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  1. The Duke Wiki Radiology Research Protocol page Purpose of the Duke Wiki Radiology Research Protocol page

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    The Duke Wiki Radiology Research Protocol page Purpose of the Duke Wiki Radiology Research Protocol that are being done using clinical imaging equipment in Duke Radiology. This information may be helpful if you the Radiology Research Protocol site. Let her know by email that your login has been recognized, provide her

  2. Platypus Wiki: a Semantic Wiki Wiki Web

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stefano Emilio Campanini; Paolo Castagna; Roberto Tazzoli

    2004-01-01

    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

  3. Add Java extensions to your wiki: Java applets can bring dynamic functionality to your wiki pages

    SciTech Connect

    Scarberry, Randall E.

    2008-08-12

    Virtually everyone familiar with today’s world wide web has encountered the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia many times. What you may not know is that Wikipedia is driven by an excellent open-source product called MediaWiki which is available to anyone for free. This has led to a proliferation of wiki sites devoted to just about any topic one can imagine. Users of a wiki can add content -- all that is required of them is that they type in their additions into their web browsers using the simple markup language called wikitext. Even better, the developers of wikitext made it extensible. With a little server-side development of your own, you can add your own custom syntax. Users aware of your extensions can then utilize them on their wiki pages with a few simple keystrokes. These extensions can be custom decorations, formatting, web applications, and even instances of the venerable old Java applet. One example of a Java applet extension is the Jmol extension (REF), used to embed a 3-D molecular viewer. This article will walk you through the deployment of a fairly elaborate applet via a MediaWiki extension. By no means exhaustive -- an entire book would be required for that -- it will demonstrate how to give the applet resize handles using using a little Javascript and CSS coding and some popular Javascript libraries. It even describes how a user may customize the extension somewhat using a wiki template. Finally, it explains a rudimentary persistence mechanism which allows applets to save data directly to the wiki pages on which they reside.

  4. Elvis Presley Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Elvis Presley Home Page is a musical and visual tribute to The King. Here you can find a tour of Graceland (Elvis' home), photographs, and sound clips. Also available are two nifty Elvis Windows applications.

  5. IBM Research Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  6. IBM Home Page Reader

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A product from IBM Special Needs Systems that represents itself as "the voice of the World Wide Web," Home Page Reader harnesses text to speech software in conjunction with a speech synthesizer and traditional browser software to make access to the Web easier for users who are blind or visually impaired. Navigation is done with the numeric keypad, and differentiation between text and links are made by using different voices to read each: a male voice reads text, and a female voice reads links. An integrated email feature is also included. The Home Page Reader is currently available in a free trial version.

  7. The Bryozoa Home Page

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    Bock, Philip

    The Bryozoa Home Page was developed by Philip Bock, currently an Honorary Fellow at Deacon University in Australia. The Bryozoa Home Page is hosted by RMIT University, with a mirrored site at the Natural History Museum in London. The website contains several indexes to Bryozoan including Systematic and Alphabetic Listings of Families; an Alphabetic Index of Bryozoan Genera; an Index to Illustrated Species and Genera; and a List of Colour Photographs. The indexes are still under construction, and users are invited to contribute by providing feedback, images, or other resources. The site also contains Annual Lists of References and Taxa from 1972 to present (also under construction), links to websites for related journals, and links to numerous other Bryozoan-related websites. In addition, site visitors will find links to the International Bryozoology Association (IBA) website, and to information about upcoming IBA conferences.

  8. The Pollination Home Page

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    Green, David L.

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

  9. Cichlid Research Home Page

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    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.

  10. Macaulay 2 Home Page

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    Grayson, Daniel R.

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

  11. Great Books Home Page

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

  12. Home | Register Web Search: News Home Page

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    Hochberg, Michael

    Home | Register Web Search: News Home Page News Digest Photo Galleries Politics Nation Science bright to dark; each change represents one digital "bit" of information. The problem is equivalent) [4/7/2000 2:39:49 PM] #12;Toolbox On the Web Census information Federal crime data Economy by region

  13. Arachnology Home Page

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    Herman Vanuytven

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

  14. FDA Kids' Home Page

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Regulatory Information Safety Emergency Preparedness International Programs News & Events Training and Continuing Education Inspections/Compliance State & Local Officials Consumers Industry Health Professionals FDA Archive Links on this page:

  15. 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.

  16. David Backus Home Page

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    Backus, David.

    1998-01-01

    David Backus, Professor of Economics and Finance at Stern Business School, New York University, has provided the course materials for his MBA course on debt instruments on the web. The syllabus, lecture notes (160 pages), reviews, assignments and exams are all available in PostScript format. The site also contains a few working papers and a manuscript "Quantitative Models of Bond Pricing" that is still a work-in-progress.

  17. Graphical Locater Home Page

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    Goodman, Daniel

    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.

  18. Writing a Library Home Page.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Matsco, Sandra; Campbell, Sharon

    1996-01-01

    Describes how Rochester Hills Public Library (Michigan) planned and implemented their award-winning World Wide Web home page. They evaluated other library sites, clarified goals and audience, used a shared network for communication, and organized the page based on library and community information and Internet resources. Also, provides guidelines…

  19. WWW Computer Architecture Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  20. Hawai`i Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Hawai`i Home Page provides a starting point for access to Web services in the state of Hawai`i, including Hawai`i businesses, K-12 and higher education servers, state government agencies, various organizations and visitor information.

  1. The Democratization of Semantic Properties: An Analysis of Semantic Wikis

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    Gil, Yolanda

    of the wiki. Keywords- Semantic wikis, social knowledge collection, Semantic Web, knowledge capture I to organize topic page categories as classes in an ontology, and to define properties that apply to each class overview of semantic wikis and a thorough comparison of semantic wiki frameworks. Semantic MediaWiki [10

  2. 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.

  3. Using Wikis to Enhance Learning

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    Haykin, Simon

    effectively in teaching? #12;7 Why use a wiki? Easily facilitates collaboration in document creation · Versus and Biomedical Sciences · Kinesiology · Health Sciences · Nursing · Midwifery · Economics · Engineering #12 701 · Physics Research Group · And many more... #12;11 Getting started with a wiki Home: http

  4. The Virtual Foliage Home Page

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    Michael Clayton

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. The Wiki as a Virtual Space for Qualitative Data Collection

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    Castanos, Carolina; Piercy, Fred P.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  7. Computers in Physics Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Computers in Physics was published from 1987 until the end of 1998. At the beginning of 1999 CIP was merged with IEEE Computational Science & Engineering to create the bimonthly magazine Computing in Science and Engineering. Computing in Science and Engineering is a joint publication of the American Institute of Physics and IEEE Computer Society; subscriptions are available through AIP's secure online order form. These Web pages contain legacy CIP materials which require no subscription. They include an index to all 12 volumes, source-code listings, historical information on the CIP annual educational software contest, and representative articles in portable document format.

  8. WikiPrints: rendering enterprise Wiki content for printing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Berkner, Kathrin

    2010-02-01

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

  9. The American Civil War Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The American Civil War Home Page has links to hundreds of resources, including general resources such as timelines and overviews, images, letters, accounts and diaries, bibliographies, state studies, specific battles, and rosters, among others. It is a very comprehensive page, and a good place to start for Civil War information.

  10. Photonics Wiki

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    Center for Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research

    The Photonics Wiki is large collection of articles, images and media assembled by the NSF Center for Material and Devices for Information Technology Research (CMDITR). It covers core concepts in photonics, non-linear optics and devices as well as other professional development resources for undergraduate and graduate level.

  11. Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Home Page

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    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.

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

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    Tharp, Tara Leigh

    2010-01-01

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

  13. Science 2.0: Wiki, Wiki!

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    Eric Brunsell

    2010-04-01

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

  14. HHMI Wiki Collection

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    Catherine Crouch (Swarthmore College; )

    2010-05-25

    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.

  15. Make Way for Wikis

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    Oatman, Eric

    2005-01-01

    "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…

  16. Wooki: a P2P Wiki-based Collaborative Writing Stephane Weiss, Pascal Urso, and Pascal Molli

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wooki: a P2P Wiki-based Collaborative Writing Tool St´ephane Weiss, Pascal Urso, and Pascal Molli across a P2P network of wiki engines. We address the problem of consistency of replicated wiki pages in the context of a P2P wiki system. In this paper, we present the archi- tecture and the underlying algorithms

  17. New Jersey Pinelands Commission Home Page

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

  18. Toward a User-Centered Academic Library Home Page

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    McHale, Nina

    2008-01-01

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

  19. SocialWiki: Bring Order to Wiki Systems with Social Context

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhao, Haifeng; Ye, Shaozhi; Bhattacharyya, Prantik; Rowe, Jeff; Gribble, Ken; Wu, S. Felix

    A huge amount of administrative effort is required for large wiki systems to produce and maintain high quality pages with existing naive access control policies. This paper introduces SocialWiki, a prototype wiki system which leverages the power of social networks to automatically manage reputation and trust for wiki users based on the content they contribute and the ratings they receive. SocialWiki also utilizes interests to facilitate collaborative editing. Although a wiki page is visible to everyone, it can only be edited by a group of users who share similar interests and have a certain level of trust with each other. The editing privilege is circulated among these users to prevent/reduce vandalisms and spams, and to encourage user participation by adding social context to the revision process of a wiki page. By presenting the design and implementation of this proof-of-concept system, we show that social context can be used to build an efficient, self-adaptive and robust collaborative editing system.

  20. Accounting Programs' Home Pages: What's Happening.

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    Peek, Lucia E.; Roxas, Maria L.

    2002-01-01

    Content analysis of 62 accounting programs' websites indicated the following: 53% include mission statements; 62.9% list accreditation; many faculty biographies and personal pages used inconsistent formats; provision of information on financial aid, student organizations, career services, and certified public accountant requirements varied. Many…

  1. Accessibility of State Department of Education Home Pages and Special Education Pages.

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    Opitz, Christine; Savenye, Wilhelmina; Rowland, Cyndi

    2003-01-01

    This study evaluated State Department of Education Internet home pages and special education pages for accessibility compliance with standards of the World Wide Web Consortium and Section 508 of the revised Rehabilitation Act. Only 26% of state department home pages and 52% of special education pages achieved W3C compliance and fewer conformed…

  2. "I DON'T CARE DO UR OWN PAGE!!" A Case Study of Using Wikis for Collaborative Work in a UK Secondary School

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    Grant, Lyndsay

    2009-01-01

    Alongside other forms of social software, wikis have been heralded as supporting more collaborative and democratic teaching and learning practices. This paper explores, through a case study approach, the use of wikis to support a collaborative research project undertaken in a UK secondary school. Findings are analysed in the context of research on…

  3. The Non-Tornado Home Page

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    Edwards, Roger

    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.

  4. Smart Road Pavement Research HomePage

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    Dubbed "the Smart Road" by Virginia's Department of Transportation, this full-scale facility for pavement research and evaluation of high-tech transportation systems uses computers, electronics, and satellites to create a realistic environment for collecting traffic and environmental data under controlled conditions, "and should advance the general understanding of the engineering behavior of pavement systems." This site, from the Virginia Tech Civil Engineering Materials Program, provides information from the researchers who have designed the Smart Road. The page contains a description of the project's current status, an explanation of objectives, construction photos, a detailed description of the instrumentation used, and data. Note, the research plan and testing links are still under construction. This site introduces an interesting project for highway and transportation engineers.

  5. University of California, Berkeley Physics Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  6. It's Time to Use a Wiki as Part of Your Web Site

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    Ribaric, Tim

    2007-01-01

    Without a doubt, the term "wiki" has leaked into almost every discussion concerning Web 2.0. The real question becomes: Is there a place for a wiki on every library Web site? The answer should be an emphatic "yes." People often praise the wiki because it offers simple page creation and provides instant gratification for amateur Web developers.…

  7. Making Group Assessment Transparent: What Wikis Can Contribute to Collaborative Projects

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    Caple, Helen; Bogle, Mike

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates the use of new media technologies, in particular wikis, for the compiling and grading of group assessment tasks. Wikis are open web pages that can be viewed and modified by anyone with internet access and are well known for their collaborative nature. Wikis are also transparent, which means that any edit/modification is…

  8. Get The BV Toolbar Make BV My HomePage

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    MAIL Get The BV Toolbar Make BV My HomePage CELEBRITY NEWS MOVIES TV MUSIC RADIO GAMES ASYLUM TMZ Khalfani-Cox S. Tia Brown Other BV Blogs Style Beauty Wellness Hair Talk Sports Movies Love Entertainment

  9. The SEQanswers wiki: a wiki database of tools for high-throughput sequencing analysis

    PubMed Central

    Li, Jing-Woei; Robison, Keith; Martin, Marcel; Sjödin, Andreas; Usadel, Björn; Young, Matthew; Olivares, Eric C.; Bolser, Dan M.

    2012-01-01

    Recent advances in sequencing technology have created unprecedented opportunities for biological research. However, the increasing throughput of these technologies has created many challenges for data management and analysis. As the demand for sophisticated analyses increases, the development time of software and algorithms is outpacing the speed of traditional publication. As technologies continue to be developed, methods change rapidly, making publications less relevant for users. The SEQanswers wiki (SEQwiki) is a wiki database that is actively edited and updated by the members of the SEQanswers community (http://SEQanswers.com/). The wiki provides an extensive catalogue of tools, technologies and tutorials for high-throughput sequencing (HTS), including information about HTS service providers. It has been implemented in MediaWiki with the Semantic MediaWiki and Semantic Forms extensions to collect structured data, providing powerful navigation and reporting features. Within 2 years, the community has created pages for over 500 tools, with approximately 400 literature references and 600 web links. This collaborative effort has made SEQwiki the most comprehensive database of HTS tools anywhere on the web. The wiki includes task-focused mini-reviews of commonly used tools, and a growing collection of more than 100 HTS service providers. SEQwiki is available at: http://wiki.SEQanswers.com/. PMID:22086956

  10. The SEQanswers wiki: a wiki database of tools for high-throughput sequencing analysis.

    PubMed

    Li, Jing-Woei; Robison, Keith; Martin, Marcel; Sjödin, Andreas; Usadel, Björn; Young, Matthew; Olivares, Eric C; Bolser, Dan M

    2012-01-01

    Recent advances in sequencing technology have created unprecedented opportunities for biological research. However, the increasing throughput of these technologies has created many challenges for data management and analysis. As the demand for sophisticated analyses increases, the development time of software and algorithms is outpacing the speed of traditional publication. As technologies continue to be developed, methods change rapidly, making publications less relevant for users. The SEQanswers wiki (SEQwiki) is a wiki database that is actively edited and updated by the members of the SEQanswers community (http://SEQanswers.com/). The wiki provides an extensive catalogue of tools, technologies and tutorials for high-throughput sequencing (HTS), including information about HTS service providers. It has been implemented in MediaWiki with the Semantic MediaWiki and Semantic Forms extensions to collect structured data, providing powerful navigation and reporting features. Within 2 years, the community has created pages for over 500 tools, with approximately 400 literature references and 600 web links. This collaborative effort has made SEQwiki the most comprehensive database of HTS tools anywhere on the web. The wiki includes task-focused mini-reviews of commonly used tools, and a growing collection of more than 100 HTS service providers. SEQwiki is available at: http://wiki.SEQanswers.com/. PMID:22086956

  11. Wikis and Collaborative Inquiry

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lamb, Annette; Johnson, Larry

    2009-01-01

    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…

  12. Wiki Products: A Comparison

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    Challborn, Carl; Reimann, Teresa

    2005-01-01

    Report #27 in this series discussed the 'wiki' method of online information-sharing, and its educational uses. A wiki is browser-based collaborative writing environment, in which a community may amass and exchange information on a particular topic, and to which anyone may contribute without having Web programming skills. In the current study,…

  13. Educational Wikis: Features and Selection Criteria

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    Schwartz, Linda; Clark, Sharon; Cossarin, Mary; Rudolph, Jim

    2004-01-01

    This report discusses the educational uses of the "wiki," an increasingly popular approach to online community development. Wikis are defined and compared with "blogging" methods; characteristics of major wiki engines are described; and wiki features and selection criteria are examined.

  14. GeomorphLectures Wiki

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    Michael Lamb

    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.

  15. ChemWiki

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    Dr. Delmar Larsen

    2009-09-27

    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.

