Bryological Systematics, and the Moss Flora of Central America.

269

European Southern Observatory Imaging Survey (EIS) Data Release Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in the Atacama Desert of Chile, the European Southern Observatory (discussed in the June 10, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) boasts fourteen optical telescopes and a 15-m "submillimeter radio telescope (SEST)." Images from these telescopes are available as data (image, catalog, derived) and may be requested from the EIS Data release homepage. Recent images include all single frames for "the EIS-wide survey patches A, B, C and D" as well as the first ESO image of the newly discovered comet 1998 P1.

270

Environmental Compliance for Auto Recyclers (ECAR) home page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Like most businesses, automotive recycling facilities are subject to stringent federal, state and local environmental laws. The ECAR website is designed to provide a state-by-state breakdown of the requirements that apply specifically to industry activities for those states having developed said guidelines. This site offers the user numerous links to investigate specific criteria and guidelines pertinent to the auto recycling industry.

2007-10-04

271

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION - HOME PAGE  

EPA Science Inventory

The Water Supply and Water Resources Division (WSWRD) conducts research to help prepare the primary and secondary regulations for drinking water and to develop technologies and strategies for controlling waterborne contaminants. The program integrates chemistry, engineering, micr...

272

Iowa State University: Iowa State's Deer Tick Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Iowa State's Deer Tick site is an excellent resource for anyone learning to identify deer tick specimens. The site provides links to size comparison images and movies for female, male, and larva deer ticks, as well as nymph images. Most tick images use a dime to provide a reference point, showing how small and easy to miss these creatures are. Movies are available in both MPEG and QuickTime format.

2008-02-07

273

Leave Tracker for the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Home Page  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content Log In Leave Tracker for The Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Leave Tracker is intended for use by fellows in the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. If you are not a fellow in this program but are a NIH employee, please see

274

Rotorcraft Aeromechanics Branch Home Page on the World Wide Web  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The tilt rotor aircraft holds great promise for improving air travel in the future. It's benefits include vertical take off and landing combined with airspeeds comparable to propeller driven aircraft. However, the noise from a tilt rotor during approach to a landing is potentially a significant barrier to widespread acceptance of these aircraft. This approach noise is primarily caused by Blade Vortex Interactions (BVI), which are created when the blade passes near or through the vortex trailed by preceding blades. The XV- 15 Aeroacoustic test will measure the noise from a tilt rotor during descent conditions and demonstrate several possible techniques to reduce the noise. The XV- 15 Aeroacoustic test at NASA Ames Research Center will measure acoustics and performance for a full-scale XV-15 rotor. A single XV-15 rotor will be mounted on the Ames Rotor Test Apparatus (RTA) in the 80- by 120-Foot Wind Tunnel. The test will be conducted in helicopter mode with forward flight speeds up to 100 knots and tip path plane angles up to +/- 15 degrees. These operating conditions correspond to a wide range of tilt rotor descent and transition to forward flight cases. Rotor performance measurements will be made with the RTA rotor balance, while acoustic measurements will be made using an acoustic traverse and four fixed microphones. The acoustic traverse will provide limited directionality measurements on the advancing side of the rotor, where BVI noise is expected to be the highest. Baseline acoustics and performance measurements for the three-bladed rotor will be obtained over the entire test envelope. Acoustic measurements will also be obtained for correlation with the XV-15 aircraft Inflight Rotor Aeroacoustic Program (IRAP) recently conducted by Ames. Several techniques will be studied in an attempt to reduce the highest measured BVI noise conditions. The first of these techniques will use sub-wings mounted on the blade tips. These subwings are expected to alter the size, strength, and location of the tip vortex, therefore changing the BVI acoustics of the rotor. The subwings are approximately 20% of the blade chord and increase the rotor radius by about 3 percent. Four different subwing configurations will be tested, including square tipped subwings with different angles of incidence. The ability of active controls to reduce BVI acoustics will also be assessed. The dynamic control system of the RTA will be used to implement open- and closed-loop active control techniques, including individual blade control. Open-loop testing will be conducted using a personal computer based, automated, real-time data acquisition system. This system features combined automated output of open loop control signals and automated data acquisition of the resulting test data. A final technique to alter the noise of the rotor will be examined. This will involve changing the number of blades from three to four. A four-bladed rotor hub has been fabricated on which the XV-15 blades will be mounted. While the solidity of the rotor will increase, much useful information can be gained by examining the changes in the thrust and RPM with four blades.

Peterson, Randall L.; Warmbrodt, William (Technical Monitor)

1996-01-01

275

LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION - HOME PAGE  

EPA Science Inventory

The Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division (LRPCD) conducts research at the basic level as well as bench- and pilot-scale to explore innovative solutions to current and future land pollution problems. LRPCD programs include field evaluation and demonstration of innovativ...

276

Workshop home page February 17-18, 2005  

Cancer.gov

Promises and Perils of Of Lycopene/Tomato Supplementation and Cancer Prevention Meeting Dates: February 17-18, 2005 Meeting Location: Bethesda Marriott5151 Pooks Hill RoadBethesda, MD 20814Telephone: (301) 897-9400 Meeting Objectives:

277

Workshop home page Aug. 6-8, 2001  

Cancer.gov

DIET, DNA METHYLATION PROCESSES AND HEALTH WORKSHOP Workshop Dates: August 6-8, 2001 Workshop Site: Natcher Conference CenterNational Institutes of HealthBethesda, Maryland Overview: The trans-HHS workshop on "Diet, DNA Methylation

278

National Assessment of Adult Literacy 2002 Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Education Statistics has posted a new Webpage devoted to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy 2002 program which will assess the current status of the English-language literacy skills of adults in the United States. The site presently offers a description of the purposes and goals of the program; posted and forthcoming working papers on adult literacy assessment; and previews of the published reports the program will produce over the next three years, including data on national, state, and international comparisons of literacy, results by major population subgroups, and relationships between background variables and literacy attainment. The site also provides links to related literacy sites and, most helpfully for those doing research in literacy issues, a link to the full text of the 1992 National Assessment of Adult Literacy, which includes an overview of all of the program's adult literacy statistics and conclusions about long-term and short-term literacy trends.

Statistics., National C.

279

University of California - Irvine: Evans Inorganic Chemistry Group Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Evans group at the University of California - Irvine is investigating the unique characteristics of lanthanides and actinide metals. At this website, users can learn about the group's many research projects that generally fall under two categories: redox chemistry and molecules with unusual structure and bonding. The website supplies downloads for many of the publications listed. Students and educators can find general information about lanthanides. Users can learn about the group's exciting discovery of a new metal complex (C5Me5)3U(N2).

280

Workshop home page December 3-4, 2001  

Cancer.gov

The goal of the Workshop is to evaluate the state of science and determine the future research needs to stimulate research on implications of epigenetics in early detection, risk assessment and prevention of cancer.

281

Wetlands and Web Pages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that the preservation of areas like the Shoreline Park (California) wetlands depends on educating students about the value of natural resources. Describes the creation of a Web page on the wetlands for third-grade students by seventh-grade art and ecology students. Outlines the technical process of developing a Web page. (DSK)

Tisone-Bartels, Dede

1998-01-01

282

Nanobacteria Research Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Mississippi State University Geosciences web page contains detailed information about nannobacteria. It includes a brief history of nannobacteria, information regarding the controversy surrounding them, and implications of their existence. The page also includes a link to a more detailed history of nannobacteria, written by Robert Folk, the "Father of Nannobacteria" as well as a photo gallery.

Lynch, F. L.; Kirkland, Brenda L.; University, Mississippi S.

283

SubtiWiki-a database for the model organism Bacillus subtilis that links pathway, interaction and expression information.  

PubMed

Genome annotation and access to information from large-scale experimental approaches at the genome level are essential to improve our understanding of living cells and organisms. This is even more the case for model organisms that are the basis to study pathogens and technologically important species. We have generated SubtiWiki, a database for the Gram-positive model bacterium Bacillus subtilis (http://subtiwiki.uni-goettingen.de/). In addition to the established companion modules of SubtiWiki, SubtiPathways and SubtInteract, we have now created SubtiExpress, a third module, to visualize genome scale transcription data that are of unprecedented quality and density. Today, SubtiWiki is one of the most complete collections of knowledge on a living organism in one single resource. PMID:24178028

Michna, Raphael H; Commichau, Fabian M; Tödter, Dominik; Zschiedrich, Christopher P; Stülke, Jörg

2014-01-01

284

SubtiWiki-a database for the model organism Bacillus subtilis that links pathway, interaction and expression information  

PubMed Central

Genome annotation and access to information from large-scale experimental approaches at the genome level are essential to improve our understanding of living cells and organisms. This is even more the case for model organisms that are the basis to study pathogens and technologically important species. We have generated SubtiWiki, a database for the Gram-positive model bacterium Bacillus subtilis (http://subtiwiki.uni-goettingen.de/). In addition to the established companion modules of SubtiWiki, SubtiPathways and SubtInteract, we have now created SubtiExpress, a third module, to visualize genome scale transcription data that are of unprecedented quality and density. Today, SubtiWiki is one of the most complete collections of knowledge on a living organism in one single resource.

Michna, Raphael H.; Commichau, Fabian M.; Todter, Dominik; Zschiedrich, Christopher P.; Stulke, Jorg

2014-01-01

285

Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime Environment (HOME): feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes of a pilot study. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

286

Reliability and validity of the Healthy Home Survey: a tool to measure factors within homes hypothesized to relate to overweight in children. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

287

The costs of food at home and away from home and consumption patterns among U.S. adolescents. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

288

Home Energy Assessments  

ScienceCinema

A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. This video shows some of the ways that a contractor may test your home during an assessment, and helps you understand how an assessment can help you move toward energy savings. Find out more at: http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11160

289

Home Energy Assessments  

ScienceCinema

A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. This video shows some of the ways that a contractor may test your home during an assessment, and helps you understand how an assessment can help you move toward energy savings. Find out more at: http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11160

Dispenza, Jason

2013-05-29

290

Home Energy Assessments  

SciTech Connect

A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. This video shows some of the ways that a contractor may test your home during an assessment, and helps you understand how an assessment can help you move toward energy savings. Find out more at: http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11160

Dispenza, Jason

2010-01-01

291

Psychology of Religion Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Designed and maintained by Professor Michael E. Nielsen of the Psychology Department at Georgia Southern University, this site offers numerous resources for people interested in psychological aspects of religious belief and behavior. The site is designed as an introduction to the psychology of religion, rather than a comprehensive treatment. Resources are grouped into three main categories: general resource pages, science and religion pages, and pages devoted to new religious movements. Contents include notable people in the psychology of religion; a bibliography; course syllabi; journal TOCs; essays on the field, on science and religion, and on several aspects of new religious movements; and related links.

Nielsen, Michael E.

1998-01-01

292

Home Health and Nursing Home Markets Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study examined the home health and the nursing home markets for Medicare and Medicaid services in fifty states, using secondary financial data on state policies and supply for the 1978-88 period. Descriptive data showed the growth in licensed nursing ...

C. Harrington

1992-01-01

293

Using the Genetics Home Reference Website | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

MedlinePLUS

... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Genetics 101 Using the Genetics Home Reference Website Past Issues / Summer 2013 Table ... as the GHR website keeps growing. What Is Genetic Counseling? Genetic counseling provides information and support to ...

294

JAMA Patient Page: Glaucoma  

MedlinePLUS

... surgery. Cornea Iris Pupil Lens Retinal vessels Retina Optic nerve Anatomy of the eye Macula Nerve signals to brain Author: Jill Jin, MD, MPH Source: National Eye Institute The JAMA Patient Page is a public service ...

295

Making Pages That Move.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains the mechanism of producing dynamic computer pages which is based on three technologies: (1) the document object model; (2) cascading stylesheets; and (3) javascript. Discusses the applications of these techniques in genetics and developmental biology. (YDS)

Gepner, Ivan

2001-01-01

296

JAMA Patient Page: Insomnia  

MedlinePLUS

... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Insomnia I nsomnia (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep) ... 21, 2003, issue of JAMA. POSSIBLE CAUSES OF INSOMNIA FOR MORE INFORMATION • National Sleep Foundation www.sleepfoundation. ...

297

JAMA Patient Page: Statins  

MedlinePLUS

JAMA PATIENT PAGE Statins How statins lower cholesterol in your blood Cholesterol from food enters blood Atherosclerotic plaque B L O O D ... role, diet and exercise are not always enough. STATIN USE: BENEFITS AND RISKS If you have had ...

298

JAMA Patient Page: Gout  

MedlinePLUS

... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Gout G out is an excruciatingly painful inflammatory disease ... produce inflammation in the joints and surrounding tissues. Gout has been linked to major medical conditions such ...

