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Platypus Wiki: a Semantic Wiki Wiki Web  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes PlatypusWiki, an enhanced Wiki Wiki Web using technologies from the Semantic Web. Platypus Wiki offers a simple user interface to create Wiki pages including metadata according to W3C standards. It uses RDF, RDF Schema and OWL to manage the metadata and create ontologies. We present the essential features of what we have called a Semantic Wiki Wiki

Stefano Emilio Campanini; Paolo Castagna; Roberto Tazzoli

2004-01-01

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Mazda Miata Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Mazda Miata Home Page, produced by Gary J. Fischman of Menlo Park, California offers tons of information about the Mazda MX-5 Miata -- the '90s re-creation of a classic roadster from the '60s. Its popularity has attained cult-like status worldwide. The Miata page provides information on the car, archives of the listserver devoted to it, information on local and regional events and clubs, and a marketplace for aftermarket products and services.

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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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College and University Home Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

College and University Home Pages offers pointers to the home pages of over 2300 colleges and universities in 77 countries. Either alphabetical and geographic listings are available for browsing. It also includes a small list of what users believe to be good examples of school homepages, and a link to a final class project done at Columbia University's Teachers College which surveyed over 450 school home pages. http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ.html

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FDA Kids' Home Page  

MedlinePLUS

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Graphical Locater Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Daniel Goodman of the Montana State University Environmental Statistics Group designed the Graphical Locator Home Web site as an aid for acquiring and refining location data and related measures. Visitors will find several helpful geographical resources including a township-range-section converter, UTM converter, and a degrees-minutes-seconds converter. Although the tools do not necessarily cover all of the world or even the US, those able to utilize these easy-to-use devices should find them helpful. The site also offers several online interactive US and state maps, links, and much more.

Goodman, Daniel

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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.

2005-11-08

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The Virtual Foliage Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site links to other University of Wisconsin sites, which contain photographic collections of general botany, plant systematics (with vascular plants organized taxonomically), dendrology (with woody genera images), fungi, and vegetation of Wisconsin. There are also links to University of Wisconsin course pages on these subjects.

Clayton, Michael

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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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Semantic Wiki Where Human and Agents Collaborate  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Wiki is a collaborative Web page authoring system. Users collaborate to build a Web site by creating and updating Wiki pages through Web browsers. However, conventional Wikis easily lose the consistency of the contents because a number of anonymous users can participate in authoring them. By introducing information agents that understand the. Wiki contents, we can keep the consistency.

Kensaku Kawamoto; Motohiro Mase; Yasuhiko Kitamura; Yuri A. Tijerino

2008-01-01

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WikiHow  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

WikiHow is an exciting new "collaborative writing project aiming to build the world's largest how-to manual." Applying the wiki model of information collection (see also NSDL Scout Report for Mathematics, Engineering and Technology, November 5, 2004), wikiHow contains instructions on how to do thousands of things, all written by individuals in the wikiHow community. Anyone is invited to join the community by contributing a new page or editing a page that someone else started. The quality of the entries are improved over time as people make changes and remove "vandalism, nonsense, and material not fit for the wikiHow site." WikiHow is sustained by funds gained through "tasteful, non-obnoxious advertising on the website" and is powered by open source software created by the WikiMedia Foundation. Visitors can search the how-to articles or browse by topic, which range from auto repair to removing salt buildup on zipper.

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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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Cybergenre: Automatic Identification of Home Pages on the Web  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research reported in this paper is part of a larger project on the automatic classification of web pages by their genres. The long term goal is the incorporation of web page genre into the search process to improve the quality of the search results. In this phase, a neural net classifier was trained to distinguish home pages from non-home

Michael A. Shepherd; Carolyn R. Watters; Alistair Kennedy

2004-01-01

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Wikis for the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Wiki page provides a link to the recording of a webinar by Karolee. In this webinar she explains "What is a wiki?" You will take a look at what a wiki is and how it can be used as a tool for online student collaboration. Whether used to create a reference library or a collaborative teaching tool, wikis are an easily accessible Web 2.0 tool that can be used in any class. Works great in the one-computer room or in the computer lab. Other links to the resources discussed in this webinar are also provided.

2009-08-19

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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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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

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From Home Page to Home Site: Effective Web Resource Discovery at the ANU  

Microsoft Academic Search

One purpose of a home page is to give people access to a Web site. So how do you give diverse groups of people access to a collection of sites, containing disparate information provided by a decentralised organisation? Simple; you build a home site.This paper examines how The Australian National University was able to develop a site that makes resource

S. Hinton

1998-01-01

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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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Semantische Wikis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Das Thema Semantic Wikis" als Verknüpfung von Wiki- Konzepten mit semantischen Technologien gewinnt in den letzten Jahren zunehmend an Bedeutung, weil es soziale Intelligenz" und künstliche Intelligenz" miteinander verknüpft. Ziel des Artikels ist es, einen Überblick über das Thema Semantic Wikis zu schaffen. Wir gehen dabei insbesondere auch auf Anwendungsfelder ein und geben einen kurzen Vergleich ausgewählter Systeme.

Schaffert, Sebastian; Bry, François; Baumeister, Joachim; Kiesel, Malte

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My Personal Home Page 0.2.1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The French have given us much over the past several hundred years, and this latest application is also a gift from yet another person of French ancestry. My Personal Home Page 0.2.1 allows visitors to create a personal information manager, which creates toolboxes where various pieces of important data may be stored. Some of the data that may be stored using this application include addresses, birthday reminders, and "to do" lists. This version is compatible with all operating systems.

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Wooki: A P2P Wiki-Based Collaborative Writing Tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Wiki systems are becoming an important part of the information system of many,organisations and communities. This introduce the issue of the data availability in case of failure, heavy load or o-line access. We propose to replicate wiki pages across a P2P network of Wiki engines. We address the problem of consistency of replicated wiki pages in the context of

Stéphane Weiss; Pascal Urso; Pascal Molli

2007-01-01

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USF's Coverage of Women's Athletics: A Census of the USF Athletics Home Web Page  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the coverage of women's athletics at USF provided through photographic representations on the university's Athletics Internet home web page during the 2009-2010 academic year. Findings revealed that, consistent with recent research on coverage of female athletes and women's athletics on university web pages, women, compared to men, were underrepresented in the majority of the five areas of

Laura Ann Lebeau

2011-01-01

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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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Federal Communications Commission: Wireline Competition Bureau Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Wireline Competition Bureau (formerly the Common Carrier Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate wireline telecommunications services. The Bureau pages provide user-friendly access to recently-released items, as well as information about the Bureau and descriptions of current proceedings. Visitors can browse FCC factsheets, read the Frequently Asked Questions list, or get information about "hot topics" such as ISDN pricing, unauthorized changes of long-distance carriers ("slamming"), and the exhaustion of 800 numbers. There are separate pages for each Division within the Bureau, providing additional information about current issues.

1995-01-01

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Adoption of a wiki within a large internal medicine residency program: a 3-year experience  

PubMed Central

Objective To describe the creation and evaluate the use of a wiki by medical residents, and to determine if a wiki would be a useful tool for improving the experience, efficiency, and education of housestaff. Materials and methods In 2008, a team of medical residents built a wiki containing institutional knowledge and reference information using Microsoft SharePoint. We tracked visit data for 3?years, and performed an audit of page views and updates in the second year. We evaluated the attitudes of medical residents toward the wiki using a survey. Results Users accessed the wiki 23?218, 35?094, and 40?545 times in each of three successive academic years from 2008 to 2011. In the year two audit, 85 users made a total of 1082 updates to 176 pages and of these, 91 were new page creations by 17 users. Forty-eight percent of residents edited a page. All housestaff felt the wiki improved their ability to complete tasks, and 90%, 89%, and 57% reported that the wiki improved their experience, efficiency, and education, respectively, when surveyed in academic year 2009–2010. Discussion A wiki is a useful and popular tool for organizing administrative and educational content for residents. Housestaff felt strongly that the wiki improved their workflow, but a smaller educational impact was observed. Nearly half of the housestaff edited the wiki, suggesting broad buy-in among the residents. Conclusion A wiki is a feasible and useful tool for improving information retrieval for house officers.

Mostaghimi, Arash; Reynolds, Eileen E

2011-01-01

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EWeb and HomePage Maker: Making It Easier to Develop Content on the WWW.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two World-Wide-Web-based products designed to make the Web more interactive and accessible to less technically inclined language professionals for course development. The eWeb is a set of functions that support large-group and individual synchronous/asynchronous communication and material development. HomePage Maker allows interlinking…

Chen, Daxing; Zhao, Yong

1997-01-01

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Make Way for Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Wiki", the Hawaiian word for quick, can refer to either a Web site or the software that runs it. Ward Cunningham, a Portland, OR, programmer, invented and named the wiki in 1995. He wanted to help a virtual community of programmers communicate efficiently. Teachers and librarians nationwide have begun to explore the role of wikis in classroom…

Oatman, Eric

2005-01-01

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Make Way for Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Wiki", the Hawaiian word for quick, can refer to either a Web site or the software that runs it. Ward Cunningham, a Portland, OR, programmer, invented and named the wiki in 1995. He wanted to help a virtual community of programmers communicate efficiently. Teachers and librarians nationwide have begun to explore the role of wikis in classroom…

Oatman, Eric

2005-01-01

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Using Wikis in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is an exploratory study investigating the use of wikis in academic libraries. Reasons for using and not using wikis, level of control exerted on wikis users and perceived benefits and costs of using wikis are the major areas examined. Sixty universities were selected to complete either survey 1 or survey 2, depending on their usage of wikis

Kai-Wah Chu, Samuel

2009-01-01

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Wiki as a Teaching Tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wikis are one of many Web 2.0 components that can be used to enhance the learning process. A wiki is a web communication and collaboration tool that can be used to engage students in learn- ing with others within a collaborative environment. This paper explains wiki usage, investigates its contribution to various learning paradigms, examines the current literature on wiki

Kevin R. Parker; Joseph T. Chao

2007-01-01

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Collaborative Learning in Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Wikis are a supporting tool for pupils' learning and collaboration. Tasks such as cooperative authoring, joined workbooks creation, document review, group assignments, reflection notes and others have been tried out using wikis as a facilitating tool [1]. However, few studies have reported how students actually perceive some well-claimed…

Chang, Yun-Ke; Morales-Arroyo, Miguel Angel; Than, Hla; Tun, Zarchi; Wang, Zhujun

2011-01-01

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Wikis and Collaborative Inquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Wikis are simply Web sites that provide easy-to-use tools for creating, editing, and sharing digital documents, images, and media files. Multiple participants can enter, submit, manage, and update a single Web workspace creating a community of authors and editors. Wiki projects help young people shift from being "consumers" of the Internet to…

Lamb, Annette; Johnson, Larry

2009-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 knowledge management

Noa Aharony

2009-01-01

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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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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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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 from the Chemistry department at UC Davis.

Larsen, Delmar

2009-09-27

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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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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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Physics for Life Sciences Wiki  

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.The wiki includes sample courses and curricula, laboratories, assessments, and other teaching and learning resources with life science applications in physics.

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

2010-05-28

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A grammar for standardized wiki markup  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today's wiki engines are not interoperable. The rendering engine is tied to the processing tools which are tied to the wiki editors. This is an unfortunate consequence of the lack of rigorously specified standards. This paper discusses an EBNF-based gram- mar for Wiki Creole 1.0, a community standard for wiki markup, and demonstrates its benefits. Wiki Creole is being specified

Martin Junghans; Dirk Riehle; Rama Gurram; Matthias Kaiser; Mário Lopes; Umit Yalcinalp

2008-01-01

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Promoting pedagogical experimentation: using a wiki in graduate level education.  

PubMed

Learning to write in a scholarly manner is often a challenge for graduate students. This study describes nursing students' use of a wiki to encourage writing collaboration among students by allowing them to cocreate, review, and edit each other's material as it is created. Students are introduced to the online wiki site the first week of the course. A technology representative assists students with a short introduction and class visits. All students participate in making decisions related to the overall character of the site. They create pages on topics related to their clinical placements. Student pages are peer and content expert reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Students include pictures, YouTube links, attachments, videos, and Web site links into their pages. Evidence-based content includes pharmacology, diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, history, genetics, and references. Students present their pages, and feedback questionnaires are collected at the end of the semester. The wiki writing assignment introduces students, faculty, and the community to graduate student projects while exposing students to new technology. Areas explored include issues and best practices regarding classroom pedagogy, as well as student support and technical challenges in the use of a wiki. Suggestions for improvement are discussed. PMID:22918134

Martin, Carolyn Thompson

2012-12-01

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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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Representin’ in cyberspace: Sexual scripts, self?definition, and hip hop culture in Black American adolescent girls' home pages  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the importance of media in the lives of girls, sexuality researchers have largely overlooked how Black American adolescent girls engage with media to construct sexual self?definitions and explore their emerging sexuality. This study investigated sexual scripts, self?definition, and hip hop culture in internet home pages constructed by Black girls aged 14?17 years residing in southern states in the USA.

Carla E. Stokes

2007-01-01

46

Wiki Technology as A \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a brief tutorial of Wiki technology as a collaborative tool. A case example from a university administration context suggests that – like many other end-user technologies – training and support needs should be carefully considered before the potential value of using this “free” technology to support knowledge management efforts can be satisfactorily realized.

Murali Raman

2006-01-01

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Wikis at work: success factors and challenges for sustainability of enterprise Wikis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined wiki use in a range of enterprise settings. We found many thriving wikis, but they were a minority of the thousands for which we obtained data. Even an actively used wiki can disappoint some important stakeholders. Careful stakeholder analysis and education may be crucial to successful wiki deployment. We identify a range of success factors, sources of wiki

Jonathan Grudin; Erika Shehan Poole

2010-01-01

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Corporate wiki users: results of a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of 168 corporate wiki users was conducted. Findings indicate that corporate wikis appear to be sustainable. Users stated three main types of benefits from corporate wikis: enhanced reputation, work made easier, and helping the organization to improve its processes. These benefits were seen as more likely when the wiki was used for tasks requiring novel solutions and the

Ann Majchrzak; Christian Wagner; Dave Yates

2006-01-01

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Why it's not a wiki world (yet)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will begin by recounting the short history of wikis. The second section will explore reasons for the slow adoption of wiki technology, specifically: the difficulty of starting a wiki, the radical openness of wikis, the lack of clear authorship, and the social shortcomings of the medium. The third and final section will examine how some of these problems

Andy Szybalski

2005-01-01

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Making a "Web" for Students: From the Classroom to Their Homes and to the Instructor's Home Page.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community college students are often described as less motivated, or "turned-off," compared to other college students. This stereotype has prevented many writing instructors from trying new ways of reaching these students at a Midwest community college, the majority of whom have access to the Internet either at home or in the local library. Using…

Zhang, Will

51

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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Home - Delivered Meals. A Status Report on Programs in Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The diversity of home-delivered meal programs for ill or mobility-impaired persons in the Chicago, Illinois, metropolitan area is detailed. A brief review is provided of changes in population and service provision over the past 10 years. An estimate of th...

S. T. Greenblatt S. K. Hinds G. D. Rooney

1976-01-01

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Medicines in My Home: Worksheet  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text VersionPage 1. Student Name: Medicines in My Home: Worksheet Page 1 of 2 ... Page 2. Student Name: Medicines in My Home: Worksheet Page 2 of 2 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/resourcesforyou

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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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Visualization Enhanced Semantic Wikis for Patent Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present a new approach for using semantic wikis for collaborative patent search and annotation. We describe an extension that allows integrating interactive visualizations into semantic wikis for getting deeper insights into the classificatory, geographical, and temporal distribution of large patent sets. This approach differs from typical wiki usage scenarios in the sense that it combines automatic

Mark Giereth; Thomas Ertl

2008-01-01

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Wiki use in mental health practice: recognizing potential use of collaborative technology.  

PubMed

Web 2.0, the second-generation of the World Wide Web, differs to earlier versions of Web development and design in that it facilitates more user-friendly, interactive information sharing and mechanisms for greater collaboration between users. Examples of Web 2.0 include Web-based communities, hosted services, social networking sites, video sharing sites, blogs, mashups, and wikis. Users are able to interact with others across the world or to add to or change website content. This paper examines examples of wiki use in the Australian mental health sector. A wiki can be described as an online collaborative and interactive database that can be easily edited by users. They are accessed via a standard Web browser which has an interface similar to traditional Web pages, thus do not require special application or software for the user. Although there is a paucity of literature describing wiki use in mental health, other industries have developed uses, including a repository of knowledge, a platform for collaborative writing, a project management tool, and an alternative to traditional Web pages or Intranets. This paper discusses the application of wikis in other industries and offers suggestions by way of examples of how this technology could be used in the mental health sector. PMID:20367652

Bastida, Richard; McGrath, Ian; Maude, Phil

2010-04-01

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Collaboration or Cooperation? Analyzing Group Dynamics and Revision Processes in Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examines the online writing and revision behaviors of university language learners. In small groups, 53 intermediate German students from three classes at three different universities created wiki pages with background information about a novel read in class. All meaning- and language-related revisions were analyzed to determine…

Arnold, Nike; Ducate, Lara; Kost, Claudia

2012-01-01

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EcoliWiki: a wiki-based community resource for Escherichia coli  

PubMed Central

EcoliWiki is the community annotation component of the PortEco (http://porteco.org; formerly EcoliHub) project, an online data resource that integrates information on laboratory strains of Escherichia coli, its phages, plasmids and mobile genetic elements. As one of the early adopters of the wiki approach to model organism databases, EcoliWiki was designed to not only facilitate community-driven sharing of biological knowledge about E. coli as a model organism, but also to be interoperable with other data resources. EcoliWiki content currently covers genes from five laboratory E. coli strains, 21 bacteriophage genomes, F plasmid and eight transposons. EcoliWiki integrates the Mediawiki wiki platform with other open-source software tools and in-house software development to extend how wikis can be used for model organism databases. EcoliWiki can be accessed online at http://ecoliwiki.net.

McIntosh, Brenley K.; Renfro, Daniel P.; Knapp, Gwendowlyn S.; Lairikyengbam, Chanchala R.; Liles, Nathan M.; Niu, Lili; Supak, Amanda M.; Venkatraman, Anand; Zweifel, Adrienne E.; Siegele, Deborah A.; Hu, James C.

2012-01-01

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Wiki This Way: Harnessing the Potential of Wiki Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to evaluate an instructional module's effectiveness in positively influencing Preschool through 12 th grade (PreK-12) educators to consider using Wiki technology to support Professional Development (PD) efforts and to integrate Wikis into the curriculum. Wikis can be utilized to support PD programs that are collaborative, allow for reflection, address authentic problems, and encourage peer

Penelope P. Pereboom

2009-01-01

60

Using Wikis to Experience History  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation is an action research study examining the use of technology to encourage critical thinking and digital literacy in a community college history class. The students are responsible for researching course material and teaching the class. They then use a wiki to contribute to and edit an interactive, online textbook that has been…

Martin, Vance Scott

2011-01-01

61

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

62

Wiki credibility enhancement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wikipedia has been very successful as an open encyclopedia which is editable by anybody. However, the anonymous nature of Wikipedia means that readers may have less trust since there is no way of verifying the credibility of the authors or contributors. We propose to automatically transfer external information about the authors from outside Wikipedia to Wikipedia pages. This additional information

Felix Halim; Yongzheng Wu; Roland H. C. Yap

2009-01-01

63

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

64

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

65

Collaboration and Learning with Wikis in Post-Secondary Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined the use of wikis used in support of collaboration and learning in two post-secondary courses in a large Mid-Western university that adopted wikis in pedagogically different ways. In the first course, students used their wiki as a course content glossary for posting and editing original contributions. They perceived the wiki

Hughes, Joan E.; Narayan, Ravi

2009-01-01

66

Visual Fractions: Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of lessons, interactive Flash exercises and teacher utilities supports the learning of fraction concepts using side-by-side symbolic and pictorial representations. The lessons cover identifying, comparing, renaming and operating with fractions using circle and number line models. The Fraction Maker feature allows a teacher to create visual models to illustrate those same topics with fractions chosen by the user. The site includes student games and worksheets as well as suggestions and resources for the teacher.