  16. TP Software's Home Page for Student Financial Aid Software

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  17. Home Page For CoMet Independent Study (2950) Report

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    Brusilovsky, Peter

    Home Page For CoMet Independent Study (2950) Report Summer 2013 Wenbang Wang Supervisor: Dr. Peter to CoMet CoMet (Collaborative Management of Talks) is created by PAWS (Personalized Adaptive Web Systems Study 1. Struts: CoMet uses Struts as the web frame work. It configures many web paths in its

  18. Measuring the Accessibility of Public Library Home Pages

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    Erica B. Lilly; Connie Van Fleet

    2000-01-01

    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

  19. From Zero to Wiki: Proposing and Implementing a Library Wiki

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    Haupt, Jon

    2007-01-01

    This case study describes the process of proposing and implementing a wiki for use in an academic library setting, based on the process used by Iowa State University Library. Using the Iowa State University Library Wiki as a model, this article lays out the decisions necessary at each step of the process of establishing a new wiki. Control of…

  20. Medical Wikis Dedicated to Clinical Practice: A Systematic Review

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    Llorca, Guy; Letrilliart, Laurent

    2015-01-01

    Background Wikis may give clinician communities the opportunity to build knowledge relevant to their practice. The only previous study reviewing a set of health-related wikis, without specification of purpose or audience, globally showed a poor reliability. Objective Our aim was to review medical wiki websites dedicated to clinical practices. Methods We used Google in ten languages, PubMed, Embase, Lilacs, and Web of Science to identify websites. The review included wiki sites, accessible and operating, having a topic relevant for clinical medicine, targeting physicians or medical students. Wikis were described according to their purposes, platform, management, information framework, contributions, content, and activity. Purposes were classified as “encyclopedic” or “non-encyclopedic”. The information framework quality was assessed based on the Health On the Net (HONcode) principles for collaborative websites, with additional criteria related to users’ transparency and editorial policy. From a sample of five articles per wikis, we assessed the readability using the Flesch test and compared articles according to the wikis’ main purpose. Annual editorial activities were estimated using the Google engine. Results Among 25 wikis included, 11 aimed at building an encyclopedia, five a textbook, three lessons, two oncology protocols, one a single article, and three at reporting clinical cases. Sixteen wikis were specialized with specific themes or disciplines. Fifteen wikis were using MediaWiki software as-is, three were hosted by online wiki farms, and seven were purpose-built. Except for one MediaWiki-based site, only purpose-built platforms managed detailed user disclosures. The owners were ten organizations, six individuals, four private companies, two universities, two scientific societies, and one unknown. Among 21 open communities, 10 required users’ credentials to give editing rights. The median information framework quality score was 6 out of 16 (range 0-15). Beyond this score, only one wiki had standardized peer-reviews. Physicians contributed to 22 wikis, medical learners to nine, and lay persons to four. Among 116 sampled articles, those from encyclopedic wikis had more videos, pictures, and external resources, whereas others had more posology details and better readability. The median creation year was 2007 (1997-2011), the median number of content pages was 620.5 (3-98,039), the median of revisions per article was 17.7 (3.6-180.5) and 0.015 of talk pages per article (0-0.42). Five wikis were particularly active, whereas six were declining. Two wikis have been discontinued after the completion of the study. Conclusions The 25 medical wikis we studied present various limitations in their format, management, and collaborative features. Professional medical wikis may be improved by using clinical cases, developing more detailed transparency and editorial policies, and involving postgraduate and continuing medical education learners. PMID:25700482

  1. Wonderful Wikis and Internet Forums

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    Kahn, Sami

    2009-01-01

    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…

  2. My Personal Home Page 0.2.1

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    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.

  3. The Experimental Hydrology Wiki

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    Blume, Theresa; van Meerveld, Ilja; Graeff, Thomas

    2013-04-01

    The "Experimental Hydrology Wiki" is a forum for hydrologists to learn about, recommend, question and discuss new and established, basic and advanced methods and equipment for hydrological research. As a database of "lessons learned" it does not only contain short descriptions of specific experimental equipment but also information on encountered errors and problems and recommendations on how to deal with them. This makes valuable personal field experience accessible to a wider audience. The Wiki allows experimentalists to share and find solutions for common problems and thus helps us in not making the same mistakes others have made before us. At the same time modellers can use this platform to find information on sources of error and uncertainty in the data they use for model validation and calibration. The general idea and layout of the Experimental Hydrology Wiki is presented here along with an invitation to all experimental hydrologists to contribute their knowledge and experiences! http://www.experimental- hydrology.net/

  4. The ChemWiki

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    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.

  5. WikiPathways: building research communities on biological pathways.

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Mostaghimi, Arash; Reynolds, Eileen E

    2011-01-01

    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. PMID:22140210

  7. The evolution of US state government home pages from 1997 to 2002

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    Terry Ryan; Richard H. G. Field; Lorne Olfman

    We examined the home pages of the 50 US states over the years 1997-2002 to discover the dimensions underlying people's perceptions of state government home pages, to observe how those dimensions have changed over the years, to identify different types of state home pages, and to see how these types have changed. We found that three primary dimensions explain the

  8. Use of a Wiki-Based Software to Manage Research Group Activities

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    Wang, Ting; Vezenov, Dmitri V.; Simboli, Brian

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses use of the wiki software Confluence to organize research group activities and lab resources. Confluence can serve as an electronic lab notebook (ELN), as well as an information management and collaboration tool. The article provides a case study in how researchers can use wiki software in "home-grown" fashion to…

  9. Description Meta Tags in Public Home and Linked Pages.

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    Craven, Timothy C.

    2001-01-01

    Random samples of 1,872 Web pages registered with Yahoo! And 1,638 pages reachable from Yahoo!-registered pages were analyzed for use of meta tags and specifically those containing descriptions. Results: 727 (38.8%) of the Yahoo!-registered pages and 442 (27%) of the other pages included descriptions in meta tages. Some descriptions greatly…

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

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    Lee, Lina

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Aharony, Noa

    2009-01-01

    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…

  12. XWiki Concerto: A P2P Wiki System Supporting Disconnected Work

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    XWiki Concerto: A P2P Wiki System Supporting Disconnected Work G´er^ome Canals1 and Pascal Molli1, the P2P version of the XWiki server. This system is based on replicating wiki pages on a net- work the dynamic aspect of P2P networks and network partitions. These characteristics make our system capable

  13. A Wiki Way of Working

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    Caleb John Clark; Emily B. Mason

    2008-01-01

    This article describes how three digital tools are used in combination at a small graduate school library to create a “Wiki Way of Working.” The evolution and usage of three “wiki-like” working protocols are detailed; a shared server space with read\\/write permissions for all staff, an online employee schedule that all staff can edit independently, and an editable training and

  14. A Wiki for Classroom Writing

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    Morgan, Brian; Smith, Richard D.

    2008-01-01

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

  15. Putting wikis to work in libraries.

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    Lombardo, Nancy T; Mower, Allyson; McFarland, Mary M

    2008-01-01

    Wikis are part of the suite of Web 2.0 technologies enhancing collaboration and communication. This article describes the ways in which one academic health sciences library has utilized wiki software. The Eccles Health Sciences Library has found wikis to be valuable collaboration tools. Case scenarios and software selection recommendations will be outlined. Examples of collaborations using wikis include grant writing, strategic planning, departmental documentation, and committee work. Comparisons are made between externally hosted and locally hosted wiki software. PMID:18844087

  16. 959 Nematode Genomes: a semantic wiki for coordinating sequencing projects.

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

    2012-01-01

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

  17. Colorado School of Mines Personal Home Page Policy Creation of a personal web page on CSM servers and publication of web pages through the campus network is a

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    Colorado School of Mines Personal Home Page Policy Creation of a personal web page on CSM servers with a commercial Internet Service Provider. The Colorado School of Mines is not responsible for any material that is published on, or may be reached via links from, personal home pages within the Mines.EDU domain, nor

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

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    Martin, Carolyn Thompson

    2012-12-01

    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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    Scholarly publishing and citation practices have developed largely in the absence of versioned documents. The digital age requires new practices to combine the old and the new. We describe how the original published source and a versioned wiki page based on it can be reconciled and combined into a single citation reference. We illustrate the citation mechanism by way of practical examples focusing on journal and wiki publishing of taxon treatments. Specifically, we discuss mechanisms for permanent cross-linking between the static original publication and the dynamic, versioned wiki, as well as for automated export of journal content to the wiki, to reduce the workload on authors, for combining the journal and the wiki citation and for integrating it with the attribution of wiki contributors. PMID:21594104

  1. Federal Communications Commission: Wireline Competition Bureau Home Page

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    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.

  2. Updated 04/03/2012 A Tour of the CAESAR Self-Service Home Page for Instructors

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    Shahriar, Selim

    Updated 04/03/2012 A Tour of the CAESAR Self-Service Home Page for Instructors Instructor and advisors will have access to the same CAESAR pages to which they've always had access. This is a sample Home Page for an Instructor/Advisor: Click the CAESAR logo or the "Home" link to access your Home Page

  3. The Making of a History Standards Wiki: "Covering", "Uncovering", and "Discovering" Curriculum Frameworks Using a Highly Interactive Technology

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    Maloy, Robert W.; Poirier, Michelle; Smith, Hilary K.; Edwards, Sharon A.

    2010-01-01

    This article explores using a wiki, one of the newest forms of interactive computer-based technology, as a resource for teaching the Massachusetts K-12 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, a set of state-mandated learning standards. Wikis are web pages that can be easily edited by multiple authors. They invite active involvement by…

  4. Investigating Pedagogical Value of Wiki Technology

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    Hazari, Sunil; North, Alexa; Moreland, Deborah

    2009-01-01

    This exploratory study investigates the potential of Wiki technology as a tool for teaching and learning. Wikis are a component of Web 2.0 technology tools that provide collaborative features and active learning opportunities in a web-based environment. This research study sought to empirically determine the pedagogical value of using Wiki

  5. Techtalk: Wikis and Collaborative Knowledge Construction

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    Caverly, David C.; Ward, Anne

    2008-01-01

    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…

  6. Updated 04/03/2014 A Tour of the CAESAR Self-Service Home Page for Students

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    Shahriar, Selim

    Updated 04/03/2014 A Tour of the CAESAR Self-Service Home Page for Students This is a sample Home Page for an undergraduate (UGRD) student: Click the CAESAR logo or the "Home" link to access your new of the CAESAR pages within one category. Click Less links to hide the additional pages. The Links to Centers

  7. Home Previous Page Odd power: New microbe strain makes more electricity, faster

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    Lovley, Derek

    Home Previous Page Odd power: New microbe strain makes more electricity, faster Author: Newswise "pushback" current in the electrode that forced Geobacter to press harder to get rid of its electrons. Odd

  8. Learning with Blogs and Wikis

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    Ferriter, Bill

    2009-01-01

    Digital tools, such as blogs and wikis, now make it easy for educators to embrace continual learning. Thousands of accomplished educators are now writing blogs in which they reflect on instruction, challenge assumptions, question policies, offer advice, design solutions, and learn together. All this collective knowledge is readily available for…

  9. Wikis, Blogs, & More, Oh My!

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    Villano, Matt

    2008-01-01

    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…

  10. Engaging With a Wiki Related to Knowledge Translation: A Survey of WhatisKT Wiki Users

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    Mathew, Deepa; McKibbon, K Ann; Colquhoun, Heather

    2014-01-01

    Background In 2008, WhatisKT wiki was launched as a collaborative platform for knowledge translation (KT) researchers and stakeholders to debate the use and definitions of KT-related terms. The wiki has definitions for over 110 terms from disciplines including health care, information technology, education, accounting, and business. WhatisKT wiki has over 115 registered users. Approximately 73,000 unique visitors have visited the wiki since 2008. Despite annual increases in visitors and regular maintenance of the wiki, no visitors have contributed content or started a discussion. Objective We surveyed wiki users to gain an understanding of the perceived value of the website, reasons for not engaging in the wiki, and suggestions to facilitate collaboration and improve the usability of the wiki. Methods We surveyed three cohorts: KT Canada members who were previously invited to join the wiki, registered wiki members, and unregistered visitors. The first two cohorts completed a Web-based survey that included the System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire to assess usability; additionally 3 participants were interviewed. Unregistered wiki visitors were surveyed with polls posted on the wiki. The study received ethics approval from the McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Board. Results Twenty-three participants completed the Web-based and SUS surveys; 15 participants indicated that they would collaborate on the wiki. The mean SUS score of 67 (95% CI 56-77) indicated that the wiki could be considered for design improvements. Study participants indicated that the wiki could be improved by email notification regarding new terms, better grouping of terms, user friendly interface, and training for users interested in editing content. Conclusions The findings from this survey will be used to enhance the design and content of WhatisKT wiki. Further feedback from participants will be used to make the wiki an ideal collaboration platform for KT researchers interested in terminology. PMID:24449712

  11. To use The CAT, visit the University Libraries' home page (www.libraries.psu.edu)

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    Yener, Aylin

    To use The CAT, visit the University Libraries' home page (www.libraries.psu.edu) and click on the link marked "The CAT." CAT Help pages: Click "Help" in the blue menu bar at the top of any CAT screen the Search button to begin your search. Sample Quick Search: Quick Guide to Searching The CAT #12;How Do I

  12. Cognitive Design of Home Pages: An Experimental Study of Comprehension on the World Wide Web.

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    Dalal, Nikunj P.; Quible, Zane; Wyatt, Katherine

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the design of Web pages and describes an empirical study of undergraduates that investigated whether home pages designed according to cognitive theoretical guidelines lead to better comprehension of information at a Web site. Presents results of multivariate and univariate analyses of variance. (Author/LRW)

  13. EcoliWiki: a wiki-based community resource for Escherichia coli.

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    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

    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. PMID:22064863

  14. SubtiWiki--a comprehensive community resource for the model organism Bacillus subtilis.

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    Mäder, Ulrike; Schmeisky, Arne G; Flórez, Lope A; Stülke, Jörg

    2012-01-01

    In the post-genomic era, most components of a cell are known and they can be quantified by large-scale functional genomics approaches. However, genome annotation is the bottleneck that hampers our understanding of living cells and organisms. Up-to-date functional annotation is of special importance for model organisms that provide a frame of reference for studies with other relevant organisms. We have generated a Wiki-type database for the Gram-positive model bacterium Bacillus subtilis, SubtiWiki (http://subtiwiki.uni-goettingen.de/). This Wiki is centered around the individual genes and gene products of B. subtilis and provides information on each aspect of gene function and expression as well as protein activity and its control. SubtiWiki is accompanied by two companion databases SubtiPathways and SubtInteract that provide graphical representations of B. subtilis metabolism and its regulation and of protein-protein interactions, respectively. The diagrams of both databases are easily navigatable using the popular Google maps API, and they are extensively linked with the SubtiWiki gene pages. Moreover, each gene/gene product was assigned to one or more functional categories and transcription factor regulons. Pages for the specific categories and regulons provide a rapid overview of functionally related genes/proteins. Today, SubtiWiki can be regarded as one of the most complete inventories of knowledge on a living organism in one single resource. PMID:22096228

  15. Using Wikis to Learn Computer Programming

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

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

  16. PMWX: Fine-Grained Addressability in Purple MediaWiki & Purple Semantic MediaWiki

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    Baclawski, Kenneth B.

    of their color. Frode Hegland introduced link information and made purple numbers active elements in 20001 PMWX: Fine-Grained Addressability in Purple MediaWiki & Purple Semantic MediaWiki Semantic ­ Released as free and open source under the GNU General Public License GPLv2. ­ www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Purple

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

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    Warlick, David

    2007-01-01

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

  18. Linking NCBI to Wikipedia: a wiki-based approach.

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    Page, Roderic D M

    2011-01-01

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

  19. Technologies Such as Wikis in the Classroom

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    Steele, Poppy

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to encourage the reader to explore wikis for use in classroom instruction and assignments. The information in this report was gleaned from interviews with various members of higher education as well as recent research by educators. The main problems found in the research with new technologies like wikis in classrooms…

  20. Eight Ways to Use School Wikis

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    Nielsen, Lisa

    2009-01-01

    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.

  1. Learning Course Content by Creating a Wiki

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    Matthew, Kathryn I.; Felvegi, Emese

    2009-01-01

    In this article, students' perceptions of the benefits and the challenges of creating a wiki for a language arts methods class are explored through their online reflections and interview transcripts. The students' own words describe their experiences about learning course content while collaborating to create a course wiki. Reflecting on the…

  2. Wikis as a knowledge management tool

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    Tay Pei Lyn Grace

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide organizations which are keen to implement wikis with insight into its usefulness and possible role in the knowledge sharing and management process through lessons learnt from implementation of wikis by organizations ranging from SMEs with less than ten users to those with a vast network of 193 million members. These

  3. Humanoid robot tele-operated from home page aimed for elementary school science education

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    Y. Takahashi; S. Isonuma; N. Ashikari; K. Uehara

    2002-01-01

    A humanoid robot which is tele-operated from an Internet home page is proposed in this paper. The purpose of the robot system is to encourage elementary school children who live in the countryside or have handicaps to study Science. The proposed robot system will provide them with an opportunity to operate a real robot system from their house or hospital.

  4. Instructions: 1. This page should be completed by employee's home department/supervisor.

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    Russell, Lynn

    Instructions: 1. This page should be completed by employee's home department/supervisor. 2. Please updated "Review of Job Accommodation Request" form with all supporting documentation must accompany this request. 4. When completed, mail all pertinent information to the ACCES Office (0944) for evaluation

  5. Accessibility of Schools and Colleges of Education Home Pages for Individuals with Disabilities.

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    Bray, Marty

    Colleges of Education (COEs) use the World Wide Web to disseminate and gather information. Online barriers limit the accessibility of the Web for individuals with disabilities. This study evaluated the accessibility of COE home pages. Two hundred and fifty Web sites were randomly selected for evaluation. A software program was used to quantify the…

  6. The "Virtual Face" of Institutions: What Do Home Pages Reveal about Higher Education?

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    Meyer, Katrina A.