299

Exercise at Home  

MedlinePLUS

... Health Information > Healthy Lifestyle > Exercise > Exercise at Home Exercise at Home Exercise and staying active are an ... plans to begin exercising with your doctor. Posture Exercises Better posture means better breathing and movement. Axial ...

300

About Nursing Home Inspections  

MedlinePLUS

... website may not be available. About nursing home inspections To be part of the Medicare and Medicaid ... state governments to do health and fire safety inspections of these nursing homes and investigate complaints about ...

301

Home Fires Involving Grills  

MedlinePLUS

... Fire Analysis & Research Division, osds@nfpa.org Home Fires Involving Grills Fact Sheet In 2006-2010, U.S. ... being too close to the grill. Home Grill Fires by Leading Areas of Origin 2006-2010 More ...

302

National Nursing Home Survey  

MedlinePLUS

... Publications and Products Listserv Related Sites Surveys and Data Collection Systems National Home and Hospice Care Survey National ... Long-Term Care Providers NCHS Home Surveys and Data Collection Systems National Health Care Surveys The National Nursing ...

303

Genetics Home Reference: Epilepsy  

MedlinePLUS

... Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Epilepsy Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: Aicardi syndrome autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy autosomal dominant partial epilepsy with auditory features benign ...

304

Web Page Evaluations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Use the two chemical element web sites below to evaluate which site is more reliable. Which is more authoritative? Which is more accurate? Which is more current? How does their coverage or detail compare? Is there advertising on the page? Is there bias or objectivity? ChemicalElements.com Web Elements Evaluation Criteria by Susan E. Beck - links to a page that will help you evaluate each website. ...

Schultz, Ms.

2010-05-06

305

The Official Paul Krugman Web Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The home page of Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics at the Massachussetts Institute of technology, contains links to online articles written by him on various topical issues related to the economy. The largest number of articles at the site hail from Krugman's monthly column "The Dismal Science" in Slate (discussed in the July 12, 1996 Scout Report). Recent articles cover issues such as the debate over free trade and the Asian currency crisis. Paul Krugman now also writes a monthly column for Fortune magazine; in his first article he sets out to debunk the New Economy concept. Other articles at the site primarily address trade issues.

Krugman, Paul R.

1997-01-01

306

Stardust@Home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Stardust@home is an interactive Internet-based search for interstellar dust captured in the NASA Stardust aerogel collector. You can access Stardust data from your internet browser. Stardust@home is an ideal project for the formal or informal educational setting. It allows educators to involve their audiences in a real science project. The Stardust@home team is committed to helping all educators incorporate Stardust@home into their curricula.

Berkeley, University O.

307

The Molecule Pages database  

PubMed Central

The UCSD-Nature Signaling Gateway Molecule Pages (http://www.signaling-gateway.org/molecule) provides essential information on more than 3800 mammalian proteins involved in cellular signaling. The Molecule Pages contain expert-authored and peer-reviewed information based on the published literature, complemented by regularly updated information derived from public data source references and sequence analysis. The expert-authored data includes both a full-text review about the molecule, with citations, and highly structured data for bioinformatics interrogation, including information on protein interactions and states, transitions between states and protein function. The expert-authored pages are anonymously peer reviewed by the Nature Publishing Group. The Molecule Pages data is present in an object-relational database format and is freely accessible to the authors, the reviewers and the public from a web browser that serves as a presentation layer. The Molecule Pages are supported by several applications that along with the database and the interfaces form a multi-tier architecture. The Molecule Pages and the Signaling Gateway are routinely accessed by a very large research community.

Saunders, Brian; Lyon, Stephen; Day, Matthew; Riley, Brenda; Chenette, Emily; Subramaniam, Shankar

2008-01-01

308

Wiki technology enhanced group project to promote active learning in a neuroscience course for first-year medical students: an exploratory study.  

PubMed

A Wiki group project was integrated into a neuroscience course for first-year medical students. The project was developed as a self-directed, collaborative learning task to help medical students review course content and make clinically important connections. The goals of the project were to enhance students' understanding of key concepts in neuroscience, promote active learning, and reinforce their information literacy skills. The objective of the exploratory study was to provide a formative evaluation of the Wiki group project and to examine how Wiki technology was utilized to enhance active and collaborative learning of first-year medical students in the course and to reinforce information literacy skills. PMID:24735262

Mi, Misa; Gould, Douglas

2014-01-01

309

Home Schooling Goes Mainstream  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports that while home schooling may have particular appeal to celebrities, over the last decade families of all kinds have embraced the practice for widely varying reasons: no longer is home schooling exclusive to Christian fundamentalism and the countercultural Left. Along with growing acceptance of home schooling nationally has…

Gaither, Milton

2009-01-01

310

Expanding Home Health Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Federal Home Health Grant Program was initiated in 1976 and is intended to increase the provision of home health services by means of grants for the expansion of existing home health agencies and the development of new ones. The evalualion of the grant program is summarized in this article, emphasizing the visit increases generated by grantees and the factors

Robert E. Schlenker

1981-01-01

311

Home Schooling: The Facts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Home schooling, practiced as an alternative to both public and private schooling, is on the increase. This booklet provides an overview of the home schooling movement's statistical and demographic background. It also describes the legal context in states across the United States; the advocacy groups that are involved; the reasons why parents home

Menendez, Albert J.

312

Home Energy Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students take a Home Energy Quiz from the Energy Star Program to identify home improvements that could make their homes more energy efficient. The resource includes follow-up information about energy-saving activities to reduce the cost of heating and cooling, supporting the student examination of energy use, energy efficiency and conservation.

Education, Connecticut E.

313

USFA's Kid Page  

MedlinePLUS

... Get a Widget for Your Website Watch Fire Safety Videos on YouTube Learn About USFA » Home Site Index USFA Jobs FOIA Important Notices/Privacy Policy Forms Plug-Ins Accessibility Contact Us U.S. Fire ...

314

Principles of Optimal Page Replacement  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTP~CT. A formal model is presented for paging algorithms under \\/-order nonstationary assumptions about program behavior. When processing a program under paging in a given memory, a given paging policy generates a certain (expected) number of page calls, i.e., its \\

Alfred V. Aho; Peter J. Denning; Jeffrey D. Ullman

1971-01-01

315

Is Julian Assange an International Version of Daniel Ellsberg and WikiLeaks the Modern Equivalent of the Pentagon Papers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

History has placed the stamp of approval on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the top-secret history of the Vietnam War. If WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is another Daniel Ellsberg, then it is possible the website's disclosures will be viewed over time as similarly in the public interest. A classroom discussion on the release of…

Freivogel, William H.

2011-01-01

316

Using the Integrated Vehicle Health Management Research Test and Integration Plan Wiki to Identify Synergistic Test Opportunities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the aviation industry have recognized a need for developing a method to identify and combine resources to carry out research and testing more efficiently. The Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Research Test and Integration Plan (RTIP) Wiki is a tool that is used to visualize, plan, and accomplish collaborative research and testing. Synergistic test opportunities are developed using the RTIP Wiki, and include potential common resource testing that combines assets and personnel from NASA, industry, academia, and other government agencies. A research scenario is linked to the appropriate IVHM milestones and resources detailed in the wiki, reviewed by the research team members, and integrated into a collaborative test strategy. The scenario is then implemented by creating a test plan when appropriate and the research is performed. The benefits of performing collaborative research and testing are achieving higher Technology Readiness Level (TRL) test opportunities with little or no additional cost, improved quality of research, and increased communication among researchers. In addition to a description of the method of creating these joint research scenarios, examples of the successful development and implementation of cooperative research using the IVHM RTIP Wiki are given.

Koelfgen, Syri J.; Faber, James J.

2010-01-01

317

Research and Teaching: WikiED--Using Web 2.0 Tools to Teach Content and Critical Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

WIKIed Biology is a National Science Foundation Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics interdisciplinary project in which the authors developed and implemented a model for student centered, inquiry-driven instruction using Web 2.0 technologies to increase inquiry and conceptual understanding in…

Frisch, Jennifer K.; Jackson, Paula C.; Murray, Meg C.

2013-01-01

318

A Formative Evaluation of WIKI's as a Learning Tool in a Face to Face Juvenile Justice Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current literature indicates an increased pedagogical value of technology integration in university coursework. One form of technology that encourages collaborative, online teaching and learning is a "wiki," an online application that allows participants to partner and direct a website. This article describes the design and formative evaluation of…

Bowman, Scott Wm.

2013-01-01

319

A Course Wiki: Challenges in Facilitating and Assessing Student-Generated Learning Content for the Humanities Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New Web technology allows for the design of traditionally lecture-centered humanities courses by fostering active learning and engaging students as producers of learning content. The article presents the experiences with a student-generated wiki for a Germanic Mythology course. Evaluations indicated an overwhelmingly positive student experience…

Lazda-Cazers, Rasma

2010-01-01

320

2010-11 TUS-CPS Data: Home & Work Environments in Which Smoking is Not Allowed  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

321

The validation of a home food inventory. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

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322

Relationships between energy balance knowledge and the home environment. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

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323

Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers'  

MedlinePLUS

... 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Financial Assistance Nursing Homes Seniors' Health MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With higher ... HealthDay . All rights reserved. More Health News on: Seniors' Health Recent Health News Page last updated on 1 ...

324

Ethics and Dying at Home  

Microsoft Academic Search

Death at home has become increasingly common. End of life care at home creates ethical challenges that are very different from those encountered in the hospital or nursing home. Geographic disparities in rates of death at home raise ethical issues related to access to care. Home health agencies and communities make decisions, possibly ethically based, regarding investments in home-based end

Edward R. Ratner; John Y. Song

2003-01-01

325

A Collaborative Web-Based Approach to Planning Research, Integration, and Testing Using a Wiki  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Integrated Vehicle Health Management program touches on many different research areas while striving to enable the automated detection, diagnosis, prognosis, and mitigation of adverse events at the aircraft and system level. At the system level, the research focus is on the evaluation of multidisciplinary integrated methods, tools, and technologies for achieving the program goal. The participating program members form a diverse group of government, industry, and academic researchers. The program team developed the Research and Test Integration Plan in order to track significant test and evaluation activities, which are important for understanding, demonstrating, and communicating the overall project state and project direction. The Plan is a living document, which allows the project team the flexibility to construct conceptual test scenarios and to track project resources. The Plan also incorporates several desirable feature requirements for Plan users and maintainers. A wiki has proven to be the most efficient and effective means of implementing the feature requirements for the Plan. The wiki has proven very valuable as a research project management tool, and there are plans to expand its scope.

Delaney, Michael M.; Koshimoto, Edwin T.; Noble, Deleena; Duggan, Christopher

2010-01-01

326

Building a biomedical semantic network in Wikipedia with Semantic Wiki Links.  

PubMed

Wikipedia is increasingly used as a platform for collaborative data curation, but its current technical implementation has significant limitations that hinder its use in biocuration applications. Specifically, while editors can easily link between two articles in Wikipedia to indicate a relationship, there is no way to indicate the nature of that relationship in a way that is computationally accessible to the system or to external developers. For example, in addition to noting a relationship between a gene and a disease, it would be useful to differentiate the cases where genetic mutation or altered expression causes the disease. Here, we introduce a straightforward method that allows Wikipedia editors to embed computable semantic relations directly in the context of current Wikipedia articles. In addition, we demonstrate two novel applications enabled by the presence of these new relationships. The first is a dynamically generated information box that can be rendered on all semantically enhanced Wikipedia articles. The second is a prototype gene annotation system that draws its content from the gene-centric articles on Wikipedia and exposes the new semantic relationships to enable previously impossible, user-defined queries. DATABASE URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Gene_Wiki. PMID:22434829

Good, Benjamin M; Clarke, Erik L; Loguercio, Salvatore; Su, Andrew I

2012-01-01

327

Turning the Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Not everyone has the ability to journey over to the British Library in London, but anyone with a good Internet connection can journey through the pages of this august institution's most prized volumes. The Turning the Pages site brings together digitized version of over a dozen sumptuous tomes for the web-browsing public and curious scholars. Visitors can page through the first atlas of Europe (compiled by none other than Mercator), view William Blake's famed notebook, and take in the genius of Mozart's Thematic Catalogue, complete with musical examples. Additionally, visitors have the ability to take a look through newly added materials, such as a 15th century Lisbon Hebrew Bible and an Ethiopian bible from 1700.