Rand, Richard E.

2011-01-01

67

Crayfish Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained by the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University, the Crayfish Homepage serves as an organizational metasite through which users may link to in-depth information on Crayfish identification, phylogeny, species lists, conservation, bibliography, and photographs. In addition to making information on crayfish accessible, the homepage provides lists of scientific societies that study crayfish, as well as links to crayfish-related and other crustacean sites. A Latest News feature highlights current news items of relevance to crayfish science and conservation.

Fetzner, James W., Jr.; Crandall, Keith A.

1996-01-01

68

Emiliania huxleyi Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains various kinds of textual information and imagery of Emiliania huxleyi, an armour-plated, photosynthesizing, single-celled marine phytoplankton and dominant coccolithophore in the ocean. Numerous summaries of the species are provided, including information on its occurrence, global distribution, effects on the carbon cycle and global climate, calcification, vital statistics, cellular characteristics, life cycle, ecology, biogeography, relation with other coccoliths, optical effects, biogeochemical impacts, geological context and evolutionary origins, and prospects of conservation. Images of Emeliana huxleyi, oceanic blooms, and so-named white waters range in type from satellite imagery to scanning electron microscopy (SEM) photos to artistic representations. A bibliography of Emiliana huxleyi research and an Ehux project publications list are followed by background on the Global Emiliania Modelling (GEM) initiative, a project focusing on the species as a means of modelling geosphere-biosphere interactions. Also provided is a What's New feature that highlights site updates.

69

Graphical Locator Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This graphical locator makes it possible to find location data about places in the northwest quarter of the Earth. Most of the locations in this database are in the United States, but a limited number exist for Canada and Mexico. Users may choose maps by state, click directly on U.S. and hydrologic (HUC) maps, or enter latitude and longitude, township range and section, or a UTM. Data includes latitude, longitude, gradient, elevation, UTM (Universal Time) zone, legal name, state and county, topographic map names of the area and nearby named locations. Custom maps may be created by using coordinates and choosing features to display, such as roads or streams. Zooming brings the view to within two kilometers of the site entered.

Gustafson, Daniel

1995-10-30

70

GTAP Home page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Global Trade Analysis Project brings together contributors across the world to "provide data, a standard model and software, and training for multi-country computable general equilibrium (CGE) analysis." The project is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis, the Department of Agricultural Economics, and Purdue University. The site contains several GTAP Technical Papers available for download in Adobe Acrobat format. Visitors interested in the project may subscribe to the gtap-l mailing list, which provide information on "new features of the GTAP model or data base, as well as new projects and course offerings."

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Wikis in enterprise settings: a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The wiki technology is increasingly being used in corporate environments to facilitate a broad range of tasks. This survey examines the use of wikis on a variety of organisational tasks that include the codification of explicit and tacit organisational knowledge and the formulation of corporate communities of practice, as well as more specific processes such as the collaborative information systems

Ioanna Lykourentzou; Foteini Dagka; Katerina Papadaki; Giorgos Lepouras; Costas Vassilakis

2012-01-01

72

Wikis in enterprise settings: a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The wiki technology is increasingly being used in corporate environments to facilitate a broad range of tasks. This survey examines the use of wikis on a variety of organisational tasks that include the codification of explicit and tacit organisational knowledge and the formulation of corporate communities of practice, as well as more specific processes such as the collaborative information systems

Ioanna Lykourentzou; Foteini Dagka; Katerina Papadaki; Giorgos Lepouras; Costas Vassilakis

2011-01-01

73

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

74

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

75

Heuristics for Implementation of Wiki Technology in Higher Education Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the use of wiki technology in higher education. Wikis are simple online information systems which often\\u000a serve user communities. In higher education, wikis have been used in a supporting function to traditional courses; however,\\u000a there is little research on wikis taking on a larger role as learning environments. This paper explores how wikis support\\u000a goals of constructivist

Portia Pusey; Gabriele Meiselwitz

2009-01-01

76

Impact of Research-Based Professional Development: Investigation of Inservice Teacher Learning and Practice in Wiki Integration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports on a district-wide research-based professional development (PD) that included 207 teachers and administrators. Data were collected from pre/post surveys, content analysis of the participants' wiki pages, and a follow-up questionnaire. Findings indicate that participants significantly improved their foundational and technical…

Duran, Mesut; Brunvand, Stein; Ellsworth, Justin; Sendag, Serkan

2012-01-01

77

Another Node On the Internet: ANON: A Home Page for Those With Interests in Geosciences, Mathematics, and Computing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Another Node on the Internet (ANON), provided by Professor John C. Butler of the University of Houston, is a meta resource in geosciences. The highlight of the site is a collection of Internet resources for special issues of the journal _Computers & Geosciences_, including The Virtual Geophysicist, a large page of pointers to geophysical resources of all kinds, and Neural Networks, a page of resources devoted to an upcoming special issue of the journal. Forthcoming resources related to special issues will include exploratory cartographic visualization, geocomputation, and distance education. ANON also includes pointers to people, software, datasets, courses, and field trips, as well as a virtual poster session in quantitative stratigraphy.

Butler, John C.

1996-01-01

78

The Way of the Wiki: Using a Wiki as a Management Tool for Online Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many universities are struggling to meet student demand for quality online course offerings. As an online program grows, it can become more difficult to manage information, resources, and people. Adopting useful knowledge management tools, such as wikis, could help better position an online program in a competitive marketplace. Wikis promote…

Huett, Jason B.; Huett, Kimberly C.; Bennett, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

79

Learning Assessment Using Wikis: Integrated or LMS Independent?  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Wikis have a potentially huge educational value. This article outlines a feature set that wiki engines need in order to successfully\\u000a host collaborative educational scenarios using wiki technology. One of the first issues to solve is the need for assessment\\u000a methodologies supported by the software. And the second one is to choose between using an integrated wiki engine inside the

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

80

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

81

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

82

Exploring the wiki world: the new face of collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to examine a new collaborative electronic platform available to libraries of all types. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Introduces potential application of wikis discussed by academics and librarians, along with personal viewpoint. Findings – A wiki is a very good example of the best of democracy in which self-organizing behavior enforces community norms. Typically, wikis

Sarah Ann Long

2006-01-01

83

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

84

Home Migration in Home-Based Software DSMs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Home-based software DSMs provide a simple, effective, andscalable way to build software DSMs. However, the performanceof home-based software DSMs is sensitive to thedistribution of home pages. This paper introduces our workon migrating home pages adaptively according to the applicationsharing pattern in a home-based software DSM systemcalled JIAJIA. In the scheme, pages that are writtenby only one processor between two barriers

Weiwu Hu Weisong Shi; Zhimin Tang

1999-01-01

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Medicare: Nursing Home Compare  

MedlinePLUS

The page could not be loaded. The Medicare.gov Home page currently does not fully support browsers with "JavaScript" disabled. Please note that if you choose to continue without enabling "JavaScript" ...

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Tech Trek: The collaborative works of wikis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Wikipedia is part of a new generation of public documents--collectively known as wikis --to which many different writers may make contributions. Due to the collaborative nature of wikis, controversy flares up from time to time about the veracity or objectivity of the information. However, the public has embraced these new collaborative forums as convenient sources of information, and you can use similar technology to establish your students as writers and creators of their own classroom documents. This month's column describes how to incorporate this popular and flexible technology into the science curriculum.

Christmann, Edwin P.; Lucking, Robert A.

2008-02-05

87

Collaborative home media community with semantic support  

Microsoft Academic Search

The great success of social technologies such as media sharing, blogs and wikis, is transforming the Internet into a collaborative community. This paper presents our research towards the exploitation of P2P networks, semantic metadata and social tagging for home media sharing, with a vision of P2P-based Collaborative Home Media Community (CHMC). The goal of the proposed CHMC is to enable

Hongguang Zhang; Marc Girod-Genet; Djamal Zeghlache; Tien Anh Le; Hang Nguyen; Noël Crespi

2010-01-01

88

Within the Wiki: Best Practices for Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the increasing emphasis in higher education to provide opportunities for students to work and collaborate in groups, enhancing problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, instructors are looking beyond traditional course management tools to emerging technologies. One technology that supports group collaboration is a wiki. However, many…

Schroeder, Barbara

2009-01-01

89

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

90

Implementing Wiki Software for Supplementing Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on a study which investigates the implementation of a wiki system as an additional tool to support student learning in an IT related course offered by the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK). It focuses on a set of interview data related to the tutors' and students' views on and experience of their use or otherwise of the…

Choy, Sheung On; Ng, Kwok Chi

2007-01-01

91

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

92

Security in Wiki-Style Authoring Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past decade, online collaboration has grown from a practice primarily associated with the workplace to a social\\u000a phenomenon, where ordinary people share information about their life, hobbies, interests, politics etc. In particular, social\\u000a software, such as open collaborative authoring systems like wikis, has become increasingly popular. This is probably best\\u000a illustrated through the immense popularity of the Wikipedia,

Christian Damsgaard Jensen

2009-01-01

93

The Science of Spectroscopy: Collaborative Curriculum Development using a Wiki  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Wiki can be thought of as a combination of a Web site and a Word document. At its simplest, it can be read just like any other web site, but its real power lies in the fact that groups can collaboratively work on the content of the site using nothing but a standard web browser. The wiki is gaining

Stewart Mader

94

Using Project Wiki History to Reflect on the Project Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we address the potential of project wikis to support reflection on the project process through participants' reconstruction of the project trajectory. Drawing on a case study of software engineering project work, we illustrate how information on project history can be found in a project wiki and may be used to support recall of and reflection on the

Birgit R. Krogstie

2009-01-01

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Wikis to Support the "Collaborative" Part of Collaborative Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Prior research has highlighted the value of using wikis to support learning. This paper makes the case that the wiki has several properties that are particularly amenable for constructing applications that support the "collaborative" part of a variety and range of different time/different place student collaborations. In support of the argument,…

Larusson, Johann Ari; Alterman, Richard

2009-01-01

96

Teaching with Wikis: Improving Staff Development through Action Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on the use of action research in a case study involving two iterations of an online workshop implemented at two universities in late 2007 and early 2009 to prepare teaching staff for using wikis for student group work and assessment. Workshop participants were immersed in the experience of collaborating in a wiki as learners…

Benson, Robyn; Brack, Charlotte; Samarwickrema, Gayani

2012-01-01

97

Using Wikis to Promote Quality Learning in Teacher Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Wheeler, Steve; Wheeler, Dawn

2009-01-01

98

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

2012-10-31

99

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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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

101

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

102

Home Page - TransformingTrials  

Cancer.gov

NCI recognizes 12 outstanding clinical investigators with a two-year award to acknowledge and support leaders in clinical cancer research programs at NCI Designated Cancer Centers. This fourth cohort of investigators joins a group of 34 other outstanding clinical investigators who received this prestigious award in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

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SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION - HOME PAGE  

EPA Science Inventory

The mission of the Sustainable Technology Division is to advance the scientific understanding, development and application of technologies and methods for prevention, removal and control of environmental risks to human health and ecology. The Division is organized into four bra...

104

SlipKnot Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

SlipKnot (w/o SLIP) MicroMind, New York, NY, US SlipKnot is a graphical World Wide Web browser specifically designed for Microsoft Windows users who have UNIX shell accounts with their service providers. Its primary feature is that it does not require SLIP or PPP or TCP/IP services. SlipKnot is distributed as restricted shareware, with a registration fee.

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Using Wiki in an Online Record Documentation Systems Course  

PubMed Central

We report a case study using a wiki tool, Confluence, including a brief history, current status, and motivations for using Confluence. We describe how we created two spaces on Confluence for two consecutive classes, 2006 and 2007, in a health information management baccalaureate online course, Record Documentation Systems. The 2006 class contained 12 groups consisting of 52 students. The 2007 class contained six groups consisting of 30 students. We describe how two collaborative pages for each of the groups are created and used by the groups for the group project. Survey results illustrated that 44 percent of the students in 2006 and 50 percent in 2007 agree Confluence is a tool for facilitating learning; 58 percent in 2006 and 50 percent in 2007 agree it is a tool for student activities; 52 percent in 2006 and 36 percent in 2007 agree it is a medium for reflective group interaction; and 38 percent in 2006 and 36 percent in 2007 want to see its application in other courses.

Harris, Susie T.; Zeng, Xiaoming

2008-01-01

106

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PAGE 16  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text VersionPage 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page 10. Page 11. Page 12. Page 13. Page 14. Page 15. Page 16. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling

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Leaky Geopolitics: The Ruptures and Transgressions of WikiLeaks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The unfurling of violent rhetoric and the show of force that has lead to the arrest, imprisonment, and impending extradition of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, serve as an exemplary moment in demonstrating state-sanctioned violence. Since the cables began leaking in November 2010, the violent reaction to WikiLeaks evidenced by numerous political pundits calling for Assange's assassination or execution, and the

Simon Springer; Heather Chi; Jeremy Crampton; Fiona McConnell; Julie Cupples; Kevin Glynn; Barney Warf; Wes Attewell

2012-01-01

108

WikiLeaks: Balancing First Amendment Rights with National Security  

Microsoft Academic Search

In July 2010, Private First Class Bradley Manning released thou-sands of classified documents with the help of WikiLeaks, a private web-site created to expose government and corporate corruption. During the months that followed, WikiLeaks disseminated several thousand addi-tional classified documents, including the whereabouts of U.S. troops and diplomatic cables. Public concern grew over the rapid release of the documents into

Melissa Hannah Opper

2011-01-01

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Collective intelligence in law enforcement - The WikiCrimes system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Collaboration is on the rise, primordially leveraged by the Web 2.0 in which the difference between information producer and consumer decreases significantly. In this paper we describe WikiCrimes, an example of a Web 2.0 application that offers a collaborative environment based on the use and direct manipulation of maps, in order to register and research criminal events. WikiCrimes is driven

Vasco Furtado; Leonardo Ayres; Marcos De Oliveira; Eurico Vasconcelos Filho; Carlos Caminha; Johnatas D’Orleans; Mairon Belchior

2010-01-01

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A multimethod study of information quality in wiki collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the author presents the results of a two-phase, multimethod study of wiki-based collaboration in an attempt to better understand how peer-produced collaboration is done well in wiki environments. Phase 1 involves an in-depth case study of the collaborative processes surrounding the development of the Wikipedia article on the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. The rich data collected are

Gerald C. Kane

2011-01-01

111

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

2009-09-15

112

Is There a Wiki in Your Future?: Applications for Education, Instructional Design, and General Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A wiki is a collaborative and highly interactive communication technology that enjoys worldwide fame in multi-user editing. It is based on specific design principles. Wiki has implications for both educational and instructional design as well as for general usage. As long as wiki is relatively cost-free, and users find value in its contents, it…

Toker, Sacip; Moseley, James L.; Chow, Ann T.

2008-01-01

113

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

114

Electures-Wiki--Toward Engaging Students to Actively Work with Lecture Recordings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper, we present the integration of a Wiki with lecture recordings using a tool called "aofconvert", enabling the students to visually reference lecture recordings in the Wiki at a precise moment in time of the lecture. This tight integration between a Wiki and lecture materials allows the students to elaborate on the topics they learned…

Hermann, Christoph; Ottmann, Thomas

2011-01-01

115

Electures-Wiki--Toward Engaging Students to Actively Work with Lecture Recordings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we present the integration of a Wiki with lecture recordings using a tool called "aofconvert", enabling the students to visually reference lecture recordings in the Wiki at a precise moment in time of the lecture. This tight integration between a Wiki and lecture materials allows the students to elaborate on the topics they learned…

Hermann, Christoph; Ottmann, Thomas

2011-01-01

116

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

117

Linking genes to diseases with a SNPedia-Gene Wiki mashup  

PubMed Central

Background A variety of topic-focused wikis are used in the biomedical sciences to enable the mass-collaborative synthesis and distribution of diverse bodies of knowledge. To address complex problems such as defining the relationships between genes and disease, it is important to bring the knowledge from many different domains together. Here we show how advances in wiki technology and natural language processing can be used to automatically assemble ‘meta-wikis’ that present integrated views over the data collaboratively created in multiple source wikis. Results We produced a semantic meta-wiki called the Gene Wiki+ that automatically mirrors and integrates data from the Gene Wiki and SNPedia. The Gene Wiki+, available at (http://genewikiplus.org/), captures 8,047 distinct gene-disease relationships. SNPedia accounts for 4,149 of the gene-disease pairs, the Gene Wiki provides 4,377 and only 479 appear independently in both sources. All of this content is available to query and browse and is provided as linked open data. Conclusions Wikis contain increasing amounts of diverse, biological information useful for elucidating the connections between genes and disease. The Gene Wiki+ shows how wiki technology can be used in concert with natural language processing to provide integrated views over diverse underlying data sources.

2012-01-01

118

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

119

Rich Collaboration on the Move: Talk to Your Mobile Audio Wiki  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wikis are proven to be simple yet efficient tools for asynchronous collaboration where multiple users can collaboratively edit shared web documents. While desktop users are comfortable with text-based wikis, the latest developments of 3G networks and smart phones begs the question what is the appropriate model for wiki collaboration on mobile devices which can accommodate mobile user behavior? The properties

Lei Wang; Paul Roe

2009-01-01

120

WikiArt: An Ontology-Based Information Retrieval System for Arts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Retrieving and integrating contents of different kinds is a complex task. Actually the web offers few examples of systems able to carry out such a task. This paper presents WikiArt, a system able to integrate three different kinds of information sources: a database, a wiki, and an ontology. All these three elements regard arts. Finally, WikiArt is able to generate

Roberto Pirrone; Vincenzo Cannella; Orazio Gambino; Arianna Pipitone; Giuseppe Russo

2009-01-01

121

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

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|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

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…

Munoz, Caroline Lego

2012-01-01

123

Building a Networked Environment in Wikis: The Evolving Phases of Collaborative Learning in a Wikibook Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Wikis, when used as an open editing tool, can have profound and subtle effects on students' collaborative learning process. Hailed as a collaborative learning and writing tool, many questions remain regarding the pedagogical impacts of using wikis in the classroom. Do students feel comfortable editing each others' wiki articles? Do students learn…

Lin, Hong; Kelsey, Kathleen D.

2009-01-01

124

Harnessing the web information ecosystem with wiki-based visualization dashboards.  

PubMed

We describe the design and deployment of Dashiki, a public website where users may collaboratively build visualization dashboards through a combination of a wiki-like syntax and interactive editors. Our goals are to extend existing research on social data analysis into presentation and organization of data from multiple sources, explore new metaphors for these activities, and participate more fully in the web!s information ecology by providing tighter integration with real-time data. To support these goals, our design includes novel and low-barrier mechanisms for editing and layout of dashboard pages and visualizations, connection to data sources, and coordinating interaction between visualizations. In addition to describing these technologies, we provide a preliminary report on the public launch of a prototype based on this design, including a description of the activities of our users derived from observation and interviews. PMID:19834175

McKeon, Matt

125

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

126

Digital Ethnography: Library Web Page Redesign Among Digital Natives  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 technology staff worked together to redesign the

Diane Klare; Kendall Hobbs

2011-01-01

127

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

128

Entertainment Pages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Notes that the planning of an effective entertainment page in a school newspaper must begin by establishing its purpose. Examines all the elements that contribute to the makeup of a good entertainment page. (RL)|

Druce, Mike

1981-01-01

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Extending inter-professional learning through the use of a multi-disciplinary Wiki.  