    2008-01-01

    This research investigated the use of home pages by 40 higher education institutions, of which ten each were Doctoral/Research, Master's, Baccalaureate, and Community Colleges. The institutions were also grouped by region and were drawn from 40 different states. Using an instrument based on criteria for evaluating web sites (Gurak 2001), the…

  7. Schaffer Library Home Page: Structured Access to Library and Internet Resources.

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    Connolly, Bruce; Golderman, Gail M; Le Clair, Annette

    1997-01-01

    Describes the development of a Web site at Union College's (NY) Schaffer Library that was designed to provide access to library and Internet resources. Home page design as well as site design is discussed, features of the site are explained, and future expectations are considered, including the role of the library. (LRW)

  8. Page 1 of 43 Automatic Analysis of Medical Dialogue in the Home Hemodialysis

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    Barzilay, Regina

    medical dialogue, consider 30 seconds of an error-free transcript of an interaction between a dialysis patient and a nurse (see Figure 1). This excerpt exhibits an informal, verbose style of medical dialoguePage 1 of 43 Automatic Analysis of Medical Dialogue in the Home Hemodialysis Domain: Structure

  9. Learning and Collaborating in the Adult Literacy Education Wiki

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    Jacobson, Erik

    2008-01-01

    This article presents the results of a mixed-methods study of the Adult Literacy Education Wiki. Two research questions framed the study: (1) What do participants report they have learned by contributing to the wiki? and (2) What is the nature of participation and collaboration in the wiki? A key finding of the study is that the wiki does not…

  10. Collaboration and Learning with Wikis in Post-Secondary Classrooms

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    Hughes, Joan E.; Narayan, Ravi

    2009-01-01

    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

  11. Wiki Behavior in the Workplace: Emotional Aspects of Content Development

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    Gears, Deborah Ann

    2011-01-01

    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…

  12. Automated seeding of specialised wiki knowledgebases with BioKb

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    2009-01-01

    Background Wiki technology has become a ubiquitous mechanism for dissemination of information, and places strong emphasis on collaboration. We aimed to leverage wiki technology to allow small groups of researchers to collaborate around a specific domain, for example a biological pathway. Automatically gathered seed data could be modified by the group and enriched with domain specific information. Results We describe a software system, BioKb, implemented as a plugin for the TWiki engine, and designed to facilitate construction of a field-specific wiki containing collaborative and automatically generated content. Features of this system include: query of publicly available resources such as KEGG, iHOP and MeSH, to generate 'seed' content for topics; simple definition of structure for topics of different types via an administration page; and interactive incorporation of relevant PubMed references. An exemplar is shown for the use of this system, in the creation of the RAASWiki knowledgebase on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). RAASWiki has been seeded with data by use of BioKb, and will be the subject of ongoing development into an extensive knowledgebase on the RAAS. Conclusion The BioKb system is available from http://www.bioinf.mvm.ed.ac.uk/twiki/bin/view/TWiki/BioKbPlugin as a plugin for the TWiki engine. PMID:19758431

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

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    Cogbill, Monet Leigh

    1995-01-01

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

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

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

    2007-12-01

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

  15. Wikis in Collaborative Educational Scenarios: Integrated in LMS or Standalone Wikis?

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

    2012-01-01

    This article outlines a set of features that wiki engines require to successfully host collaborative educational scenarios. The authors explore multiple issues that deal with the use wikis with learning activities. One of the first issues to solve is software support for assessment methodologies. The second is choosing between using an integrated…

  16. Collaborating like Never before: Reading and Writing through a Wiki

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    Gibbons, Scott

    2010-01-01

    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…

  17. Show menu | ScienceDaily home page RSS feeds | Free newsletter Breaking News Updated every 15 minutes (powered by UPI)

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    Show menu | ScienceDaily home page RSS feeds | Free newsletter Breaking News Updated every 15 minutes (powered by UPI) All News Top News Business Science Entertainment Sports Quirks Topics Arts by Google Advertise on this site Print this page | Email to friend | Bookmark Related Science News Doctors

  18. Tech Trek: The collaborative works of wikis

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    Edwin P. Christmann

    2008-02-05

    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.

  19. Wiki Literature Circles: Creating Digital Learning Communities

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    Edmondson, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    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…

  20. Wikis: A Collective Approach to Language Production

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    Lund, Andreas

    2008-01-01

    Wikis represent a particular type of collaborative learning environment where collaboration can result in aggregated, collective products. This study makes the claim that such potential challenges language production practices in school where the individual learner's output is often the focus of attention. The argument is put forth by juxtaposing…

  1. Teaching and Learning Physics using Wikis

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    Mohottala, Hashini

    2010-03-01

    The use of new teaching tools and technologies in modern classrooms in universities, colleges and even schools is essential. Here we report an adaptation of a new and powerful teaching tool, Wiki, in teaching Physics. Wiki is an interactive webpage which can be accessed and updated collaboratively by a group of users via any web browser. This new teaching tool was first used in an introductory level Physics course. The students were assigned different tasks and as a part of the learning procedure, they were encouraged to do independent research to explore applications related to the Physics concepts learned in the class. As a result, students often brought interesting findings into the class that led to insightful class discussions. Although Physics is not the most popular science subject among undergraduate students, the adaptation of Wiki showed a notable change in the students' perceptions. As we have experienced, there are number of advantages of using Wikis in a Physics classroom - improves the writing and research skills; helps students explore and understand the subject in depth and most of all enhances their desire and ability to learn Physics.

  2. Studies on Editing Patterns in Large-scale Wikis

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    Boulain, Philip; Shadbolt, Nigel; Gibbins, Nicholas

    Wiki systems have developed over the past years as lightweight, community-editable, web-based hypertext systems. With the emergence of Semantic Wikis, these collections of interlinked documents have also gained a dual role as ad-hoc RDF graphs. However, their roots lie at the limited hypertext capabilities of the World Wide Web: embedded links, without support for composite objects or transclusion. In this chapter, we present experimental evidence that hyperstructure changes, as opposed to content changes, form a substantial proportion of editing effort on a large-scale wiki.We then follow this with a in-detail experiment, studying how individual editors work to edit articles on the wiki. These experiments are set in the wider context of a study of how the technologies developed during decades of hypertext research may be applied to improve management of wiki document structure and, with semantic wikis, knowledge structure.

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  4. Using a wiki in nursing education and research.

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    Kardong-Edgren, Suzan E; Oermann, Marilyn H; Ha, Yeongmi; Tennant, Monica N; Snelson, Catherine; Hallmark, Elizabeth; Rogers, Nancy; Hurd, Debbie

    2009-01-01

    With a wiki, learners can share information, resources, and experiences, and work together as a group. A wiki is equally valuable to a nursing research team: it can be used to communicate information to team members; foster collaboration among the team; disseminate resources, forms, and other documents for conducting the research; and share experiences with study implementation. Potential uses of a wiki in nursing education and research are discussed in this paper. One team's use of a wiki in a large multisite nursing education study is reported. PMID:19341356

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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.

  6. Quantum Computation and Quantum Error Prevention Wiki

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    Mark S. Byrd

    2014-04-04

    The Quantum Computation and Quantum Error Prevention Wiki is a collaborative and live document to compliment courses on quantum computing. All edits must be made by registered users in order to maintain accuracy and integrity for the document. It is produced by Qunet, a network for quantum physicists, particularly those working in the fields of quantum information and quantum computation. It was developed as a part of a NSF funded project led by Prof. M. S. Byrd at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

  7. Security in Wiki-Style Authoring Systems

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    Jensen, Christian Damsgaard

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

  8. VuWiki: An Ontology-Based Semantic Wiki for Vulnerability Assessments

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

    2014-05-01

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

  9. Improving Your Psychology Faculty Home Page: Results of a Student-Faculty Online Survey

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    Palmiter, David, Jr.; Renjilian, David

    2003-01-01

    This article identifies student (N = 102) and faculty (N = 84) attitudes regarding desired content for a faculty Web page. The majority of students and faculty agreed that faculty should include the following on a Web page: an e-mail address, office hours, telephone number, course syllabi, courses offered, research interests, educational…

  10. Once you click on the Jellyfish link, you are taken to the Home page. Jellyfish does not require a login for searching.

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    HOME SEARCHING Once you click on the Jellyfish link, you are taken to the Home page. Jellyfish does clicking once on the TRC report will provide TRC data as shown in window below. To return to Jellyfish main

  11. Evaluating the Use of a Wiki for Collaborative Learning

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    Su, Feng; Beaumont, Chris

    2010-01-01

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

  12. Teaching with Wikis: Improving Staff Development through Action Research

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    Benson, Robyn; Brack, Charlotte; Samarwickrema, Gayani

    2012-01-01

    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 and…

  13. Is wiki an effective platform for group course work?

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    Irina Elgort; Alastair G Smith; Janet Toland

    This study reports on students' and lecturers' perceptions of using wikis as a platform for conducting assessed group projects in two postgraduate Master's level university courses. The results highlight the fact that student attitudes to group work, in general, are mixed, and that the use of wikis per se is not enough to improve these attitudes. On the positive side,

  14. Wikis: A Knowledge Platform for Collaborative Learning in ESL Reading

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    Wiseman, Cynthia S.; Belknap, Joshua P.

    2013-01-01

    Wikis provide an effective technological tool to meet the pedagogical goals outlined in the new TESOL Technology Standards (Healey et al.,2009). A wiki, a cross between a website and a word document, is an interactive webpage that allows students to read, generate, and publish content online in an environment of collaboration. The flexibility and…

  15. Wiki: Using the Web Connections to Connect Students

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    Donne, Vicki

    2012-01-01

    The present study reports on action research conducted using a resource wiki. Participants included 48 certified teachers and pre-service teachers enrolled in a face-to-face graduate course supplemented with online activities. Data collected include student reflections that indicate the use of a wiki at the university level is a feasible means of…

  16. Wikis to Support the "Collaborative" Part of Collaborative Learning

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    Larusson, Johann Ari; Alterman, Richard

    2009-01-01

    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,…

  17. Using Wikis for Online Group Projects: Student and Tutor Perspectives

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    Kear, Karen; Donelan, Helen; Williams, Judith

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a study of the use of wikis to support online group projects in two courses at the UK Open University. The research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a wiki in supporting (i) student collaboration and (ii) tutors' marking of the students' collaborative work. The paper uses the main factors previously…

  18. Wild, Wild Wikis: A way forward Robert Charles1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    knowledge on the internet. Multiplicity of wikis is not a problem but an indication of its usefulness their thoughts through the traditional methods. They are one of the fastest growing systems of online of these problems is sought through the use of an annotation model. The model assumes that contributions in wikis

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

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    Hughes, Janette; Dymoke, Sue

    2011-01-01

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

  20. Wading through the World of Wikis: An Analysis of Three Wiki Projects

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    Ducate, Lara C.; Anderson, Lara Lomicka; Moreno, Nina

    2011-01-01

    With the increasing popularity of Web 2.0 tools, it only follows that these technologies are adapted to our foreign language classroom practices. Research shows their numerous advantages as participatory tools that foster communication and collaboration. This study focuses on one such tool, the wiki, and describes the implementation of three…

  1. RiceWiki: a wiki-based database for community curation of rice genes.

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    Zhang, Zhang; Sang, Jian; Ma, Lina; Wu, Gang; Wu, Hao; Huang, Dawei; Zou, Dong; Liu, Siqi; Li, Ang; Hao, Lili; Tian, Ming; Xu, Chao; Wang, Xumin; Wu, Jiayan; Xiao, Jingfa; Dai, Lin; Chen, Ling-Ling; Hu, Songnian; Yu, Jun

    2014-01-01

    Rice is the most important staple food for a large part of the world's human population and also a key model organism for biological studies of crops as well as other related plants. Here we present RiceWiki (http://ricewiki.big.ac.cn), a wiki-based, publicly editable and open-content platform for community curation of rice genes. Most existing related biological databases are based on expert curation; with the exponentially exploding volume of rice knowledge and other relevant data, however, expert curation becomes increasingly laborious and time-consuming to keep knowledge up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive, struggling with the flood of data and requiring a large number of people getting involved in rice knowledge curation. Unlike extant relevant databases, RiceWiki features harnessing collective intelligence in community curation of rice genes, quantifying users' contributions in each curated gene and providing explicit authorship for each contributor in any given gene, with the aim to exploit the full potential of the scientific community for rice knowledge curation. Based on community curation, RiceWiki bears the potential to make it possible to build a rice encyclopedia by and for the scientific community that harnesses community intelligence for collaborative knowledge curation, covers all aspects of biological knowledge and keeps evolving with novel knowledge. PMID:24136999

  2. RiceWiki: a wiki-based database for community curation of rice genes

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    Zhang, Zhang; Sang, Jian; Ma, Lina; Wu, Gang; Wu, Hao; Huang, Dawei; Zou, Dong; Liu, Siqi; Li, Ang; Hao, Lili; Tian, Ming; Xu, Chao; Wang, Xumin; Wu, Jiayan; Xiao, Jingfa; Dai, Lin; Chen, Ling-Ling; Hu, Songnian; Yu, Jun

    2014-01-01

    Rice is the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s human population and also a key model organism for biological studies of crops as well as other related plants. Here we present RiceWiki (http://ricewiki.big.ac.cn), a wiki-based, publicly editable and open-content platform for community curation of rice genes. Most existing related biological databases are based on expert curation; with the exponentially exploding volume of rice knowledge and other relevant data, however, expert curation becomes increasingly laborious and time-consuming to keep knowledge up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive, struggling with the flood of data and requiring a large number of people getting involved in rice knowledge curation. Unlike extant relevant databases, RiceWiki features harnessing collective intelligence in community curation of rice genes, quantifying users' contributions in each curated gene and providing explicit authorship for each contributor in any given gene, with the aim to exploit the full potential of the scientific community for rice knowledge curation. Based on community curation, RiceWiki bears the potential to make it possible to build a rice encyclopedia by and for the scientific community that harnesses community intelligence for collaborative knowledge curation, covers all aspects of biological knowledge and keeps evolving with novel knowledge. PMID:24136999

  3. The impact of group membership on collaborative learning with wikis.

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    Matschke, Christina; Moskaliuk, Johannes; Kimmerle, Joachim

    2013-02-01

    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

  4. Creating a home page on the World Wide Web: an inexpensive means to promote medical education and physician recruitment.

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    Yamamoto, L G

    1997-07-01

    The World Wide Web (WWW) is generally used as an information resource. It can also be used as a national and international promotional (advertising) resource, at minimal cost, to assist in physician recruitment, such as for residency training programs. Currently, only a few residency training programs have home page sites describing their programs on the WWW. Creating a WWW site that can be viewed nationally and internationally requires an internet service provider and hypertext markup language (HTML) document that designs the WWW home page site. This article provides a step-by-step method for creating a simple WWW site (including an HTML template) to promote a residency program and assist in resident recruitment. As more young physicians graduate with more extensive computer skills and familiarity, use of the WWW for physician recruitment will become a more important source of information for physician applicants. PMID:9217536

  5. UniWiki: A Collaborative P2P System for Distributed Wiki Applications Gerald Oster and Pascal Molli

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    UniWiki: A Collaborative P2P System for Distributed Wiki Applications G´erald Oster and Pascal to peer (P2P) systems, relying on content replication at more than one node to ensure scalable of such a P2P network. We are convinced that, if we can deploy a group editor framework on a P2P network, we

  6. The Aesthetic Dimensions of U.S. and South Korean Responses to Web Home Pages: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

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    Anthony Faiola; Chin-Chang Ho; Mark D. Tarrant; Karl F. MacDorman

    2011-01-01

    Culturally influenced preferences in website aesthetics is a topic often neglected by scholars in human–computer interaction. Kim, Lee, and Choi (2003) identified aesthetic design factors of web home pages that elicited particular responses in South Korean web users based on 13 secondary emotional dimensions. This study extends Kim et al.'s work to U.S. participants, comparing the original South Korean findings

  7. 11/02/2009 15:55Does Darwin's Home Deserve the Same Status as Egypt's Pyramids? -Origins Page 1 of 3http://blogs.sciencemag.org/origins/2009/02/does-darwins-home-deserve-the.html

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    West, Stuart

    11/02/2009 15:55Does Darwin's Home Deserve the Same Status as Egypt's Pyramids? - Origins Page 1 Darwin's Home Deserve the Same Status as Egypt's Pyramids? Daily News Advanced Extraterrestrial Evolution | Main FEBRUARY 10, 2009 Does Darwin's Home Deserve the Same Status as Egypt's Pyramids? Cleaned

  8. Feedback from users of energy efficiency information on the Internet: Analysis of the US CADDET home page

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    Brown, M.A.; Voss, M.K.

    1996-03-01

    This paper describes the US experience to date with providing energy efficiency information from the Center for the Analysis and Dissemination of Demonstrated Energy Technologies (CADDET) on the Internet. The paper begins by describing the way that information is displayed in the US CADDET home page system. Statistics are then provided on numbers and types of users of the home page. Next we describe the frequency with which different types of CADDET information have been accessed and summarize the feedback provided by users. Drawing on this experience with the US CADDET home page system, the authors conclude that energy efficiency information systems on the World Wide Web can contribute significantly to the goals of CADDET and other information outreach programs. However, to reach a wider range of audiences, Internet systems need to be supplemented by other dissemination efforts aimed at reaching individuals in countries and organizations that are not currently using Internet services. In addition, more personal and customized information sources are needed to provide users with the types of assistance guidance that may be required to translate knowledge of a technology`s technical financial performance, into a decision to adopt the technology.