328

Home range and travels  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The concept of home range was expressed by Seton (1909) in the term 'home region,' which Burr (1940, 1943) clarified with a definition of home range and exemplified in a definitive study of Peromyscus in the field. Burt pointed out the ever-changing characteristics of home-range area and the consequent absence of boundaries in the usual sense--a finding verified by investigators thereafter. In the studies summarized in this paper, sizes of home ranges of Peromyscus varied within two magnitudes, approximately from 0.1 acre to ten acres, in 34 studies conducted in a variety of habitats from the seaside dunes of Florida to the Alaskan forests. Variation in sizes of home ranges was correlated with both environmental and physiological factors; with habitat it was conspicuous, both in the same and different regions. Food supply also was related to size of home range, both seasonally and in relation to habitat. Home ranges generally were smallest in winter and largest in spring, at the onset of the breeding season. Activity and size also were affected by changes in weather. Activity was least when temperatures were low and nights were bright. Effects of rainfall were variable. Sizes varied according to sex and age; young mice remained in the parents' range until they approached maturity, when they began to travel more widely. Adult males commonly had larger home ranges than females, although there were a number of exceptions. An inverse relationship between population density and size of home range was shown in several studies and probably is the usual relationship. A basic need for activity and exploration also appeared to influence size of home range. Behavior within the home range was discussed in terms of travel patterns, travels in relation to home sites and refuges, territory, and stability of size of home range. Travels within the home range consisted of repeated use of well-worn trails to sites of food, shelter, and refuge, plus more random exploratory travels. Peromyscus generally used and maintained several or many different home sites and refuges in various parts of their home ranges, and frequently shifted about so that their principal activities centered on different sets of holes at different times. Once established, many Peromyscus remained in the same general area for a long time, perhaps for the duration of their lives. Extent of their travels in different directions and intensity of use of different portions of their home ranges varied within a general area in response to habitat changes, loss of neighbors, or other factors. Various authors have obtained both direct and indirect evidence of territoriality, in some degree, among certain species of Peromyscus. Young mice dispersed from their birth sites to establish home ranges of their own. Adults also sometimes left their home areas; some re-established elsewhere; others returned after exploratory travels. Most populations contained a certain proportion of transients; these may have been wanderers or individuals exploring out from established home ranges or seeking new ones. When areas were depopulated by removal trapping, other Peromyscus invaded. Invasion rates generally followed seasonal trends of reproduction and population density. Peromyscus removed from their home areas and released elsewhere returned home from various distances, but fewer returned from greater distances than from nearby; speed of return increased with successive trials. The consensus from present evidence is that ho-ming is made possible by a combination of random wandering and familiarity with a larger area than the day-to-day range. Records of juvenile wanderings during the dispersal phase and of adult explorations very nearly encompassed the distances over which any substantial amount of successful homing occurred. Methods of measuring sizes of home ranges and the limitations of these measurements were discussed in brief synopsis. It was co

Stickel, L.F.

1968-01-01

329

Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Health Care: A Scoping Review  

PubMed Central

Background Collaborative writing applications (eg, wikis and Google Documents) hold the potential to improve the use of evidence in both public health and health care. The rapid rise in their use has created the need for a systematic synthesis of the evidence of their impact as knowledge translation (KT) tools in the health care sector and for an inventory of the factors that affect their use. Objective Through the Levac six-stage methodology, a scoping review was undertaken to explore the depth and breadth of evidence about the effective, safe, and ethical use of wikis and collaborative writing applications (CWAs) in health care. Methods Multiple strategies were used to locate studies. Seven scientific databases and 6 grey literature sources were queried for articles on wikis and CWAs published between 2001 and September 16, 2011. In total, 4436 citations and 1921 grey literature items were screened. Two reviewers independently reviewed citations, selected eligible studies, and extracted data using a standardized form. We included any paper presenting qualitative or quantitative empirical evidence concerning health care and CWAs. We defined a CWA as any technology that enables the joint and simultaneous editing of a webpage or an online document by many end users. We performed qualitative content analysis to identify the factors that affect the use of CWAs using the Gagnon framework and their effects on health care using the Donabedian framework. Results Of the 111 studies included, 4 were experimental, 5 quasi-experimental, 5 observational, 52 case studies, 23 surveys about wiki use, and 22 descriptive studies about the quality of information in wikis. We classified them by theme: patterns of use of CWAs (n=26), quality of information in existing CWAs (n=25), and CWAs as KT tools (n=73). A high prevalence of CWA use (ie, more than 50%) is reported in 58% (7/12) of surveys conducted with health care professionals and students. However, we found only one longitudinal study showing that CWA use is increasing in health care. Moreover, contribution rates remain low and the quality of information contained in different CWAs needs improvement. We identified 48 barriers and 91 facilitators in 4 major themes (factors related to the CWA, users’ knowledge and attitude towards CWAs, human environment, and organizational environment). We also found 57 positive and 23 negative effects that we classified into processes and outcomes. Conclusions Although we found some experimental and quasi-experimental studies of the effectiveness and safety of CWAs as educational and KT interventions, the vast majority of included studies were observational case studies about CWAs being used by health professionals and patients. More primary research is needed to find ways to address the different barriers to their use and to make these applications more useful for different stakeholders.

Grajales III, Francisco J; Faber, Marjan J; Kuziemsky, Craig E; Gagnon, Susie; Bilodeau, Andrea; Rioux, Simon; Nelen, Willianne LDM; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Turgeon, Alexis F; Aubin, Karine; Gold, Irving; Poitras, Julien; Eysenbach, Gunther; Kremer, Jan AM; Legare, France

2013-01-01

330

Viscosity: Teacher Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site teaches students to determine how fluid a liquid really is by measuring its viscosity. The Teacher Page provides background information on viscosity and its relevance to volcanology (the viscosity of magma influences how it will behave in eruptions and lava flows), the formula for determining viscosity, an explanation of the experiment (procedures are on the Student Page), links to the Viscosity Data Tables and the Viscosity Histogram, and densities and viscosities of common liquids and lavas. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's volcanology section.

331

NIEHS Kids Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids Pages teach children about the connections between their health and the environment. The site encourages children to pursue careers in health, science, and the environment; explains the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; and assists children in learning to read and master challenging mathematics and science. It offers games and activities, a story time section, information on environmental health and science topics and careers, sing-along songs and a 'Guess this Tune' game, coloring pages, brainteasers and riddles, and jokes. This is available in Spanish as well.

332

The Online Books Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library, the Online Books Page Web site "facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet...and aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all." The over 18,000 listings can be searched or browsed by author, title, and subject, of which every major physical science subject is represented. Each listing is linked to an outside Web site, making its availability unpredictable, but the shear number of books that are accessible make the Online Books Page a great resource.

1993-01-01

333

NASA Hurricane Resource Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) hurricane resource page includes the latest news stories from the extraordinary hurricane season of 2005, feature articles, satellite images and biographies of NASA hurricane experts. Two features of this page are a re-creation of the storm season with satellite images of all of the major storms of the season and a satellite image of Katrina showing it from development through landfall. This site also includes links to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hurricane resources.

2007-12-12

334

Cyanobacteria Health Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Studies page focuses on cyanobacteria, single-celled organisms thought to be the origin of plants. Cyanobacteria live in fresh, brackish, or marine water and are of concern to the CDC and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because some can form harmful blooms that deplete the oxygen and block sunlight that other organisms need to live. They can also produce powerful toxins that affect the brain and liver of animals and humans. This website links to an informational page about cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (including impact to public health), general information, CDC activities, links to relevant websites, publications, and additional CDC topics.

Health, National C.; Prevention, Centers F.

335

The African Water Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Len Abrams, the goal of the African Water Page is to "increase communication on the Continent of Africa between people working in water." Issues for discussion include "water policy, water resource management, water supply and environmental sanitation, water conservation and demand management." Visitors to this page can find information about recent policy initiatives in South Africa, water related documents concerning South Africa, Zimbabwe, the African continent, and some international topics. Also included are links to South and Southern African and International sites.

Abrams, Leonard J.

1995-01-01

336

The home visit.  

PubMed

With the advent of effective home health programs, an increasing proportion of medical care is being delivered in patients' homes. Since the time before World War II, direct physician involvement in home health care has been minimal. However, patient preferences and key changes in the health care system are now creating an increased need for physician-conducted home visits. To conduct home visits effectively, physicians must acquire fundamental and well-defined attitudes, knowledge and skills in addition to an inexpensive set of portable equipment. "INHOMESSS" (standing for: immobility, nutrition, housing, others, medication, examination, safety, spirituality, services) is an easily remembered mnemonic that provides a framework for the evaluation of a patient's functional status and home environment. Expanded use of the telephone and telemedicine technology may allow busy physicians to conduct time-efficient "virtual" house calls that complement and sometimes replace in-person visits. PMID:10524492

Unwin, B K; Jerant, A F

1999-10-01

337

Home Energy Capstone  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This capstone activity uses the results of the Home Energy Audit and the Home Energy Analysis activities to investigate how changes in lifestyle affect the amount of energy used in the home. Students will listen to a National Public Radio show that discusses the energy efficiency of home appliances and their sales to see if any of the issues mentioned relate to their willingness to make similar investments. Then, they will examine the costs and benefits of making changes to their homes to improve energy efficiency by performing an economic analysis of three home improvements to determine how many years it would take to pay off the investment and decide whether these scenarios would be economically feasible.

Pratte, John

338

Salmon Homing Instincts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Salmon Homing Instincts is an activity that enables learners to experience what it is like to be a returning salmon attempting to find its home by smell. Scientific research suggests that salmon use the smell of water to find their home stream; even after being out in the open ocean as many as six years. The activity allows the entire class to participate in the life cycle of the Pacific salmon and the hazards (i.e. pollution) of their journey.

Werner, Deborah

1998-01-01

339

The Nerd Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Nerd Page (their name, not mine :-) at the University of South Carolina's College of Engineering. Nice mixture of "lite" Nerd type resources on the net. Topics include Nerd Culture and Happenings, Flotsam and Jetsam, Nerd Fun, and Software, Computing & Technology.

340

ERIC Digests Index Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Users can search the entire ERIC Digests database from the index page. ERIC, part of the National Library of Education (NLE), is a nationwide education information system sponsored by the US Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI).

341

Page 4 May 2009  

Cancer.gov

Inside PMBMay 2009 Shoot for The STARS! Cyberspace Voyage: To Boldy go... CTEP launched a new web site (ctep.cancer.gov) into your space in autumn 2008, but it’s still moving at the speed of light! Visit often: We’ve changed the PMB landing page

342

EEK! Teacher Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These environmental education pages are designed to help teachers help their students use the EEK! website. The teacher resources include nature and environmental education activities such as building a bird house, conducting a fish survey, planting trees, and observing wetland habitats. There are also instructional materials and links to environmental action projects.

343

Orbital Forces: Teacher Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity demonstates orbital motions and forces using a tennis ball swung by a ribbon (this activity should be done outside). The Teacher Page contains background information, tennis ball preparation instructions, and wrap up information. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's Planetary Properties series.

344

Prolog Server Pages  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prolog Server Pages (PSP) is a scripting language, based on Prolog, than can be embedded in HTML documents. To run PSP applications one needs a web server, a web browser and a PSP interpreter. The code is executed, by the interpreter, on the server-side (web server) and the output (together with the html code in witch the PSP code is

Alin Suciu; Kalman Pusztai; Andrei Vancea

2006-01-01

345

The Aurora Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Michigan Tech University, the Aurora Page contains "information, links and images about 'the Northern Lights.'" The site offers three tutorials about the aurora borealis, forecasts, and links to aurora sites and institutions and space and sun sites. The image section features many spectacular photographs of the aurora borealis.

Dolan, Michael

2009-03-24

346

Web Search page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Web Search page is another collection of all the major search engines and directories, but with graphic representations which may make it more fun to have in your bookmarks. A text version is also provided which includes even more search engines, resulting in a new feeling of being overwhelmed.

347

Microsoft HomeAdvisor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

New from the Microsoft Network, the Microsoft HomeAdvisor is now in preview and offers an extensive consumer guide to home buying. Tools for researching homes, neighborhoods, and loans on the Internet include daily national average interest rates provided by Bank Rate Monitor and community data provided by CrimeCheck, SchoolMatch, PRIZM, and Claritas Inc. Site navigation is made easy by homepage summaries and a search engine. Users may also sign up for email-distributed home and loan trackers.

348

Ozark Mountain solar home  

SciTech Connect

If seeing is believing, Kyle and Christine Sarratt are believers. The couple has been living in their passive solar custom home for almost two years, long enough to see a steady stream of eye-opening utility bills and to experience the quality and comfort of energy-efficient design. Skeptical of solar homes at first, the Sarratts found an energy-conscious designer that showed them how they could realize their home-building dreams and live in greater comfort while spending less money. As Kyle says, {open_quotes}We knew almost nothing about solar design and weren`t looking for it, but when we realized we could get everything we wanted in a home and more, we were sold.{close_quotes} Now the couple is enjoying the great feeling of solar and wood heat in the winter, natural cooling in the summer and heating/cooling bills that average less than $20/month. The Sarratts` home overlooks a large lake near the town of Rogers, tucked up in the northwest corner of Arkansas. It is one of three completed homes out of 29 planned for the South Sun Estates subdivision, where homes are required by covenant to incorporate passive solar design principles. Orlo Stitt, owner of Stitt Energy Systems and developer of the subdivision, has been designing passive solar, energy-efficient homes for twenty years. His passive solar custom home development is the first in Arkansas.