PubMed

This paper reports our experiences of a student learning activity which employed a Wiki for student radiographers and nurses to build on an inter-professional learning event. The aim of the Wiki was to facilitate inter-professional learning for students who, having met face-to-face once for a classroom based activity, would not be timetabled to meet again. It was designed to allow students from differing disciplines to: construct knowledge together, learn from and about one another, and collaboratively produce a textual learning resource. 150 nursing and radiography undergraduates were provided with a PBL trigger related to the acute presentation of stroke. The students met once (5 mixed-discipline groups) to discuss the role of the professions and the outcomes for the trigger scenario. Further learning was enabled through the provision of a Wiki for each group. At week 4, all Wikis were made visible for group peer assessment. Wiki editing skills were provided by student 'Wiki champions', who cascaded training to their peers. We report and reflect on the students' evaluations of both the Wiki as process and outcome and discuss the value of Wikis for inter-professional learning. Findings show that, in addition to being an enjoyable and flexible learning experience, the Wiki satisfied its intended aims. There was a variation in the level and quality of student participation the causes of which are discussed. Ground rules for effective Wiki use are proposed. PMID:23465847

Stephens, Melanie; Robinson, Leslie; McGrath, Denis

2013-03-01

130

Paging Performance with Page Coloring  

Microsoft Academic Search

Constraining the mapping of virtual to physical addresses (page coloring) can speed and\\/or simplify caches in the presence of virtual memory. For the mapping to hold, physical memory must be partitioned into distinct colors, and virtual pages allocated to a specific color of physical page determined by the mapping. This paper uses and analytical model and simulation to compare the

William L. Lynch; M. J. Flynn

131

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

132

Peer Evaluation in Chemical Engineering Capstone Design via Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Inter-group peer evaluation through wikis was implemented as a method for senior capstone design teams to improve writing and the critical evaluation of data. Each group was evaluated by peers using a qualitative discussion and evaluated quantitatively by instructors. Students had an increased interest in contributing to online knowledge centers,…

Heldt, Caryn L.

2012-01-01

133

Off Campus Students' Experiences Collaborating Online, Using Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An online group work project for off campus students, using wikis as the collaboration platform, has been conducted successfully for several years. Students were given the opportunity and technical means to collaborate, and staff could assess individual students' participation. However, the actual level of collaboration was less than hoped for,…

Weaver, Debbi; Viper, Shane; Latter, Jennifer; McIntosh, P. Craig

2010-01-01

134

Stop Reinventing the Wheel: Using Wikis for Professional Knowledge Sharing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article details the development of the Library Instruction Wiki (http://instructionwiki.org): an effort to develop a web-based, knowledge-sharing resource. Though some library instruction is specific to a given institution or class, much of what instruction librarians teach is similar. Library instructors have repeatedly expressed the desire…

Deitering, Anne-Marie; Bridgewater, Rachel

2007-01-01

135

Improving Revision in Wiki-Based Writing: Coordination Pays Off  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Wiki-based writing possesses a great deal of educational potential, yet students face difficulties while writing a shared document. Revising a shared document, in particular, seems to be a demanding activity for students. This study investigated whether collaboration scripts can help to improve students' revision activities and overall text…

Wichmann, Astrid; Rummel, Nikol

2013-01-01

136

Constructing text: : Wiki as a toolkit for (collaborative?) learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Writing a book from which others can learn is itself a powerful learning experience. Based on this proposition, we have launched Science Online, a wiki to support learning in high school science classrooms through the collaborative production of an online science resource. Our approach to designing educational uses of technology is based on an approach to education called constructionism, which

Andrea Forte; Amy Bruckman

2007-01-01

137

Social Rewarding in Wiki Systems - Motivating the Community  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online communities have something in common: their success rise and fall with the participation rate of active users. In this paper we focus on social rewarding mechanisms that generate benefits for users in order to achieve a higher contribution rate in a wiki system. In an online community, social rewarding is in the majority of cases based on accentuation of

Bernhard Hoisl; Wolfgang Aigner; Silvia Miksch

2007-01-01

138

Implementation of a Multilevel Wiki for Cross-Domain Collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The pace of modern warfare requires tools that support intensive, ongoing collaboration between participants. Wiki technology provides a hypertext content-based collaborative authoring and information sharing environment that includes the ability to create links to other web contents, relative stability, ease of use, and logging features for tracking contributions and modifications. Military environments impose a requirement to enforce national policies regarding

Kar Leong Ong; Thuy Nguyen; Cynthia Irvine

139

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

140

Stop Reinventing the Wheel: Using Wikis for Professional Knowledge Sharing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article details the development of the Library Instruction Wiki (http://instructionwiki.org): an effort to develop a web-based, knowledge-sharing resource. Though some library instruction is specific to a given institution or class, much of what instruction librarians teach is similar. Library instructors have repeatedly expressed the desire…

Deitering, Anne-Marie; Bridgewater, Rachel

2007-01-01

141

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

142

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

143

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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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

145

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 ...

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SWiM - A Semantic Wiki for Mathematical Knowledge Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

SWiM is a semantic wiki for collaboratively building, edit- ing and browsing mathematical knowledge represented in the domain- specific structural semantic markup language OMDoc. It motivates users to contribute to collections of mathematical knowledge by instantly shar- ing the benefits of knowledge-powered services with them. SWiM is cur- rently being used for authoring content dictionaries, i.e. collections of uniquely identified

Christoph Lange

2008-01-01

147

Using Wikis to Collaboratively Prepare for Qualifying Examinations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on the experiences of seven Ph.D. students implementing a wiki to collaboratively prepare for qualifying\\u000a examinations in the educational technology program at a large southeastern university. Concomitant study for such a rigorous\\u000a examination is rare, and the trials and tribulations of the group are described in detail. Specific guidelines highlighting\\u000a effective preparation options for qualifying exams are

Joseph C. DiPietro; Wendy Drexler; Kathryn Kennedy; Vasa Buraphadeja; Feng Liu; Kara Dawson

2010-01-01

148

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

149

Harnessing the Information Ecosystem with Wiki-based Visualization Dashboards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract—We describe the design and deployment of Dashiki, a public website where users may collaboratively build visualization dashboards,through,a combination of a wiki-like syntax and,interactive editors. Our goals are to extend,existing research on social data analysis into presentation and organization of data from multiple sources, explore new metaphors for these activities, and participate more fully in the web!s information ecology by

Matt Mckeon

2009-01-01

150

AstroBetter: A Blog and Wiki for Professional Astronomers  

Microsoft Academic Search

AstroBetter.com is a multi-contributor blog and wiki website designed for information sharing among professional astronomers. The goal of the site is to increase the productivity of astronomers by creating a centralized location for tips and tools of our multifaceted trade. Our content includes topics related to data reduction and analysis, general computing, writing papers and proposals, giving talks, teaching, career

Kelle L. Cruz; J. Lu; J. Rigby; E. Bressert; T. Robitaille; M. Huerta; S. Dhital

2011-01-01

151

A Longitudinal Study to Determine If Wiki Work Builds Community among Agricultural Adult Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Wiki has been lauded as a tool that enhances collaborative writing in educational settings and moves learners toward a state of communal constructivism (Holmes, Tangney, FitzGibbon, Savage, & Mehan., 2001). Many pedagogical claims exist regarding the benefits of using wiki. However, these claims have rarely been challenged. This study used a…

Kelsey, Kathleen D.; Lin, Hong; Franke-Dvorak, Tanya C.

2011-01-01

152

Students' Confidence and Perceived Value for Participating in Cross-Cultural Wiki-Based Collaborations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An international wiki-based collaboration was integrated into a large introductory educational technology course enrolling 346 students, divided into 43 teams. Student teams participated in a 5-week project in which they created wiki chapters about the educational uses of specific Web 2.0 tools. Two to four international students, located in…

Ertmer, Peggy A.; Newby, Timothy J.; Liu, Wei; Tomory, Annette; Yu, Ji Hyun; Lee, Young Mi

2011-01-01

153

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

154

Does Collaboration Occur when Children Are Learning with the Support of a Wiki?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on the outcomes of a mini-research project about visible forms of collaboration when children are learning with the support of Wikis-online editable websites. The findings were based on observing the children using the Wiki, analysis of the video recording of the task and the survey that was completed by the children using the…

Allsop, Yasemin

2011-01-01

155

Modeling medical interventions using the semantic MediaWiki for use in healthcare practice and education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social Software and particularly semantic wikis have been increasingly adopted by many online healthrelated 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. Semantic wikis are Web sites that can be edited by anyone who has access to them. However, within medical intervention

Dionysia Kontotasiou; Charalampos Bratsas; Panagiotis D. Bamidis

2011-01-01

156

Using Wikis with Teacher Candidates: Promoting Collaborative Practice and Contextual Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines a collaborative study that two teacher educators conducted across two sites. Participants included teacher candidates implementing a digital language experience approach project with elementary learners. The teacher candidates collaborated across sites, building joint wikis to examine their processes and products. The wikis

Wake, Donna Glenn; Modla, Virginia B.

2012-01-01

157

Exploring Students' Perceptions of Integrating Wiki Technology and Peer Feedback into English Writing Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study applied Wiki technology and peer review to an English as a foreign language writing class. The objective was to investigate whether this system, as a collaborative platform, would improve students' writing skills. The study gauged students' perceptions about integrating a Wiki writing course and peer feedback. The participants were 32…

Lin, Wen-Chuan; Yang, Shu Ching

2011-01-01

158

A systemic and cognitive view on collaborative knowledge building with wikis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wikis provide new opportunities for learning and for collaborative knowledge building as well as for understanding these processes. This article presents a theoretical framework for describing how learning and collaborative knowledge building take place. In order to understand these processes, three aspects need to be considered: the social processes facilitated by a wiki, the cognitive processes of the users, and

Ulrike Cress; Joachim Kimmerle

2008-01-01

159

A case study of wikis and student?designed games in physical education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter A. Hastie; Ashley Casey

2010-01-01

160

Action Research as a Congruent Methodology for Understanding Wikis: The Case of Wikiversity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It is proposed that action research is an appropriate methodology for studying wikis, and is akin to research "the wiki way". This proposal is contextualised within the case of Wikiversity, a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. A framework for a participative research project is outlined, and challenges and implications of such a methodology are…

Lawler, Cormac

2008-01-01

161

Wiki: A new paradigm for online training and development of faculty  

Microsoft Academic Search

The training and development function in organisations is undergoing a paradigm shift with the advent of new online technologies like the wiki and educational institutions are no exception. Wiki may provide a means for creating a faculty learning community at educational institutions, thus involving all faculty on a single common platform where each faculty is the producer as well as

Evelyn Gullett; Kanishka Bedi

162

Designing Collaborative E-Learning Environments Based upon Semantic Wiki: From Design Models to Application Scenarios  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The knowledge society requires life-long learning and flexible learning environment that enables fast, just-in-time and relevant learning, aiding the development of communities of knowledge, linking learners and practitioners with experts. Based upon semantic wiki, a combination of wiki and Semantic Web technology, this paper designs and develops…

Li, Yanyan; Dong, Mingkai; Huang, Ronghuai

2011-01-01

163

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

164

Supporting Knowledge Management in Organizations with Conversational Technologies: Discussion Forums, Weblogs, and Wikis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article reviews requirements and tool availability for knowledge management in virtual communities and other knowledge sharing environments, where professionals wish to quickly and easily share knowledge and information. The article compares the characteristics of several newer technologies, notably weblogs (blogs) and wikis, to the more conventional discussion forums. Wikis, the currently least popular technology emerged as the one best

Christian Wagner

165

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

166

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

167

Wiki Technology as a Design Tool for a Capstone Design Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology is a key component to the net generation's social, study, and professional skills. It is prudent to investigate the applications of new technology in education. In this study, a wiki was incorporated into a senior design course, and its utility was investigated with respect to process design. The results of the study indicate wikis

Hadley, Kevin R.; Debelak, Kenneth A.

2009-01-01

168

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

169

Orthochina.org: Case-based Orthopaedic Wiki Project in China  

PubMed Central

Traditional continuing medical education (CME) depended primarily on periodic courses and conferences. The cost-effectiveness of these courses has not been established, and often the content is not tailored to best meet the needs of the students. Internet training has the potential to accomplish these goals. Over the last 10 years, we have developed a Web site entitled “Orthochina.org,” based upon the wiki concept, which uses an interactive, case-based format. We describe the development of online case discussions, and various technical and administrative requirements. As of December 31, 2007, there were 33,984 registered users, 9,759 of which passed the confirmation procedures. In 2007, an average of 211 registrants visited daily. The average number of first page clicks was 4,248 per day, and the average number of posts was 70 per day. All cases submitted for discussion include the patient’s complaint, physical examination findings, and relevant images based on specific criteria for case discussion. The case discussions develop well professionally. No spam posting or unauthorized personal advertisement is permitted. In conclusion, online academic discussions proceed well when the orthopaedic surgeons who participate have established their identities.

Zhang, Hong-Ju; Yu, Tao; Ren, Gang; Du, Guo-Sheng; Wang, Yong-Hua

2008-01-01

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75 FR 81138 - Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2011...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Certification Requirements for Home Health Agencies and...Correction of final rule...Certification Requirements for Home Health Agencies and Hospices'' final rule (75 FR 70372...Certification Requirements for Home Health Agencies and...Page 81139

2010-12-27

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Workshop home page June 16, 2000  

Cancer.gov

On June 16, 2000, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) convened a group of scientists in the fields of nutrition, pathology, epidemiology, molecular biology, immunology, and genetics to discuss research relevant to the interdisciplinary study of nutrition and prostate cancer. The purpose of this Workshop was to review the current status of nutritional sciences as related to the prevention of prostate cancer and to identify the most promising strategies by which nutritional approaches to prevent prostate cancer could be explored. Drs.

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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

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The Comprehensive Microbial Resource (CMR) Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) has launched the searchable Comprehensive Microbial Resource (CMR), offering access to data from all (TIGR) genome sequences completed to date. From the Aeropyrum pernix K1 genome through Vibrio cholerae El Tor N16961, all genomes or subsets of each may be queried. The CMR includes the Omniome database containing sequences, annotations, and associated information "such as taxon and gram stain pattern, the structure and composition of their DNA molecules . . . and many attributes of the protein sequences predicted from the DNA sequence (such as pI and molecular weight)." Genome researchers will find this new CMR tool useful, as it allows users to mine completed genomes in ways not previously possible.

2007-07-30

174

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.

175

Colorectal Cancer Mortality Projections - Home Page  

Cancer.gov

The NCI’s Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) developed this Web site to help cancer control planners, program staff and policy makers consider the impact of risk factor reduction, increased early detection, and increased access to optimal treatment on future colorectal cancer mortality rates. This work was completed in 2005 and has not been currently updated.

176

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

177

Photojournal: NASA's Image Access Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site offers user-friendly, continuously-updated access to approximately 2,000 images from various solar system exploration programs. Users can select from a number of spacecraft/instruments for different images of each of the planets in the solar system.

2004-01-12

178

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

179

Law Library of Congress Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Law Library of Congress Web site is an outstanding tribute to this nation's foremost legal library, which comprises more than two million volumes, including a 65,000 volume reference collection. The largest legal library in the world, the Law Library was established in 1832 as a separate branch of the Library of Congress, serving as the library of record and official repository of the Congress of the United States. Both historically and practically valuable, the Law Library site offers information on the library's vast holdings and a wealth of information about the great edifice constructed to house them. The site offers numerous links to electronic records made available by the Library, primarily through the Guide to Online Law and GLIN, the Global Legal Information Network. Also impressive are two presentations on the inscriptions and art gracing the library building, respectively entitled "On These Walls" and "And Sovereign Laws." While serving as a portal to the study of the American law, through such services as the Thomas Register and the Congressional Report, the Law Library Web site links information on the laws and legislative institutions of other lands as well, many presented in both native languages and English translations. A study in itself, the site is a great starting point for the study of law by both students and scholars, offering great historical perspective of the birth and evolution of American legal concepts and practices while maintaining up-to-the-minute information regarding challenges to and revisions of our great judicial heritage.

1999-01-01

180

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

181

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

182

Tidal Wetlands Impacts Data Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides datasets (starting in 1988) about tidal wetlands in Virginia, human impacts, management practices and results of management on the resources. Select data by year, activity, watershed, or wetland type. Good for research, education, environmental management/policy and general inquires about human impacts on tidal wetlands. Describes data collections methods, provides summary of wetlands management.

2011-11-08

183

Using a Wiki in a Scientist-Teacher Professional Learning Community: Impact on Teacher Perception Changes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, a wiki was integrated into a professional development model that systemically addresses early-career teachers' needs. This study was conducted to examine the impact of wiki-based professional development activities in a scientist-teacher professional learning community and focused on early-career teachers' perceptions of the role of wiki technology and knowledge of teaching through inquiry. Teachers participated in the Professional Learning Community Model for Entry into Teaching Science (PLC-METS), a professional development program that is based on an integrated teacher education model of knowledge sharing, collaboration, and communication between teachers and scientists, with the goal of supporting early-career teachers' ability to engage their students in scientific inquiry. The use of a wiki environment to collaborate on activities, deliver resources, and share knowledge is rapidly expanding in professional development communities. The use of the wiki in PLC-METS positively predicted the results of teachers' knowledge of inquiry-based teaching. Results demonstrate that the wiki can contribute to building a learning community for collaboration between early-career science teachers and scientists. The paper also discusses the educational implications for the design of wiki-based professional learning communities that impact teachers' professional development.

Kim, Hye Jeong; Miller, Heather R.; Herbert, Bruce; Pedersen, Susan; Loving, Cathy

2012-08-01

184

Cephalopod Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Detailed information on octopus, squid and cuttlefish with links to other cephalopod and mollusc pages. Site features a classification section complete with pictures, articles from in-house scientists, conference information, a mailing list, and even a section on where you can purchase different cephalopods. Links to CephBase, an interactive database with photos, videos, publications, and much more, all concerning cephalopods.

185

SNPedia: a wiki supporting personal genome annotation, interpretation and analysis  

PubMed Central

SNPedia (http://www.SNPedia.com) is a wiki resource of the functional consequences of human genetic variation as published in peer-reviewed studies. Online since 2006 and freely available for personal use, SNPedia has focused on the medical, phenotypic and genealogical associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms. Entries are formatted to allow associations to be assigned to single genotypes as well as sets of genotypes (genosets). In this article, we discuss the growth of this resource and its use by affiliated software to create personal genome reports.

Cariaso, Michael; Lennon, Greg

2012-01-01

186

SNPedia: a wiki supporting personal genome annotation, interpretation and analysis.  