  9. Introducing New Undergraduates Into a Research Group Through Use of a Wiki

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    Whittlesey, Phyllis; Lopez, Ramon

    2009-04-01

    In a large research group it can be difficult to communicate fundamental group-specific concepts and data collection procedures to new or inexperienced members. Our research group utilizes a type of website called a wiki, which allows members to update and change content quickly and easily. A page on our group's wiki details fundamental concepts in the space physics research group, oriented at incoming undergraduate researchers, including a detailed description of what each of the most-used data sites is used for and a step by step procedure on how to use each one. The nature of the wiki as a dynamic and member-edited project means that descriptions and procedures can be revised and updated as new data sets become available. Our efforts include weekly meetings with the new undergraduates to explore these concepts and frequently-used data websites until these new members have learned enough to understand their assigned research projects. Our group has successfully incorporated undergraduates as early as their freshman year into the research group on scientifically significant research projects using these methods.

  10. Company Information on the World Wide Web: Using Corporate Home Pages To Supplement Traditional Business Resources.

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    LaRose, Joseph A.

    1997-01-01

    Corporate Web sites range from single-page company descriptions to multilayered sites that promote products and services and contain company histories, employment opportunities, news, and company philosophy. This article describes the information typically found in corporate Web sites, recommends business-related Web directories, and offers tips…

  11. Official U.S. Army Internet Sources Army Home page: www.army.mil

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    page (www.army. mil) provides official Army news and information and links to Army social media sites://www.army.mil/news/ Early Bird: http://ebird.osd.mil/ebird2/index.html Information: http://www.army.mil/info/ Benefits: https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil Audio/video: http://www.army.mil/media/amp/ Mobile phone apps: http

  12. Host Family In-Home Interview Report S4-H Revised Sept 2013 Page 1 of 3 STATES' 4-H INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Host Family In-Home Interview Report S4-H Revised Sept 2013 Page 1 of 3 STATES' 4-H INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS HOST FAMILY IN-HOME INTERVIEW REPORT ~SUMMER/SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS~ (To be completed by host family interviewer immediately after interview. Interview must be conducted in applicant's home

  13. High Redshift Supernova Search Home Page of the Supernova Cosmology Project

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

  14. Causal effects of wiki site design on anxiety and usability 

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    Cowan, Benjamin Richard

    2011-06-28

    Within society Information Technology (IT) is becoming pervasive. This is no more pronounced than in Higher Education where IT is almost ubiquitously used. Current developments have also seen Web 2.0 tools such as wikis ...

  15. Using Wikis to Differentiate Instruction in Literature Circles

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    Monica Anne Mansfield

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

  16. Combining knowledge discovery, ontologies, annotations, and semantic wikis

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    Hernán Astudillo; Víctor Codocedo; Gérôme Canals; Diego Torres; Alicia Diaz; Amedeo Napoli; Alan K. Gomes; Maria Graça; C. Pimentel

    2009-01-01

    Semantic Wikis provide an original and operational infrastructure for efficiently combining semantic technologies and collaborative design activities. This text presents: a running example and its context (organization of the collections in a museum); concepts of wikis as a tool to allow computer supported cooperative work (cscw); concepts of semantic technologies and knowledge representation; concepts and examples of semantic wikis; anatomy of a semantic wiki (reasoning tools, storage, querying); and research directions. The evolution of the Web has demanded research efforts in several areas, from support to building applications [12] to the evaluation of user interfaces [18]; from investigating the application of information retrieval in general [21] to the building of efficient metasearch engines [27], web clustering engines [10], and machine learning techniques for web text

  17. NASA Human Research Wiki - An Online Collaboration Tool

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    Barr, Y. R.; Rasbury, J.; Johnson, J.; Barsten, K.; Saile, L.; Watkins, S. D.

    2011-01-01

    In preparation for exploration-class missions, the Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC) element of NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) has compiled a large evidence base, which previously was available only to persons within the NASA community. The evidence base is comprised of several types of data, for example: information on more than 80 medical conditions which could occur during space flight, derived from several sources (including data on incidence and potential outcomes of these medical conditions, as captured in the Integrated Medical Model's Clinical Finding Forms). In addition, approximately 35 gap reports are included in the evidence base, identifying current understanding of the medical challenges for exploration, as well as any gaps in knowledge and/or technology that would need to be addressed in order to provide adequate medical support for these novel missions. In an effort to make the ExMC information available to the general public and increase collaboration with subject matter experts within and outside of NASA, ExMC has developed an online collaboration tool, very similar to a wiki, titled the NASA Human Research Wiki. The platform chosen for this data sharing, and the potential collaboration it could generate, is a MediaWiki-based application that would house the evidence, allow "read only" access to all visitors to the website, and editorial access to credentialed subject matter experts who have been approved by the Wiki's editorial board. Although traditional wikis allow users to edit information in real time, the NASA Human Research Wiki includes a peer review process to ensure quality and validity of information. The wiki is also intended to be a pathfinder project for other HRP elements that may want to use this type of web-based tool. The wiki website will be released with a subset of the data described and will continue to be populated throughout the year.

  18. The Study on Effective Programming Learning Using Wiki Community Systems

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    Soo-hwan Kim; Hee-seop Han; Sun-gwan Han

    2006-01-01

    This study suggests the effective learning programming method using the Wiki Community Systems. In an e-Learning setting,\\u000a it is hard to expect the growing learners’ ability of thinking and collaboration when programming learning focuses on learning\\u000a content. The Wiki Community systems we suggested, which are community-centered, however, can foster learners’ ability of algorithm\\u000a thinking through processing of sharing ideas and

  19. Connecting parts with processes: SubtiWiki and SubtiPathways integrate gene and pathway annotation for Bacillus subtilis.

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    Lammers, Christoph R; Flórez, Lope A; Schmeisky, Arne G; Roppel, Sebastian F; Mäder, Ulrike; Hamoen, Leendert; Stülke, Jörg

    2010-03-01

    Bacillus subtilis is the model organism for a large group of Gram-positive bacteria, the Firmicutes. Several online databases have been established over time to manage its genetic and metabolic information, but they differ greatly in their rate of update and their focus on B. subtilis. Therefore, a European systems biology consortium called for an integrated solution that empowers its users to enrich online content. To meet this goal we created SubtiWiki and SubtiPathways, two complementary online tools for gene and pathway information on B. subtilis 168. SubtiWiki (http://subtiwiki.uni-goettingen.de/ ) is a scientific wiki for all genes of B. subtilis and their protein or RNA products. Each gene page contains a summary of the most important information; sections on the gene, its product and expression; sections concerning biological materials and laboratories; and a list of references. SubtiWiki has been seeded with key content and can be extended by any researcher after a simple registration, thus keeping it always up to date. As a complement, SubtiPathways (http://subtipathways.uni-goettingen.de/) is an online tool for navigation of the metabolism of B. subtilis and its regulation. Each SubtiPathways diagram presents a metabolic pathway with its participating enzymes, together with the regulatory mechanisms that act on their expression and activity, in an intuitive interface that is based on Google Maps. Together, SubtiWiki and SubtiPathways provide an integrated view of the processes that make up B. subtilis and its components, making it the most comprehensive web resource for B. subtilis researchers. PMID:19959575

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

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    2013-01-01

    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. PMID:23347357

  1. 09/10/2009 17:47Evolutionary Biology -Home Of The Idiot Savant Page 1 of 7http://www.scientificblogging.com/gadfly/evolutionary_biology_home_idiot_savant

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    Reece, Sarah

    09/10/2009 17:47Evolutionary Biology - Home Of The Idiot Savant Page 1 of 7http://www.scientificblogging.com/gadfly/evolutionary_biology_home_idiot_savant Of The Idiot Savant How Darwin Was Misinterpreted The Stagnation of Cooperation Theory All ABOUT STEVE DAVIS > THE GADFLY Evolutionary Biology - Home Of The Idiot Savant By Steve Davis | September 19th 2009 03:00 AM | 5

  2. YTPdb: a wiki database of yeast membrane transporters.

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

    2010-10-01

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

  3. Mining the Gene Wiki for functional genomic knowledge

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Ontology-based gene annotations are important tools for organizing and analyzing genome-scale biological data. Collecting these annotations is a valuable but costly endeavor. The Gene Wiki makes use of Wikipedia as a low-cost, mass-collaborative platform for assembling text-based gene annotations. The Gene Wiki is comprised of more than 10,000 review articles, each describing one human gene. The goal of this study is to define and assess a computational strategy for translating the text of Gene Wiki articles into ontology-based gene annotations. We specifically explore the generation of structured annotations using the Gene Ontology and the Human Disease Ontology. Results Our system produced 2,983 candidate gene annotations using the Disease Ontology and 11,022 candidate annotations using the Gene Ontology from the text of the Gene Wiki. Based on manual evaluations and comparisons to reference annotation sets, we estimate a precision of 90-93% for the Disease Ontology annotations and 48-64% for the Gene Ontology annotations. We further demonstrate that this data set can systematically improve the results from gene set enrichment analyses. Conclusions The Gene Wiki is a rapidly growing corpus of text focused on human gene function. Here, we demonstrate that the Gene Wiki can be a powerful resource for generating ontology-based gene annotations. These annotations can be used immediately to improve workflows for building curated gene annotation databases and knowledge-based statistical analyses. PMID:22165947

  4. Collaborative authoring: a case study of the use of a wiki as a tool to keep systematic reviews up to date

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    Bender, Jacqueline L; O’Grady, Laura A; Deshpande, Amol; Cortinois, Andrea A; Saffie, Luis; Husereau, Don; Jadad, Alejandro R

    2011-01-01

    Background Systematic reviews are recognized as the most effective means of summarizing research evidence. However, they are limited by the time and effort required to keep them up to date. Wikis present a unique opportunity to facilitate collaboration among many authors. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of a wiki as an online collaborative tool for the updating of a type of systematic review known as a scoping review. Methods An existing peer-reviewed scoping review on asynchronous telehealth was previously published on an open, publicly available wiki. Log file analysis, user questionnaires and content analysis were used to collect descriptive and evaluative data on the use of the site from 9 June 2009 to 10 April 2010. Blog postings from referring sites were also analyzed. Results During the 10-month study period, there were a total of 1222 visits to the site, 3996 page views and 875 unique visitors from around the globe. Five unique visitors (0.6% of the total number of visitors) submitted a total of 6 contributions to the site: 3 contributions were made to the article itself, and 3 to the discussion pages. None of the contributions enhanced the evidence base of the scoping review. The commentary about the project in the blogosphere was positive, tempered with some skepticism. Interpretations Despite the fact that wikis provide an easy-to-use, free and powerful means to edit information, fewer than 1% of visitors contributed content to the wiki. These results may be a function of limited interest in the topic area, the review methodology itself, lack of familiarity with the wiki, and the incentive structure of academic publishing. Controversial and timely topics in addition to incentives and organizational support for Web 2.0 impact metrics might motivate greater participation in online collaborative efforts to keep scientific knowledge up to date. PMID:22567076

  5. AstroBetter: A Blog and Wiki for Professional Astronomers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2011-01-01

    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 planning, productivity, organization, and diversity and equity in science and education. While we have several contributors, the site is intended to be community driven and we encourage everyone to publish to the wiki, submit guest posts, suggest post ideas, and to comment on blog entries. One of our primary goals is to consolidate and reduce the transient nature of the astronomy community's collective knowledge base by having an active wiki. Currently, the most common way to share astro-centric tools and tips that are not appropriate for a published paper, is to put them on an individual's website. However, the average astronomer's website will have at least four different addresses over the course of their career and only the site owner can edit the content. As a result, information on personal websites goes stale very quickly and dead links to such sites abound. It is our hope that community maintained wikis, such as the one hosted on AstroBetter, will gradually replace the personal website. In this poster we introduce the contributors to AstroBetter, show statistics about our current readership, give excerpts of some of our most popular posts and wiki entries, and show how anyone can add or edit content on the wiki. The goal of this poster is to spread the word about AstroBetter and increase our community of readers and wiki editors, because together, we can AstroBetter.

  6. AstroBetter: A Blog and Wiki for Professional Astronomers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rigby, Jane

    2011-01-01

    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 planning, productivity, organization, and diversity and equity in science and education. While we have several contributors, the site is intended to be community driven and we encourage everyone to publish to the wiki, submit guest posts, suggest post ideas, and to comment on blog entries. One of our primary goals is to consolidate and reduce the transient nature of the astronomy community's collective knowledge base by having an active wiki. Currently, the most common way to share astro-centric tools and tips that are not appropriate for a published paper, is to put them on an individual's website. However, the average astronomer's website will have at least four different addresses over the course of their career and only the site owner can edit the content. As a result, information on personal websites goes stale very quickly and deal links to such sites abound. It is our hope that community maintained wikis, such as the one hosted on AstroBetter, will gradually replace the personal website. In this poster we introduce the contributors to AstroBetter, show statistics about our current readership, give excerpts of some of our most popular posts and wiki entries, and show how anyone can add or edit content on the wiki. The goal of this poster is to spread the work about AstroBetter and increase our community of readers and wiki editors, because together, we can AstroBetter.

  7. Web 2.0 Wiki technology : enabling technologies, community behaviors, and successful business techniques and models

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    Davidi, Ilana

    2007-01-01

    Many technologies fall under the umbrella of what is commonly known as "Web 2.0," including the Wiki, a software product which allows multiple users to review and edit documents online. Like all Web 2.0 technologies, Wikis ...

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

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    Burgos, Clinton; Bot, Arjan; Ring, David

    2012-06-01

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

  9. Semantic Social Profile a Semantic Boost for the Social Information in MediaWiki

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    Langendoen, Koen

    Semantic Social Profile ­ a Semantic Boost for the Social Information in MediaWiki Yury Katkov1 of concept introduces a flexible way of integration the social features of MediaWiki and Semantic Media.pokoptsev@gmail.com Abstract. Semantic MediaWiki proved its effectiveness as a platform for creating semantically connected

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

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    Lee, Hsiao-chien; Wang, Pei-ling

    2013-01-01

    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 &…

  11. WikiTextbooks: Designing Your Course around a Collaborative Writing Project

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    Katz, Brian P.; Thoren, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    We have used wiki technology to support large-scale, collaborative writing projects in which the students build reference texts (called WikiTextbooks). The goal of this paper is to prepare readers to adapt this idea for their own courses. We give examples of the implementation of WikiTextbooks in a variety of courses, including lecture and…

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

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    Hadjerrouit, Said

    2012-01-01

    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…

  13. Upgrading to Web 2.0: An Experiential Project to Build a Marketing Wiki

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    Cronin, John J.

    2009-01-01

    Wikis are one of the newest features of Web 2.0. This article describes the implementation of a project in a marketing course in which students created an interactive textbook using wiki software. Several surprises encountered along the way are described, and the unique problem of grading individual contributions to a wiki is discussed. The author…

  14. Using a Wiki to Enhance Cooperative Learning in a Real Analysis Course

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    Peterson, Elisha

    2009-01-01

    This article describes how the author used a wiki-based website in a real analysis course, and assesses its effectiveness. The wiki was used to post course materials, maintain a forum, enable students to write collaborative projects, and enable students to develop a glossary of important terms. The wiki proved to be very successful; it facilitated…

  15. Wiki-Based Digital Libraries Information Services in China and Abroad

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    Quan Lu; Dezhao Chen; Huili Hu

    2010-01-01

    Wiki, as a new collaboration platform, provides an appropriate way for information services of digital library. This paper analyzes the features of Wiki-based integrated information services of digital library, and makes a brief introduction to its application to the development of digital libraries in China and abroad. It also points out that Wiki has played an important role in improving

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

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    Roussinos, Dimitrios; Jimoyiannis, Athanassios

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. Interacting and Learning Together: Factors Influencing Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Academic Wiki Use

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    Israel, Maya; Moshirnia, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    Academic wikis hold promise in supporting preservice teachers' collaborative interactions in online contexts. Nonetheless, little is written in either technology or teacher education literature about facilitating wiki use and instruction within teacher education. This study investigated the use of an academic wiki within a technology teacher…

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

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    Prokofieva, Maria

    2013-01-01

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

  20. Wikis as Discussion Forums: Exploring Students' Contribution and Their Attention to Form

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    Nami, Fatemeh; Marandi, S. Susan

    2014-01-01

    The potential of wikis for learning has recently begun to capture the attention of English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) research. While students' collaboration, attention to form, and perceptions of wikis in document mode have been widely addressed in previous research, the educational value of wikis used in thread mode, as…

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

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    Baltzersen, Rolf K.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Lin, Hong; Kelsey, Kathleen D.

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Munoz, Caroline Lego

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Alyousef, Hesham Suleiman; Picard, Michelle Yvette

    2011-01-01

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

  5. Crayfish Home Page

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    Crandall, Keith A.

    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.

  6. NRMRL HOME PAGE

    EPA Science Inventory

    As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development, the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) conducts research into ways to prevent and reduce pollution risks that threaten human health and the environment. The laboratory inv...

  7. Graphical Locator Home Page

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    Daniel Gustafson

    1995-10-30

    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.

  8. Eclipse Home Page

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    Espenak, Fred.

    1969-12-31

    Whatever else one might say about the subject, eclipses are events not to be missed. So, if you're tired of missing eclipses because you just aren't sure when they are going to occur, or where, you no longer have such an excuse, as this site lists all eclipses, lunar and solar, past and present, and their ideal viewing locations all over the planet. Sponsored and maintained by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the site offers information for anyone interested in astrophysical events, especially planetary conjunctions. For each eclipse featured on the site, date and time are listed first, followed by additional facts and figures, including detailed charts of the course of planetary alignments that indicate, among other things, duration and magnitude of the event and the locations where it can best be viewed. Particularly worth visiting is the Seven Thousand Year Catalog of Very Long Eclipses. And, for those just starting out, there is a beginner's introduction to the study of eclipses.