Miller, B.

1998-03-01

349

Home DNS: Experiences with Seamless Remote Access to Home Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uniform interfaces and interaction methods between at-home, mobile and nomadic access to content and devices from consumers' homes, are crucial in making compelling extended home applications and services. It is possible to access these services whether within the user's home or, remotely, elsewhere. This paper investigates and identifies the benefits of existing remote access methods and presents the new Home

P. Belimpasakis; A. Saaranen; R. Walsh

2007-01-01

350

Mr. Cedarlind's Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Find links here. Types of Coral Reefs Aquifer Ocean Currents and Climate Earth s Untamed Energy: Earthquakes and Volcanoes This Dynamic Earth ABC s of Nuclear Science Class A - Online Testing - Username: FirstName (space) Last Name Password: Birth Date (six digits) Ex: Nancy Schultz PW: 091296 Home Energy Audit Virtual Circuits Lab ...

Schultz, Ms.

2012-05-21

351

Do-It-Yourself: A Special Library's Approach to Creating Dynamic Web Pages Using Commercial Off-The-Shelf Applications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Many librarians may feel that dynamic Web pages are out of their reach, financially and technically. Yet we are reminded in library and Web design literature that static home pages are a thing of the past. This paper describes how librarians at the Instit...

G. Steeman C. Connell

2000-01-01

352

Home Technology Integration Learning Activity Module 7  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This series of resources, a part of the Convergence Technology Center (CTC) ATE Center Home Technology Integration Curriculum, focuses on practical aspects of home technology. This document will allow students to learn about "video camera installation by following the lab instructions." The module explains almost every conceivable step in installing this piece of video technology. Authored by Julian Carranza, faculty member of El Centro College, the lesson is a step-by-step process in using these materials. Each step is followed by a detailed jpeg. The page does require a free login to access this material. This can be done easily with an email address. Additionally, visitors can find an assessment to accompany this lesson here.

Carranza, Julian

2011-09-19

353

Asbestos in the Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United States Government is concerned about asbestos-containing products in the home because sometimes asbestos fibers can be released from these produces. If asbestos fibers are inhaled, certain types of cancer may later develop. Asbestos in homes poses several problems. Household members have little or no protection from exposure to asbestos…

Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

354

Home Education in Russia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From the eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries, home education (home schooling) by tutors and governesses in Russia was a customary form of schooling for an overwhelming majority of members of the nobility. Social and political transformations of the twentieth century led to substantial changes as the state got actively involved with…

Staroverova, T. I.

2011-01-01

355

Home and Family Life.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Goldfinch" is a magazine that introduces children to different aspects of Iowa History. Each issue contains articles to provide in-depth knowledge of a topic about Iowa. The focus of this issue is homes and family life in Iowa history. Selections address what has been important to Iowa's families over time and what homes were like before…

Frese, Millie K., Ed.

1996-01-01

356

Home Visitor's Resource Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource booklet for home visitors was developed for use in home-based preschool programs and is part of a learning package which instructs prospective family workers, family worker trainers, and parents in the entry level skills, knowledge, and orientations needed to provide children from birth through 8 years of age with school oriented…

Gotts, Edward E., Ed.

357

National Nursing Home Survey  

Cancer.gov

The National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) is part of the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. The survey is a continuing series of national sample surveys of nursing homes, their residents, and their staff, conducted in 1973-74, 1977, 1985, 1995, 1997, and 1999.

358

Sabbath day home automation: \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a qualitative study of 20 American Orthodox Jewish families' use of home automation for religious purposes. These lead users offer insight into real-life, long- term experience with home automation technologies. We discuss how automation was seen by participants to contribute to spiritual experience and how participants oriented to the use of automation as a religious custom. We also

Allison Woodruff; Sally Augustin; Brooke E. Foucault

2007-01-01

359

Smoking in Nursing Homes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nursing home social workers were surveyed to determine nursing home smoking policies and the effect these policies may have on resident and staff interaction. Data analyses suggest that in the past five years there has been a trend toward facilities becoming smoke-free. Facilities that permit smoking face greater conflicts between residents and staff. Social workers are expected to be resident

Geri Adler; Michael Greeman; Sue Rickers; Michael Kuskowski

1997-01-01

360

Home ownership in recession  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1989, the home ownership sector in Britain has experienced a number of changes which would have been dismissed in advance as unlikely. Falling levels of transactions, falling house prices and falling new construction have been accompanied by rising mortgage arrears, rising repossessions and the emergence of home owners with negative equity. The impact of these changes on the wider

Ray Forrest; Alan Murie

1994-01-01

361

Writing Portfolios at Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One way parents can improve their children's literacy skills is to create home portfolios. These showcase portfolios represent the child's best efforts and reflect achievements, and their scope is limitless. Creating home portfolios fosters self-esteem, teaches students about portfolios, encourages parent-child interactions, and improves study…

Faiman, Bonnie M.

1997-01-01

362

STEROIDS AND HOME RUNS  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been no change in Major League Baseball home run hitting for 45 yr, in spite of the new records. Players hit with no more power now than before. Records are the result of chance variations in at bats, home runs per hit, and other factors. The clustering of records is implied by the intermittency of the law of

ARTHUR DE VANY

2011-01-01

363

Home Activities for Fours.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These home learning activity guides have been developed for parents to use with their 4-year-old children. Most of the activities require only household items that are often thrown away and can be recycled for learning activities. Some require no materials at all. The guides frequently begin with a discussion of home activities; progress through…

Ferguson-Florissant School District, Ferguson, MO.

364

Individualization Starts at Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Not all home schoolers are politically conservative, suspicious of public education, or separatists. The Holtrop family's home-schooling philosophy stresses what is best for individual learners. They prioritize objectives like love of learning, critical thinking, integrated subject areas, learning through life experiences, and development of…

Holtrop, Stephen D.

1996-01-01

365

Legacies and Leaving Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the role that mothers' and grandmothers' legacies have in the home-leaving transition of adolescent girls from a rural setting. Results suggest issues that school counselors might explore using the concept of legacy, including: distance from home; attachment to families; adolescent girls' interpretation of what it means to be a woman; and…

Daigneault, Susan Dahlgren

1999-01-01

366

Home Economics at Risk.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To combat the public perception that home economics education is unnecessary, lacking in academic rigor, and taught by incompetent instructors, home economics teachers must articulate standards, promote their programs, recruit effective teachers, and otherwise stress the quality of their programs. (SK)

Moxley, Virginia Munson

1984-01-01

367

No Place Like Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To fight rampant consumerism (Martha Stewart Inc.), reduce the divorce rate, prevent cancer and heart disease, and ensure domestic tranquility, educators should bring back home economics. Workers must put more energy into the home front, and we must begin teaching our children how to live well on less. (MLH)

Austin, Elizabeth

2000-01-01

368

Home Energy Audit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the first part of a two-part exercise in which students perform an audit and analysis of energy consumption in their homes. This part provides an introduction to the uses of energy in our homes. Topics include major uses in the home (heating, air conditioning, etc.), sources of energy (fossil fuels), and uses in the United States (industry, transportation, etc.). It includes an activity in which students draw and measure various aspects of their homes (square feet of walls, number and types of windows and doors, number and types of applances, etc.) in preparation for the second part (Home Energy Analysis) to be performed in the next activity. These two activities should be done in conjunction with one another.

Pratte, John

369

Casanova Research Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is devoted to the life and work of Giovanni Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), a celebrated eighteenth-century Italian adventurer, libertine, and author, who at times served as a seminarian, a soldier, a spy, and a diplomat. He is chiefly remembered for his scandalous semi-autobiographical account (Histoire de ma vie) of a promiscuous and unscrupulous seducer of women. This resource site provides general information about Casanova, including a biographical timeline and an annotated bibliography of his works. The site also provides scholarly resources for Casanova Studies including Research Tools and Special Collections; Recent Work on Casanova; Calls for Papers; Conferences, Symposia, and Exhibitions; Forum: A Meeting Place for Casanovists; and Links: Web Pages of Interest to Casanovists. The Casanova Research Page is the creation of Ted Emery, Assistant Professor of Italian in the Department of French and Italian at Dickinson College.

370

The Skyscraper Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Put together by a group of tall building enthusiasts, the Skyscraper Page features the World's Tallest Diagram, a beta-version database that generates graphical results. While some requests only yielded error messages, a building search on Chicago produced a nifty color diagram of Chicago's 24 tallest buildings, arranged by height from the Sears Tower to the Stone Container Building, with basic information provided for each building: Address, Architect, Height, number of floors, etc. Other parts of the site include the Skyscraper Forum, an email discussion list, Skyline Photos, links to sources of views of cities and tall buildings, and the Amateur High-Rise Photography Page, where visitors can view and submit skyscraper photos. In the News & Updates section, see Lego skyscrapers, Istanbul skyscrapers, and an interactive aerial view of Manhattan (called Clickable NYC Skyscraper Map).

371

Ms. Echegoyen's Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Find your links below. JapanesePod101 Ecehgoyen - Wikispaces link Clear Conversations Echegoyen Sencei Wikispace Echegoyen s School Web Page Edu 20 (online learning) Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversion ClassZone Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan JLPT-Japanese Proficiency Test JLPT - Kanji Project JLPT Level 4 Kanji List POPjisyo Dictionary The Kanji Site XE - The World s Favorite Currency and Forieng Exchange Site Denshi Jisho -Online Dictionary Try this link for exploring Japanese Culture: Japan Times (Online News) ...

Schultz, Ms.

2009-01-15

372

Viscosity: Student Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site teaches students to determine how fluid a liquid really is by measuring its viscosity. The Student Page has experiment procedures, lists of the required materials and key words, a formula for determining viscosity, data analysis questions, and an extension activity on calculating standard deviation. Also offered are links to the Viscosity Data Tables and the Viscosity Histogram. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's volcanology section.

373

Impact Craters: Student Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity teaches students how to determine the factors affecting the appearance of impact craters and ejecta. The Student Page contains a list of materials and key words, experiment surface preparation and experiment procedures, questions on creating a hypothesis, links to the Data Chart and Graph required for the experiment, and ten questions regarding results. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's Impact Craters section.

374

JavaServer Pages  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a JavaServer Pages (JSP) bieten neben Servlets eine weitere Möglichkeit zur Erzeugung dynamischer Webseiten. Bei JSPs handelt\\u000a es sich um einen Bestandteil der Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) von ORACLE. JSPs nutzen Servlets als zugrunde liegende\\u000a Technologie, weshalb sich zuerst das Lesen von Kapitel 22 empfiehlt. Hier wird auch die Installation des Apache Tomcat Servers\\u000a beschrieben, auf dem die hier gezeigten

Cornelia Heinisch; Frank Müller-Hofmann; Joachim Goll

375

The Aurora Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site offers information, links and images about the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. The links include: an aurora tutorial with a teacher suggestion page, current geomagnetic conditions from the Australian Space Forecast Centre and the IPS Solar and Geophysical Summary, aurora forecast maps, and how to build an automated aurora detection system. There are photographs of solar flaring and other sun activity, space shuttle photographs of aurora, and aurora photographs from Upper Peninsula Michigan and Alaska.

376

Dance Links University Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of the highlights of the Dance Links Web site , compiled mainly from information provided by dance videographer Amy Reusch, is the University Dance Departments pointers page, a collection of pointers to over 150 U.S. University Dance departments, as well as departments in Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Dance Links also points to resources related to dance companies, performance listings, publications, organizations, funding, dance schools, dancers, and other dance indexes.

377

The medical matters wiki: building a library Web site 2.0.  

PubMed

New and innovative information technologies drive the ever-evolving library profession. From clay tablet to parchment scroll to manufactured paper to computer screen pixel, information storage, retrieval, and delivery methods continue to evolve, and each advance irrevocably affects the way libraries, and librarians, work. The Internet has forever altered information and library science, both in theory and practice, but even within this context the progression continues. Though ambiguously defined, Web 2.0 offers a new outlook and new software, presenting librarians with potentially invaluable new tools and methods. This paper discusses the creation, implementation, and maintenance of a Web 2.0 technology, the wiki, as a resource tool for an academic biomedical library. PMID:18689201

Robertson, Justin; Burnham, Judy; Li, Jie; Sayed, Ellen

2008-01-01

378

Genetics Home Reference: Aniridia  

MedlinePLUS

... genetic conditions and rare diseases Additional NIH Resources National Institutes of Health Educational resources Information pages Patient support ... genetic conditions and rare diseases Additional NIH Resources - National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute: Diagram of the ...