PubMed

SNPedia (http://www.SNPedia.com) is a wiki resource of the functional consequences of human genetic variation as published in peer-reviewed studies. Online since 2006 and freely available for personal use, SNPedia has focused on the medical, phenotypic and genealogical associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms. Entries are formatted to allow associations to be assigned to single genotypes as well as sets of genotypes (genosets). In this article, we discuss the growth of this resource and its use by affiliated software to create personal genome reports. PMID:22140107

Cariaso, Michael; Lennon, Greg

2011-12-02

187

FDA's Home Use Medical Device Initiative  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... Page 16. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Survey • Learn about potential risks • Device issues at home faced by: ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

188

Nursing Homes  

MedlinePLUS

... Life, Quality of Care, Nutrition and Hydration, and Safety. The checklist also elaborates on how to use the information discovered through Nursing Home Compare when visiting nursing homes. About Nursing Home Inspections: Explains, in more detail, the nursing home inspection process and ...

189

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

190

Social negotiations in a wiki environment: a case study with pre?service teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 who used the wiki to generate a communal response to

Vetta Vratulis; Teresa M. Dobson

2008-01-01

191

Embedding the HeaRT Rule Engine into a Semantic Wiki  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Semantic wikis provide a flexible solution for collaborative knowledge engineering. The reasoning capabilities of most of\\u000a the semantic wiki systems are limited to lightweight reasoning, e.g. with the use of RDF. Number of systems try to integrate\\u000a strong reasoning with rules. Since most of the regular rule engines are hard to integrate, custom solutions are needed. In\\u000a the paper a

Grzegorz Jacek Nalepa; Szymon Bobek

192

Teaching-Material Crystallization: Wiki-based Rapid Prototyping for Teaching-Material Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

To support individualized and adaptive learning, teachers are encouraged to develop various teaching materials according to different requirements. However, traditional methodologies for designing teaching materials are time-consuming. To speed up the development process of teaching materials, our idea is to use a rapid prototyping approach which is based on automatic draft generation and Wiki-based revision. Since the Wiki-based authoring is

Wen-Chung Shih; Shian-Shyong Tseng; Jui-Feng Weng

193

Hospital to Home Focus May Reduce Readmissions  

MedlinePLUS

... U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Home About MedlinePlus Site Map FAQs Contact Us Search ... 2013) Monday, September 2, 2013 Related MedlinePlus Pages Health Facilities Home Care Services By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK ( ...

194

Home Hemodialysis  

MedlinePLUS

... up the time by staying longer because the machine is needed for the next patient. Between treatments, ... HD at home has many benefits. New dialysis machines are smaller and easier to use, making home ...

195

Parrot Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by Pelican Media, a nonprofit film production organization, this intriguing website introduces a flock of wild parrots that make their home in San Francisco. The site was created by Mark Bittner, a local resident who has been studying, and interacting with, the parrots since 1990. Bittner recently authored a book entitled _The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill_, which documents his experiences with the flock. The parrot flock is primarily composed of the species Aratinga erythrogenys, commonly known as the cherry-headed conure. The website contains short bios and photographs of 17 birds that Bittner has identified and named. The site also contains a brief history of parrot flocks in San Francisco, FAQs, and short journal entries chronicling Bittner's interactions with the parrot flock during the past few years. The website is not too deep yet, but once Bittner's book sales slow down, he intends to add considerable additions to the site.

196

"We-Research": Adopting a Wiki to Support the Processes of Collaborative Research among a Team of International Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses the adoption of a wiki to support the processes of collaborative research between members of an international team involved in the project MyPlace: MyMusic. The focus is on how new technological communications, here specifically the wiki, can enable and transform the methods and processes of research. We propose two main…

Young, Susan; Perez, Jessica

2012-01-01

197

The Role of the Constructivist Learning Theory and Collaborative Learning Environment on Wiki Classroom, and the Relationship between Them  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper seeks to discover the relationship between both the social constructivist learning theory and the collaborative learning environment. This relationship can be identified by giving an example of the learning environment. Due to wiki characteristics, Wiki technology is one of the most famous learning environments that can show the…

Alzahrani, Ibraheem; Woollard, John

2013-01-01

198

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

199

Search extension transforms Wiki into a relational system: A case for flavonoid metabolite database  

PubMed Central

Background In computer science, database systems are based on the relational model founded by Edgar Codd in 1970. On the other hand, in the area of biology the word 'database' often refers to loosely formatted, very large text files. Although such bio-databases may describe conflicts or ambiguities (e.g. a protein pair do and do not interact, or unknown parameters) in a positive sense, the flexibility of the data format sacrifices a systematic query mechanism equivalent to the widely used SQL. Results To overcome this disadvantage, we propose embeddable string-search commands on a Wiki-based system and designed a half-formatted database. As proof of principle, a database of flavonoid with 6902 molecular structures from over 1687 plant species was implemented on MediaWiki, the background system of Wikipedia. Registered users can describe any information in an arbitrary format. Structured part is subject to text-string searches to realize relational operations. The system was written in PHP language as the extension of MediaWiki. All modifications are open-source and publicly available. Conclusion This scheme benefits from both the free-formatted Wiki style and the concise and structured relational-database style. MediaWiki supports multi-user environments for document management, and the cost for database maintenance is alleviated.

Arita, Masanori; Suwa, Kazuhiro

2008-01-01

200

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

201

County Home Rule.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: The home rule concept; What can home rule do for counties; Criticisms of home rule; The ideals of county government; Legislative benefits of home rule; Home rule answers Arizona's problems; If home rule fails to be adopted.

1973-01-01

202

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

203

Using a Semantic Wiki for Documentation Management in Very Small Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The emerging ISO/IEC 29110 standard Lifecycle profiles for Very Small Entities is targeted at very small entity (VSE) having up to 25 people, to assist them unlock the potential benefits of using software engineering standards. VSEs may use semantic web technologies to improve documentation management infrastructure and processes. We proposed to use a semantic wiki for documentation management based on an identification scheme inspired from an IFLA proposition called Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. The document identification scheme allows documents to be managed by the internal resource management of the semantic wiki, hence benefiting from a straightforward but powerful version control. With few inputs of semantic annotations by VSE employees - through usable semantic forms and templates, the semantic wiki acts as a library catalog, and users can find, identify, select, obtain, and navigate resources.

Ribaud, Vincent; Saliou, Philippe

204

Nursing Home Queues and Home Health Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

Home health market growth suggests the need for models explaining home health utilization. We have previously explained state-level Medicare home health visits with reference to nursing home markets. Here we introduce a model whereby state level Medicare home health use is a function of nursing home queues and other demand and supply factors. Medicare home health users per state population

James H. Swan; A. E. Benjamin

1994-01-01

205

Home server for home digital service environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a new scheme of the home server platform for providing home digital services by connecting home networks and the Internet. The proposed scheme is an integrated form of a home multimedia server, a home control server, and a home information server. The proposed system has an interface between access networks and home networks, various kinds of wired

Changseok Bae; Jinho Yoo; Kyuchang Kang; Yoonsik Choe; Jeunwoo Lee

2003-01-01

206

Home Groups.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|All students enrolled in the entry level foundations course in the College of Education of Kutztown University (Pennsylvania) participate in home groups, a cooperative learning strategy. Each student is assigned to a five- or six-person home group on the first day of class. Although group placements are made on the basis of class lists, every…

Stahler, Theresa M.

207

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

208

Inside PageRank  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the interest of a Web page is strictly related to its content and to the subjective readers' cultural background, a measure of the page authority can be provided that only depends on the topological structure of the Web. PageRank is a noticeable way to attach a score to Web pages on the basis of the Web connectivity. In this

Monica Bianchini; Marco Gori; Franco Scarselli

2005-01-01

209

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

210

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

211

Beyond Wiki to Judgewiki for Transparent Climate Change Decisions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Climate Change is like the prisoner's dilemma, a zero-sum game, or cheating in sports. Everyone and every country is tempted to selfishly maintain or advance their standard of living. The tremendous difference between standards of living amplifies the desire to opt out of Climate Change solutions adverse to economic competitiveness. Climate Change is also exceedingly complex. No one person, one organization, one country, or partial collection of countries has the capacity and the global support needed to make decisions on Climate Change solutions. There are thousands of potential actions, tens of thousands of known and unknown environmental and economic impacts. Some actions are belatedly found to be unsustainable beyond token volumes, corn ethanol or soy-biodiesel for example. Mankind can address human nature and complexity with a globally transparent information and decision process available to all 7 billion of us. We need a process that builds trust and simplifies complexity. Fortunately, we have the Internet for trust building communication and computers to simplify complexity. Mankind can produce new software tailored to the challenge. We would combine group information collection software (a wiki) with a decision-matrix (a judge), market forecasting, and video games to produce the tool mankind needs for trust building transparent decisions on Climate Change actions. The resulting software would be a judgewiki.

Capron, M. E.

2008-12-01

212

MetaBase--the wiki-database of biological databases  

PubMed Central

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.

Bolser, Dan M.; Chibon, Pierre-Yves; Palopoli, Nicolas; Gong, Sungsam; Jacob, Daniel; Angel, Victoria Dominguez Del; Swan, Dan; Bassi, Sebastian; Gonzalez, 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

213

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.

214

Home Remodeling  

MedlinePLUS

... your air ducts cleaned can improve your home's air quality. However, it is still not clear whether this service has any real impact on indoor air quality. Companies who provide this service may use one ...

215

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 ...

216

Home modification.  

PubMed

Almost 50 million Americans--about one in five--live with a mental or physical disability, many in homes that are inconvenient, restrictive, or dangerous for them. Modifying the home using universal (barrier-free) design, architectural accessibility, and other such concepts can reduce the risk of falls and improve overall function. Nurses can be involved by assessing patients' living quarters and recommending specific modifications. PMID:17016095

McCullagh, Marjorie Cook

2006-10-01

217

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

218

Factors Influencing Perceived Usefulness of Wikis for Group Collaborative Learning by First Year Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study reports the findings of an investigation of the factors influencing the use and usefulness of wikis in an introductory, undergraduate information systems course. Informed by the media choice, technology acceptance model from information systems research, and group collaborative learning research from the education literature, a survey…

Guo, Zixiu; Stevens, Kenneth John

2011-01-01

219

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

220

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

221

Emphasising Assessment "as" Learning by Assessing Wiki Writing Assignments Collaboratively and Publicly Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The use of Web 2.0 communication practices in assessment may offer a new approach to assessment "as" learning, a goal for assessment that is more highly valued than assessment "of" and even "for" learning in the literature. This paper describes a case study of a wiki-writing assignment that aimed to achieve this goal. The stakes were high, in…

Davies, Anne; Pantzopoulos, Kerry; Gray, Kathleen

2011-01-01

222

Using Wikis to Develop Student Teachers' Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Capabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes an innovative and unique practice involving two classes of information technology (IT) major student teachers, who created digital learning resources and assessment rubrics by utilizing a Web 2.0 tool. The project spanned more than two weeks and data were collected from a number of sources, such as the content of the wiki

Lai, Yiu Chi; Ng, Eugenia M. W.

2011-01-01

223

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

224

Design Alternatives for a MediaWiki to Support Collaborative Writing in Higher Education Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Constructivist learning mechanisms such as collaborative writing have emerged as a result of the development of Web 2.0 technologies. We define the term mandatory collaborative writing to describe a writing activity where the group has a firm deadline. Our study focuses on how a wiki can fully support mandatory group writing. The motivation of this design science research study emerges

Sumonta Kasemvilas; Lorne Olfman

2009-01-01

225

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

PubMed

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. PMID:22647613

Dove, Edward S; Joly, Yann; Knoppers, Bartha M

2012-05-29

226

Developing a Pain Management Resource Wiki for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Utilizing Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, wikis, and social networking sites can provide innovative and creative means to communicate with library patrons. They can also serve as a purposeful information repository for individuals looking for information on a particular topic. A pain management resource for cancer patients and their caregivers was created to provide a concise “one-stop” location for

Linda Hasman; Deborah Chiarella

2008-01-01

227

Designing Online Environments for Expert\\/Novice CollaborationWikis to Support Legitimate Peripheral Participation  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\/ Designing environments that can bring novices and experts together is not trivial. We explore how we can design environments where these collaborations happen in such a way that everyone benefits. We explore these questions in the context of one such environment. In this study, we used the Game Ontology Project (GOP), a wiki-enabled hierarchy of elements of gameplay used

José P. Zagal; Amy Bruckman

2010-01-01

228

Incorporating Current Research, Wikis, and Discussion Lists in a Mathematics Capstone Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article shows how current mathematical research and innovative internet technologies such as wikis and email discussion lists can enliven a senior seminar or capstone course. We give example of assignments as well as examples of how new technologies can enhance a course. This paper grew out of the author's experience of teaching a senior…

Narasimhan, Revathi

2009-01-01

229

Empathy 2.0 and the Wonderful World of Wiki Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a perfect world, diversity would abound in people's daily lives, promoting friendships across racial, ethnic, and religious lines. When that is not possible and students learn in a more segregated setting, wikis provide a tool to reach beyond the school walls, find a diverse audience, and create meaningful discourse. This article narrates an…

Tarrant, Cindy; Godwin, Kathryn; Daniel, Stacey; Bolton, Dawn

2013-01-01

230

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

231

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

232

Wikis as a Technology Fostering Knowledge Maturing: What we can learn from Wikipedia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The knowledge maturing theory opens an important macro perspective within the new paradigm of work-integrated learning. Especially wikis are interesting socio-technical systems to foster maturing activities by overcoming typical barriers. But so far, the theory has been mainly based on anecdotal evidence collected from various projects and observations. In this paper, we want to present the results of a qualitative

Simone Braun; Andreas Schmidt

2007-01-01

233

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

234

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

235

"A Learning Journey for All": American Elementary Teachers' Use of Classroom Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the needs for understanding teaching practices and approaches with a technology tool in actual elementary classrooms, this paper examines the perspectives of American elementary teachers who use classroom wikis. Specially, it examines three main ideas: (a) teaching approaches and strategies across subject areas in the primary and…

Lee, Lena

2012-01-01

236

The Cross-Lingual Wiki Engine: enabling collaboration across language barriers  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present the Cross-Lingual Wiki Engine (CLWE), a system designed to support concurrent, collaborative authoring and translation of content in multiple languages. We start by showing how collaborative translation differs from conventional translation environments. In particular, we show how conventional industrial translation processes and tools are based on assumptions that often do not hold in collaborative environments.

Louis-Philippe Huberdeau; Sébastien Paquet; Alain Désilets

2008-01-01

237

Wikis: What Students Do and Do Not Do when Writing Collaboratively  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We investigated the collaborative writing actions carried out by 60 Open University of Israel graduate students as they built a wiki glossary of key course concepts. These actions were analysed using a taxonomy of collaborative writing actions (i.e. adding, editing and deleting information) in order to find out what students do and what they do…

Meishar-Tal, Hagit; Gorsky, Paul

2010-01-01

238

"A Learning Journey for All": American Elementary Teachers' Use of Classroom Wikis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In response to the needs for understanding teaching practices and approaches with a technology tool in actual elementary classrooms, this paper examines the perspectives of American elementary teachers who use classroom wikis. Specially, it examines three main ideas: (a) teaching approaches and strategies across subject areas in the primary and…

Lee, Lena

2012-01-01

239

Students' Perceptions of Wiki-Based Collaborative Writing for Learners of English as a Foreign Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Chao, Yu-Chuan Joni; Lo, Hao-Chang

2011-01-01

240

Home Health Care  

MedlinePLUS

... Printer Friendly Download Reader Online Chat Home Health Care What is Home Health Care? How Do I ... About Home Health Care? What is Home Health Care? Home health care helps seniors live independently for ...

241

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 ...

242

Developing a Collaborative E-Learning Environment Based upon Semantic Wiki: From Design Models to Application Scenarios  

Microsoft Academic Search

The knowledge society requires life-long learning and flexible learning environment that enables fast, just-in-time and relevant learning, aiding the development of communities of knowledge, linking learners and practitioners with experts. Based upon semantic wiki, a combination of wiki and Semantic Web technology, this paper designs and develops a flexible e-learning environment aiming to motivate active collaborative learning and maximize resource

Yanyan Li; Mingkai Dong; Ronghuai Huang

2010-01-01

243

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

244

Wavelet Based Page Segmentation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: The process of page segmentation produces adescription of the spatial extent and position ofvarious components on the document page. In thispaper, we present an approach for segmentation of ageneral document page image using wavelets. Thismethod uses orthonormal wavelet decomposition toextract the attributes of the document spread overdifferent scales. We have devised a scheme for theparameterisation of the font-size of

P. Gupta; N. Vohra; S. Chaudhury; S. Joshi

2000-01-01

245

Feeling at home in nursing homes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim. The purpose of this study was to examine determinants of feeling at home and in particular the privacy in nursing homes in The Netherlands. The first question was to what extent nursing homes differed in the degree residents feel at home and experience privacy. The second question was whether feeling at home is related to privacy in the nursing

Anke J. E. de Veer; Ada Kerkstra

2001-01-01

246

Home Economics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This presentation of suggested layouts and specifications for home economics facilities has been prepared to be of service to school boards, architects, teachers, and administrators who are planning new schools or making renovations to existing structures. Room layouts are shown for a foods and nutrition room, or the foods and nutrition area of a…

Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto. School Planning and Building Research Section.

247

75 FR 7545 - Disaster Home Loans: FEMA Interaction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...February 22, 2010 / Rules and Regulations [[Page...RIN 3245-AF97 Disaster Home Loans: FEMA Interaction...ACTION: Direct final rule...be referred to SBA for home loan assistance. If SBA...SBA believes that this rule is routine and...

2010-02-22

248

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

249

Medicines in My Home: Pre-test  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text VersionStudent Name: Medicines in My Home: Pre-test Page 1 of 1 This pre-test is to see what you already know about over-the-counter (OTC) medicine. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/resourcesforyou

250

Pipeline paging for wireless systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In sequential paging (SP) schemes, the paging process is considered on a per user basis. When an incoming call reaches a mobile terminal (MT), the associated location area is divided into several paging areas (PAs) and PAs are paged one by one until the MT is found. Even though SP algorithms can reduce the paging cost compared to blanket paging

Yang Xiao; Hui Chen; M. Guizani

2005-01-01

251

Home haemodialysis.  

PubMed

Haemodialysis (HD) began as an intensive care treatment offered to a very select number of patients in an attempt to keep them alive. Outcomes were extremely poor, and the procedure was cumbersome and labor intensive. With increasing expertise and advances in dialysis equipment, HD is now recognised as a life-sustaining treatment that is considered a standard of care for children with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Assessment of efficacy has evolved from mere survival, through achieving minimal standards of "adequate" dialysis with reduced morbidity, towards the provision of "optimal dialysis", which includes attempts to more closely mimic normal renal function, and of individualised care that maximizes the patient's health, psychosocial well-being and life potential. There is a renewed interest in dialysis, and the research profile has extended, exploring themes around convective versus diffusive treatments, HD time versus frequency and home versus in-centre dialysis. The results thus far have led dialysis care full circle from prolonged, home-based therapies to shorter, intense in-centre dialysis back to the belief that long or frequent HD at home achieves the best outcomes. PMID:23124511

Hothi, Daljit K; Stronach, Lynsey; Harvey, Elizabeth

2012-11-03

252

A semantic wiki for editing and sharing decision guidelines in oncology.  

PubMed

The Internet has totally changed the way information is published and shared in medicine. With web 2.0 and semantic web technologies, web applications allow now collaborative information editing in a way that can be reused by machines. These new tools could be used to in local health networks to promote the editing and sharing of medical knowledge between practitioners. Oncolor, a French oncology network, has edited 144 decision guidelines. These local guidelines rely upon national French guidelines and are built and updated collaboratively by medical experts. To improve working conditions, the need of an online collaborative tool has been expressed. This paper presents ONCOLOGIK, a semantic wiki approach for local oncology guideline editing. Semantic wikis allow online collaborative work and manage semantic annotations which can be reused automatically to bring new services. Applied to oncology guidelines, semantic technologies improve the guideline management and provide additional services such as targeted queries to external bibliographical resources. PMID:22874223

Meilender, Thomas; Lieber, Jean; Palomares, Fabien; Herengt, Gilles; Jay, Nicolas

2012-01-01

253

[Assessment of Wiki technology: a tool for accessing information on mechanical ventilation in intensive care].  