  9. Rapid Prototyping Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  10. Peijun Li's Home Page

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    Oct 5, 2013 ... Minisymposium on Analysis and Computation for PDE-based Inverse ... Conference on Engineering and Computational Mathematics, Hong Kong .... Computation, and Applications, Michigan Center for Industrial and Applied ...

  11. Emiliania huxleyi Home Page

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    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.

  12. The Mizar Home Page

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

  13. Isaac Asimov Home Page

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    This site is dedicated to Isaac Asimov, who wrote over 500 books in his lifetime. The site features essays and reviews of Asimov's work (particularly, but not exclusively, of his work in science fiction); annotated catalogs, guides, and bibliographies for works by and about Asimov; and links to related sites, including publishers and periodicals with archival materials by the author. Since Asimov published so often on so many different topics, from Shakespeare to science fiction to organic chemistry, such a Website serves as a useful meta-bibliography to his corpus. And for those truly impressed by how astonishingly prolific Asimov was, there is also a graph of his book publishing rates over the course of his career. The site is maintained by Asimov enthusiast Edward Seiler.

  14. USF Criminology's Home Page

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

  15. The Chironomid Home Page

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    Ian Walker at Okanagan University College (British Colombia) maintains this useful information hub on the Chironomidae. Organized in a straightforward format, the site offers access to bibliographies, books, and research directories on aquatic invertebrates. Of special note are two recently updated 'Current Bibliographies,' containing over 1200 citations of scientific articles and books published in 1994 or 1995. A solid selection of links points users to related resources.

  16. Visual Fractions: Home Page

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    Richard E. Rand

    2011-01-01

    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.

  17. Lewis Carroll Home Page

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    Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Lewis Carroll began his writing career writing lines of verse and is best remembered today as the author of Jabberwocky and, of course, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. For students and persons looking for any number of links about Carroll's life, his works, and teaching aids and materials to be used in conjunction with his writings, this Web site should provide ample resources. The Carroll Studies section is a good place to begin, as it contains links to a number of brief biographical sketches, annotated bibliographies, and critical analyses and musings on his different works, including a piece by Joyce Carol Oates and her admiration for Alice in Wonderland. Another intriguing section of the site is devoted to the use of math, logic, and puzzles that is a pervasive element in much of his writings, most notably Alice in Wonderland. The site is rounded out by a number of links dealing with Lewis Carroll in a variety of languages, including Czech, Danish, Esperanto, Estonian, French, Italian, and Polish.

  18. John Olive's Home Page

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    Olive, John

    Course descriptions and requirements for Computers in Mathematics Education and Investigations into the Teaching of Mathematics Grades 7-12. Recent articles, available online, include Computer Tools for Interactive Mathematical Activity in the Elementary School, Balancing a Quadrilateral, Creating Airfoils from Circles: The Joukowski Transformation, and Multiplicative Operations on Fractions using TIMA (Tools for Interactive Mathematical Activity) Microworlds.

  19. PBS Frontline Home Page

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    This Web site companion to the popular PBS show Frontline offers attractions for both the show's aficionados, as well as those with a more casual interest. There are previews of upcoming shows and an archives of past shows, which can be browsed chronologically or by subject - handy for a general user looking for information rather than a particular show. Web sites for individual previous shows provide texts, images, related readings, links to online discussion forums, and video clips (sometimes entire programs). For example, at the Web site for the Frontline program, "Let's get Married," visitors can read an essay by Alex Kotlowitz, pondering liberal versus conservative views on the public and private consequences of divorce and marriage. A current feature documents 20 years of Frontline, complete with all 420 programs (title and short summary listings for earlier shows; Web sites beginning in 1996); an interview with David Fanning, longtime producer of the show; a short history, and even a Frontline quiz.

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    ;· · · · #12;· · · · · #12;· #12;· ­ ­ · ­ #12;· ­ ­ · ­ · ­ ­ ­ ­ #12;· ­ ­ Images: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Digital_Multimeter_Aka.jpg, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Resistors_color_code.jpg, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lm356.jpg , http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/File:9V_matchstick-1.jpg #12;· ­ ­ Images: http

  1. QoS for Personal Networks at Home page 1 of 10 Project Plan, Public Version, September 16, 2003, Editor I.G. Niemegeers / G. Heijenk

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    QoS for Personal Networks at Home page 1 of 10 Project Plan, Public Version, September 16, 2003, Editor I.G. Niemegeers / G. Heijenk 1 Project title Quality of Service for Personal Networks at Home (QoS. They may be free or they may have to be paid for their usage. Figure 1 shows an example of a PN. #12;QoS

  2. Assisting Instructional Assessment of Undergraduate Collaborative Wiki and SVN Activities

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

    2012-01-01

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

  3. From Socrates to Wikis: Using Online Forums to Deepen Discussions

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    Koopman, Beverly Logas

    2011-01-01

    The author, an elementary teacher, used an online message board and wikis to engage students in literature discussions and to deepen their understanding of and interest in the books they were reading. Her students were much more motivated to read and discuss books using the online tools.

  4. A Semantic Wiki Alerting Environment Incorporating Credibility and Reliability Evaluation

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    Kokar, Mieczyslaw M.

    transnational criminal gangs in order to automatically produce models of the gangs' membership and activities in the form of a semantic wiki. A gang ontology and semantic inferencing are used to annotate the reports; semantic analysis; entity/relation extraction; event tracking; gangs; reliability; credibility 1

  5. Peer Evaluation in Chemical Engineering Capstone Design via Wikis

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    Heldt, Caryn L.

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  6. Using Document Design to Create and Maintain Wikis

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    Clark, Thomas; Stewart, Jeffrey

    2010-01-01

    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…

  7. Off Campus Students' Experiences Collaborating Online, Using Wikis

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

    2010-01-01

    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,…

  8. The Wiki as a Time-Saving Mentoring Tool

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    Kinsey, Joanne; Carleo, Jenny; O'Neill, Barbara; Polanin, Nicholas

    2010-01-01

    An important step in the acculturation of new Extension professionals is a mentoring process that includes the input of experienced Extension colleagues. The wiki is a technology tool that can be useful by providing an online venue for Mentor Team communication and a place to share articles, curricula, and other critical tenure documents. This…

  9. Blended Learning Using Role-Plays, Wikis and Blogs

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    Ruyters, Michele; Douglas, Kathy; Law, Siew Fang

    2011-01-01

    Student learning about legal skills in legal education is increasingly seen as important. These legal skills include advocacy and negotiation. These skills are often taught through role-play. This article discusses the combination of role-plays with online tools, including wikis and blogs, to assist students to master legal skills. The article…

  10. Wiki Writers: Students and Teachers Making Connections across Communities

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    Andes, Laurie; Claggett, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

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

  11. Copyright and Collaborative Spaces: Open Licensing and Wikis

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    Botterbusch, Hope R.; Parker, Preston

    2008-01-01

    As recently as ten years ago, it may have seemed like science fiction to imagine collaborative spaces on the Internet. Today, collaborative websites have proliferated: (1) blogs; (2) social networking; (3) image sharing; (4) video sharing; (5) open educational resources; and (6) popularity websites. Another type is called a wiki, an online…

  12. Pedagogical Significance of Wikis: Towards Gaining Effective Learning Outcomes

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    Hewege, Chandana Rathnasiri; Perera, Liyanage Chamila Roshani

    2013-01-01

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

  13. Stop Reinventing the Wheel: Using Wikis for Professional Knowledge Sharing

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    Deitering, Anne-Marie; Bridgewater, Rachel

    2007-01-01

    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…

  14. Rationalities of Collaboration for Language Learning in a Wiki

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    Bradley, Linda; Lindstrom, Berner; Rystedt, Hans

    2010-01-01

    For language learning, online environments allowing for user generated content are becoming increasingly important since they offer possibilities for learners to elaborate on assignments and projects. This study investigates what wikis can do as a means to enhance group interaction, when students are encouraged to participate in constructing text…

  15. From Forums to Wikis: Perspectives on Tools for Collaboration

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  16. Do Training, Complexity and Critical Mass Affect Wiki Adoption?

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    Vasquez, Mauricio

    2010-01-01

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

  17. Wikis and Academic Writing: Changing the Writer-Reader Relationship

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    Kuteeva, Maria

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. Group Projects in Chemical Engineering Using a Wiki

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    Heys, Jeffrey J.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  19. 7/1/09 7:49 PMSage Worksheet: Archimedes Revisited Page 1 of 3http://localhost:8000/home/admin/80/print

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    Landweber, Gregory D.

    7/1/09 7:49 PMSage Worksheet: Archimedes Revisited Page 1 of 3http://localhost:8000/home/admin/80/print Archimedes Revisited What Archimedes didn't know about What Archimedes did know about Archimedes computations when trying to approximate Ă?! However, Archimedes computed these values using nothing more than

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

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    Stephens, Melanie; Robinson, Leslie; McGrath, Denis

    2013-11-01

    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

  1. Green Homes

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    ... value to your home, reduce energy use and energy costs, fight climate change, and help protect your health. See the Overview page for information on this site, or use the house graphic above or green home solutions links to navigate to topics of ... Water Choosing Green Materials & Products Reducing ...

  2. Distributed scaffolding: Wiki collaboration among Latino high school chemistry students

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    O'Sullivan, Edwin Duncan, Jr.

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

  3. SOIL Geo-Wiki: A tool for improving soil information

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

    2014-05-01

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

  4. Attacks by “Anonymous” WikiLeaks Proponents not Anonymous

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

    2010-01-01

    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

  5. OntoWiki Mobile - Knowledge Management in Your Pocket

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    Timofey Ermilov; Norman Heino; Sebastian Tramp; Sören Auer

    2011-01-01

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

  6. [13] ns Network Simulator. http://wwwmash.cs.berkeley.edu/ns/, 1996. [14] Official 1996 olympic web site home page. http://www.atlanta.olympic.org, 1996.

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    Gummadi, Ramakrishna

    21 [13] ns Network Simulator. http://www­mash.cs.berkeley.edu/ns/, 1996. [14] Official 1996 olympic web site ­ home page. http://www.atlanta.olympic.org, 1996. [15] V. N. Padmanabhan and J. C. Mogul control protocol (scp). http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Protocols/HTTP­NG/http­ng­ scp.html, 1996. [17] W. R

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  8. A Student Authored Online Medical Education Textbook: Editing Patterns and Content Evaluation of a Medical Student Wiki

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    Thompson, CL; Schulz1, Wade L.; Terrence, Adam

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Butler, John C.

    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.

  10. Journal home page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0022460X Stability analysis and -synthesis control of brake systems

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . This type of analysis was then introduced in the context of brake noise to predict the dynamic behaviour-synthesis control of brake systems Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 298, Issues 4-5, 22 December 2006, Pages 1073-1087 S. Lignon, J-J. Sinou and L. Jézéquel STABILITY ANALYSIS AND µ-SYNTHESIS CONTROL OF BRAKE

  11. Healthcare professionals' intentions to use wiki-based reminders to promote best practices in trauma care: a survey protocol

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    Patrick M Archambault; André Lavoie; Marie-Pierre Gagnon; Jean Lapointe; Sylvie St-Jacques; Julien Poitras; Karine Aubin; Sylvain Croteau; Martin Pham-Dinh

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals are increasingly using wikis as collaborative tools to create, synthesize, share, and disseminate knowledge in healthcare. Because wikis depend on collaborators to keep content up-to-date, healthcare professionals who use wikis must adopt behaviors that foster this collaboration. This protocol describes the methods we will use to develop and test the metrological qualities of a questionnaire that will

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

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    Jancarik, Antonin; Jancarikova, Katerina

    2010-01-01

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

  13. Collaborative Knowledge Building with Wikis: The Impact of Redundancy and Polarity

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    Moskaliuk, Johannes; Kimmerle, Joachim; Cress, Ulrike

    2012-01-01

    Wikis as shared digital artifacts may enable users to participate in processes of knowledge building. To what extent and with which quality knowledge building can take place is assumed to depend on the interrelation between people's prior knowledge and the information available in a wiki. In two experimental studies we examined the impact on…

  14. Semantics on demand: Can a Semantic Wiki replace a knowledge base?

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    David E. Millard; Christopher P. Bailey; Philip Boulain; Swapna Chennupati; Hugh C. Davis; Yvonne Margaret Howard; Gary Wills

    2008-01-01

    In the same way that Wikis have become the mechanism that has enabled groups of users to collaborate on the production of hypertexts on the web, Semantic Wikis promise a future of collaboration on the production of semantically linked and ontologically structured hypertexts. In this paper we describe our efforts to convert an existing ontologically structured web site called FREMA

  15. Using Wikis to Develop Collaborative Communities in an Environmental Chemistry Course

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    Pence, Laura E.; Pence, Harry E.

    2015-01-01

    Group construction of wikis in an environmental chemistry course provided an effective framework for students to develop and to manage collaborative communities, characterized by interactive projects designed to deepen learning. A sequence of assignments facilitated improvement of the students' wiki construction and editing skills and these…

  16. The Effect of Locus of Control on Student Perceptions of Academic Wikis

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    Andrew Moshirnia

    2007-01-01

    Collaborative online publishing is fast becoming an accepted educational tool (Wang et al., 2005). While many teachers expect their students to use wikipedia as a rapid research medium, other instructors are creating their own wikis as homework depositories, messaging systems, and text disseminators (Magnus, 2006). However, mainstream wikis operate on an open source model which may be at odds with

  17. Peer-to-peer Semantic Wikis Hala Skaf-Molli, Charbel Rahhal, and Pascal Molli

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    an interesting way to mix web 2.0 advantages with the semantic web approach. P2P wikis have illustrated how wikis of Web 2.0, they provide an easy to share and contribute to global knowledge. The encyclopedia Wikipedia

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Li, Yanyan; Dong, Mingkai; Huang, Ronghuai

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Allsop, Yasemin

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Allwardt, Debra E.

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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 their…

  6. Instructional Theory for Using a Class Wiki to Support Collaborative Learning in Higher Education

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    Lin, Chun-Yi

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop an instructional theory for using a class wiki to support collaborative learning in higher education. Although wikis have been identified in theory as one of the most powerful emerging technologies to support collaborative learning, challenges have been revealed in a number of studies regarding student…

  7. Using Wiki Technology to Support Student Engagement: Lessons from the Trenches

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    Cole, Melissa

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports on a failed experiment to use Wiki technology to support student engagement with the subject matter of a third year undergraduate module. Using qualitative data, the findings reveal that in an educational context, social technologies such as Wiki's, are perceived differently compared with ordinary personal use and this…

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

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    Lawler, Cormac

    2008-01-01

    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…

  9. Wiki Technology as a Design Tool for a Capstone Design Course

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    Hadley, Kevin R.; Debelak, Kenneth A.

    2009-01-01

    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

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Wake, Donna Glenn; Modla, Virginia B.

    2012-01-01

    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

  12. Integrating Wikis in the Support and Practice of Historical Analysis Skills

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    Cabiness, Catherine; Donovan, Loretta; Green, Tim D.

    2013-01-01

    This case study examines the benefits of integrating wikis into the World History curriculum. Six middle school students chosen because of their designation in relevant subgroups--GATE, AVID, and RSP--participated in this 20-week study. Abstract historical concepts can be difficult to grasp; therefore, students collaborated via a wiki on topics…

  13. Factors Affecting the Way Students Collaborate in a Wiki for English Language Learning

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    Zorko, Vida

    2009-01-01

    Wikis are believed to be a powerful tool assisting the development of constructivist learning environments, as their very nature supports collaboration. However, not much research has been done into the types of collaborative interaction that take place in wikis when used for learning. The main purpose of this study is to explore the factors that…

  14. Students' Engagement with a Collaborative Wiki Tool Predicts Enhanced Written Exam Performance

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    Stafford, Tom; Elgueta, Herman; Cameron, Harriet

    2014-01-01

    We introduced voluntary wiki-based exercises to a long-running cognitive psychology course, part of the core curriculum for an undergraduate degree in psychology. Over 2 yearly cohorts, students who used the wiki more also scored higher on the final written exam. Using regression analysis, it is possible to account for students' tendency to…

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

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    Wheeler, Steve; Yeomans, Peter; Wheeler, Dawn

    2008-01-01

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

  16. 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

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    Reich, Justin; Murnane, Richard; Willett, John

    2012-01-01

    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

  17. Use and acceptance of Wiki systems for students of veterinary medicine

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

    2013-01-01

    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. PMID:23467415

  18. Semantic Wiki as a Basis for Software Engineering Ontology Evolution

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

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

  19. JavaWIDE - the Java Wiki Integrated Development Environment

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    Jam Jenkins

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

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

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    Cariaso, Michael; Lennon, Greg

    2012-01-01

    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

  1. WikiPathways App for Cytoscape: Making biological pathways amenable to network analysis and visualization.

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    Kutmon, Martina; Lotia, Samad; Evelo, Chris T; Pico, Alexander R

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we present the open-source WikiPathways app for Cytoscape ( http://apps.cytoscape.org/apps/wikipathways) that can be used to import biological pathways for data visualization and network analysis. WikiPathways is an open, collaborative biological pathway database that provides fully annotated pathway diagrams for manual download or through web services. The WikiPathways app allows users to load pathways in two different views: as an annotated pathway ideal for data visualization and as a simple network to perform computational analysis. An example pathway and dataset are used to demonstrate the functionality of the WikiPathways app and how they can be combined and used together with other apps. More than 3000 downloads in the first 12 months following its release in August 2013 highlight the importance and adoption of the app in the network biology field. PMID:25254103

  2. Calling on a million minds for community annotation in WikiProteins

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

    2008-05-28

    Open Access2008Monset al.Volume 9, Issue 5, Article R89Software Calling on a million minds for community annotation in WikiProteins Barend Mons*†‡§, Michael Ashburner¶, Christine Chichester†‡Ą, Erik van Mulligen*‡, Marc Weeber‡, Johan den Dunnen...