379

Genetics Home Reference: Achondrogenesis  

MedlinePLUS

... Testing Registry Genetic testing PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Achondrogenesis On this page: Description Genetic ... achondrogenesis? Achondrogenesis types 1A and 1B are rare genetic disorders; their incidence is unknown. Combined, achondrogenesis type 2 ...

380

Genetics Home Reference: Cherubism  

MedlinePLUS

... ClinicalTrials.gov Research studies PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Cherubism On this page: Description Genetic ... however, this condition occurs as part of another genetic disorder. For example, cherubism can occur with Ramon syndrome, ...

381

Genetics Home Reference: Neuroblastoma  

MedlinePLUS

... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Neuroblastoma On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed March 2011 What is neuroblastoma? Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that most ...

382

Genetics Home Reference: Hemophilia  

MedlinePLUS

... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Hemophilia On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2012 What is hemophilia? Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that slows the ...

383

Home Versus Nonhome Neighborhood  

PubMed Central

Introduction Built environment and health research have focused on characteristics of home neighborhoods, whereas overall environmental exposures occur over larger spatial ranges. Purpose Differences in built environment characteristics were analyzed for home and nonhome locations using GPS data. Methods GPS data collected in 2007–2008 were analyzed for 41 subjects in the Seattle area in 2010. Environmental characteristics for 3.8 million locations were measured using novel GIS data sets called SmartMaps, representing spatially continuous values of local built environment variables in the domains of neighborhood composition, utilitarian destinations, transportation infrastructure, and traffic conditions. Using bootstrap sampling, CIs were estimated for differences in built environment values for home (<833 m of home address) and nonhome (>1666 m) GPS locations. Results Home and nonhome built environment values were significantly different for over 90% of variables across subjects (p<0.001). Only 51% of subjects had higher counts of supermarkets near than away from home. Different measures of neighborhood parks yielded varying results. Conclusions SmartMaps helped measure local built environment characteristics for a large set of GPS locations. Most subjects had significantly different home and nonhome built environment exposures. Considering the full range of individuals’ environmental exposures may improve understanding of effects of the built environment on behavior and health outcomes.

Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne Vernez

2012-01-01

384

Genome@home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With Genome@home, a project at Stanford University, computer owners can become de facto researchers in virtual genome protein design. By downloading and running the Genome@home protein sequence design client, users lend their idle computer time to run calculations for use with such projects as designing new medical drugs, understanding protein evolution, and determining the function of newly sequenced genes. The program can run during other applications without affecting computer performance. The Genome@home Web site also provides a mountain of scientific background information and other resources for understanding the overall project and learning what's been accomplished so far.

385

Home Energy Analysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the second part of a two-part exercise in which students perform an audit and analysis of energy consumption in their homes. In this part, students will estimate the amount of energy they use in their homes and investigate how their lifestyle impacts this amount. They will consider various sources of energy loss and the number of air exchanges per hour. Then, they will use the parameters they measured in the previous exercise (Home Energy Audit) and an online calculator to determine energy costs. They will then consider ways to reduce these costs. These two activities should be done in conjunction with one another.

Pratte, John

386

Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement Encyclopedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Despite the commercial intentions of the site, this free online guide to home repair is superior to many similar offerings on the Web. Organized in five principle sections (Plumbing, Wiring, Carpentry, Decks, and Masonry & Concrete), the Encyclopedia covers a good variety of subtopics, from selecting and buying lumber to replacing a faucet or water heater to pouring concrete. Generally aimed at users with some skills but not necessarily much experience in home repair, the projects are clearly explained, with generous illustrations and, in some cases, an "Animated How-To." Project information includes estimated time, required skills and tools, cautions, and links to related projects. Additional resources include a glossary, tool encyclopedia, and an internal search engine.

387

Geography Action! Habitats: Home Sweet Home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

National Geographic's Geography Action! is an "annual conservation and awareness program designed to educate and excite people about our natural, cultural, and historic treasures." This year the theme is Habitats: Home Sweet Home. Just as there are an amazing variety of habitats on the planet, so does this Web site have an amazing variety of features. In addition to habitat-specific lesson plans (ranging from grades K-12), visitors will find fantastic collections of National Geographic photos; interesting Web links; and several interactive multimedia adventures, such as piloting a mini-sub through a virtual kelp forest or taking an animated trek through the Arctic. The site also provides numerous ideas for exploring and protecting your own habitat.

388

Evaluate Wiki Technology as e-Learning Tool from the Point View of Al-Baha University Students: A Pilot Study with Undergraduate Students in Both Faculties of Science and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wikis technologies are one of Web 2.0 applications that can be used to improve the learning method and to engage students in learning with others in a collaborative environment. This paper investigates the potential use of wiki technology in Al-Baha University through students' perceptions; the study seeks to answer the main question. How to…

Alzahrani, Ibraheem

2012-01-01

389

Relationship between home fruit and vegetable availability and infant and maternal dietary intake in African-American families: evidence from the exhaustive home food inventory. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

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390

Multiplex PageRank  

PubMed Central

Many complex systems can be described as multiplex networks in which the same nodes can interact with one another in different layers, thus forming a set of interacting and co-evolving networks. Examples of such multiplex systems are social networks where people are involved in different types of relationships and interact through various forms of communication media. The ranking of nodes in multiplex networks is one of the most pressing and challenging tasks that research on complex networks is currently facing. When pairs of nodes can be connected through multiple links and in multiple layers, the ranking of nodes should necessarily reflect the importance of nodes in one layer as well as their importance in other interdependent layers. In this paper, we draw on the idea of biased random walks to define the Multiplex PageRank centrality measure in which the effects of the interplay between networks on the centrality of nodes are directly taken into account. In particular, depending on the intensity of the interaction between layers, we define the Additive, Multiplicative, Combined, and Neutral versions of Multiplex PageRank, and show how each version reflects the extent to which the importance of a node in one layer affects the importance the node can gain in another layer. We discuss these measures and apply them to an online multiplex social network. Findings indicate that taking the multiplex nature of the network into account helps uncover the emergence of rankings of nodes that differ from the rankings obtained from one single layer. Results provide support in favor of the salience of multiplex centrality measures, like Multiplex PageRank, for assessing the prominence of nodes embedded in multiple interacting networks, and for shedding a new light on structural properties that would otherwise remain undetected if each of the interacting networks were analyzed in isolation.

Halu, Arda; Mondragon, Raul J.; Panzarasa, Pietro; Bianconi, Ginestra

2013-01-01

391

The Home Energy Saver  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed by the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, this site is designed to help homeowners save energy and money. The heart of the site is the Energy Advisor, which allows users to enter their area code to receive initial energy use estimates and then receive customized results after entering more details about their home. The Energy Advisor also offers recommendations on selected upgrades to help your home become energy efficient. Several on-site QuickTime movies demonstrate use of the Home Energy Advisor. Additional resources include the Home Energy Librarian, which offers a large number of annotated energy conservation links; a glossary of energy terminology; and the Making it Happen Module, which contains a collection of tips and links to help users capitalize on energy savings opportunities.

392

Home First Aid Kit  

MedlinePLUS

... Never give aspirin to treat the flu. q Cough and Cold Medications. Be sure to give medications ... Also be mindful of choking hazards when giving cough drops to young children. HOMe FIrst AId KIt ...

393

Twelve Home Cleaning Recipes  

MedlinePLUS

... Cleaning Recipes Eight Tips for Safe and Effective Disinfection Twelve Home Cleaning Recipes Safer alternatives to hazardous ... for use on counters, floors and other hard surfaces. Recipes Performance Dissolve 4 tablespoons baking soda in ...

394

Earth, Our Home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This self-contained module on the planet Earth includes a range of fun activities that students can perform in the classroom and at home with family members. They impart important concepts such as observation, identification, measurement, and differentiation.

Science, Houghton M.

395

Noise in the Home  

MedlinePLUS

... Workplace Recreational Noise Personal Stereo Systems & Headsets Noise & Music Noise in Health Clubs Noise in the Home ... interrupted by noise from our neighbors, street traffic, music blaring in the next apartment, train whistles and ...

396

Smoke-Free Homes  

MedlinePLUS

... Air Indoor Air Smoke-free Homes Publications/Resources Publications/Resources Additional Indoor Air Quality resources can be ... publications from EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Service Center ...

397

Pervasive Home Environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An increasing number of computers and other equipment, such as games consoles and multimedia appliances for the home, have networking capability. The rapid growth of broadband in the home is also fuelling the demand for people to network their homes. In the near future we will see a number of market sectors trying to 'own' the home by providing gateways either from the traditional ISP or from games and other service providers. The consumer is bombarded with attractive advertising to acquire the latest technological advances, but is left with a plethora of different appliances, which have a bewildering range of requirements and features in terms of networking, user interface, and higher-level communications protocols. In many cases, these are proprietary, preventing interworking. Such technical and usability anarchy confuses the consumer and could ultimately suppress market adoption.

Bull, P.; Limb, R.; Payne, R.

398

Falls in Nursing Homes  

MedlinePLUS

... AS. Falls in the nursing home. Annals of Internal Medicine 1994;121:442–51. Rubenstein LZ. Preventing falls ... elderly population. A randomized clinical trial. Annals of Internal Medicine 1990;113(4):308–16. Thapa PB, Brockman ...

399

Oklahoma Healthy Homes Initiative  

PubMed Central

Compelling scientific evidence suggests that a strong association exists between housing-related hazards and the health and safety of their residents. Health, safety, and environmental hazards (such as asthma and allergy triggers), unintentional injury hazards, lead-based paint hazards, and poor indoor air quality are interrelated with substandard housing conditions. This article describes a Healthy Homes initiative to address these hazards in a coordinated fashion in the home, rather than taking a categorical approach, even in the presence of multiple hazards. It also provides an overview of Oklahoma's Healthy Homes initiative and its pilot project, the Tulsa Safe and Healthy Housing Project, which is currently administered in Tulsa in collaboration with Children First, Oklahoma's Nurse-Family Partnership program. This pilot project seeks to open new areas of research that can lead to a greater understanding of environmental health issues related to substandard housing in the United States, which will eventually make homes safer and healthier.

Khan, Fahad

2011-01-01

400

Electronics in the Home.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Discusses radiation control in lay terms with particular reference to the interests of consumers of electronic products to be used in the home. Discusses federal standards for the control of radiation from these products.

1994-01-01

401

Home Health Aides  

MedlinePLUS

... of home health aides. Occupation Job Duties ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION 2012 MEDIAN PAY Childcare Workers Childcare workers care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. They care ...

402

Home Health Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The home health service segment of the Comprehensive Health Plan for Arizona is presented, including a background statement, description of needs and problems, assessment of current resources available, identification of needs, and recommendations. It is ...

1974-01-01

403

Home vision tests  

MedlinePLUS

... done at home: Amsler grid, distance vision, and near vision testing. AMSLER GRID TEST This test helps ... you read correctly. Repeat with the other eye. NEAR VISION This is similar to the distance vision ...

404

Energy Proofing Your Home.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Explains the principles and techniques of saving energy and money in the home. A walking tour through the house points out how energy bills can be reduced. Primary audience: community groups and schools.

1994-01-01

405

Energy Proofing Your Home.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Explains the principles and techniques of saving energy and money in the home. A walking tour throughout the house points out how energy bills can be reduced. Primary audience: community groups and schools.

1994-01-01

406

WikiBuild: a new application to support patient and health care professional involvement in the development of patient support tools.  