PubMed

The development and application of information technology influence all areas of knowledge, enabling new ways of learning. The Wiki is a tool of information and communication technology provided by the Web 2.0 that can be exploited and used in teaching, learning, care and research in nursing education. Thus, this quantitative study is a descriptive and exploratory objective was to evaluate the nursing students with the criteria of Ergonomics and Usability of the tool Wiki as a technology to access information on nursing care in mechanical ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit. The tool was evaluated as "excellent" in the criteria for Ergonomics and Usability, and is considered a new emerging technology suitable for educational use. PMID:23032338

Barra, Daniela Couto Carvalho; Dal Sasso, Grace Teresinha Marcon; Martins, Cleusa Rios; Barbosa, Sayonara de Fátima Faria

2012-06-01

254

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

255

WikiLeaks and the question of responsibility within a global democracy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Making sensitive or even secret information public was hitherto the domain of investigative journalism. WikiLeaks has made\\u000a it possible for whistle-blowers to shed light on anything they think the general public should know about. This has given\\u000a birth to a new breed of journalism. The new way of bringing sensitive information to the public is much less responsible in\\u000a many

Barbara Thomaß

2011-01-01

256

Matching the Affordances of Wikis to Collaborative Learning: A Case Study of IT Project Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of Web 2.0 technologies is increasingly common in many aspects of life: social, work, and study. The study reported here looks into how one type of Web 2.0 tool, the wiki, was being used to support groups of IT students involved in a collaborative authentic-task in their undergraduate studies to develop a software solution required by their “clients”.

Andreas U. Kuswara; Debbie Richards

2011-01-01

257

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…

Clarke, James B.; Coyle, James R.

2011-01-01

258

Learning Outcomes and Students' Perceptions of Online Writing: Simultaneous Implementation of a Forum, Blog, and Wiki in an EFL Blended Learning Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines the effectiveness of three different online writing activities in formal university education: forums, blogs, and wikis. Constructivism--reflective and collaborative learning fostered by scaffolding--provides a main support for their use in education. Prior research regarding the use of blogs and wikis, especially in language…

Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry

2010-01-01

259

Ondvrejov solar radio WWW page  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since mid 1997 the Solar Radio Astronomy Group of the Astronomical Institute in Ondvrejov has been running a new WWW page. You can find us at the address --- http://sunkl.asu.cas.cz/radio/ --- where information about our instruments, observed frequencies, as well as about our data archive is available. The home page includes four main topics: 1. Observation & Instrumentation --- here you can find information about which instruments are currently in use, observed frequencies, time resolutions etc. Presently we use for solar radio observations three dedicated instruments: RT3 -- single frequency 3 GHz receiver with 10 ms time resolution RT4 -- radio spectrograph 2.0--4.5 GHz with 100 ms time resolution RT5 -- radio spectrograph 0.8--2.0 GHz with 100 ms time resolution The observations are run daily, while the Sun is higher then 5 degrees above the horizon. Because of the tremendous amount of data, only chosen time intervals with radio events are archived. Event Archive Info: --- here you can find information about archived data (date, time interval) as well as overall images of individual events in GIF format (the image names are at the same time hyperlinks for direct loading) sorted by date and time of observation. Gallery: --- here you can find some representative examples of spectra of solar radio events, recorded by our instruments. Anonymous FTP Server: --- enables direct FTP access to our image archive. This WWW page should give you an insight, what data are available and what the events look roughly like. The uncalibrated rough data from our archive can be processed only by special programs and are not generally free. But if you are interested in a particular event from our archive, you can contact us via e-mail address: radio@asu.cas.cz This work has been supported by the Czech Academy of Sciences through grant no.A3003707.

Jivrivcka, Karel; Meszarosova, Hana

260

Meanings of home for older home owners  

Microsoft Academic Search

The meaning of home has been the subject of much recent debate. The paper explores this debate and uses empirical data from New Zealand to demonstrate that the meaning of home reflects specific sets of historical and social circumstances and is multi?dimensional. Key features include home as a cultural value, the investment potential of home and the impacts of gender

Ann Dupuis; David C. Thorns

1996-01-01

261

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

262

Smart home research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a survey for smart home research, from definition to current research status. First we give a definition to smart home, and then describe the smart home elements, typical research projects, smart home networks research status, smart home appliances and challenges at last.

Li Jiang; Da-You Liu; Bo Yang

2004-01-01

263

Gelatin Volcanoes: Teacher Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the Teacher Page of an activity that teaches students how and why magma moves inside volcanoes by injecting colored water into a clear gelatin cast. Activity preparation instructions are on the Student Page, while the Teacher Page has background, preparation, and in-class information. An extension activity has the students repeat the experiment using a square bread pan to simulate the original research that was done using elongate models with triangular cross-sections. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's Volcanology section.

264

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

265

The Page Lifecycle  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Getting a page to your browser using Drupal is quite a roundabout process.The final content is a mashup of data retrieved\\u000a from a database,modified by modules,and finally formed for presentation by a theming layer.Understanding the steps a page\\u000a goes through is critical to being able to develop custom modules for Drupal.This chapter covers the page lifecycle,and shows\\u000a where you can

Brian Travis

266

Genetics Home Reference: Arrhythmia  

MedlinePLUS

... Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Arrhythmia Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: Andersen-Tawil ... You may also search Genetics Home Reference for "Arrhythmia" for additional information. Published: September 23, 2013 Lister ...

267

Genetics Home Reference: Stroke  

MedlinePLUS

... Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Stroke Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: antiphospholipid syndrome ... cerebral amyloid angiopathy mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes You may also search Genetics Home ...

268

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 ...

269

JAMA Patient Page: Concussion  

MedlinePLUS

JAMA PATIENT PAGE Concussion C oncussion (or mild traumatic brain injury) is a brain injury caused by blunt head trauma. In the United States, concussion affects more than 1 million individuals each year. ...

270

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

271

JAMA Patient Page: Retinopathy  

MedlinePLUS

... jama.com. A Patient Page on causes of visual impairment was published in the October 15, 2003, issue. ... health problems that put them at risk for visual impairment should see an ophthalmologist (a doctor with specialized ...

272

The Molecular Structure Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page provides three ways to see molecules. They are the empirical formula, the structural formula, and the molecular model. The learner must click on one of the options. Additional free downloads may be required to see the images.

2010-01-01

273

JAMA Patient Page: Grief  

MedlinePLUS

... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Grief G rief (bereavement) is the emotional and physical ... specifically to treat people with complicated grief. ABNORMAL GRIEF FOR MORE INFORMATION • National Mental Health Association 800/ ...

274

Sign language Web pages.  

PubMed

The WORLD WIDE WEB has changed the way people interact. It has also become an important equalizer of information access for many social sectors. However, for many people, including some sign language users, Web accessing can be difficult. For some, it not only presents another barrier to overcome but has left them without cultural equality. The present article describes a system that allows sign language-only Web pages to be created and linked through a video-based technique called sign-linking. In two studies, 14 Deaf participants examined two iterations of signlinked Web pages to gauge the usability and learnability of a signing Web page interface. The first study indicated that signing Web pages were usable by sign language users but that some interface features required improvement. The second study showed increased usability for those features; users consequently couldnavigate sign language information with ease and pleasure. PMID:17225637

Fels, Deborah I; Richards, Jan; Hardman, Jim; Lee, Daniel G

2006-01-01

275

Screenwriters and Playwrights Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Screenwriters and Playwrights Page offers a variety of resources and services of special interest to professional and student scriptwriters alike, from film and script databases, format templates, marketing strategies, and discussion of the nuts-and-bolts of scriptwriting.

276

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

277

Gelatin Volcanoes: Student Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the Student Page of an activity that teaches students how and why magma moves inside volcanoes by injecting colored water into a clear gelatin cast. The Student Page contains the activity preparation instructions and materials list, key words, and a photograph of the experimental setup. There is also an extension activity question that has students predict what will happen when the experiment is run using an elongated model. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's Volcanology section.

278

Blue native PAGE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Blue native PAGE (BN-PAGE) can be used for one-step isolation of protein complexes from biological membranes and total cell and tissue homogenates. It can also be used to determine native protein masses and oligomeric states and to identify physiological protein–protein interactions. Native complexes are recovered from gels by electroelution or diffusion and are used for 2D crystallization and electron microscopy

Ilka Wittig; Hans-Peter Braun; Hermann Schägger

2006-01-01

279

Tricine–SDS-PAGE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tricine–SDS-PAGE is commonly used to separate proteins in the mass range 1–100 kDa. It is the preferred electrophoretic system for the resolution of proteins smaller than 30 kDa. The concentrations of acrylamide used in the gels are lower than in other electrophoretic systems. These lower concentrations facilitate electroblotting, which is particularly crucial for hydrophobic proteins. Tricine–SDS-PAGE is also used preferentially

Hermann Schägger

2006-01-01

280

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

281

Women's Studies Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Maryland Baltimore County maintains two very useful pages of women's studies pointers. One offers an alphabetical list of over 100 selected women's and gender related sites of all types. To make the list easier to navigate, it has also been divided by topic, including activism, arts and humanities, health, international, net info, science/technology, and sexuality, as well as a separate list pointing to over 40 national and international university women's studies programs and research centers. The second page provides an annotated collection of over 200 women's issues and gender studies email lists. Again, the collection is presented both alphabetically and by topic, including the topics above plus religion/spirituality lists, social science lists, women of color lists, and womens studies lists. Both pages are excellent sources of women's studies information on the Internet, and the email list page is one of the more comprehensive pages available. Women's Studies WWW Pages and gophers: http://www-unix.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/links.html Gender Related Electronic Forums: http://www-unix.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/forums.html

282

A HomePage Overhaul Using Other Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

The best prototype for designing a new user interface is your old user interface. The second best prototype is a competing product. Your competitors have invested significant resources in designing and implementing what they believe to be good user interfaces. You can glean much of what you need to create a new interface by examining products designed to solve similar

Jakob Nielsen

1995-01-01

283

Executive Summary October 24-25, 2005: Workshop home page  

Cancer.gov

Frontiers in Metabolomics for Cancer Research Meeting Date: October 24-25, 2005 Meeting Location: DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center1750 Rockville PikeRockville, MD 20852Telephone: (301) 468-1100Fax: (301) 468-0308Web site:

284

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.

285

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...

286

The Gamma-Ray Astronomy Team Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The members of the Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Team of the National Space Science and Technology Center "are actively involved in several projects which are designed to investigate the high energy regime of our Solar System and Universe." The site provides extensive information on the scientific goals, features, and technical equipment of the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) scheduled to launch in 2006. Although NASA terminated observations of the Burst and Transient Source Experiment in June 2000, scientists can learn how the project is still providing benefits to the high-energy astrophysics community. Researchers can read publications on the subjects of Gamma-Ray Bursts, Discrete Sources, and Pulsars. Students can find materials on many gamma-ray phenomena such as black holes, pulsars, and gamma-ray bursts.

Mallozzi, Robert S.

287

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.

288

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...

289

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

290

Anti-Saloon League 1893-1933 Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Anti-Saloon League had an influential role in American politics between 1893 and 1933, using newspapers, cartoons, assorted publications and lobbying to transform a long-standing moral concern into a Constitutional amendment. The League left a legacy of printed material to the Westerville Ohio Public Library, the provider of this site. At the site, users will find a history of the League, short biographies of its leaders, and a nice collection of digitized printed materials including wet/dry maps of the US and editorial cartoons. Additional resources include a short list of classroom activities (for integrating the website into lessons on the temperance and other morality-based social movements), and a bibliography.

1996-01-01

291

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).

292

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.

293

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

294

The Shoujo Manga Home Page: Japanese Girls' & Women's Comics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Written by a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology at Columbia University, this site delves into the world of Shoujo Manga, roughly translated as "girls's comics." According to Matthew Thorn, Manga are immensely popular in Japan and not merely among adolescents, with storylines delving into issues of sexuality, friendship, love, history, sci-fi, and even gourmet cooking. The site offers an introduction to the Shoujo Manga genre and a three-part history of its development as well as links to related sites, recommended Shoujo Manga titles, bibliographies, and information about how to get copies of actual issues. Note: a few sections of the site are in Japanese only.

Thorn, Matthew A.

295

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...

296

On Wires and Cables: Content Analysis of WikiLeaks Using Self-Organising Maps  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The Self-Organising Map has been frequently employed to organise collections of digital documents, especially textual documents.\\u000a SOMs can be employed to analyse the content and relations between the documents in a collection, providing an intuitive access\\u000a to large collections.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a In this paper, we apply this approach to analysing documents from the Internet platform WikiLeaks. This document collection\\u000a is interesting for

Rudolf Mayer; Andreas Rauber

297

Using Wikis to Collaboratively Prepare for Qualifying Examinations: An Example of Implementation in an Advanced Graduate Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article focuses on the experiences of seven Ph.D. students implementing a wiki to collaboratively prepare for qualifying examinations in the educational technology program at a large southeastern university. Concomitant study for such a rigorous examination is rare, and the trials and tribulations of the group are described in detail.…

DiPietro, Joseph C.; Drexler, Wendy; Kennedy, Kathryn; Buraphadeja, Vasa; Liu, Feng; Dawson, Kara

2010-01-01

298

A 'USES AND GRATIFICATIONS' APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF WIKI TECHNOLOGY IN ENHANCING TEACHING AND LEARNING OUTCOMES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of the Wikis in both post-graduate and undergraduate teaching is rapidly increasing in popularity. Much of the research into the use of this technology has focused on the practical aspects of how the technology can be used and is yet to address why it is used, or in what way it enhances teaching and learning outcomes. A comparison

Zixiu Guo; Ying Zhang; Kenneth J Stevens

299

Exploring Public Recordkeeping Behaviors in Wiki-Supported Public Consultation Activities in the New Zealand Public Sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government agencies rely on public records for public service provision, public consultation, tracking and monitoring public management performance, and maintaining consistency and continuity in government. In New Zealand, several government agencies have used new wiki-supported public consultation environments, leading to the creation of public records. So far however, there is no empirical knowledge available on how individual public servants have

Miriam Lips; Anita Rapson

2010-01-01

300

WIKI AS A ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT: DESIGNING COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WITH WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The theory of learning activity is presented in this paper as the direct development of Vygotsky's notion of the Zone of proximal development and his ideas on the role of learning in human development. This study is an attempt to describe a wiki-based computer-supported collaborative learning course using conceptual framework of the theory of learning activity (also known as the

Michel Ferrari

301

Taking Library 2.0 to the Next Level: Using a Course Wiki for Teaching Information Literacy to Honors Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

How do educators capitalize on students’ comfort with ubiquitous communications in order to develop information literacy skills required in the 21st century? A curriculum materials librarian and a professor in the School of Education present an approach that uses library instruction, online research scaffolds, and peer evaluation within a class wiki to enhance student research practices and academic achievement. The

Mona Anne Niedbala; Jay Fogleman

2010-01-01

302

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

303

WikiLeaks and the protect-ip Act: A New Public-Private Threat to the Internet Commons  

Microsoft Academic Search

The WikiLeaks affair and proposed copyright bills introduced in the Senate are evidence of a new, extralegal path of attack aimed at preventing access and disrupting the payment systems and advertising of targeted sites. In this model, the attacker may be a government agency seeking to circumvent constitutional constraints on its power or a private company trying to enforce its

Yochai Benkler

2011-01-01

304

Infection Control Comes Home  

Microsoft Academic Search

As health care moves home, so do infections. By taking active infection surveillance and control measures into the home, the Missouri Alliance Home Care Infection Surveillance and Control Project is improving quality care and patient outcomes. Tracking bladder and central venous catheter infections since 1993, the home health agencies from more than 25 states that participate in this infection project

Mary Schantz

2001-01-01

305

Single parent adoptive homes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of research, and a report of a longitudinal study of fifteen single parent adoptive homes over a 14 year period, demonstrate that these homes have the capacity to be successful adoptive placements. The unique characteristics of single parent adoptive homes are identified. The author notes the need for additional research to identify the children for whom these homes

Joan F. Shireman

1996-01-01

306

Entrepreneur's Help Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Entrepreneur's Help Page, from tannedfeet.com, offers sound advice for those looking to start up a new business. Given in an easy-to-read narrative style, the articles on this page are divided into three main sections: Business, Financial, and Legal. The Business section includes a checklist for starting a business, along with articles on buying a franchise, business insurance, and extending credit to other businesses. Financial advice provides a helpful overview as to where to find money to finance a new business, tips for finding venture capital, and advice on obtaining bank loans. Finally, the Legal section provides explanations and advice on taxation, intellectual property issues, and bankruptcy. All in all, the Entrepreneur's Help Page is a welcoming introduction to some of the issues involved with starting a new business.

1998-01-01

307

JAMA Patient Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has been committed to providing the general public with a number of high-quality print and online resources in recent years, and their collection of Patient Pages is quite thorough and most welcome. With over 390 entries, each Patient Page contains a basic overview of such topics as Lyme disease, dementia, lymphoma, and dozens of other conditions, medical procedures, and practices. Along with succinct and accessible summaries for each entry, visitors will also find illustrations, graphs, and diagrams that help explain each topic. All in all, this site is a tremendous resource, and it is worth noting that many of these Patient Pages are also available in Spanish.

308

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

309

Medieval Technology Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Medieval Technology Pages, created and maintained by New York University chemistry professor Paul M Gans, "attempt[s] to provide accurate, referenced information on technological innovation and related subjects in western Europe during the Middle Ages." This fascinating Website offers insight into the history of technology with short lessons about inventions from stirrups to arabic numbers. Each brief entry includes basic information about the invention as well as links to reference sources. The site also contains a timeline of technological innovations from 500 to 1600 AD. An interesting and well produced Website, the Medieval Technology Pages is a truly engaging stop on the Information Superhighway.

Gans, Paul M.

310

[Podcasts, wikis and blogs: the web 2.0 tools for medical and health education].  

PubMed

In the recent years, we have witnessed a new revolution in the field of communication through Internet. Web 2.0, whose contents are provided by the collaboration, discussion, and sharing between more users, is replacing the traditional web (the web 1.0). The use of podcasts, wikis, and blogs is rapidly increasing, and today they are proposed as educational tools for health professionals, physicians, and medical students. Medical podcasts have been developed by online medical journals (such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, the British Medical Journal, and the JAMA), and by medical societies, medical schools and health institutions to communicate to and educate the physicians, the students, the patients, and the health consumers. Following the example of Wikipedia, medical wikis and blogs are being developed to support the medical education, the collaboration among researchers, and the clinical practice. However, these tools present some limitations related to their openness and ease of use which virtually allows anybody to alter and edit existing contents or to create new ones. This could make the contents unreliable and inaccurate, and could introduce risks for a correct medical education and for the health of those patients deciding to follow the medical advice included. Studies are needed to evaluate limits, benefits, and efficacy of these tools when used in the contexts of medical education and clinical practice. Other studies are needed to evaluate the reliability and the accuracy of the medical contents posted online through the web 2.0 services. PMID:17970173

Santoro, Eugenio

2007-10-01

311

Building a biomedical semantic network in Wikipedia with Semantic Wiki Links  

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

312

Edible Rocks: Teacher Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students use edible samples (such as peanut brittle and fudge) as their models of rocks and meteorites. They are to observe and describe the samples' physical characteristics using geologic terminology. The Teacher Page includes recipes to make some of the samples as well as examples of field notes.