  3. A Web-based Research Support System Enhanced With Wiki Technology

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    Yao, JingTao

    are able to track the previous information in wikis because of the diary format. They can interact support and moral support. Above all, I dedicate my project to the Almighty God who provides all I need

  4. WikiPathways App for Cytoscape: Making biological pathways amenable to network analysis and visualization

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    Evelo, Chris T; Pico, Alexander R

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we present the open-source WikiPathways app for Cytoscape ( http://apps.cytoscape.org/apps/wikipathways) that can be used to import biological pathways for data visualization and network analysis. WikiPathways is an open, collaborative biological pathway database that provides fully annotated pathway diagrams for manual download or through web services. The WikiPathways app allows users to load pathways in two different views: as an annotated pathway ideal for data visualization and as a simple network to perform computational analysis. An example pathway and dataset are used to demonstrate the functionality of the WikiPathways app and how they can be combined and used together with other apps. More than 3000 downloads in the first 12 months following its release in August 2013 highlight the importance and adoption of the app in the network biology field. PMID:25254103

  5. Organizing an undergraduate research group: Graduate Mentoring, Scaffolding, and Wikis

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    Lopez, Ramon; Bruntz, Robert

    2008-03-01

    In this talk I will describe how my group manages a large number of undergraduates engaged in meaningful research projects. The interaction is very structured and includes considerable scaffolding to ensure student success. The undergraduates are organized into groups with specified research foci, and a graduate student assigned to each group as a mentor. Groups meet regularly on several levels, leading to a weekly whole group meeting. The structure fosters positive interdependence as well as individual responsibility as students are assigned individual projects with the research focus of the group. The use of a wiki is critical to facilitating the interaction, maintaining a record of progress, centralizing shared resources, and it allows for significant asynchronous interaction. This structure leads to student success, professional growth for graduate students, and a manageable time budget for the group leader.

  6. Calling on a million minds for community annotation in WikiProteins

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2008-01-01

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

  7. Development and Evaluation of a Shared Learning Wiki in an an Inter-professional Context

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    Melanie Stephens; Leslie Robinson

    This paper discusses the use of a wiki for student radiographers and nurses building on an inter-professional learning experience in the context of Problem Based Learning. The aim of the wiki was to facilitate an on-going learning environment for students who had met once and would not be meeting again. 120 third-year nursing diploma students and 50 second-year radiography undergraduates

  8. wiki.openmath.org - how it works, how you can participate

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    Christoph Lange

    2010-01-01

    At http:\\/\\/wiki.openmath.org, the OpenMath 2 and 3 Content Dictionaries are accessible via a semantic wiki interface, powered by the SWiM system. We shortly introduce the inner workings of the system, then describe how to use it, and conclude with first experiences gained from OpenMath society members working with the system and an outlook to further development plans.

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

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

    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

  10. FreeBMD Home Page

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    Hart, Graham

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

  11. AP Chemistry Course Home Page

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

  12. Lunar Eclipse Observer Home Page

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    Soulsby, Byron W.

    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.

  13. 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...

  14. The BSE Inquiry Home Page

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    In late December 1997, the British Government initiated an Inquiry under Lord Justice Nicholas Phillips to "establish and review the history of the emergence and identification of BSE and the new variant CJD in the United Kingdom," and review and evaluate the actions taken in response. BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), more commonly known as "mad cow disease," has been linked to at least 30 human deaths from CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), a human spongiform encephalopathy resulting from eating infected beef. In late December 1998, the BSE Inquiry began to publish a number of draft factual accounts based on its investigations. At the site, users can download the full text of these in HTML, Word, or .pdf format. Additional resources at the site include full-text transcripts and witness statements, a dramatis personae and glossary, archived press releases, and a BSE timeline.

  15. Galileo and Einstein Home Page

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    These lecture notes from Michael Fowler, Physics professor at University of Virginia, explore "two revolutions in our perception of the universe," the impacts of Galileo and then Einstein on our understanding of physics. The 27 lectures included here may be a useful supplement and teaching aid for educators. The lectures begin with the early Greeks and follow the progress of scientific thought through the work of Galileo, Isaac Newton, and Einstein. The lectures themselves are clear and offer interesting historic details and a conversational approach to explaining concepts. Though the lectures were written a few years ago, the content is timeless, and many of the lectures have been recently updated.

  16. SlipKnot Home Page

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    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.

  17. Earth and Sky Home Page

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

  18. Metamath Proof Explorer Home Page

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    Theoretical mathematicians, behold the wondrous Metamath Proof Explorer! This site consists of interconnected Webpages containing over 3,000 completely worked out proofs in logic and set theory. "Each proof is pieced together with razor-sharp precision using simple rules, allowing almost anyone with a technical bent to follow it without difficulty. With point-and-click links, every step can be drilled down deeper and deeper into the labyrinth until axioms will ultimately be found at the bottom. Armchair mathematicians can spend literally days exploring the complex tangle of logic leading, say, from 2 + 2 = 4 back to the axioms of set theory," says the site's coordinator, MIT alumnus Norman Megill. The site makes available basic user instructions, lists of axioms, starting point suggestions, a complete list of theorems (520K), and even a game using the Proof Explorer. This site is ideal as a diversion for mathematicians or for use in advanced, university-level mathematics classes.

  19. Information Literacy Across the Disciplines: Using the Science Information Literacy Wiki as a Collaborative Tool in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Science Librarianship

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    Elizabeth Berman; Maribeth Slebodnik

    2011-01-01

    The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) wiki was launched in 2008. This article discusses the STS wiki development, content, publicity, and its application across the science disciplines. Information about assessment and future plans for the wiki is also provided. Some of the information included in this article was presented in a panel for

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

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    Reich, Blair Justin Fire

    2012-01-01

    In the first part of this dissertation, I document wiki usage in U.S. K-12 settings by analyzing data on a representative sample drawn from a population of nearly 180,000 wikis. My research group, which I lead and managed, measured the opportunities wikis provide for students to develop 21st century skills such as expert thinking, complex…

  1. MetaBase--the wiki-database of biological databases.

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

    2012-01-01

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

  2. Beyond Wiki to Judgewiki for Transparent Climate Change Decisions

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    Capron, M. E.

    2008-12-01

    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.

  3. The NASA Human Research Wiki - An Online Collaboration Tool

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2012-01-01

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

  4. The effects of using a wiki on student engagement and learning of report writing skills in a university statistics course

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    David L. Neumann; Michelle Hood

    A wiki was used as part of a blended learning approach to promote collaborative learning among students in a first year university statistics class. One group of students analysed a data set and communicated the results by jointly writing a practice report using a wiki. A second group analysed the same data but communicated the results in a practice report

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

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

    2014-01-01

    A large repertoire of gene-centric data has been generated in the field of zebrafish biology. Although the bulk of these data are available in the public domain, most of them are not readily accessible or available in nonstandard formats. One major challenge is to unify and integrate these widely scattered data sources. We tested the hypothesis that active community participation could be a viable option to address this challenge. We present here our approach to create standards for assimilation and sharing of information and a system of open standards for database intercommunication. We have attempted to address this challenge by creating a community-centric solution for zebrafish gene annotation. The Zebrafish GenomeWiki is a ‘wiki’-based resource, which aims to provide an altruistic shared environment for collective annotation of the zebrafish genes. The Zebrafish GenomeWiki has features that enable users to comment, annotate, edit and rate this gene-centric information. The credits for contributions can be tracked through a transparent microattribution system. In contrast to other wikis, the Zebrafish GenomeWiki is a ‘structured wiki’ or rather a ‘semantic wiki’. The Zebrafish GenomeWiki implements a semantically linked data structure, which in the future would be amenable to semantic search. Database URL: http://genome.igib.res.in/twiki PMID:24578356

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

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    Kessler, Greg; Bikowski, Dawn

    2010-01-01

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

  7. Characterisation of Pre-Service Teachers' Attitude to Feedback in a Wiki-Environment Framework

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    Peled, Yehuda; Bar-Shalom, Oded; Sharon, Rakefet

    2014-01-01

    This is a two-phase research process in a wiki environment. The first phase explored (1) the significance of peer-feedback on students' academic performance on a specific task in a wiki environment, (2) three types of peer-feedback and (3) students' constraints on offering meaningful feedback to their peers. The objective of phase two…

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

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    Young, Susan; Perez, Jessica

    2012-01-01

    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…

  9. The Effects of Using a Wiki on Student Engagement and Learning of Report Writing Skills in a University Statistics Course

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    Neumann, David L.; Hood, Michelle

    2009-01-01

    A wiki was used as part of a blended learning approach to promote collaborative learning among students in a first year university statistics class. One group of students analysed a data set and communicated the results by jointly writing a practice report using a wiki. A second group analysed the same data but communicated the results in a…

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

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

    2014-01-01

    A large repertoire of gene-centric data has been generated in the field of zebrafish biology. Although the bulk of these data are available in the public domain, most of them are not readily accessible or available in nonstandard formats. One major challenge is to unify and integrate these widely scattered data sources. We tested the hypothesis that active community participation could be a viable option to address this challenge. We present here our approach to create standards for assimilation and sharing of information and a system of open standards for database intercommunication. We have attempted to address this challenge by creating a community-centric solution for zebrafish gene annotation. The Zebrafish GenomeWiki is a 'wiki'-based resource, which aims to provide an altruistic shared environment for collective annotation of the zebrafish genes. The Zebrafish GenomeWiki has features that enable users to comment, annotate, edit and rate this gene-centric information. The credits for contributions can be tracked through a transparent microattribution system. In contrast to other wikis, the Zebrafish GenomeWiki is a 'structured wiki' or rather a 'semantic wiki'. The Zebrafish GenomeWiki implements a semantically linked data structure, which in the future would be amenable to semantic search. Database URL: http://genome.igib.res.in/twiki. PMID:24578356

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

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    Liu, Xun

    2010-01-01

    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…

  12. Collaborative Case Analysis Using MediaWiki in an Educational Psychology Course: A Mixed-Method Investigation

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    Andri Ioannou; Agni Georgiou

    2010-01-01

    The present study explored the collaborative learning interactions evident in a wiki environment -- MediaWiki -- as groups of students worked in distance to analyze a case. The investigation was conducted with 10 graduate students enrolled in an educational psychology course at a private university in Cyprus. Mixed-methods were employed to understand the complex interactions that take place among collaborators

  13. Implementation and Evaluation of a Wiki Involving Multiple Stakeholders Including Patients in the Promotion of Best Practices in Trauma Care: The WikiTrauma Interrupted Time Series Protocol

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    Turgeon, Alexis F; Witteman, Holly O; Lauzier, François; Moore, Lynne; Lamontagne, François; Horsley, Tanya; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Droit, Arnaud; Weiss, Matthew; Tremblay, Sébastien; Lachaine, Jean; Le Sage, Natalie; Émond, Marcel; Berthelot, Simon; Plaisance, Ariane; Lapointe, Jean; Razek, Tarek; van de Belt, Tom H; Brand, Kevin; Bérubé, Mélanie; Clément, Julien; Grajales III, Francisco Jose; Eysenbach, Gunther; Kuziemsky, Craig; Friedman, Debbie; Lang, Eddy; Muscedere, John; Rizoli, Sandro; Roberts, Derek J; Scales, Damon C; Sinuff, Tasnim; Stelfox, Henry T; Gagnon, Isabelle; Chabot, Christian; Grenier, Richard; Légaré, France

    2015-01-01

    Background Trauma is the most common cause of mortality among people between the ages of 1 and 45 years, costing Canadians 19.8 billion dollars a year (2004 data), yet half of all patients with major traumatic injuries do not receive evidence-based care, and significant regional variation in the quality of care across Canada exists. Accordingly, our goal is to lead a research project in which stakeholders themselves will adapt evidence-based trauma care knowledge tools to their own varied institutional contexts and cultures. We will do this by developing and assessing the combined impact of WikiTrauma, a free collaborative database of clinical decision support tools, and Wiki101, a training course teaching participants how to use WikiTrauma. WikiTrauma has the potential to ensure that all stakeholders (eg, patients, clinicians, and decision makers) can all contribute to, and benefit from, evidence-based clinical knowledge about trauma care that is tailored to their own needs and clinical setting. Objective Our main objective will be to study the combined effect of WikiTrauma and Wiki101 on the quality of care in four trauma centers in Quebec. Methods First, we will pilot-test the wiki with potential users to create a version ready to test in practice. A rapid, iterative prototyping process with 15 health professionals from nonparticipating centers will allow us to identify and resolve usability issues prior to finalizing the definitive version for the interrupted time series. Second, we will conduct an interrupted time series to measure the impact of our combined intervention on the quality of care in four trauma centers that will be selected—one level I, one level II, and two level III centers. Participants will be health care professionals working in the selected trauma centers. Also, five patient representatives will be recruited to participate in the creation of knowledge tools destined for their use (eg, handouts). All participants will be invited to complete the Wiki101 training and then use, and contribute to, WikiTrauma for 12 months. The primary outcome will be the change over time of a validated, composite, performance indicator score based on 15 process performance indicators found in the Quebec Trauma Registry. Results This project was funded in November 2014 by the Canadian Medical Protective Association. We expect to start this trial in early 2015 and preliminary results should be available in June 2016. Two trauma centers have already agreed to participate and two more will be recruited in the next months. Conclusions We expect that this study will add important and unique evidence about the effectiveness, safety, and cost savings of using collaborative platforms to adapt knowledge implementation tools across jurisdictions. PMID:25699546

  14. Using a Semantic Wiki for Documentation Management in Very Small Projects

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    Ribaud, Vincent; Saliou, Philippe

    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.

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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. PMID:20805963

  16. EPSY doctoral students compete successfully for national student research travel awards As a review of the 2010 EPSY Annual Report reveals (link is on the EPSY home page), an

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    EPSY doctoral students compete successfully for national student research travel awards As a review of the 2010 EPSY Annual Report reveals (link is on the EPSY home page), an impressive number of EPSY doctoral a dramatic increase in the number of nationally competitive travel grants awarded to EPSY students as well

  17. Calling on a million minds for community annotation in WikiProteins

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

    2008-01-01

    WikiProteins enables community annotation in a Wiki-based system. Extracts of major data sources have been fused into an editable environment that links out to the original sources. Data from community edits create automatic copies of the original data. Semantic technology captures concepts co-occurring in one sentence and thus potential factual statements. In addition, indirect associations between concepts have been calculated. We call on a 'million minds' to annotate a 'million concepts' and to collect facts from the literature with the reward of collaborative knowledge discovery. The system is available for beta testing at . PMID:18507872

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

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    Honey, Michelle; Doherty, Iain

    2014-03-01

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

  19. biogas to indian buses come home, dad biosensor lab in singapore sexy statistics world university No reason to rush homeLiU alumna Klara Tiitso enjoys her life in London | page 30

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    biogas to indian buses come home, dad biosensor lab in singapore sexy statistics world university an Indian Master's student whose studies at Linköping inspired him to use biogas as fuel for busses. He

  20. Care homes. Home truths.

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    Schneider, J; Netten, A; Mozley, C; Levin, E; Mann, A; Blizard, B; Topan, C; Abbey, A; Kharicha, K; Todd, C

    1998-01-15

    Proposed joint inspectorates of care homes open the way for health input into residential care. An investigation into quality-of-care measures concluded that health professionals should be included in inspectorate teams, particularly in view of the increasing dependency of residents. No association was shown between cost and quality, but higher costs were associated with short-term car provision. When costing residential care, the impact on community and primary healthcare services may need to be taken into account. PMID:10176463

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    Cipolla, Roberto

    model of Antony Gormley's head, printed via 3D printer Photo credits: Natasha Lomas03/05/2010 09:26Photos: 3D replicas to help sell your home? That's computer vision | Software | silicon.com Page 1 of 11http://www.silicon.com/technology/software/2010/03/30/photos-3d

  2. Home Care

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    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 ...

  3. Based on the Wiki technology to realize open function of the aircraft digital maintenance platform

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    Li Dazong; Ma Guichun; Yang Yong; Ma Kui

    2010-01-01

    In order to change the low efficiency and high cost of traditional aircraft maintenance, we take the B \\/ S three-tier structure to achieve the open function of aircraft maintenance platform based on the WIKI technology, which provides the technical personnel with efficient, high quality, low cost of aircraft maintenance technology.

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

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    Aborisade, Peter

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Davies, Anne; Pantzopoulos, Kerry; Gray, Kathleen

    2011-01-01

    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 that…

  6. Using Wikis to Enhance Website Peer Evaluation in an Online Website Development Course: An Exploratory Study

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    He, Wu

    2011-01-01

    Peer evaluations are often used to improve learning in educational settings. As more and more online courses are offered, it is becoming increasingly important to explore new techniques for conducting peer evaluation in online courses. In recent years, wikis have increasingly been used in higher education to support learning and group work.…

  7. MediaWiki Open-Source Software as Infrastructure for Electronic Resources Outreach

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    Jackson, Millie; Blackburn, Jonathan D.; McDonald, Robert H.