PubMed

Active patient and public involvement as partners in their own health care and in the development of health services is key to achieving a health care system that is responsive to patients' needs and values. It promotes better use of the health care system, and improves health outcomes, quality of life and patient satisfaction. By involving patients and health care professionals as partners in the creation and updating of patient health support tools, wikis--highly accessible, interactive vehicles of communication--have the potential to empower users to implement these support tools in daily life. Acknowledging the potential of wikis, and recognizing that they capitalize on the free and open access to information, scientists, opinion leaders and patient advocates have suggested that wikis could help decision-making constituencies improve the delivery of health care. They might also decrease its cost and improve access to knowledge within developing countries. However, little is known about the efficacy of wikis in helping to attain these goals. There is also a need to know more about the intention of patients and health care workers to use wikis, in what circumstances and what factors will influence their use of wikis. In this issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Gupta et al describe how they developed and tested a new wiki-inspired application to improve asthma care. The researchers involved patients with asthma, primary care physicians, pulmonologists and certified asthma educators in the construction of an asthma action plan. Their paper--entitled "WikiBuild: a new online collaboration process for multistakeholder tool development and consensus building"--is the first description of a wiki-inspired technology built to involve patients and health care professionals in the development of a patient support tool. This innovative study has made important contributions toward how wikis could be generalized to involve multiple stakeholders in the development of other knowledge translation tools such as clinical practice guidelines or decision aids. More specifically, Gupta et al have uncovered potential action mechanisms toward increasing usage of these tools by patients and health care professionals. These are decreasing hierarchical influences, increasing usability and adapting a tool to local context. More research is now needed to determine if the use of the resulting wiki-developed plan will actually be higher than a plan developed using other methods. Furthermore, there is also a need to assess the intention of participants to continue using wiki-based processes on an ongoing basis. It is in this dynamic and continuous retroaction loop that the support tool users--both patients and health care professionals--can adapt and improve the product after its real-life shortcomings are revealed and as new evidence becomes available. As such, a wiki would be more than a simple patient support development tool, but could also become a dynamic and interactive repository and delivery tool that would facilitate ongoing and sustainable patient and professional engagement. PMID:22155746

Archambault, Patrick Michel

2011-01-01

407

Zetland Homes LLC Demonstration Green Home Wins National Dream Home Award  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 21st Century Victorian Demonstration Green Home built by Zetland Homes LLC of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, won Silver in the Green Home category of the Dream Home Awards. The announcement was made by Michele Kelly of Dream Home Awards which recognizes excellence in the nation's building industry (www.dreamhomeawards.com\\/media.html). The Demonstration Green Home (www.zetlandparade.com) showcases green building using readily available technology

Zetland Homes LLC

2009-01-01

408

MIRLIN HR 4796 Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronomers, using the Keck II telescope in Hawaii, along with a team of scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the University of Florida, Gainesville, using the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile, "have discovered what appears to be the clearest evidence yet of a budding solar system around a nearby star." HR 4796, about 220 light years from Earth, "shows a swirling disk of dust around the star" that portends the building of a star system. The MIRLIN (Mid-InfraRed Large-well Imager) page contains photos, more explanations, and a link to theoretical images and explanation of how a star system forms.

1998-01-01

409

ESRI Instructional Resources Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can help learners of all ages and academic disciplines understand the world around them. GIS helps students and teachers engage in studies that promote critical thinking, integrated learning, and multiple intelligences. In classrooms and campuses across the country and around the world, educators are using GIS in the study of topics as varied as Marketing and Molecular Biology to Social Studies and Language Arts. The resources on this page demonstrate how GIS can be used in variety of formal and information educational settings. Educational multimedia are included in the form of GIS video tutorials.

2012-11-02

410

The Natural Science Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Anthony Carpi, assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, provides the Natural Science Pages. The site is divided into two primary sections, NSC 107 course-specific material (online supplement to students enrolled in this course at John Jay College) and course lessons (general use). The topics covered in the Course Lessons are Scientific Method, Matter & Energy, Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, Atomic Bonding, Reactions, Acids & Bases, Nuclear Science, The Universe, Organic Chem, Nutrients, DNA, The Cell, and Basic Anatomy. Descriptions, images, diagrams, and links to related resources are provided for each topic. This is an excellent learning resource and is well worth a visit.

411

The Real Beer Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This amazing site, coming in at over 75,000 pages, is the ultimate online resource for beer lovers and homebrewers. Among its many offerings are breaking beer news, spotlight features, an events calendar, a searchable brewery and pub with over 3,500 entries, a searchable library with original publications and a host of links to related online offerings (a trial search for "porter" returned 1,100 hits!), a BREWMall with retail items, and a collection of classified beer and brewing links. Other features include contests, games, and polls. Whatever their depth of interest or knowledge, Beer enthusiasts of all stripes will quickly lose themselves in this site.

412

The Pi Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM) at Simon Fraser University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides the Pi Pages Website. Since 2000 BC, people have been trying to compute Pi, and Pi is "still of serious interest to modern mathematical research." Tracing the history of Pi takes the user through geometry, analysis and special functions, numerical analysis, algebra, and number theory. Sections included at the site are Pi Story, Pi Records, Pi People, Pi Literature, Pi News, Pi Aesthetics, Pi on the net, Pi Files, Pi and other numbers, and More Links to other Pi-Enriched sites. This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about Pi.

Mathematics., Simon F.

1999-01-01

413

The relationship between children's home food environment and dietary patterns in childhood and adolescence. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

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414

Nutrient analysis of varying socioeconomic status home food environments in New Jersey. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

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415

Associations between the home food environment and obesity-promoting eating behaviors in adolescence. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

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416

Home and neighbourhood correlates of BMI among children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

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417

Exhaustive measurement of food items in the home using a universal product code scanner. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

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418

Food environments near home and school related to consumption of soda and fast food. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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419

Changing the home nutrition environment: effects of a nutrition and media literacy pilot intervention. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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420

Social support is a primary influence on home fruit, 100% juice, and vegetable availability. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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Dietary patterns and home food availability during emerging adulthood: do they differ by living situation? — Measures of the Food Environment  

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Home food and exercise environments of normal-weight and overweight adults. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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Weight loss treatment influences untreated spouses and the home environment: evidence of a ripple effect. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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Associations between parental concern for adolescent weight and the home food environment and dietary intake. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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Community food environment, home food environment, and fruit and vegetable intake of children and adolescents. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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426

Out-of-home food outlets and area deprivation: case study in Glasgow, UK. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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Use of a wiki as an interactive teaching tool in pathology residency education: Experience with a genomics, research, and informatics in pathology course  

PubMed Central

Background: The need for informatics and genomics training in pathology is critical, yet limited resources for such training are available. In this study we sought to critically test the hypothesis that the incorporation of a wiki (a collaborative writing and publication tool with roots in “Web 2.0”) in a combined informatics and genomics course could both (1) serve as an interactive, collaborative educational resource and reference and (2) actively engage trainees by requiring the creation and sharing of educational materials. Materials and Methods: A 2-week full-time course at our institution covering genomics, research, and pathology informatics (GRIP) was taught by 36 faculty to 18 second- and third-year pathology residents. The course content included didactic lectures and hands-on demonstrations of technology (e.g., whole-slide scanning, telepathology, and statistics software). Attendees were given pre- and posttests. Residents were trained to use wiki technology (MediaWiki) and requested to construct a wiki about the GRIP course by writing comprehensive online review articles on assigned lectures. To gauge effectiveness, pretest and posttest scores for our course were compared with scores from the previous 7 years from the predecessor course (limited to informatics) given at our institution that did not utilize wikis. Results: Residents constructed 59 peer-reviewed collaborative wiki articles. This group showed a 25% improvement (standard deviation 12%) in test scores, which was greater than the 16% delta recorded in the prior 7 years of our predecessor course (P = 0.006). Conclusions: Our use of wiki technology provided a wiki containing high-quality content that will form the basis of future pathology informatics and genomics courses and proved to be an effective teaching tool, as evidenced by the significant rise in our resident posttest scores. Data from this project provide support for the notion that active participation in content creation is an effective mechanism for mastery of content. Future residents taking this course will continue to build on this wiki, keeping content current, and thereby benefit from this collaborative teaching tool.

Park, Seung; Parwani, Anil; MacPherson, Trevor; Pantanowitz, Liron

2012-01-01

428

Energy Efficient Homes Lesson  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan introduces students to the concepts related to building an energy efficient home, including green building, conservation of energy and sustainable building methods. The main part of the lesson involves configuring an energy efficient model of a home; the experiment should take two or three 45 minute class periods. Detailed instructions and illustrations are included for the classroom exercise. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

Orzali, Joe

2012-01-13

429

Home Water Audit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity offers learners and their families several ways to raise their awareness together about home water. Included are a Home Water Audit Chart to help families record their water; a link to an educational film about water and conservation; ideas for family discussions about water use; information about recycling graywater; and math-themed efforts such as creating a pie chart of use and comparing water bills. The cost of this activity is minimal if a calculator is already on hand.

National 4-H Council

2009-01-01

430

A Home Automation System  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Home Automation (HA) System based on the Home Bus system has been developed. The system has a multi-layered hierachical structure and is composed of four subsystems (the Room Monitor Control Subsystem, the Telephone Subsystem, the Tele-control Subsystem and the In-house Video Control Subsystem). The HA system has both three inner-subsystem communication codes and one inter-subsystem communication code. The former

Masahiro Inoue; Kazuho Uemura; Yoshiji Minagawa; Mitsunobu Esaki; Yoshiyuki Honda

1985-01-01

431

Home Equity Insurance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Home equity insurance policies—policies insuring homeowners against declines in the prices of their homes—would bear some resemblance both to ordinary insurance and to financial hedging vehicles. A menu of choices for the design of such policies is presented here, and conceptual issues are discussed. Choices include pass-through futures and options, in which the insurance company in effect serves as a

Robert J. Shiller; Allan N. Weiss

1999-01-01

432

The Home Medicine Cabinet  

PubMed Central

The home medicine cabinet contains both drug and non-drug poisons, of varying toxicity. The more seriously toxic ones and old medications, should be removed, since the `steps' of toilet and sink make medicine cabinets accessible even to young children. This article describes the degree of toxicity of items commonly found in medicine cabinets, and recommends storage methods which prevent accidents. Ipecac syrup should be in every medicine cabinet of every home in which there are children.

McGuigan, Michael A.

1983-01-01

433

Home Power Magazine  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Home Power Magazine has been a resource for "home-scale renewable energy and sustainable living solutions" since 1987. Articles from the current issue of the magazine are available to download free of charge on this website. Some older articles are also posted in the Downloads section. For visitors wanting to find out what back issue to purchase, the HP archive includes a search function and purchasing information. Topics addressed include solar, wind, and microhydro electricity, home-energy efficiency, solar hot water systems, space heating and cooling, green building materials and home design, and efficient transportation. The information is intended to help home owners make informed decisions about home energy use by providing extensive product information, homeowner testimonials, buyer advice, and "how-to" instructions. Contributors include do-it-yourself homeowners, "innovative idealists," licensed electricians, and "pragmatic policymakers." The Resources section provides some background information on renewable energy, such as a glossary, recent news coverage, and updates on renewable energy companies in the stock market. Information on renewable energy events and energy fairs around the world can be found in the Events section.

434

Home management of haemophilia.  

PubMed

The demonstrated benefits of home care for haemophilia include improved quality of life, less pain and disability, fewer hospitalizations, and less time lost from work or school. Although reduced mortality has not been demonstrated, the substantial increase in longevity since the early 1980s correlates with the introduction of home treatment and prophylaxis programmes. These programmes must be designed and monitored by haemophilia treatment centres (HTC), which are staffed with professionals with broad and complementary expertise in the disease and its complications. In return, patients and their families must be willing to accept the reciprocal responsibilities that come from administering blood products or their recombinant equivalents at home. Patients with inhibitors to factors VIII or IX pose special challenges, but these complications do not obviate participation in home care programmes. Home care was an essential prerequisite to the introduction of effective prophylactic factor replacement therapy. Prophylaxis offers significant improvements in quality of life, but requires a substantial commitment. The use of implantable venous access devices can eliminate some of the difficulty and discomfort of peripheral venous access in small children, but brings additional risks. The future holds the promise of factor concentrates for home use that have longer half-lives, or can be administered by alternate routes. Knowledge of patient genotypes may allow treatments tailored to avoid complications such as inhibitor development. Gene therapy trials, which are currently ongoing, will ultimately lead to gene-based treatments as a complement to traditional protein-based therapy. PMID:14962201

Teitel, J M; Barnard, D; Israels, S; Lillicrap, D; Poon, M-C; Sek, J

2004-03-01

435

Home Visits: Shortening the Path between Home and School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Home Visit Initiative at Socorro Middle School in Texas. Discusses the purpose of home visits; selection of families for teacher home visits; the visiting team; parents', students', and teachers' reactions to visits, and the results of an evaluation of the home visits, especially the impact on parent volunteerism and schooling,…

Acosta, Dolores; Keith, Joe; Patin, Debra

1997-01-01

436

Remote-controlled home automation system via Bluetooth home network  

Microsoft Academic Search

The idea of a home automation has been an important issue in many publications and home appliances companies. Home automation is a house or living environment that contains the technology to allow devices and systems to be controlled automatically. Remote and local control is useful to keep home comfortable and to support the elderly and the disabled people. In this

Kwang Yeol Lee; Jae Weon Choi

2003-01-01

437

Descriptions of Home and Community Occupations Related to Home Economics; Descriptions of Specific Occupations Classified Into Six Clusters, Index to Areas of Work and Worker Trait Groups for Individual Occupations. Professional Education Series No. HE-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin is a reference tool for the identification of home economics-related occupations and requirements and methods of entry into these occupations. A full description of 200 home economics-related occupations as found in the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" Volume I, and page references which will facilitate the location of…

O'Donnell, Beatrice

438

Barometer (ChemPages Lab)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Barometer: this is a resource in the collection "ChemPages Laboratory Resources". A mercury barometer is used to measure atmospheric pressure. The ChemPages Laboratory Resources are a set of web pages that include text, images, video, and self check questions. The topics included are those that are commonly encountered in the first-year chemistry laboratory. They have been put together for use as both a pre-laboratory preparation tool and an in-laboratory reference source.