313

ACSM Fit Society Page  

MedlinePLUS

... Page include (click title to view): 2013 -- Overhauling Fitness: Breaking Plateaus 2013 -- Youth Sports Health and Safety 2012 -- Injury Management and Recovery 2012 -- On the Move 2012 -- Managing Chronic Disease 2012 -- DIY ... Fitness Assessment & Injury Prevention 2009 -- Strength Training 2009 -- Menopause ...

314

An Interpretation of Page's  

Microsoft Academic Search

Page's proposed extension of the theory of relativity is examined from the standpoint of the general kinematical theory developed by the present author, of which it is found to be a special case. The contention that this extension renders Einstein's theory untenable would seem to be without real foundation; for although such an attempt to treat of observers in motions

H. P. Robertson

1936-01-01

315

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.

316

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.

317

Media Online Yellow Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Media Online Yellow Pages is another good place (along with the Big List and Newslink mentioned last week) to find media sources on the Internet. Does not appear to be searchable but the index is well-organized for browsing.

318

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

319

The VFR experience: ‘home’ away from home?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study examines the meaning of ‘home’ and ‘away’ among visiting friends and relatives (VFR) tourists, utilising the multidimensional model suggested by Uriely [(2010). ‘Home’ and ‘away’ in VFR tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 37(3), 857–860] to assess the VFR experience. Despite recent conceptualisations that emphasise the intersection of tourism and everyday life in various ways, as is prominently

Amir Shani

2011-01-01

320

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

321

Home Oxygen Therapy  

MedlinePLUS

... common ways of providing home oxygen therapy: A liquid oxygen system; A standard oxygen concentrator, and A ... home oxygen is examined in more detail below. Liquid Oxygen – Oxygen is stored as a very cold ...

322

Falls in Nursing Homes  

MedlinePLUS

... Lives & Protecting People Home & Recreational Safety Motor Vehicle Safety Traumatic ... serious are these falls? Why do falls occur more often in nursing homes? What are the most common causes of ...

323

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 poster means better breathing and movement. Axial ...

324

Home-Based Exercise  

MedlinePLUS

... Surgical Procedures Types of Vestibular Disorders Home-based Exercise What is a Home VRT program? During vestibular ... is little clinical evidence for its effectiveness. What exercises can I do when I don't have ...

325

Genetics Home Reference: Seizures  

MedlinePLUS

... Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Seizures Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: 15q13.3 ... syndrome aspartylglucosaminuria ataxia neuropathy spectrum benign familial ... idiopathic basal ganglia calcification fucosidosis juvenile myoclonic ...

326

Home-Study Microlabs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a pilot project for the home-study component of a first-year general chemistry course at Athabasca University that uses microscaled experiments. Presents four experiments and discusses home-study versus in-lab experience. (JRH)

Kennepohl, Dietmar

1996-01-01

327

Smartphones May Help Nursing Home Docs Spot Drug Mishaps  

MedlinePLUS

... SOURCE: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, news release, Oct. 16, 2013. HealthDay Copyright (c) 2013 HealthDay . All rights reserved. More Health News on: Health Occupations Nursing Homes Recent Health News Page last updated on 23 October ...

328

Opinion-Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and operated by Montgomery Kersell, this excellent resource allows users to access very recent opinion and editorial pieces from approximately 600 different English-language international sources. Indexed daily, the database can be searched by keyword with numerous modifiers. Returns include a link to the piece and a brief abstract. A sample search for "presidential campaign" produced 40 hits, while one for "Kashmir" returned 11 hits. In both cases, the pieces linked to were very current, many from that day. Users can also keyword search topical collections of columnists's pages, including Political & General, Business & Finance, Technology, Arts & Leisure, Health, and Sports. Those looking for the opinion page or letter to the editor columns for specific newspapers can browse a geographic listing. Additional resources include a pair of opinion columns (Think Ahead and Think Sideways) penned by Kersell himself.

329

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).

330

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.

331

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

332

The Ubiquitous Home  

Microsoft Academic Search

Owing to the progress of wired and wireless home networking, sensor networks, networked appliances , mechanical and control engineering and computers themselves, we can realize smart homes nowadays and many smart home projects are proceeding in the world What we have to be careful is not to repeat the same thing as the h ome automation technologies that were booming

Tatsuya Yamazaki

2007-01-01

333

Eldercare at Home: Caregiving  

MedlinePLUS

... includes "respite care" where someone comes to the home to stay with the older person so that you can leave, do errands, visit friends, go to meetings, and get rest. You need information and guidance about moving the older person to a nursing home or other care setting. The Nursing Home section ...

334

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.

335

Home Entertainment Equipment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This student instructional manual is intended for individualized study for students preparing for careers in the home entertainment sales field and for sales training of clerks in home entertainment stores. Competency based and validated by seven people from the home entertainment sales/management field, the manual contains a list of competencies…

Klewer, Edwin D.

336

Home Energy Savers' Workbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook is intended as a guide for the homeowner in taking steps to reduce home energy costs. It allows the homeowner to identify procedures applicable to his/her home and then implement those procedures most cost-effective for the particular situation. It provides methods for estimating savings in home heating and cooling costs by taking…

Federal Energy Administration, Washington, DC.

337

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.

2007-01-01

338

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

339

Canada: Home Care Market  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Across Canada there was a notable increase in activities in the home care sector and a rapid expansion of public home care programs services from 2002-2007. This is a result of the provincial public administrators' increased recognition of home care and the completion of a 10- year investment plan to strengthen Canada's Health Care system which identified a core

Pierre Richer

340

Home Entertainment Equipment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This student instructional manual is intended for individualized study for students preparing for careers in the home entertainment sales field and for sales training of clerks in home entertainment stores. Competency based and validated by seven people from the home entertainment sales/management field, the manual contains a list of competencies…

Klewer, Edwin D.

341

Medicare and Home Health Care  

MedlinePLUS

... get home health care if you attend adult day care, but you would get the home care services ... Medicare doesn’t pay for: 24-hour-a-day care at home. ? Meals delivered to your home. ? Homemaker ...

342

The NGS WikiBook: a dynamic collaborative online training effort with long-term sustainability  

PubMed Central

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is increasingly being adopted as the backbone of biomedical research. With the commercialization of various affordable desktop sequencers, NGS will be reached by increasing numbers of cellular and molecular biologists, necessitating community consensus on bioinformatics protocols to tackle the exponential increase in quantity of sequence data. The current resources for NGS informatics are extremely fragmented. Finding a centralized synthesis is difficult. A multitude of tools exist for NGS data analysis; however, none of these satisfies all possible uses and needs. This gap in functionality could be filled by integrating different methods in customized pipelines, an approach helped by the open-source nature of many NGS programmes. Drawing from community spirit and with the use of the Wikipedia framework, we have initiated a collaborative NGS resource: The NGS WikiBook. We have collected a sufficient amount of text to incentivize a broader community to contribute to it. Users can search, browse, edit and create new content, so as to facilitate self-learning and feedback to the community. The overall structure and style for this dynamic material is designed for the bench biologists and non-bioinformaticians. The flexibility of online material allows the readers to ignore details in a first read, yet have immediate access to the information they need. Each chapter comes with practical exercises so readers may familiarize themselves with each step. The NGS WikiBook aims to create a collective laboratory book and protocol that explains the key concepts and describes best practices in this fast-evolving field.

Bolser, Dan; Manske, Magnus; Giorgi, Federico Manuel; Vyahhi, Nikolay; Usadel, Bjorn; Clavijo, Bernardo J.; Chan, Ting-Fung; Wong, Nathalie; Zerbino, Daniel; Schneider, Maria Victoria

2013-01-01

343

Strategy Guideline: Demonstration Home  

SciTech Connect

This guideline will provide a general overview of the different kinds of demonstration home projects, a basic understanding of the different roles and responsibilities involved in the successful completion of a demonstration home, and an introduction into some of the lessons learned from actual demonstration home projects. Also, this guideline will specifically look at the communication methods employed during demonstration home projects. And lastly, we will focus on how to best create a communication plan for including an energy efficient message in a demonstration home project and carry that message to successful completion.

Savage, C.; Hunt, A.

2012-12-01

344

A Collaborative Framework for Representation and Harmonization of Clinical Study Data Elements Using Semantic MediaWiki.  

PubMed

Semantic interoperability among terminologies, data elements, and information models is fundamental and critical for sharing information from the scientific bench to the clinical bedside and back among systems. To meet this need, the vision for CDISC is to build a global, accessible electronic library, which enables precise and standardized data element definitions that can be used in applications and studies to improve biomedical research and its link with health care. As a pilot study, we propose a representation and harmonization framework for clinical study data elements and implement a prototype CDISC Shared Health and Research Electronic Library (CSHARE) using Semantic MediaWiki. We report the preliminary observations of how the components worked and the lessons learnt. In summary, the wiki provided a useful prototyping tool from a process standpoint. PMID:21347136

Jiang, Guoqian; Solbrig, Harold R; Iberson-Hurst, Dave; Kush, Rebecca D; Chute, Christopher G

2010-03-01

345

Analytically modeling pipeline paging for wireless systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present analytical models for the pipeline paging (PP) scheme, the blanket paging (BP) scheme, and the sequential paging (SP) scheme. In the PP scheme, multiple paging requests can be served in a pipeline manner in different paging areas. Discovery rate, total delay, paging delay, and cost are derived analytically as functions of traffic load. Extensive simulations

Yang Xiao; Hui Chen; Mohsen Guizani

2005-01-01

346

Affordable passive solar homes  

SciTech Connect

This book presents plans and designs for residential solar heating or cooling systems that use no external mechanical power to move collected solar heat. The proposed designs range in size from 300 to 1,600 square feet and are based on minimal construction time, minimal materials and labor, optimized utilization, and adaptability of space. Topics considered include home ownership economics, site selection and microclimate, codes and regulations, cross ventilation and inductive airflow, basic building materials, the use of waste or salvageable materials, construction procedures, interiors, daylighting, control over noise, indoor air quality, compact homes, midsized homes, multiple homes, ultracompact homes, and survival homes. The passive solar home plans presented are principally designed for the large temperate and cold-climate zones of the continental United States.

Vrowther, R.L.

1984-01-01

347

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

348

Medicines in My Home: Home Project  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... and pets • In a place where the temperature and humidity stay the same ... Control Center can be found in the Medicines and My Home booklet or ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/resourcesforyou

349

Medicines in My Home: Home Project  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... and pets • In a place where the temperature and humidity stay the same ... Control Center can be found in the Medicines and My Home booklet or ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

350

Mountain Home Municipal Airport, Mountain Home, Idaho.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes the proposal for land acquisition, and realignment and improvement of a general utility runway, Mountain Home, Idaho. The adverse environmental effects are noise exposure, and air pollution. (Author)

1972-01-01

351

Eldercare at Home: Choosing a Nursing Home  

MedlinePLUS

... term needs. Alternatives to Nursing Home Care: Adult Day Care is used commonly for patients with dementia who ... utilizes a medical – social model in an Adult Day Care Center. More information can be found at www. ...

352

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

353

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.

354

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

355

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

356

The Web Robots Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Martin Koster, a software engineer working in the United Kingdom, maintains this website about Web robots. Web robots, also known as Web Wanderers, Crawlers, or Spiders, are "programs that traverse the Web automatically." The website provides information on how Web robots operate, how they feed search engines, and ways to steer them away from (or to) your pages. Also available from this website is a database of currently known robots, with descriptions and contact details. For more information on technical aspects of designing, building, and operating Web robots, visitors can read discussions from an archived mailing list, browse some older articles and papers posted, or follow links to related websites.

Koster, Martin.

357

Atmospheric Variables Plotting Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Atmospheric Variables Plotting Page is part of the larger Climate Diagnostics Center Web site (last mentioned in the December 6, 2000 Scout Report for Science & Engineering ), which allows users to freely plot available data online. Inputs include date (going back to 1980); variable, such as geopotential height, eddy height, relative humidity, vector winds, and air temperature among others; analysis level, plot type, map domain, as well as several formatting options. Once obtained, the plots can be downloaded for further use, which along with the additional relevant links makes the site a useful tool for climatic data enthusiasts.

1969-12-31

358

Tricine-SDS-PAGE.  

PubMed

Tricine-sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (tricine-SDS-PAGE) is an efficient way of separating low-molecular-mass proteins. However, the standard system is quite complicated and specifically may not be useful when the separated proteins require to be recovered from the gel for quantitative analysis. Here, we describe a simplified system whereby these smaller proteins can be resolved in comparatively low-percentage gels which have high compatibility with modern detectors such as UV and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). PMID:22585479

Haider, Syed R; Reid, Helen J; Sharp, Barry L

2012-01-01

359

AQMD Kid's Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties in Southern California. The AQMD Kid's Page contains a bunch of fun and educational links and activities for students including experiments, online games, a recipe for making smog, facts on how smog has changed over the years, a glossary of related terms, and much more. Kids can even check the current smog levels in the Los Angeles area. The fun design of the colorful site includes cartoons graphics and easy-to-read text, making it attractive and educational especially for kids of younger ages.

360

8. Photocopy of printed page (original Page 30 of the ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

8. Photocopy of printed page (original Page 30 of the Souvenir Program 1867-1967 Ridgely Centennial) Photographer unknown. Circa 1967. VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTHWEST FRONT Ridgely's centennial was celebrated in 1967 and included in the souvenir brochure was page 30. This view shows the subject building with the 1950 modifications to provide for automotive traffic. It was a print of a current photograph. - 510 Central Avenue (Commercial Building), Ridgely, Caroline County, MD

361

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

362

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

363

Emotional design of web page  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design of Web page should be Internet-user-oriented. The key factor of a successful Web page design lies in that the designer can find out counterparts of products in the real world. Another important factor of a successful-designed web page is that the designer can represent the products by a combination of harmonious and inducing colors, images and characters. The

Nan Jiang I; Xinyu Feng; Hui Liu; Juan Liu

2008-01-01

364

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

365

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.

366

Linda's Orchid Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This attractive orchid website was created by long-time orchid grower and admirer Linda Fortner (aka the Orchid Lady). The site features the Illustrated Orchid Encyclopedia which contains information for approximately 400 genera including Genus Author; Date of Naming; Native Origin and Habitat; and Subfamily, Tribe, Subtribe, and Alliance. The website also contains a number of helpful information sections such as Growing Orchids in Your Home, Orchid Hybrids, Orchid Common & Latin Names, A Guide to Orchid Anatomy, and How to Re-Pot Orchids. In addition, the site features a photo gallery with beautiful images; and background information about orchids including a basic description, short history, and a taxonomic family tree.

367

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

368

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.

369

Roadblocks to home care.  

PubMed

Inadequate or lack of Medicaid or private insurance reimbursement for needed services, lack of social and emotional support for families in certain communities, poor teaching, lack of continuity of treatment at home and communication breakdowns between key providers are just a few of the problems pointed out by discharge planners and pediatric home care nurses when transferring medically fragile children to the home. Although many children are successfully transferred and cared for in the home, problems continue to revolve around money, resources, and time, which stand in the way of an optimal success rate. PMID:10172176

Baginski, Y

1994-12-01

370

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

371

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.

372

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.

373

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.

374

NOAA La Nina Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has assembled this informative metasite on La Nina, an extreme phase of a naturally occurring climate cycle known as "El Nino" or "the Southern Oscillation." Unlike El Nino, the La Nina phase is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. NOAA's La Nina Page draws from several sources (universities to government agencies) to provide information on this phenomenon. Begin with the Frequently Asked Questions link or examine animations of current and former ocean temperature conditions, monthly US temperature and precipitation maps, predictions of future climate patterns, and a series of descriptions of the impacts of La Nina. A detailed summary of the La Nina summit, held last summer in Colorado, rounds out the site.

1998-01-01

375

JAMA Patient Page: Medical Specialties  

MedlinePLUS

... diseases of the nervous system) • Neurosurgery (surgery of the brain and nervous system) • Nuclear medicine (use of nuclear ... this and previous JAMA Patient Pages, go to the Patient Page link on JAMA ’s ... Janet M. Torpy, MD, Writer Alison E. Burke, MA, Illustrator Richard M. Glass, ...

376

Success Begins at Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Israel's Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters, a nationally administered home-based program of early childhood education, is discussed in this book. In addition to presenting information regarding the social conditions that necessitated development of the program, this book describes the theory and planning behind the program, its…

Lombard, Avima D.

377

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

378

Home Health Care Utilization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study develops and tests a causal model of home health care utilization by the Lucas County elderly. Path analysis was employed to evaluate the model on an area probability sample of 400 Ohio elderly. The findings indicate that the predictors of home health care are more diverse than was expected with the need factor (need for care, use

Richard A. Starrett; Daniel Rogers; Gary Walters

1989-01-01

379

Home Health Care  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing attention has been given to the identification and description of variables associated with health and social services needed, sought and used by the elderly. Little is known, however, about the home health care needs of the elderly. Moreover, since the inception of the diagnostic related group concept, no one has determined the elderly's perception of Home Health Care. The

Richard A. Starrett

1986-01-01

380

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

381

Repairing Your Flooded Home.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Step 1: Take Care of Yourself First; Step 2: Give Your Home First Aid; Step 3: Get Organized; Step 4: Dry Out Your Home; Step 5: Restore the Utilities; Step 6: Clean Up; Step 7: Check on Financial Assistance: Step 8: Rebuild and Flood proof; and...

2003-01-01

382

Designing Home Care Benefits  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a framework identifying important home care bencfit design decisions and revicws existing designs that have been adopted in practice. Four basic designs were identified, based on a review of 55 home care benefits drawn from public programs in the United States and foreign countries, and from private long-term care insurance policies in the United States. Three of

Vicki A. Freedman; Peter Kemper

1996-01-01

383

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

384

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…

Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

385

Home Energy Savers' Workbook.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This workbook is designed to help the consumer determine what measures will make his home more energy efficient, and what he can expect to save in home heating and cooling costs by taking these measures. The simple procedures described will allow the cons...

R. Hill

1976-01-01

386

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

387

Genetics Home Reference: Narcolepsy  

MedlinePLUS

... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Narcolepsy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed December 2010 What is narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that disrupts ...

388

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 ...

389

Ostomy Home Skills Program  

MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

... standard for trustworthy health information: verify here . Disclaimer | Copyright Information | Privacy Policy | Web Content This page and all contents are Copyright © 2008-2013 by the American College of Surgeons, ...

390

Performance Evaluation of Pipeline Paging under Paging Delay Constraint for Wireless Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present a simple pipeline paging (PP) scheme, in which multiple paging requests (PRs) can be served in a pipeline manner in different paging areas. We analytically model the blanket paging (BP) scheme, the sequential paging (SP) scheme, and the PIP scheme so that discovery rate, total delay, paging delay, and cost are derived analytically as functions

Yang Xiao; Hui Chen; Mohsen Guizani

2006-01-01

391

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

392

The Universal Black Pages (UBP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Universal Black Pages, created and developed through the efforts of members of the Black Graduate Students Association at Georgia Tech University, is a comprehensive page of pointers to subjects related to "the African Diaspora." Included are sections on upcoming events, African American as well as other African Diaspora businesses, Black school and student organizations in Africa and the Americas, Diaspora country pages from the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda to Zimbabwe, the arts, entertainment, music, professional organizations, and engineering, science, and technology, among others. The hundreds of pointers make this site one of the most comprehensive listings of African American and international Black productions and resources.