    2007-01-01

    system for the management of the main FSU Libraries’ Weblibrary’s Web presence and manage the integration of the ERM management systemLibraries where he has worked on both the Drupal content management MediaWiki Open Source Software system

  8. Investment and Return: Wiki Engagement in a "Remedial" ESL Writing Course

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    Nakamaru, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    This study explores the extent to which students in a community college remedial English as a second language (ESL) course engaged with a class wiki and the relationship between their pattern of engagement over time and success in exiting remediation. Participants included 47 students in two sections of ESL writing during the spring 2009 semester.…

  9. EL “WIKI” COMO RECURSO PARA DESARROLLAR COMPETENCIAS EN EL PROCESO DE ENSEŃANZA-APRENDIZAJE

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    Mabel López García; José María Souvirón Morenilla

    2010-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se analiza la utilidad de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC), y específicamente del “Wiki”, como herramienta para el modelo de enseńanza-aprendizaje derivado del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES). Se realiza una aproximación al significado del EEES y al modelo de enseńanza que propone, en el que lo relevante no es tanto

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  11. Wiki and Threaded Discussion for Collaborative Casestudy Analysis: Do Students Use the Technologies Differently?

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    Andri Ioannou; Scott Brown

    2010-01-01

    The present study explored the differences in the kinds of collaborative learning interactions evident in wiki and threaded discussion environments, as students worked in distance to analyze a case and produce an artifact. This study was conducted with 34 graduate students, enrolled in two sections of an online learning theories course. Hybrid methodologies were employed mixing qualitative, quantitative, and illustrative

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

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    2012-01-01

    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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  14. A Framework for Agile Reuse in Software Engineering using Wiki Technology

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    Björn Decker; Eric Ras; Jörg Rech; Bertin Klein; Christian Reuschling; Christian Höcht; Lars Kilian; Ralph Traphöner; Volker Haas

    2005-01-01

    The development of software is often accompanied by poor documentation of experiences, decisions, or architectural information. Reuse of experiences and knowledge, using the lightweight Wiki-Technology, promises a sustainable assurance and availability of business-critical information. In this paper we give an overview of the RISE research project (Reuse In Software Engineering), state the targeted research issues, and present our approach to

  15. Patterns of Computer-Mediated Interaction in Small Writing Groups Using Wikis

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    Li, Mimi; Zhu, Wei

    2013-01-01

    Informed by sociocultural theory and guided especially by "collective scaffolding", this study investigated the nature of computer-mediated interaction of three groups of English as a Foreign Language students when they performed collaborative writing tasks using wikis. Nine college students from a Chinese university participated in the…

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

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    Narasimhan, Revathi

    2009-01-01

    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…

  17. Exploring the Use of Wikis for Information Sharing in Interdisciplinary Design

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    Phuwanartnurak, Jiranida

    2013-01-01

    Interdisciplinary design presents challenges in design collaboration due to the difficulty in communicating and coordinating among disciplines. Many tools have been developed and used to support information sharing in design, and the use of Web technology is becoming increasingly important for the sharing of information within design teams. Wikis

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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

  19. Content Creators and Language Learners: Exploring Web 2.0 and Wikis

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    Craig, Dorothy Valcarcel

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Guo, Zixiu; Stevens, Kenneth John

    2011-01-01

    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…

  2. The Zones of Proximal and Distal Development in Chinese Language Studies with the Use of Wikis

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    Chew, Esyin; Ding, Seong Lin

    2014-01-01

    Educational practitioners in the higher education institutions of the UK have increasingly promoted the use of wikis. The technology enhanced learning experience of the UK was transferred to a local higher educational agency in Malaysia through a collaborative research project called WiLearn. By examining a student cohort enrolled in Chinese…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  4. An Empirical Analysis on How Learners Interact in Wiki in a Graduate Level Online Course

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    Huang, Wen-Hao David; Nakazawa, Kazuaki

    2010-01-01

    As Web 2.0 emerging technologies are gaining momentum in higher education, educators as well as students are finding new ways to integrate them for teaching and learning. Technologies such as blogs, wikis and multimedia-sharing utilities have been used to teach various subject matters. This trend not only creates new opportunities for us to afford…

  5. Preparing Students to Use Wiki Software as a Collaborative Learning Tool

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    Rott, Susanne; Weber, Elizabeth Dolly

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we outline an approach to learner preparation that provides a framework to effectively structure a collaborative and cooperative student research assignment using a wiki site as a writing platform. While students are familiar with posting pictures and videos online, they may not be aware of how to effectively integrate text and…

  6. Integrating Wikis as Educational Tools for the Development of a Community of Inquiry

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    Eteokleous, Nikleia; Ktoridou, Despo; Orphanou, Maria

    2014-01-01

    This article describes a study that attempted to evaluate the integration of wikis as an educational tool in successfully achieving the learning objectives of a fifth-grade linguistics and literature course. A mixed-method approach was employed--data were collected via questionnaires, reflective journals, observations, and interviews. The results…

  7. Learners' Attitudes to Wiki Technology in Problem Based, Blended Learning for Vocational Teacher Education

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    Robertson, Ian

    2008-01-01

    It would be difficult to argue that the use of online technology to support teaching and learning has not undergone significant change in the last two decades. Recently, with the promotion of social software technologies such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and virtual classrooms, we have seen the emergence of the idea of e-learning 2.0. That is, the…

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

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    Meishar-Tal, Hagit; Gorsky, Paul

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of preservice 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…

  10. Exploring Teachers' Perceptions of Wikis for Learning Classroom Cases

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    Quek, Choon Lang; Wang, Qiyun

    2014-01-01

    This paper explores three potential affordances (social, technical and pedagogical) of wikis in the context of designing 32 teachers' learning of classroom management cases. Two learning environments were designed and two groups of the teacher-participants posted their own written and audio cases, identified problems, discussed and proposed…

  11. Online Wiki Collaboration by Teachers of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Kilham, Chris

    2009-01-01

    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…

  12. Using Wikis as a Support and Assessment Tool in Collaborative Digital Game-Based Learning Environments

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    Samur, Yavuz

    2011-01-01

    In computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments, there are many researches done on collaborative learning activities; however, in game-based learning environments, more research and literature on collaborative learning activities are required. Actually, both game-based learning environments and wikis enable us to use new chances…

  13. Empathy 2.0 and the Wonderful World of Wiki Collaboration

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  14. Mashing-Up Wikis and Forums: A Case Study of Collaborative Problem-Based Activity

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    Ioannou, Andri; Stylianou-Georgiou, Agni

    2012-01-01

    A lot of studies have investigated the isolated use of threaded discussion and wiki technologies to facilitate collaboration in online learning settings. Nevertheless, the integration of both technologies into a potentially superior collaborative learning tool has not been explicitly investigated. This manuscript reports on an effort to undertake…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Biasutti, Michele; EL-Deghaidy, Heba

    2012-01-01

    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…

  17. Nursing Homes

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    Nursing Homes Basic Facts & Information Nursing homes have changed dramatically over the past several decades. These changes ... physical health and/or mental disabilities. Is a Nursing Home Right for You? Almost half of all ...

  18. Book Review: Hitting Home: Feminist Ethics, Women's Work, and the Betrayal of “Family Values.” Gloria H. Albrecht. Continuum International Publishing, 2002. 176 pages. Paper. $22.95

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    Frances Goldscheider

    2003-01-01

    Although this book is framed in terms of Christian feminist ethics, its roots lie at least as deeply in family and social history, family economics, and family sociology. “Hitting home” is a sharply argued and deeply researched presentation of the ways that gender, race, and economic relationships have damaged the family lives of a substantial majority of the population of

  19. Using Employee Self Service The best way to access the Portal is via the NCSU home page www.ncsu.edu

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    " does not work: Check with your department to make sure you have been "hired" in the HR system choosing. #12;Using Employee Self Service Once you have logged in your will see a page similar to this the instructions to provide you account information for direct deposit of your paycheck #12;Using Employee Self

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

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

    2012-01-01

    When funding for Tetrahymena Genome Database (TGD) ended in 2006, no further updates were made to this important community resource and the main database was taken offline in 2008. We have restored and updated this important resource for use by the Tetrahymena research community. We have also retooled the TGD website (now TGD Wiki) to allow members of the community to directly update the information presented for each gene, including gene names, descriptions and Gene Ontology annotations, from a web browser. Maintenance of genome annotations by the authors generating and publishing primary data, rather than dedicated scientific curators, is a viable alternative for the upkeep of genomes, particularly for organisms with smaller research communities. By combining simple, intuitive displays with the powerful search functions made possible by its underlying relational database, TGD Wiki has been designed to maximize participation by bench scientists in the development of their community bioinformatics resource. Database URL: http://ciliate.org PMID:22434841

  1. WikiSensing: An Online Collaborative Approach for Sensor Data Management

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    Silva, Dilshan; Ghanem, Moustafa; Guo, Yike

    2012-01-01

    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. PMID:23201997

  2. Tetrahymena Genome Database Wiki: a community-maintained model organism database.

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

    2012-01-01

    When funding for Tetrahymena Genome Database (TGD) ended in 2006, no further updates were made to this important community resource and the main database was taken offline in 2008. We have restored and updated this important resource for use by the Tetrahymena research community. We have also retooled the TGD website (now TGD Wiki) to allow members of the community to directly update the information presented for each gene, including gene names, descriptions and Gene Ontology annotations, from a web browser. Maintenance of genome annotations by the authors generating and publishing primary data, rather than dedicated scientific curators, is a viable alternative for the upkeep of genomes, particularly for organisms with smaller research communities. By combining simple, intuitive displays with the powerful search functions made possible by its underlying relational database, TGD Wiki has been designed to maximize participation by bench scientists in the development of their community bioinformatics resource. DATABASE URL: http://ciliate.org. PMID:22434841

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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

  4. Medicare: Nursing Home Compare

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

  5. The Logic of Wikis: The Possibilities of the Web 2.0 Classroom

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    Glassman, Michael; Kang, Min Ju

    2011-01-01

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

  6. Exploring Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) for Emergency Management: Toward a Wiki GIS Framework

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    Xu, Chen

    2011-10-21

    in Emergency Management The utilizing of VGI for assisting emergency management can trace back as early as in the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005. Firstly, VGI is a new mechanism of distributing emergency information through the Internet. Websites take a... new role as hub of crisis information. Blogs, wikis, and Google Maps mashups were created by volunteers to assist displaced citizens find shelters or families (Palen and Liu 2007). Blogs, such as Katrina Aftermath2, are established to share personal...

  7. Home Remodeling

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    ... cancer. They are found in electrical components, waste oil supplies and a variety of plastic and paper products. Older Homes Asbestos and lead were often used in building and painting older homes, before their health hazards were known. ...

  8. WikiBuild: A New Online Collaboration Process For Multistakeholder Tool Development and Consensus Building

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    Wan, Flora T; Newton, David; Bhattacharyya, Onil K; Chignell, Mark H; Straus, Sharon E

    2011-01-01

    Background Production of media such as patient education tools requires methods that can integrate multiple stakeholder perspectives. Existing consensus techniques are poorly suited to design of visual media, can be expensive and logistically demanding, and are subject to caveats arising from group dynamics such as participant hierarchies. Objective Our objective was to develop a method that enables multistakeholder tool building while averting these difficulties. Methods We developed a wiki-inspired method and tested this through the collaborative design of an asthma action plan (AAP). In the development stage, we developed the Web-based tool by (1) establishing AAP content and format options, (2) building a Web-based application capable of representing each content and format permutation, (3) testing this tool among stakeholders, and (4) revising this tool based on stakeholder feedback. In the wiki stage, groups of participants used the revised tool in three separate 1-week “wiki” periods during which each group collaboratively authored an AAP by making multiple online selections. Results In the development stage, we recruited 16 participants (9/16 male) (4 pulmonologists, 4 primary care physicians, 3 certified asthma educators, and 5 patients) for system testing. The mean System Usability Scale (SUS) score for the tool used in testing was 72.2 (SD 10.2). In the wiki stage, we recruited 41 participants (15/41 male) (9 pulmonologists, 6 primary care physicians, 5 certified asthma educators, and 21 patients) from diverse locations. The mean SUS score for the revised tool was 75.9 (SD 19.6). Users made 872, 466, and 599 successful changes to the AAP in weeks 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The site was used actively for a mean of 32.0 hours per week, of which 3.1 hours per week (9.7%) constituted synchronous multiuser use (2–4 users at the same time). Participants averaged 23 (SD 33) minutes of login time and made 7.7 (SD 15) changes to the AAP per day. Among participants, 28/35 (80%) were satisfied with the final AAP, and only 3/34 (9%) perceived interstakeholder group hierarchies. Conclusion Use of a wiki-inspired method allowed for effective collaborative design of content and format aspects of an AAP while minimizing logistical requirements, maximizing geographical representation, and mitigating hierarchical group dynamics. Our method faced unique software and hardware challenges, and raises certain questions regarding its effect on group functioning. Potential uses of our method are broad, and further studies are required. PMID:22155694

  9. Home visits

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    Pereles, Laurie

    2000-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To review trends and current practices in delivery of medical care at home. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE A MEDLINE search from January 1989 to March 2000 yielded 65 articles. Most articles are descriptive; analytical studies are rare. MAIN MESSAGE The number of home visits made by physicians has consistently declined in the last 30 years. The most common reasons cited are lack of efficiency, the time required, and poor reimbursement. Home visits, reserved mainly for frail elderly people and palliative patients, are seen as valuable for preventing unnecessary visits to emergency rooms and hospitalizations. Home visits are also useful for reducing caregivers' stress, monitoring chronic illnesses, and assessing need for institutionalization. Home visiting requires special skills; these must be taught to current trainees. CONCLUSION With the shift to more community-based care, the demand for physicians to make home visits will increase. Physicians must be adequately prepared to deliver home care and be reimbursed appropriately. PMID:11072584

  10. IN TODAY'S HOME always 1949

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    IN TODAY'S HOME Where it's always 1949 Cambria home goes retro THE TRIBUNEFriday, February 16, 2007For home delivery: 781-7878 S a n L u i s O b i s p o C o u n t y , C a l i f o r n i a 50˘ INCLUDES >> ON PAGE B1 ARROYO GRANDE Localwoman remembered throughdance >> ON PAGE B1 High school performance

  11. Enhancing networking and proactive learning skills in the first year university experience through the use of wikis.

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    Morley, Dawn Angela

    2012-04-01

    This paper discusses the introduction of blended learning strategies, a combination of traditional and online techniques, into the first year of a new preregistration nursing advanced diploma and degree programme at Bournemouth University (UK). During a ten week sociology of health academic unit, in the first term of a three year nursing course, wikis were introduced as a complementary learning technique to traditional lectures and seminars. Wikis, an online application, provided eleven student seminar groups (each divided into 4 online or elearning groups of 6-8 students) with the potential to communicate collaboratively "anytime, anywhere" (JISC, 2010) to discuss a sociology preparation activity for the preceding week. The implementation of this elearning tool was structured through the application of Salmon's five stage model (Salmon, 2002) and evaluated from 69 students' online contributions to wikis as well as questionnaires completed by both a sample of students and academic staff. As well as the many comments made by students the evaluation indicated that 45% of students' responses valued wikis as a communication tool and 33% believed it promoted or allowed the sharing of group views. The evaluation presents and critiques the initial project management using Salmon's five stage model and the engagement of students and academic staff. In particular it begins to show how wikis have the potential to structure academic learning and promote social networking in the crucial first few months of a course. PMID:21481500

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

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    Clarke, James B.; Coyle, James R.

    2011-01-01

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

  13. Basic principle From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson's_paradox Suppose 5 men and 5 women apply to two different departments in a school.

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    Murphy, Susan A.

    #12;#12;#12;#12;Basic principle From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson sex bias case (From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson's_paradox) One of the best known real life examples of Simpson's paradox occurred when the University of California, Berkeley was sued

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

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    Wichadee, Saovapa

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry

    2010-01-01

    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…

  16. Halfway Home.

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    Sandham, Jessica L.

    1998-01-01

    Describes the pros and cons of Alaska's unique Family Partnership Charter School, which oversees distribution of public funding to home-schooling families, offers support to help home-schooling parents meet district standards on their own terms, and monitors required purchase of teacher time and expenditures. A sidebar describes an Alaskan…

  17. Home Hemodialysis

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    ... Sign up for our FREE magazine, Kidney Living Organ Donation & Transplantation Be an Organ Donor Living Donation Donor Families ... Gift Primary menu Home Prevention Kidney Disease Patients Organ Donation & Transplantation Professionals Events Advocacy Donate Search Search Header Menu ...

  18. Home Hemodialysis

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    ... machine, supplies, and in some cases a water purification machine. How does home HD work? A small ... most serious risk is the possibility of an air embolism—a condition in which air is introduced ...

  19. Home Modification

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    ... Expectancies Popular Drugs May Have Little Benefit in Aggression of Alzheimer’s Aricept Proves Ineffective for the Agitation ... Key for Alzheimer’s Caregivers Treatment Steps May Ease Aggression in Nursing Home Residents Caring for a Loved ...

  20. Nursing Homes

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    ... 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 ...