439

Piles of Fire: Teacher Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the Teacher Page of an activity that teaches students how particle size affects the angle of a volcano's slope. This page has background information on pyroclastic eruptions, experiment preparation instructions, and information on the experiment's outcome. The procedures for this activity can be found on the Piles of Fire Student Page. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's Volcanology section.

440

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Trauma Information Pages, provided by psychologist David Baldwin, provide information about traumatic stress for clinicians and researchers in the field. The pages include information on trauma symptoms, connections to trauma resources including full text articles and an EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) bibliography, general support information including grief, stress, and mental health pointers, disaster handouts and links, and links to other trauma and trauma related sites. The Trauma Pages are searchable.

Baldwin, David V.

1997-01-01

441

Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages (GWVRP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages provides a single resource for information on Gulf War Syndrome. Included is information on the syndrome and how to obtain benefits; hyperlinked versions of reports and studies of Gulf War syndrome and its possible causes and treatments; information about and newsletters from Gulf War veteran activist organizations; direct links to the Department of Veteran Affairs Home Page and other online resources of interest to veterans, their families and others concerned. The site is fully searchable by keyword. A new feature is "Tracings in the Sand," a section where veterans can share their experiences of their Gulf War service, and how it has affected their lives. Also included are weekly news flashes, such as the following: "Jan Williams of Sen. Rockefeller's office has indicated an interest in how PL 103-446 is being administered. If you are a Persian Gulf veteran and have been turned down for VA disability, please call Jan Williams at 202 224-2074. She is looking for records and the reasons stated on the decision letter."

Beer, Jeff.; Szabo, Grant.

1997-01-01

442

Insect-Inspired Robotic Homing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many animals, including insects, successfully engage in visual homing. We describe a system that allows a mobile robot to home. Specifically, we propose a simple, yet robust, homing scheme that only relies upon the observation of the bearings of visible landmarks. However, this can easily be extended to include other visual cues. The homing algorithm allows a mobile robot to

Keven Weber; Svetha Venkatesh; Mandyam Srinivasan

1999-01-01

443

Bluetooth based home automation system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The past decade has seen significant advancement in the field of consumer electronics. Various ‘intelligent’ appliances such as cellular phones, air-conditioners, home security devices, home theatres, etc. are set to realize the concept of a smart home. They have given rise to a Personal Area Network in home environment, where all these appliances can be interconnected and monitored using a

N. Sriskanthan; F. Tan; A. Karande

2002-01-01

444

Protect Your Home from Wildfire!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Homes in wooded areas or in the wildland/urban interface are at special risk for wildfire. The article provides a checklist of what to keep on hand to make homes safer from wildfire, focusing on vegetation around the home and maintenance of the yard and home. (SM)

PTA Today, 1994

1994-01-01

445

Towards a Home Application Server  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emergence of smart devices, especially in the home context, will change the way we interact with our environment. However, implementing and maintaining home-control applications is still far from easy. This paper discusses the difficulties encountered during the development of a home gateway. It then introduces a framework that sets the basics of a home application server and allows an

Clément Escoffier; Johann Bourcier; Philippe Lalanda; Jianqi Yu

2008-01-01

446

Web Page Design for Designers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Web Page Design for Designers is an excellent resource written and designed by Joe Gillespie and sponsored by Pixel Productions. It offers web site design information and advice to those who are already familiar with HTML. This site's main focus is on how to obtain an optimal design that is sensitive to both multiple platforms and screen sizes. Issues discussed include web page size, fonts, graphics and color palettes, and navigation. Users can download tools such as a web page ruler, color palettes, and more. Web Page Design for Designers also contains a well-rounded listing of other resources.

1996-01-01

447

Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, History  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The very phrase, home economics, often conjures up images of women learning how to prepare a household budget, or learning about various child-rearing techniques in a somewhat less than empowering setting. However, a reassessment of this rather multifaceted discipline has begun in recent years. Professor Joan Jacobs Brumberg at Cornell University notes that "what other group of American women did so much, all over the country, and got so little credit? We must do everything we can to preserve and organize records and materials from this important female ghetto." Designed to rectify the unfortunate marginalization of the discipline's historic importance, this rather outstanding archive of digitized materials is provided by the Mann Library at Cornell University and currently contains 838 books and 7 journals, for a total of 331,695 digitized pages. Visitors will want to start by looking through the Subjects section of the site, where they may read brief essays about the various sub-disciplines within home economics, such as clothing and textiles and home management. Each essay is complemented by an extensive bibliography for further reading and scholastic inquiry. Additionally, visitors may elect to browse the entire contents of the archive by date, author name, or journal title.

448

Home injuries to children.  

PubMed

To describe the circumstances around childhood injuries in the home, information on home injuries to children was collected in the emergency room of a pediatric trauma centre as part of an injury surveillance program. During a one-year period, data on 1,538 patients (age < or = 18 years) injured at home were recorded. An inverse s-shape association of home injuries with age was observed. Falls were the leading cause (51%); other children were struck by objects (18%) or sustained cutting/piercing injuries (9%). Age was positively associated with the likelihood of being struck by objects, cutting/piercing, and overexertion, but negatively associated with falls. Playing was the most common activity at time of injury. The peak time of injuries tended to be the early evening. Because most injuries occurred in an environment that seemed safe to parents, reduction in home injuries may require identification of potential hazards in the context of the stages of children's psychological and motor development. PMID:8358687

Hu, X; Wesson, D; Kenney, B

1993-01-01

449

Leveraging the power of Web 2.0 tools: a wiki platform as a multimedia teaching and learning environment in dental education.  

PubMed

This article presents the development and implementation of a wiki-based application for the delivery of educational content in dentistry. The Dental Procedure Education System (DPES) is a new web application that uses SharePoint to combine online collaborative authoring characteristic of wiki spaces with instructional video documentaries. Harnessing the wiki's versatility, DPES offers faculty members an avenue to develop an authoritative source of information for both students, through DPES Pro, and the public at large, through DPES Public. Principles of cognitive theory of multimedia learning, constructivist theory, and collaborative writing were employed in the development of DPES. An authoring protocol, with a clearly defined sequence of steps, was established in order to keep the production of the DPES procedures consistent and predictable. Initial, anecdotal user reports indicate that DPES is well received among dental students and faculty members. Expected outcomes and benefits of DPES use are discussed, and directions for research are proposed. PMID:22473554

Salajan, Florin D; Mount, Greg J

2012-04-01

450

MTU Volcanoes Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page, which is sponsored by the Keweenaw Volcano Observatory, aims to provide information about volcanoes to the public and to complement other informational sites on the Web. Visitors will find information on what a volcano is, currently active volcanoes throughout the world, remote sensing of volcanoes, volcanic humor, and much more. The volcano hazard section of the site contains primarily original content that provides a Basic Guide to Volcanic Hazards and details Volcanic Cloud Hazards to Aviation, while offering volcano safety recommendations to the public. Although the site could use an update to its layout and organization, it does do a good job of presenting an interesting mix of unique information.

451

Personal Web Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As almost every user will admit, personal Webpages are often far from the Internet's strong point. Uninspired, incomprehensible, and sometimes almost unreadable, many personal pages seem more a waste of bandwidth than anything else. This site, an About.com guide created and maintained by Linda Roeder, offers hope and help in the form of a number of articles and numerous related resources to help users design and create their own personal Webpages. Beginners should start with the Creating a Web Site Tutorial, while others will benefit from the archive of weekly articles, tips of the day, design tools, and product reviews. In addition to covering the process of creating and maintaining a personal Website, the guide addresses topics such as online diaries, Webcams, statistics-keeping, and Webrings.

452

Turning the Pages Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Working together with the British Library, the National Library of Medicine created this delightful digitized collection of "rare and beautiful" historical books in the biomedical sciences. The website is designed to complement their physical kiosks at the Library, and they have done a remarkable job with this project. The site contains six important texts, including Hieronymus Brunschwig's Liber de Arte Distillandi, a crucial work from 1521 on chemical, alchemical, and distillation devices. Actually, this volume is a good place to start one's explorations, and visitors will find that "turning" the digital pages is quite easy. After getting their feet wet, users can move on to look over Robert Hooke's Micrographia and Vesalius' seminal work, De Humani Corporis Fabrica.

453

MedPage Today  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed by The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a team of administrators and physicians, MedPage Today is a clearinghouse of new and compelling medical news information. Along with these accessible and well-written updates, the site also includes âÂÂTeaching Briefâ articles which help clinicians and consumers to understand the implications of these new discoveries and developments in the medical world. From the left-side of the homepage, visitors can peruse the latest news updates by specialty, including psychiatry, nephrology, pediatrics, and others. Visitors who find that they return to the site frequently may also want to sign up to receive email updates every morning in their inbox. Overall, the site will be of interest to medical practitioners as well as the lay public.

454

Friedrich Hayek Scholars Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Website was created by Greg Ransom of the Department of Social Sciences at MoraCosta College and is dedicated the Friedrich Hayek, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1972. According to Ransom, Hayek is remembered as "a key figure in the 20th century revival of liberalism." A bevy of information is available, including a huge number of Web-published academic research papers discussing Hayek. The site also contains extensive bibliographies of Hayek's writing and commentary on his writing. The Best of the Web section consists of rated articles, papers, conferences, speeches, and course syllabi about Hayek. The Friedrich Hayek Scholars Page also links to video footage of Hayek in 1978, the archives of the Hayek-L discussion list, and a Hayek fact file.

455

Land Surveyor Reference Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The goal of Land Surveyor Reference Page Web site is "to provide reference materials that are useful in the practice of Land Surveying and to promote communication within the surveying community globally." Funded by the Huntington Technology Group, the site is periodically updated to include the latest information on state rules, regulations and statutes, federal government data sources, maps, articles of interest, college and university programs, meetings and conventions, as well as links to professional organizations, land surveying message boards, and much more. While obviously helpful to the surveying professional, the site also should appeal to researchers and others doing work that involves surveying; providing them with helpful and up-to-date information.

1995-01-01

456

Wiki-Pi: A Web-Server of Annotated Human Protein-Protein Interactions to Aid in Discovery of Protein Function  

PubMed Central

Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are the basis of biological functions. Knowledge of the interactions of a protein can help understand its molecular function and its association with different biological processes and pathways. Several publicly available databases provide comprehensive information about individual proteins, such as their sequence, structure, and function. There also exist databases that are built exclusively to provide PPIs by curating them from published literature. The information provided in these web resources is protein-centric, and not PPI-centric. The PPIs are typically provided as lists of interactions of a given gene with links to interacting partners; they do not present a comprehensive view of the nature of both the proteins involved in the interactions. A web database that allows search and retrieval based on biomedical characteristics of PPIs is lacking, and is needed. We present Wiki-Pi (read Wiki-?), a web-based interface to a database of human PPIs, which allows users to retrieve interactions by their biomedical attributes such as their association to diseases, pathways, drugs and biological functions. Each retrieved PPI is shown with annotations of both of the participant proteins side-by-side, creating a basis to hypothesize the biological function facilitated by the interaction. Conceptually, it is a search engine for PPIs analogous to PubMed for scientific literature. Its usefulness in generating novel scientific hypotheses is demonstrated through the study of IGSF21, a little-known gene that was recently identified to be associated with diabetic retinopathy. Using Wiki-Pi, we infer that its association to diabetic retinopathy may be mediated through its interactions with the genes HSPB1, KRAS, TMSB4X and DGKD, and that it may be involved in cellular response to external stimuli, cytoskeletal organization and regulation of molecular activity. The website also provides a wiki-like capability allowing users to describe or discuss an interaction. Wiki-Pi is available publicly and freely at http://severus.dbmi.pitt.edu/wiki-pi/.

Orii, Naoki; Ganapathiraju, Madhavi K.

2012-01-01

457

Ostomy Home Skills Program  

MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

... 5:23 Life with an Ostomy - 3:51 Knowledge Check – 4:10 SEARCH Patient Education for CONTENT This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here . Disclaimer | Copyright Information | Privacy Policy | Web Content This page and all contents are Copyright © ...

458

Wasting Energy at Home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

People use energy in all aspects of their lives â for cooking, lighting and entertainment. Much of this energy use takes place in buildings, such as our homes. To save money and reduce the impact on our environment, many people are reducing their energy use. One way is to hire engineers to perform home energy audits to understand the ways we use energy and identify ways we can conserve energy. In this activity, students act as energy conservation engineers and identify the ways energy is conserved or wasted. They also learn many ways to personally conserve energy everyday.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program

459

Coloring Book Pages for Kids  

MedlinePLUS

... My family’s proud of me too. 11 Coloring Book Pages for Children - Discussion Topics This coloring book is for children whose parents have deployed or ... who will deploy can talk about the coloring book pages with their child. Children whose family members ...