1996-01-01

393

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.

394

Page 1 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text VersionPage 1. Page 1 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA + + + + + DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES + + + + + ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

395

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.

396

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.

397

JAMA Patient Page: Aortic Aneurysms  

MedlinePLUS

... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Aortic Aneurysms T he aorta is the body’s largest artery ... wall that may stretch and bulge outwards. An aortic aneurysm is a stretched and bulging section in the ...

398

JAMA Patient Page: Lung Cancer  

MedlinePLUS

... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Lung Cancer L ung cancer is the leading cause of ... CT) screening for lung cancer. RISK FACTORS FOR LUNG CANCER FOR MORE INFORMATION • American Cancer Society www.cancer. ...

399

JAMA Patient Page: Bed Bugs  

MedlinePLUS

... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Bed Bugs B ed bugs, Cimex lectularius , have been around ... which thrives in temperate and tropical regions worldwide. Bed bugs are exclusively hematophagous (they feed only on blood). ...

400

JAMA Patient Page: Brain Death  

MedlinePLUS

... the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Brain Death A person dies when brain function ceases, the ... techniques that can maintain some bodily functions. Brain death, as understood in US law and medical practice, ...

401

JAMA Patient Page: Myocardial Infarction  

MedlinePLUS

... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Myocardial Infarction M yocardial infarction , also known as a heart attack, can strike without warning. A myocardial infarction occurs when blood supply to a part of ...

402

JAMA Patient Page: Cystic Fibrosis  

MedlinePLUS

... the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Cystic Fibrosis C ystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic (inherited) disease that affects ... the CF gene, that child will develop cystic fibrosis and can also pass the CF gene on ...

403

JAMA Patient Page: Periodontal Disease  

MedlinePLUS

... into the gum tissue itself. FOR MORE INFORMATION American Dental Association http://www.ada.org National Institute of Dental ... Sources: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, American Dental Association, American Heart Association The JAMA Patient Page is ...

404

JAMA Patient Page: Achilles Tendinopathy  

MedlinePLUS

... the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Achilles Tendinopathy A tendon is a tough band of tissue ... come to mean a person’s principal weakness. Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury, accounting for 11% ...

405

JAMA Patient Page: Pulmonary Hypertension  

MedlinePLUS

... the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Pulmonary Hypertension T he pulmonary artery is the main vessel ... mercury (mm Hg). In an individual with pulmonary hypertension , the average pressure in the pulmonary artery can ...

406

Selective Paging and Intercommunication System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The present invention relates generally to a multiple transceiver paging and intercommunication system, and more particularly, to a battery operated multiple transceiver pager and intercommunication system wherein battery power consumption is minimized by...

W. Shiffbauer R. A. Watson

1980-01-01

407

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

408

Strategy Guideline: Demonstration Home.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Demonstration houses or 'show' homes are a familiar sight at trade events inviting builders, trade contractors, architects, media representatives, and manufacturers to see firsthand the latest building techniques and innovations. While from the outside th...

C. Metzger

2012-01-01

409

Home Health Compare  

MedlinePLUS

... Share Back to Top Footer Home A federal government website managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244 Sign Up / Change Plans Your Medicare Costs What Medicare Covers Drug Coverage (Part D) Supplements & ...

410

Lighting options for homes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report covers many aspects of various lighting options for homes. Types of light sources described include natural light, artificial light, incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, and high intensity discharge lamps. A light source selection guide give...

W. S. Baker

1991-01-01

411

Home infusion 101.  

PubMed

This article is a brief compilation of some of the information a compounding pharmacist should consider if they are interested in entering the home infusion therapy business. Home infusion therapy is a prevalent and growing business, wrought out of necessity, convenience, and effectiveness. A coumpounding pharmacist can assist in making the patient's transition from hospital to home infusion care go smoother and with minimum amount of stress. A treatment strategy that continues the healing process by taking place in a patient's home, keeps healthier patients from potentially contracting illnesses in a hospital setting. By working with a team made up of the physician, nurse, pharmacist, dietitian, and the patient, decision making for the appropriate care becomes an easier task. PMID:23696041

Williams, Lavonn A

412

Home and Recreational Safety  

MedlinePLUS

... Falls Window Safety Poisoning Carbon Monoxide Lead Poisoning Radon and Radiation Resources Up and Away Burns Choking ... prescription medicines found in the home. Carbon Monoxide , radon and lead poisoning are several of the leading ...

413

Fire safe home (image)  

MedlinePLUS

... injury or death during a fire. First, keep fire extinguishers in handy locations and keep one extinguisher on each level of the home. Also, install smoke detectors in hallways, ... establish fire escape routes from every room in your house ...

414

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

415

MASTER HOME ENVIRONMENTALIST PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

The Master Home Environmentalist (MHE) program is an innovative approach to address issues of indoor pollution, such as molds and biological contaminants that cause allergies and asthma, dust, indoor air pollution (including asbestos, formaldehyde, radon, combustion sources, tob...

416

HIV Home Test Kit  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Your website includes statements such as "HIV Home Test Kit $19.95;" "Delivery ... "Tests 99.98% accuracy;"; "Rapid tests in 10-15 minutes;" and; "The ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/complianceactivities

417

Home Connections: Act Fast!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This simple, at-home activity explores reaction time. Working with a partner, a student drops a ruler for the partner to catch. Measuring the distance that the ruler fell before being caught can be used to calculate reaction time.

Damonte, Kathleen

2003-09-01

418

GORP: Great Outdoor Recreation Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

GORP Snow Sports, provided by Greer Consulting Services, is a meta-site devoted to briefly annotated pointers to snow sporting related pages. At its heart are regional pointers pages to information on nordic and alpine skiing. These guides concentrate mostly on the US and Canada, but there is also some European, South American, and Australian and New Zealand information. In addition, there is a small guide to snowmobiling, snowboarding, and dog sledding.

419

The TOPEX/ Poseidon Kids Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In an effort to disseminate information from the TOPEX/ Poseidon satellite project, the Center for Space Research and the Texas Space Grant Consortium have developed the TOPEX/ Poseidon Kids Page. This online activity for younger students explains through simple descriptions and fun illustrations how the satellite measures the height of the ocean. Additional pages include an online quiz, a downloadable coloring book, an Ask a Scientist section, and other relevant facts and information.

1969-12-31

420

Share-A-Home  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Share-A-Home Program operated by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota was designed to keep senlor citizens living in their own homes by finding live-in companions who are willing to help with chores and provides security and companionship in return for an inexpensive place to live. This aper describes the three years of operation of the program from September 1980 to

Sandra E. Pranschke

1987-01-01

421

The passive solar home  

SciTech Connect

This article describes a home designed with both energy efficiency and solar principles in mind. The house is situated in Colorado and maintains a comfortable, relatively even heat year around with little backup heat needed. The sun heats the home and the energy efficient design works to store and distribute the heat slowly and continuously. Specific design elements discussed include the following: collection, storage, distribution and retention of solar energy.

Weiss, J.; Stone, L. [Solar Energy International, Carbondale, CO (United States)

1995-02-01

422

The Potential of Wiki Technology as an E-Learning Tool in Science and Education; Perspectives of Undergraduate Students in Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines the potential of wiki technology as an e-learning tool in Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia with a random sample in two colleges: science and education. 24 male students participated in this survey. The data is collected through interviewer-administered questionnaires with 16 questions divided into four axes. The data is…

Alzahrani, Ibraheem; Woollard, John

2012-01-01

423

Home Schooling: Parents as Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Acknowledging the growing trend to educate school-aged children at home, this book provides a detailed account of home schooling, providing a vision of home education that reflects its multidimensional nature. The book consists of seven chapters: (1) "Learning about Home Schools" describes the research study from which this book is drawn and…

Mayberry, Maralee; And Others

424

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

425

Hygiene issues in the home  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a growing recognition of the involvement of the home in several public health and hygiene issues and of the need to promote effective hygiene practices for the home. Hygiene practice in the home includes the categories of personal hygiene, food hygiene, environmental or surface hygiene, and home health care. This article reviews some of the hygiene risks in

Elizabeth Scott

1999-01-01

426

Nursing homes in China.  

PubMed

China will face a dramatic transition from a young to an aged society in the coming 30 to 40 years. In 2000, there were 88,110,000 persons aged 65 years and older, which represented 7% of the population. This percentage is projected to increase to 23% in 2050. Regarding health and long-term care for older adults, the current challenge is to build a comprehensive system of care for older adults. Nursing home care is an inevitable care model for frail older adults in China, which is largely sponsored by the government of China with contributions from some nongovernment organizations and private investors. China is a large country. Within the country, long-term care varies greatly between rural and urban areas, and among the different economic developing areas. In urban and better-developed areas, the range of services exists; however, in rural and less-developed areas, the range of services is limited. The "Star Light Program" and "Beloved Care Engineering" were recent government initiatives to improve aged care. They were launched in 2001 and have dramatically increased the number of both senior centers and nursing homes for older adults. While the quantity of nursing homes is still inadequate with an additional mismatch problem between the supply and demand, the quality of care in most nursing homes is suboptimal. At present, most administrative and frontline workers in nursing homes have received little training in elder care. There is a need for good-quality structured training in long-term care for all types of staff. Moreover, quality standard for care, including standard setting, assessment, and monitoring, is an important issue and needs substantial improvement for nursing homes in China. Currently, 1.5% of older people live in nursing homes and apartments for older people. Because of the peculiar 4-2-1 family structure in China, we expect the prevalence of nursing home placement of older adults will increase in the coming years. The government of China has realized that it is financially not sustainable to expand in this area using only the government's resources. The current policy is to encourage private and foreign investors to participate in the nursing home business in China. PMID:18457798

Chu, Leung-Wing; Chi, Iris

2008-04-08

427

The PC tachistoscope has 240 pages  

Microsoft Academic Search

Myors (1998) showed how to combine familiar video page switching with bit-plane layering in video mode 0dh to increase the\\u000a capacity of the PC tachistoscope from 8 to 32 pages. The present article shows how to combine video page switching with color\\u000a page switching to implement a 240-page tachistoscope, thus producing an almost eightfold increase in the capacity of the

Brett Myors

1999-01-01

428

Hygiene issues in the home.  

PubMed

There is a growing recognition of the involvement of the home in several public health and hygiene issues and of the need to promote effective hygiene practices for the home. Hygiene practice in the home includes the categories of personal hygiene, food hygiene, environmental or surface hygiene, and home health care. This article reviews some of the hygiene risks in the home, including the role of cross-contamination via inanimate surfaces and outlines hygiene strategies and guidelines for the home as a means of breaking the chain of cross-contamination. PMID:10586142

Scott, E

1999-12-01

429

MavHome: An Agent-Based Smart Home  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of the MavHome ( Managing An Intelligent Versatile Home) project is to create a home that acts as an intelligent agent.1 In this paper, we introduce the MavHome architecture. The role of prediction algorithms within the architecture is discussed, and a meta-predictor is present ed which combines the strengths of multiple approaches to in- habitant action prediction. We

Diane J. Cook; G. Michael Youngblood; Edwin O. Heierman III; Karthik Gopalratnam; Sira Rao; Andrey Litvin; Farhan Khawaja

2003-01-01

430

At Home Instructional Units.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on a federally funded project involving 80 children (1-4 years old) with a variety of intellectual, social, emotional, and/or physical handicaps, the manual contains 12 units for home instruction of young handicapped and non handicapped children. Included are listings of overall objectives and suggested activities to promote language, gross…

Hilton, Vicky E., Comp.

431

At Home Instructional Units.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Based on a federally funded project involving 80 children (1-4 years old) with a variety of intellectual, social, emotional, and/or physical handicaps, the manual contains 12 units for home instruction of young handicapped and non handicapped children. Included are listings of overall objectives and suggested activities to promote language, gross…

Hilton, Vicky E., Comp.

432

Home, Hearth and Computing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advantages of having children use microcomputers at school and home include learning about sophisticated concepts early in life without a great deal of prodding, playing games that expand knowledge, and becoming literate in computer knowledge needed later in life. Includes comments from parents on their experiences with microcomputers and…

Seelig, Anita

1982-01-01

433

Solar Energy: Home Heating.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on home heating is one of six in a series intended for use as supplements to currently available materials on solar energy and energy conservation. Together with the recommended texts and references (sources are identified), these modules provide an effective introduction to energy conservation and solar energy technologies. The module…

Knapp, Henry H., III

434

Respiratory Home Health Care  

MedlinePLUS

... is very important. If you have been prescribed oxygen therapy, you shouldn’t smoke while using oxygen, and no one near you should smoke either. ... in your home where you will be using oxygen. Because oxygen supports combustion, you should stay at ...

435

Complete solar home book  

SciTech Connect

A book written for people interested in building a home heated and cooled by solar energy is reviewed. Information on design, site evaluation, earth sheltering, superinsulation, and indoor air quality, and energy conservation is presented. The book is judged to be useful for novices.

Schapp, B.; Hastie, S.M.

1985-01-01

436

Promoting children's home safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

Home accidents are the main cause of death and morbidity in early childhood. Working-class children are at greatest risk. A study in an inner city area of the effects of a national television campaign about child accident prevention and of a locally designed health education initiative showed that 55% of families with young children in the study area did not

A F Colver; P J Hutchinson; E C Judson

1982-01-01

437

Solar Energy: Home Heating.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This module on home heating is one of six in a series intended for use as supplements to currently available materials on solar energy and energy conservation. Together with the recommended texts and references (sources are identified), these modules provide an effective introduction to energy conservation and solar energy technologies. The…

Knapp, Henry H., III

438

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

439

AT HOME IN MOTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper was first delivered as the keynote address at the ‘Transnational Punjabis in the 21 Century: Beginnings, Junctures and Responses’ Conference held in May 2011 at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. It argues that there are two dimensions to evolving Sikh diasporic identities that are firmly anchored in being at home whilst in motion.

Pal Ahluwalia

2011-01-01

440

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

441

Home-cooked care.  

PubMed

Hospital patients undoubtedly benefit when visitors bring in home-cooked meals. Patients are more likely to be well-nourished if they can eat food they enjoy. But it can present practical difficulties. Banning such food can prevent visitors from showing they care and present nurses with a dilemma. PMID:22880341

Dean, Erin

442

Home heating system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A home heating system is disclosed that has a furnace with a combustion chamber for burning fuel and creating heat, and a chimney with a draft therein. An improvement is described that has an exhaust flue connected between the combustion chamber and the chimney for venting heated exhaust products from the furnace, a heat reclaimer connected into the exhaust flue

Bellaff

1980-01-01

443

Home Safety at School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demonstrates that the "Safe-at-Home" game manual can be effectively used by a teaching professional to teach safety skills to a small classroom of elementary school students, in the absence of special training and supervision. Extends the utility of these training methods for one-to-one to group instruction. (BJV)

Peterson, Lizette; Thiele, Catherine

1988-01-01

444

Wireless home emergency system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The wireless control technology, power line carrier technology, GPRS and other embedded technology are used to designs a home emergency system which receives start signal from users by wireless and uses GPRS to send help messages to specific persons, moreover starts the alarm and controls the lights to twinkle by PLC technology, so if the users are in trouble they

Wu Dengfeng; Zhao Hongwei; Wang Peng; Chen Peng

2010-01-01

445

Solar Electricity for Homes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Every day, the sun showers the Earth with millions of times more energy than its people use. The only problem is that energy is spread out over the entire Earth's surface and must be harvested. Engineers are learning to capture and use some of this energy to make electricity for homes. Solar panels make up the heart of a solar system. They can be…

Roman, Harry T.

2012-01-01

446

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

447

Home Freezing of Seafoods.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Significant advances in freezing technology have been made within the past six years. Information is given on the selection of seafood for home freezing, for its preparation, packaging and storing, and finally on the proper use of the frozen product. Thre...

M. E. Waters

1974-01-01

448

Close to Home  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka," the South Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago's southwest side was home primarily to Polish and Czech immigrants. In the decades since, South Lawndale has undergone dramatic change. Eastern Europeans moved out, and people of Mexican descent…

Zehr, Mary Ann

2006-01-01

449

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

450

Nursing Home Friendships.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined resident characteristics most conducive to sociability and the common bonds underlying nursing home friendships. Suggests that lucidity and sight explain a significant proportion of the "loner" status of some residents, while placement on the same unit and contemporaneous age proved to be the most common bonds underlying friendship…

Retsinas, Joan; Garrity, Patricia

1985-01-01

451

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

452

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

453

Occupational Therapy Home Assessments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aging in place, in one's home and community, is the goal of most older Americans. American society seeks to support independence and quality of life for older persons for humanistic reasons and to minimize health care costs. This is particularly important given growing numbers of the oldest-old, who are at higher risk for functional impairment and disability. Supportive environments, including

Beverly P. Horowitz

2002-01-01

454

Group Home Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide lists approximately 100 resources concerned with group homes for mentally retarded or otherwise disabled persons. Resources are organized into the following categories: manuals, staff training resources, bibliographies, technical assistance projects, audiovisuals, program materials, pamphlets and booklets, evaluation materials, books,…

Ferguson, Mary

455

Adoption Home Study Process  

MedlinePLUS

... department of social services) may not charge a fee for the home study. If these agencies do charge a fee, they often are modest ($300 to $500), and ... you adopt a child from foster care the fee is usually reimbursed. A private agency or certified ...

456

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

457

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

458

Home sweet home: A critical comment on Saunders and Williams  

Microsoft Academic Search

While accepting the need for research which focuses on the social meaning of the home, this article takes issue with some of Saunders’ and Williams’ formulations for a research programme — in particular, the emphasis given to physical and design features of the home at the expense of an understanding of more fundamental gender and generational relations within the home.

Peter Somerville

1989-01-01

459

Nursing Home and Nursing Home Physician: The Dutch Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dutch nursing home care today includes a broad range of institutional and outreaching care functions. Medical care is an essential part of this care. Nursing home medicine in The Netherlands has developed as an officially acknowledged medical specialty. This is unique because The Netherlands is the only country in which nursing home medicine is a specific medical discipline. Because of

J. M. G. A. Schols; H. F. J. M. Crebolder; C. van Weel

2004-01-01

460

Quality of Life in Group Homes and Older Persons' Homes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Older people with intellectual disabilities sometimes live in older people's homes rather than homes for people with intellectual disabilities. Little is known about their quality of life in these homes. A non-equivalent comparison group design was used to compare the quality of life of 59 people in three groups; older people without an…

Higgins, Laura; Mansell, Jim

2009-01-01

461

Starting Page for Infrared Spectroscopy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is an extensive collection of useful links related to infrared spectroscopy. It features links to resources dealing with the basics of infrared, interpretation of infrared spectra, correlation charts and window material data. From this page, many of the websites available on the internet concerning infrared can be found.

Chemware, Kok

462

Web Page Design (Part One).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses rules for Web page design: consider audiences' Internet skills and equipment; know your content; outline the material; map or sketch the site; be consistent; regulate size of graphics to control download time; place eye catching material in the first 300 pixels; moderate use of color to control file size and bandwidth; include a…

Descy, Don E.

1997-01-01

463

JAMA Patient Page: Body Piercing  

MedlinePLUS

... antiquities. Body piercing has recently become common in many countries, particularly among young persons. The February 25, 2004, ... on JAMA ’s Web site at www.jama.com. Many are available in ... Piercers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The JAMA Patient Page is a ...

464

JAMA Patient Page: Head Lice  

MedlinePLUS

JAMA PATIENT PAGE Head Lice Removal of nits Louse on scalp Nits are tightly attached to strands of hair Lice are free and crawl ... sharing combs or brushes with someone who has head lice. Having head lice does not mean you have ...

465

Titre principale de la page  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... induction at the protein level Page 7. 6 -Glutathione-adduct conjugation (LC-MS-MS). Troglitazone and GSH conjugates RT : 1 0 .0 0 - 1 9 .0 0 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/scienceresearch

466

Wikis and collaborative writing applications in health care: a scoping review protocol.  

PubMed

The rapid rise in the use of collaborative writing applications (eg, wikis, Google Documents, and Google Knol) 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. While researchers have conducted systematic reviews on a range of software-based information and communication technologies as well as other social media (eg, virtual communities of practice, virtual peer-to-peer communities, and electronic support groups), none have reviewed collaborative writing applications in the medical sector. The overarching goal of this project is to explore the depth and breadth of evidence for the use of collaborative writing applications in health care. Thus, the purposes of this scoping review will be to (1) map the literature on collaborative writing applications; (2) compare the applications' features; (3) describe the evidence of each application's positive and negative effects as a KT intervention in health care; (4) inventory and describe the barriers and facilitators that affect the applications' use; and (5) produce an action plan and a research agenda. A six-stage framework for scoping reviews will be used: (1) identifying the research question; (2) identifying relevant studies within the selected databases (using the EPPI-Reviewer software to classify the studies); (3) selecting studies (an iterative process in which two reviewers search the literature, refine the search strategy, and review articles for inclusion); (4) charting the data (using EPPI-Reviewer's data-charting form); (5) collating, summarizing, and reporting the results (performing a descriptive, numerical, and interpretive synthesis); and (6) consulting knowledge users during three planned meetings. Since this scoping review concerns the use of collaborative writing applications as KT interventions in health care, we will use the Knowledge to Action (KTA) framework to describe and compare the various studies and collaborative writing projects we find. In addition to guiding the use of collaborative writing applications in health care, this scoping review will advance the science of KT by testing tools that could be used to evaluate other social media. We also expect to identify areas that require further systematic reviews and primary research and to produce a highly relevant research agenda that explores and leverages the potential of collaborative writing software. To date, this is the first study to use the KTA framework to study the role collaborative writing applications in KT, and the first to involve three national and international institutional knowledge users as part of the research process. PMID:23612481

Archambault, Patrick Michel; van de Belt, Tom H; Grajales Iii, Francisco J; Eysenbach, Gunther; Aubin, Karine; Gold, Irving; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Kuziemsky, Craig E; Turgeon, Alexis F; Poitras, Julien; Faber, Marjan J; Kremer, Jan A M; Heldoorn, Marcel; Bilodeau, Andrea; Légaré, France

2012-04-11

467

Evolution of gene regulation of pluripotency - the case for wiki tracks at genome browsers  

PubMed Central

Background Experimentally validated data on gene regulation are hard to obtain. In particular, information about transcription factor binding sites in regulatory regions are scattered around in the literature. This impedes their systematic in-context analysis, e.g. the inference of their conservation in evolutionary history. Results We demonstrate the power of integrative bioinformatics by including curated transcription factor binding site information into the UCSC genome browser, using wiki and custom tracks, which enable easy publication of annotation data. Data integration allows to investigate the evolution of gene regulation of the pluripotency-associated genes Oct4, Sox2 and Nanog. For the first time, experimentally validated transcription factor binding sites in the regulatory regions of all three genes were assembled together based on manual curation of data from 39 publications. Using the UCSC genome browser, these data were then visualized in the context of multi-species conservation based on genomic alignment. We confirm previous hypotheses regarding the evolutionary age of specific regulatory patterns, establishing their "deep homology". We also confirm some other principles of Carroll's "Genetic theory of Morphological Evolution", such as "mosaic pleiotropy", exemplified by the dual role of Sox2 reflected in its regulatory region. Conclusions We were able to elucidate some aspects of the evolution of gene regulation for three genes associated with pluripotency. Based on the expected return on investment for the community, we encourage other scientists to contribute experimental data on gene regulation (original work as well as data collected for reviews) to the UCSC system, to enable studies of the evolution of gene regulation on a large scale, and to report their findings. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Dr. Gustavo Glusman and Dr. Juan Caballero, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, USA (nominated by Dr. Doron Lancet, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), Dr. Niels Grabe, TIGA Center (BIOQUANT) and Medical Systems Biology Group, Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany (nominated by Dr. Mikhail Gelfand, Department of Bioinformatics, Institute of Information Transfer Problems, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russian Federation) and Dr. Franz-Josef Müller, Center for Regenerative Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA and University Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (part of ZIP gGmbH), University of Kiel, Germany (nominated by Dr. Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla CA, United States).

2010-01-01

468

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

PubMed Central

The rapid rise in the use of collaborative writing applications (eg, wikis, Google Documents, and Google Knol) 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. While researchers have conducted systematic reviews on a range of software-based information and communication technologies as well as other social media (eg, virtual communities of practice, virtual peer-to-peer communities, and electronic support groups), none have reviewed collaborative writing applications in the medical sector. The overarching goal of this project is to explore the depth and breadth of evidence for the use of collaborative writing applications in health care. Thus, the purposes of this scoping review will be to (1) map the literature on collaborative writing applications; (2) compare the applications’ features; (3) describe the evidence of each application’s positive and negative effects as a KT intervention in health care; (4) inventory and describe the barriers and facilitators that affect the applications’ use; and (5) produce an action plan and a research agenda. A six-stage framework for scoping reviews will be used: (1) identifying the research question; (2) identifying relevant studies within the selected databases (using the EPPI-Reviewer software to classify the studies); (3) selecting studies (an iterative process in which two reviewers search the literature, refine the search strategy, and review articles for inclusion); (4) charting the data (using EPPI-Reviewer’s data-charting form); (5) collating, summarizing, and reporting the results (performing a descriptive, numerical, and interpretive synthesis); and (6) consulting knowledge users during three planned meetings. Since this scoping review concerns the use of collaborative writing applications as KT interventions in health care, we will use the Knowledge to Action (KTA) framework to describe and compare the various studies and collaborative writing projects we find. In addition to guiding the use of collaborative writing applications in health care, this scoping review will advance the science of KT by testing tools that could be used to evaluate other social media. We also expect to identify areas that require further systematic reviews and primary research and to produce a highly relevant research agenda that explores and leverages the potential of collaborative writing software. To date, this is the first study to use the KTA framework to study the role collaborative writing applications in KT, and the first to involve three national and international institutional knowledge users as part of the research process.

van de Belt, Tom H; Grajales III, Francisco J; Eysenbach, Gunther; Aubin, Karine; Gold, Irving; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Kuziemsky, Craig E; Turgeon, Alexis F; Poitras, Julien; Faber, Marjan J; Kremer, Jan A.M; Heldoorn, Marcel; Bilodeau, Andrea; Legare, France

2012-01-01

469

Transition from Hospital to Home  

MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

Experts \\ Transition from Hospital to Home Topics Adult Injuries Spinal Cord Injury 101 The Basics of SCI Rehabilitation Preventing Pressure Sores Transition from Hospital to Home Spasticity, Physical Therapy- ...

470

Blood pressure monitors for home  

MedlinePLUS

... home: a manual monitor, and an electronic or digital monitor. A digital monitor is a better option. It is very ... type of blood pressure monitor for home use. DIGITAL BLOOD PRESSURE DEVICES A digital device will also ...

471

Assessment of Nursing Home Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Data are provided on the care and services provided by the nursing homes in the Mid-Cumberland, Tennessee, Comprehensive Health Planning Council area. Information is presented on present and future needs for nursing home beds and services; projected nursi...

1974-01-01

472

The American Woman Series: Gender and Class in "The Ladies' Home Journal," 1897.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contributes to (and draws on) journalism history, mass-culture studies, and women's history in a rhetorical analysis of a series of six full-page illustrations titled "The American Woman" run in 1897 in "The Ladies' Home Journal." Reveals how class and gender issues intersected and underscored the role of the mass media in public discussions of…

Kitch, Carolyn

1998-01-01

473

Making Home Automation Communications Secure  

Microsoft Academic Search

New communications technology offers numerous benefits, but it also opens home automation to many security threats. To protect against these threats within the limited resources of a typical home automation system, we have developed a family of products based on Honeywell's Global Home Server (GHS), a remote Web site that provides secure Internet access and other services to client installations.

Peter Bergstrom; Kevin Driscoll; John Kimball

2001-01-01

474

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

475

Home Making Around the World.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is designed to aid American home economists sent to other countries on technical assistance programs and home economists of other countries responsible for beginning such programs focused on the home and family. The information describes the pioneering experience of trained people in many countries and some ways in which basic…

Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.

476

HomeNetHelp.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Edited by Chris Kaminski, this very useful site teaches ordinary users about home networking and Internet connection sharing. Here visitors will find tutorials on home networking and sharing Internet connections, how-to's, feature articles, product reviews, networking news, and forums, in addition to other content. Simply put, this is an outstanding starting point for any home or small business user interested in networking.

2001-01-01

477

Legal Issues in Nursing Homes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the variety of legal rules and processes which have been established to assess and ensure that the quality of care provided in nursing homes satisfies an acceptable level. It begins with a general overview of nursing home law. Areas discussed in this section include: (1) sources of nursing home law; (2) theories of liability;…

Kapp, Marshall B.

478

The Document Spectrum for Page Layout Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Page layout analysis is a document processing technique used to determine the format of a page. This paper describes the document spectrum (or docstrum), which is a method for structural page layout analysis based on bottom-up, nearest-neighbor clustering of page components. The method yields an accurate measure of skew, within-line, and between-line spacings and locates text lines and text blocks.

Lawrence O'gorman

1993-01-01

479

JAMA Patient Page: Palliative Sedation  

MedlinePLUS

... patient and family needs such as home nursing care, social services, pain management, and spiritual support. The October 12, 2005, issue of JAMA includes an article about palliative sedation . PALLIATIVE ... and Palliative Care Organization 800/658-8898 www.caringinfo.org • Hospice ...

480

Jobs with Service Programs: Home Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A review of the kinds of jobs available in services developed to help the homebound elderly: Home health care, homemaker-home health aide, chore service, home repair and maintenance, home-delivered meals, telephone reassurance, and friendly visiting. (JT)|

Kahl, Anne

1976-01-01

481

24 CFR 280.20 - Home quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and HUD). All such homes must also comply with the energy performance requirements... (b) Manufactured homes. Manufactured homes...with the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety...CFR 203.43f; and the energy performance...

2013-04-01

482

FastStats: Home Health Care  

MedlinePLUS

... Related Links Accessibility NCHS Home FastStats Home Home Health Care (Data are for the U.S.) Number of current ... diabetes, 11 percent of discharges (2007) Source: Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 ...

483

Home versus hospital confinement  

PubMed Central

The case for hospital rather than home delivery has been powerfully argued, especially in and since the Report of the Peel Committee. Nevertheless, evidence of comparison with other countries, notably the Netherlands, suggests the choice is not necessarily simple. Some general practitioner units are now reporting perinatal mortality rates which are consistently lower than those of specialist units, and recent statistical analyses suggest that the presence of more high risk cases in consultant units does not explain this. The only big controlled home-versus-hospital trial did not lead to a significantly lower perinatal mortality rate in the hospital group. The onus of proof now seems to lie with those who advocate 100 per cent hospital confinement.

Barry, C. N.

1980-01-01

484

Engineered cell homing  

PubMed Central

One of the greatest challenges in cell therapy is to minimally invasively deliver a large quantity of viable cells to a tissue of interest with high engraftment efficiency. Low and inefficient homing of systemically delivered mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), for example, is thought to be a major limitation of existing MSC-based therapeutic approaches, caused predominantly by inadequate expression of cell surface adhesion receptors. Using a platform approach that preserves the MSC phenotype and does not require genetic manipulation, we modified the surface of MSCs with a nanometer-scale polymer construct containing sialyl Lewisx (sLex) that is found on the surface of leukocytes and mediates cell rolling within inflamed tissue. The sLex engineered MSCs exhibited a robust rolling response on inflamed endothelium in vivo and homed to inflamed tissue with higher efficiency compared with native MSCs. The modular approach described herein offers a simple method to potentially target any cell type to specific tissues via the circulation.

Sarkar, Debanjan; Spencer, Joel A.; Phillips, Joseph A.; Zhao, Weian; Schafer, Sebastian; Spelke, Dawn P.; Mortensen, Luke J.; Ruiz, Juan P.; Vemula, Praveen Kumar; Sridharan, Rukmani; Kumar, Sriram; Karnik, Rohit; Lin, Charles P.

2011-01-01

485

Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs! Oh, My! What Is a Faculty Member Supposed to Do?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The gaps between students' and faculty members' use of technology have widened. Many faculty members today have become so inundated with digital communications from students that it is not unusual for communication protocols and limitations to be specified in course syllabi. Most faculty members have home access to campus resources and use a…

McGee, Patricia; Diaz, Veronica

2007-01-01

486

Facilitating wrapper generation with page analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current approaches for generating wrappers for web page extraction suffer from the requirement of huge amount of labeled training pages to obtain satisfying results. On the other hand, the quality of data extracted by fully automatic methods is not reliable. In this paper, we propose a novel method to facilitate wrapper generation by combining wrapper induction and page analysis approaches.

Bo Wu; Xueqi Cheng; Yu Wang; Gang Zhang; Guodong Ding

2009-01-01

487

Hot Pages: Software Caching for Raw Microprocessors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes Hot Pages, a software solution for managingon-chip data on the Raw Machine, a scalable, parallel, microprocessorarchitecture. This software system transparently managesthe mapping between the program address space and on-chipmemory. Hot Pages combines compile time information to selectivelyvirtualize memory references and to eliminate many cachetaglookups. For many of the memory accesses that cannot be fullypredicted, Hot Pages replaces

Csaba Andras Moritz; Matthew Frank; Walter Lee; Saman Amarasinghe

1999-01-01

488

Tradeoffs in Supporting Two Page Sizes  

Microsoft Academic Search

As computer system main memories get larger and processor cycles-per-instruction (CPIs) get smaller, the time spent in handling translation lookaside buffer (TLB) misses could become a performance bottleneck. We explore relieving this bottleneck by (a) increasing the page size and (b) supporting two page sizes. We discuss how to build a TLB to support two page sizes and examine both

Madhusudhan Talluri; Shing Kong; Mark D. Hill; D. A. Patterson

1992-01-01

489

JSPick - A Server Pages Design Recovery Tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the reverse engineering tool JSPick, which recovers page signatures and form types from server pages based presentation layers. A formal semantics of the tool is given in pseudo-evaluation style. JSPick (13) is a reverse engineering tool for server pages based presentation layers. The formal semantics of the tool is independent of the scripting language used in the

Dirk Draheim; Elfriede Fehr; Gerald Weber

2003-01-01

490

European User Trial of Paging by Satellite.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

British Telecom conceived the idea of adapting their existing paging service, together with the use of existing terrestrial pagers, to yield a one way data (i.e., paging) satellite service to mobiles. The user trial of paging by satellites was successful....

R. E. Fudge C. J. Fenton

1990-01-01

491

Finding advertising keywords on web pages  

Microsoft Academic Search

A large and growing number of web pages display contex- tual advertising based on keywords automatically extracted from the text of the page, and this is a substantial source of revenue supporting the web today. Despite the impor- tance of this area, little formal, published research exists. We describe a system that learns how to extract keywords from web pages

Wen-tau Yih; Joshua Goodman; Vitor R. Carvalho

2006-01-01

492

Web Page Design and Download Time  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: this paper we analyze measurementdata based on test pages to explore variousrelationships between Web page design and pagedownload time. Concentrating on information aboutthe page and measures of Internet round trip time, wedevelop several specialized formulae to predict typicalpage download times in a B2B environment

Jing Zhi

2001-01-01

493

Home Monitoring of Anticoagulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Small portable devices that generate a prothrombin time\\/INR from fingerstick capillary blood simplify warfarin management by allowing selected patients to monitor and manage their own warfarin dose. Early studies established that patients can self-test at home, with results as accurate as those obtained by practitioners. Point-of-care testing of elderly patients resulted in tighter INR control and a lower incidence of

Julie Hambleton

2003-01-01

494

Home Monitoring of Anticoagulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Small portable devices that generate a pro- thrombin time\\/INR from fingerstick capillary blood sim- plify warfarin management by allowing selected pa- tients to monitor and manage their own warfarin dose. Early studies established that patients can self-test at home, with results as accurate as those obtained by practitioners. Point-of-care testing of elderly patients resulted in tighter INR control and a

Julie Hambleton

2004-01-01

495

Palliative Sedation at Home  

PubMed Central

Patients with advanced cancer often suffer from multiple intractable physical symptoms. Though majority of the symptoms can be controlled, in some of the patients these symptoms remain refractory and uncontrolled till the end. Palliative sedation (PS) is one of the ways to relieve intractable suffering of the dying cancer patients. The main concern while using PS is its life-shortening effect. This case report describes the feasibility of administering PS in Indian home settings.

Barathi, B

2012-01-01

496

Palliative sedation at home.  

PubMed

Patients with advanced cancer often suffer from multiple intractable physical symptoms. Though majority of the symptoms can be controlled, in some of the patients these symptoms remain refractory and uncontrolled till the end. Palliative sedation (PS) is one of the ways to relieve intractable suffering of the dying cancer patients. The main concern while using PS is its life-shortening effect. This case report describes the feasibility of administering PS in Indian home settings. PMID:22837615

Barathi, B

2012-01-01

497

AGIO gets new home  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID), in February, opened new global headquarters at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand. Prinya Nutalaya is AGID's president.Housed in AIT's geotechnical division, AGID leaves its old home in Caracas, Venezuela. The former secretariat, under the direction of Alirio Bellizzia, now operates as a regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean. A new regional office for Africa also has been established at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria.

498

Home Technology Integration Curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Convergence Technology Center has made digital home technology integration curriculum available online. The site includes learning activities and PowerPoint presentations related to the topic. Sample resources are available to anyone; if you are an educator who would like to gain full access to the complete curriculum, you may email convergence_technology@collin.edu (further instructions for access are available on the site).

2012-10-02

499

Nursing Home Evacuation Plans  

PubMed Central

Objectives. I examined evacuation plans from 2134 nursing homes and analyzed national data to determine the types of nursing homes cited for deficiencies in their evacuation plans. Methods. Evacuation plans were assessed according to criteria developed by an expert panel funded by the Office of the Inspector General. Deficiency citations came from the Online Survey, Certification, and Recording database, collected from 1997 to 2005. Four specific citations, for written emergency plans, staff training, written evacuation plans, and fire drills, were examined with multivariate logistic regression. Results. Most plans had water supply provisions (96%). Only 31% specified an evacuation route. The rate of citations was relatively stable throughout the study period: each year approximately 0.6% of facilities were found to be deficient in written emergency plans, 2.1% in staff training, 1.2% in written evacuation plans, and 7.9% in fire drills. Conclusions. Some nursing homes need more specific evacuation plans. Water supply was the most and evacuation routes were the least well-addressed areas.

Castle, Nicholas G.

2008-01-01

500

Page replacement with multi-size pages and applications to Web caching  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider the paging problem where the pages have varying size. This problem has applications to page replacement policies for caches containing World Wide Web documents. We consider two models for the cost of an algorithm on a request sequence. In this first, (the FAULT model) the goal is to minimize the number of page faults. In the second, (the

Sandy Irani

1997-01-01