460

Reese Sorenson's Individual Professional Page  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The subject document is a World Wide Web (WWW) page entitled, "Reese Sorenson's Individual Professional Page." Its can be accessed at "http://george.arc.nasa.gov/sorenson/personal/index.html". The purpose of this page is to make the reader aware of me, who I am, and what I do. It lists my work assignments, my computer experience, my place in the NASA hierarchy, publications by me, awards received by me, my education, and how to contact me. Writing this page was a learning experience, pursuant to an element in my Job Description which calls for me to be able to use the latest computers. This web page contains very little technical information, none of which is classified or sensitive.

Sorenson, Reese; Nixon, David (Technical Monitor)

1998-01-01

461

The Broadband Difference: How online Americans' behavior changes with high-speed Internet connections at home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, this report focuses on the nature of broadband --- high speed communication --- use in American homes. The report reveals that nearly 24 million Americans (21% of all Internet users) have high-speed connections at home; as a result, they are able to spend more time online and perform more activities within a shorter period of time than dial-up Internet users. Consequently, there has been a steady increase in broadband adoption among Internet users because it transforms and enhances their online experience. According to the report, since the Pew Internet Project first inquired about residential broadband use in June 2000, the number of high-speed home users has quadrupled from 6 million to 24 million Americans. Those interested in reading this document can download the entire 31-page report in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), or view sections individually from the home page.

2002-01-01

462

Home Energy Conservation Primer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide was prepared to support a program of training for community specialists in contemporary and practical techniques of home energy conservation. It is designed to assist professionals in efficient operation of energy conservation programs and to provide ideas for expanding education operations. Eight major sections are presented: (1)…

DeLuca, V. William; And Others

463

Genetics Home Reference: Dwarfism  

MedlinePLUS

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464

Genetics Home Reference: Dystonia  

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465

Genetics Home Reference: Diabetes  

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466

Genetics Home Reference: Anemia  

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467

Genetics Home Reference: Stroke  

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468

Genetics Home Reference: Paralysis  

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469

Genetics Home Reference: Seizures  

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470

Genetics Home Reference: Cancer  

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471

Genetics Home Reference: Arrhythmia  

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472

Genetics Home Reference: Fever  

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473

Genetics Home Reference: Cardiomyopathy  

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474

Home Health Agency Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of an evaluation of the Medicare certification program for home health agencies (HHAs), we examined the extent to which certification findings were related to patient outcomes. In a previous study, we collected longitudinal patient data for a national sample of 42 HHAs and developed precise patient outcome measures. In this study, the outcome measures were compared to certification

Robert E. Schlenker

1996-01-01

475

Home Health Outcome Patterns  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using OASIS data collected by all Medicare-certified home health agencies, this article first presents descriptive statistics on patient outcomes for a national agency sample in 2001, soon after Medicare prospective payment implementation. Ratios of actual to predicted outcome rates, aggregated for groups of outcomes, are considered as potential summary indicators of agency outcome performance. The aggregate ratios show promise, but

Robert E. Schlenker; Martha C. Powell; Glenn K. Goodrich

2004-01-01

476

Integrated home energy system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Possible means of salvaging and using heat energy wasted in a typical household are examined, and an integrated home energy system designed to reduce the energy consumption in a nine room house for a family of four is described. A heat exchanger which uses heat energy normally lost from dishwasher, shower, washer and dryer to preheat hot water from 50

C. H. Long

1975-01-01

477

Home Weatherization Visit  

ScienceCinema

Secretary Steven Chu visits a home that is in the process of being weatherized in Columbus, OH, along with Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman. They discuss the benefits of weatherization and how funding from the recovery act is having a direct impact in communities across America.

478

Home Weatherization Visit  

ScienceCinema

Secretary Steven Chu visits a home that is in the process of being weatherized in Columbus, OH, along with Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman. They discuss the benefits of weatherization and how funding from the recovery act is having a direct impact in communities across America.

Chu, Steven

2013-05-29

479

School Music Goes Home  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores ways for music teachers to influence music making in the home. Often preschool music programs include parents in the music education process, but when children enter school, the parent connection is not usually continued with the same intensity. This article will serve as a catalyst for further conversations on ways to…

Kenney, Susan Hobson

2012-01-01

480

Humanizing Home Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of correspondence or home study courses for noncredit is a recent development in the field of adult education. The challenge facing the extension worker is to be able to develop and deliver the type of program that not only meets the learning (content) need of the participant but that also meets the learning situation. Unfortunately, the…

Hass, Glen; Fleury, Donna

481

Northwest Solar Home Book.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Wind power is one of the subjects briefly discussed. The main topic of the book is solar energy, or more specifically passive solar energy systems. Several house plans and designs are presented to show the various configurations of passive solar homes. Gr...

S. Fugate J. Raabe

1985-01-01

482

A Home Energy Audit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan turns students into amateur building inspectors. They will analyze the energy efficiency of a home, and will be able to identify the major construction, maintenance and design features that make a building energy efficient. Students will also make a draft detector to use during the activity. Audit worksheets are included for students to use.

2011-01-10

483

Home Appliance Laboratory Simulation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This exercise from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) asks students to look into various means through which people may be able to save energy and money at home. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

2012-11-26

484

Preceptorship in home care.  

PubMed

Central to the orientation process is the role of the preceptor. The following is a methodological survey of clinical and administrative nursing staffs' current perceptions concerning the preceptorship process existing within a small New England home health agency. Recommendations are made for improvement using evidenced-based strategies found in the current literature. PMID:18849718

O'Neil, Kelly

2008-10-01

485

Home Furnishing Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The secondary level curriculum guide in home furnishings was designed for coordinated vocational-academic education (CVAE) students, in-school youth possessing academic, socioeconomic, or other handicaps which prevent them from succeeding in traditional educational endeavors. The first of two parts of the guide is the overview which describes the…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.

486

Reader's Digest At Home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is billed as a resource providing information on "how to do just about anything." It is a virtual smorgasbord of concise information on home repair, cooking, health, and gardening. The "how to library" highlights this site; it contains more than 400 different projects, tips, recipes, and other information. Content is derived from Reader's Digest books.

487

Home Building: It's Hot!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Residential construction, like much of today's job market, requires individuals entering the industry to have a more advanced analytical reasoning ability and a broader skill base. There are more than 100 career opportunities in the industry. This includes options for those pursuing skilled trades, and technical and professional positions. Home

Lewis, C. Deanna

2006-01-01

488

Personal delivery to home.  

PubMed

Every autumn, a team of bank nurses - the Torbay Council Flu's-ease Team - is retained for ten weeks to deliver the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to people living in residential settings and those who are confined to their home. PMID:24802477

2014-05-01

489

Treating melancholia at home  

PubMed Central

E.C. Seguin was one of the early, influential 19th-century neurologists who participated in the development of neurology as a specialty in the United States. Born in France, but raised from early childhood in the United States, Seguin published widely, developed a high-profile New York City practice, and was named Clinical Professor of Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System at the College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York) in 1874. Typical of the era, he studied neurologic disorders, but also several conditions that today would be considered in the realm of psychiatry. One of his seminal papers was titled “The treatment of mild cases of melancholia at home” (1876). Contrary to the widespread practice of isolating patients in either rest homes or asylums, Seguin introduced and formalized treatment of depression within the household. Against this academic backdrop, Seguin returned home on October 31, 1882, to discover that his own wife, afflicted with long-standing depression and treated at home, had committed suicide after murdering their 3 children. The grim dichotomy between the confidently written paper and the reality of the treatment failure is a neurologic lesson in humility regarding diseases and their unpredictable outcomes.

Harter, Donald H.

2013-01-01

490

At home with diversity  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the ways in which knowledge and understanding of culture can help the health care provider better plan for in-home care of patients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. A presentation of basic value and belief systems is followed by examples of misunderstandings that arise in communication. The role of the family, traditional healing, and nutritional considerations are

Kathleen Huttlinger

1996-01-01

491

John Peel's Home Truths  

Microsoft Academic Search

John Peel will be remembered mainly as the most influential British radio DJ of the last century, but he was in addition a successful and important presenter of speech radio. The transition from being a DJ on BBC Radio 1 to presenting the Radio 4 speech programmes, 'Offspring' and 'Home Truths' began when he started writing a column for 'Radio

Hugh Chignell; John Devlin

2007-01-01

492

Physicians' Capability in Home Health Practice: Home Health Nurses' Perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To examine home health nurses' attitudes towards physician capabilities in home health care, and whether nurses' attitudes are associated with their experience, practice setting, degree of physician interaction, or use of home health guidelines.Design: A multiple regression analysis of a 90 item survey on agency characteristics, degree of interaction with physicians, and ratings of physicians' capabilities across multiple dimensions

Cheryl E. Woodson; Joe Feinglass; Rael Slavensky

1999-01-01

493

Buret (ChemPages Lab)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Buret: this is a resource in the collection "ChemPages Laboratory Resources". A buret is a glass tube with graduations that can be used to determine the volume of solution added to a receiving vessel. The buret is designed to accurately deliver between 30 and 50 mL of a solution. The ChemPages Laboratory Resources are a set of web pages that include text, images, video, and self check questions. The topics included are those that are commonly encountered in the first-year chemistry laboratory. They have been put together for use as both a pre-laboratory preparation tool and an in-laboratory reference source.

494

Centrifuge (ChemPages Lab)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Centrifuge: this is a resource in the collection "ChemPages Laboratory Resources". The centrifuge is used to separate a solid from a solution quickly. A centrifuge is used for small-scale separations; typically the volume is less than 5 mL. Larger volumes of mixtures can be separated by filtration. The ChemPages Laboratory Resources are a set of web pages that include text, images, video, and self check questions. The topics included are those that are commonly encountered in the first-year chemistry laboratory. They have been put together for use as both a pre-laboratory preparation tool and an in-laboratory reference source.

495

Balance (ChemPages Lab)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Balance: this is a resource in the collection "ChemPages Laboratory Resources". A laboratory balance is used to measure the mass of reagents or laboratory equipment. The ChemPages Laboratory Resources are a set of web pages that include text, images, video, and self check questions. The topics included are those that are commonly encountered in the first-year chemistry laboratory. They have been put together for use as both a pre-laboratory preparation tool and an in-laboratory reference source.

496

Cake Batter Lava: Teacher Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the Teacher Page of an activity that teaches students about some of the geological processes and structures that form as lava flows across planetary landscapes by using cake batter as an analog for lava. This page has background information on surface lava flows (with an emphasis on aa lava), preparation and in-class instructions, wrap-up questions for the teacher to ask, a picture of the experimental setup, and six extension activities/questions. The procedures and batter preparation for this activity can be found on the Student Page. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's Volcanology section.

497

Growing dinoflagellates at home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Bioluminescence Web Page explains how to grow Pyrocystis fusiformis, a non-toxic dinoflagellate. Noting the ability of these organisms to produce bright blue light when shaken at night, the site contains ordering information, light and temperature requirements, a breakdown of their light cycle, and ideas for simple experiments. The site also includes links to related resources and a downloadable/printable PDF version of the website information.

Page, The B.; University Of California, Santa B.

498

Web Pages That Perform Statistical Calculations: Interactive Statistical Calculation Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

John Pezullo, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Biostatistics at Georgetown University, has helped compile this monstrous metasite of freely accessible multi-platform statistical software. With links to pages around the world, the table of contents includes access to calculators, plotters, random number generators, and programs that perform literally hundreds of calculations. Hosted by America Online, the site also includes links to online statistics books, tutorials, and downloadable software. This is a virtual treasure trove of statistical calculation pages for mathematicians and statisticians.

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Navigation interface for recommending home medical products.  

PubMed

Based on users' health issues, an intelligent personal health record (iPHR) system can automatically recommend home medical products (HMPs) and display them in a sequential order. However, the sequential output interface does not categorize search results and is not easy for users to quickly navigate to their desired HMPs. To address this problem, we developed a navigation interface for retrieved HMPs. Our idea is to use medical knowledge and nursing knowledge to construct a navigation hierarchy based on product categories. This hierarchy is added to the left side of each search result Web page to help users move through retrieved HMPs. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our techniques using USMLE medical exam cases. PMID:20703660

Luo, Gang

2012-04-01

500

Providing Individually Responsive Home Visits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Home visiting is a common method of providing early intervention services to families. The reason home visitors in early intervention programs begin working with a young child and his or her family is usually because the child has a developmental delay, diagnosed disability, or is at risk for developing a delay. It seems reasonable for a home

Ridgley, Robyn; O'Kelley, Kim

2008-01-01