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  4. Import of ENZYME data into the ConceptWiki and its representation as RDF

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    Boekschoten, Paul; Mons, Barend; Chichester, Christine

    2010-01-01

    Solutions to the classic problems of dealing with heterogeneous data and making entire collections interoperable while ensuring that any annotation, which includes the recognition-and-reward system of scientific publishing, need to fit into a seamless beginning to end to attract large numbers of end users. The latest trend in Web applications encourages highly interactive Web sites with rich user interfaces featuring content integrated from various sources around the Web. The obvious potential of RDF, SPARQL, and OWL to provide flexible data modeling, easier data integration, and networked data access may be the answer to the classic problems. Using Semantic Web technologies we have created a Web application, the ConceptWiki, as an end-to-end solution for creating browserbased readwrite triples using RDF, which focus on data integration and ease of use for the end user. Here we will demonstrate the integration of a biological data source, the ENZYME database, into the ConceptWiki and it's representation in RD...

  5. A study on multi-agent spatial database update mechanism based on Wiki idea

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    Cheng, Hongxia; Li, Yongshu; Lin, Yuejiang

    2008-10-01

    Spatial database update is a matter of urgency, which will become the "bottleneck" to GIS application instead of spatial data production. Hence it has become a focus in GIS research fields. This paper outlines the current spatial database update modes and discusses some related practical issues. In order to shorten spatial database update period and improve the intelligence level of system, an incremental spatial database update mechanism was proposed by using the cooperative work characteristic of Wiki idea and the multi-agent technology in artificial intelligence research field. Emphasis is placed on the construction of spatial database update mechanism. Special resolve method, mechanism elements and data update process are presented in detail. As a practical application, we implement a basic farmland management information system. The results show that this multi-agent spatial database update mechanism based Wiki idea can arouse the interaction of users, shorten the period of spatial data update, improve the use value of data and make the spatial database update more convenient and flexible. So, we suggest that this mechanism can provide reference to help solving the problem of spatial data update.

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

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

    2013-01-01

    Background Collaborative writing applications (eg, wikis and Google Documents) hold the potential to improve the use of evidence in both public health and health care. The rapid rise in their use has created the need for a systematic synthesis of the evidence of their impact as knowledge translation (KT) tools in the health care sector and for an inventory of the factors that affect their use. Objective Through the Levac six-stage methodology, a scoping review was undertaken to explore the depth and breadth of evidence about the effective, safe, and ethical use of wikis and collaborative writing applications (CWAs) in health care. Methods Multiple strategies were used to locate studies. Seven scientific databases and 6 grey literature sources were queried for articles on wikis and CWAs published between 2001 and September 16, 2011. In total, 4436 citations and 1921 grey literature items were screened. Two reviewers independently reviewed citations, selected eligible studies, and extracted data using a standardized form. We included any paper presenting qualitative or quantitative empirical evidence concerning health care and CWAs. We defined a CWA as any technology that enables the joint and simultaneous editing of a webpage or an online document by many end users. We performed qualitative content analysis to identify the factors that affect the use of CWAs using the Gagnon framework and their effects on health care using the Donabedian framework. Results Of the 111 studies included, 4 were experimental, 5 quasi-experimental, 5 observational, 52 case studies, 23 surveys about wiki use, and 22 descriptive studies about the quality of information in wikis. We classified them by theme: patterns of use of CWAs (n=26), quality of information in existing CWAs (n=25), and CWAs as KT tools (n=73). A high prevalence of CWA use (ie, more than 50%) is reported in 58% (7/12) of surveys conducted with health care professionals and students. However, we found only one longitudinal study showing that CWA use is increasing in health care. Moreover, contribution rates remain low and the quality of information contained in different CWAs needs improvement. We identified 48 barriers and 91 facilitators in 4 major themes (factors related to the CWA, users’ knowledge and attitude towards CWAs, human environment, and organizational environment). We also found 57 positive and 23 negative effects that we classified into processes and outcomes. Conclusions Although we found some experimental and quasi-experimental studies of the effectiveness and safety of CWAs as educational and KT interventions, the vast majority of included studies were observational case studies about CWAs being used by health professionals and patients. More primary research is needed to find ways to address the different barriers to their use and to make these applications more useful for different stakeholders. PMID:24103318

  7. Snails home

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

    2014-06-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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.…

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

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    Lazda-Cazers, Rasma

    2010-01-01

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

  10. The Comparison of the Opinions of the University Students on the Usage of Blog and Wiki for Their Courses

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    Avci, Ummuhan; Askar, Petek

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of blogs and wikis as constructive tools in the computer courses of prospective teachers and compare them with respect to perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, intention, self efficacy, and anxiety. Ninety-two students who were enrolled in various teacher education programs used blog and…

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

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    Freivogel, William H.

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Bowman, Scott Wm.

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  14. Home Insulation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

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

  15. Page 1 of 41 Full Screen

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    Liu, Kefeng

    Home Page Title Page Page 1 of 41 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit Hyperbolic Geometric Flow Kefeng problems #12;Home Page Title Page Page 3 of 41 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit 1. Introduction - Ricci flow Screen Close Quit 2. Hyperbolic Geometric Flow Let (M , gij) be n-dimensional complete Riemannian

  16. The Cancer Genome Atlas - TCGA - Home Page

    Cancer.gov

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

  17. Threatened Species and Ecological Communities Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

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

  18. 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.

  19. The Official Mad Cow Disease Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A project of the Sperling Biomedical Foundation, the Mad Cow Disease homepage contains more than 7,600 articles on "mad cow and new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, prions, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie, BSE, CJD, CWD, TME, and TSE." Articles range from highlighting scientific results to heated debates surrounding the politically complex infectious disease challenge. For those wanting to keep a finger on the pulse of regional to global epidemics (such as mad cow disease) or others wanting to learn more about the many aspects of mad cow disease challenges, this is a fine place to get immersed (albeit in a freeform, rather than structured, way). A series of links points users to additional information.

  20. The Museum of Connecticut History Home Page

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

  1. Home page for Applied Hydrogeology textbook

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    C.W. Fetter

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

  2. SUBSURFACE PROTECTION AND REMEDIATION DIVISION (HOME PAGE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Subsurface Protection and Remediastion Division(SPRD)conducts EPA-investigator led laboratory and field research to provide the scientific basis to support the development of strategies and technologies to protect and restore ground and surface water quality within a watershe...

  3. to nature home page 17 August 2000

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    Suslick, Kenneth S.

    ' to detect chemical smells is not new. For instance, coated optical fibres react and fluorescence when they find particular chemicals. But such fibres are timeconsuming to prepare and need electronic sensors

  4. Workshop home page June 18, 2001

    Cancer.gov

    This workshop was a joint NCI, USDA, and American Society for Nutritional Sciences effort to raise awareness of the linkages between nutrients and genes as determinants of growth, development, and disease risk. The ultimate goal was to promote the use of new and innovative gene technologies in the science of nutrition.

  5. Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking Home Page

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    1998-01-01

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

  6. Australian Weather Watch Radar Home Page

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    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

  7. 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.

  8. Staunton, VA Official Web Site Home Page

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    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.

  9. World Bank Teachers and Students Home Page

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    The World Bank Site (reviewed in the September 25, 1997 Scout Report for Business and Economics) now has a section specifically devoted to educational resources. Educational material found here relates to topics relevant to the World Bank's larger mission of reducing international poverty and raising the standard of living for people in developing nations. For instance, the Learning Materials area focuses on sustainable development, with learning modules on Population Growth Rate and Access to Safe Water, as well as graphs, charts, and questions for students and teachers to explore. Students have the opportunity to get their own work published in the Sustainable Development Post, an online newspaper with student contributors from around the world. Other areas of the site offer resources on specific issues, such as AIDS, climate change, and gender, or on particular regions and countries. Teachers and students can also use the site to learn more about the World Bank and its mission, read views on development from people around the world, and learn how to use data and other tools available at the World Bank site. Sections of the site are yet to be completed, but on the whole, there are plenty of resources to keep classrooms busy.

  10. Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA Home Page

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    ... Mobility Disabilities ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business The Department of Justice has revised its regulations ... Standards). This document provides guidance to assist small business owners in understanding how this new regulation applies ...

  11. National Cancer Institute - CPFP Intranet Home Page

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

  12. 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.

  13. Jackie Steals Home. Learning Page Lesson Plan.

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    Pulda, Arnold

    In this lesson, students draw on their previous studies of American history and culture as they analyze primary sources from "Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s" in the American Memory collection. A close reading of two documents relating to Jackie Robinson's breaking of the racial barrier in professional baseball leads to…

  14. Geomorphology Home Page, University of Virginia

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    Alan Howard

    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.

  15. Diatom Paleolimnology Data Cooperative Home Page

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    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.

  16. Health Care Professionals’ Beliefs About Using Wiki-Based Reminders to Promote Best Practices in Trauma Care

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    Bilodeau, Andrea; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Aubin, Karine; Lavoie, André; Lapointe, Jean; Poitras, Julien; Croteau, Sylvain; Pham-Dinh, Martin; Légaré, France

    2012-01-01

    Background Wikis are knowledge translation tools that could help health professionals implement best practices in acute care. Little is known about the factors influencing professionals’ use of wikis. Objectives To identify and compare the beliefs of emergency physicians (EPs) and allied health professionals (AHPs) about using a wiki-based reminder that promotes evidence-based care for traumatic brain injuries. Methods Drawing on the theory of planned behavior, we conducted semistructured interviews to elicit EPs’ and AHPs’ beliefs about using a wiki-based reminder. Previous studies suggested a sample of 25 EPs and 25 AHPs. We purposefully selected participants from three trauma centers in Quebec, Canada, to obtain a representative sample. Using univariate analyses, we assessed whether our participants’ gender, age, and level of experience were similar to those of all eligible individuals. Participants viewed a video showing a clinician using a wiki-based reminder, and we interviewed participants about their behavioral, control, and normative beliefs—that is, what they saw as advantages, disadvantages, barriers, and facilitators to their use of a reminder, and how they felt important referents would perceive their use of a reminder. Two reviewers independently analyzed the content of the interview transcripts. We considered the 75% most frequently mentioned beliefs as salient. We retained some less frequently mentioned beliefs as well. Results Of 66 eligible EPs and 444 eligible AHPs, we invited 55 EPs and 39 AHPs to participate, and 25 EPs and 25 AHPs (15 nurses, 7 respiratory therapists, and 3 pharmacists) accepted. Participating AHPs had more experience than eligible AHPs (mean 14 vs 11 years; P = .04). We noted no other significant differences. Among EPs, the most frequently reported advantage of using a wiki-based reminder was that it refreshes the memory (n = 14); among AHPs, it was that it provides rapid access to protocols (n = 16). Only 2 EPs mentioned a disadvantage (the wiki added stress). The most frequently reported favorable referent was nurses for EPs (n = 16) and EPs for AHPs (n = 19). The most frequently reported unfavorable referents were people resistant to standardized care for EPs (n = 8) and people less comfortable with computers for AHPs (n = 11). The most frequent facilitator for EPs was ease of use (n = 19); for AHPs, it was having a bedside computer (n = 20). EPs’ most frequently reported barrier was irregularly updated wiki-based reminders (n = 18); AHPs’ was undetermined legal responsibility (n = 10). Conclusions We identified EPs’ and AHPs’ salient beliefs about using a wiki-based reminder. We will draw on these beliefs to construct a questionnaire to measure the importance of these determinants to EPs’ and AHPs’ intention to use a wiki-based reminder promoting evidence-based care for traumatic brain injuries. PMID:22515985

  17. National Home and Hospice Care Survey

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    ... National Home Health Aide Survey The first national probability survey of home health aides, was designed to ... More Print page Contact Us: Long-term Care Statistics Branch Division of Health Care Statistics National Center ...

  18. Biology Index Page DSC Home Page DESERT STUDIES CENTER

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    de Lijser, Peter

    * Bufflehead MW Red-breasted Merganser M* Hooded Merganser M* Ruddy Duck MW Partridges & Old World Quail (Phasianidae) Chukar Y New World Quail (Odontophoridae) Gambel's Quail Y Loons (Gaviidae) Common Loon M* Grebes

  19. Nursing homes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Ames

    2008-01-01

    Most residents of nursing homes are female, aged more than 80 years, are physically frail and are highly likely to be affected by moderate-to-severe dementia. Symptoms of depression are common among these residents (20–50%), and it is likely that schizophrenia is more common in this population than among elderly people in the community. The management of behavioural and psychological symptoms

  20. Home's Douglas

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    Home, John

    1924-11-01

    in literature, and his agreeable manners soon ex cited the attention both of the professors and of his fellow students. He was educated for the ministry of the Church of Scotland, and after passing through the necessary require ments, he was licensed..., the minister of Foggo. Not withstanding her delicate constitution, the wife outlived her husband several years. In 1773, Home's tragedy Alonzo was performed at Drury Lane. This play, with the exception of Tunnel/: Critical Edition of "Douglas" 9 Douglas...

  1. Hummingbirds Home

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    National Audubon Society

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

  2. Home Chemicals

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    Chris Fox

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

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

    PubMed

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

    2013-09-01

    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. PMID:23793381

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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

  5. Wiki-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Adult Onset Sarcoma: A New Paradigm in Sarcoma Evidence

    PubMed Central

    Neuhaus, S. J.; Thomas, D.; Desai, J.; Vuletich, C.; von Dincklage, J.; Olver, I.

    2015-01-01

    In 2013 Australia introduced Wiki-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Adult Onset Sarcoma. These guidelines utilized a customized MediaWiki software application for guideline development and are the first evidence-based guidelines for clinical management of sarcoma. This paper presents our experience with developing and implementing web-based interactive guidelines and reviews some of the challenges and lessons from adopting an evidence-based (rather than consensus-based) approach to clinical sarcoma guidelines. Digital guidelines can be easily updated with new evidence, continuously reviewed and widely disseminated. They provide an accessible method of enabling clinicians and consumers to access evidence-based clinical practice recommendations and, as evidenced by over 2000 views in the first four months after release, with 49% of those visits being from countries outside of Australia. The lessons learned have relevance to other rare cancers in addition to the international sarcoma community. PMID:25784832

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

    PubMed

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

    2010-01-01

    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

  7. The Journey Home

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    Golledge, Carolyn

    2005-01-01

    Colledge "Some day our paths will lead us there." An by Ara THE JOURNEY HOME AMON HEN TO MINAS TIRITH By CAROL YN GOLLEDGE Cover Art and colour insert by Ara. Title Page art by Skye Rutherford Ilustrations by Skye Rutherford, Kim Kincaid, Gonzai... climbed quickly to his feet to take Legolas' shoulder in one hand, and Gimli's the other. "Our care will see that Saruman's foul poison does not take Boromir, and our hunt will free Merry and Pippin. We will see our friends reunited in Minas Tirith. Now...

  8. Math at Home

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    Paul Giganti, Jr.

    2010-01-01

    This 32-page booklet, written for parents and guardians of K-12th grade students in California, aims to encourage stronger, more informed parent support for math education. It presents straightforward information, suggestions, and resources for adults who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role they can play in their children’s learning. The information comes from a variety of sources and represents today’s best thinking about how to help children learn mathematics. A spanish version is available at http://www.scoe.org/files/math-at-home-spanish.pdf.

  9. JAMA Patient Page: Concussion

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    ... PATIENT PAGE Concussion C oncussion (or mild traumatic brain injury) is a brain injury caused by blunt head trauma. In the United ... these symptoms could indicate development of more serious brain injury. PREVENTION Attention to safety, making your home safe, ...

  10. WikiBuild: A New Application to Support Patient and Health Care Professional Involvement in the Development of Patient Support Tools

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

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

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

    PubMed

    Archambault, Patrick Michel

    2011-01-01

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

  12. 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

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

    2012-01-01

    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. PMID:23024891

  13. Dementia - home care

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    ... 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 ...

  14. Home Health Care

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    ... Resize Text Printer Friendly 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 ...

  15. Student Portal Student Portal Home

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    Powers, Robert

    MyRED Student Portal Student Portal Home Navigation Links When students log in, they can quickly on the Edit Enrollment link under the Enrollment tab. Aug 2014 Page 1 #12;MyRED Student Portal Message Center 2 #12;MyRED Student Portal Shopping Cart & Class Search A calendar view of the student's classes can

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

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    Salajan, Florin D; Mount, Greg J

    2012-04-01

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

  17. Metabolonote: A Wiki-Based Database for Managing Hierarchical Metadata of Metabolome Analyses

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    Ara, Takeshi; Enomoto, Mitsuo; Arita, Masanori; Ikeda, Chiaki; Kera, Kota; Yamada, Manabu; Nishioka, Takaaki; Ikeda, Tasuku; Nihei, Yoshito; Shibata, Daisuke; Kanaya, Shigehiko; Sakurai, Nozomu

    2015-01-01

    Metabolomics – technology for comprehensive detection of small molecules in an organism – lags behind the other “omics” in terms of publication and dissemination of experimental data. Among the reasons for this are difficulty precisely recording information about complicated analytical experiments (metadata), existence of various databases with their own metadata descriptions, and low reusability of the published data, resulting in submitters (the researchers who generate the data) being insufficiently motivated. To tackle these issues, we developed Metabolonote, a Semantic MediaWiki-based database designed specifically for managing metabolomic metadata. We also defined a metadata and data description format, called “Togo Metabolome Data” (TogoMD), with an ID system that is required for unique access to each level of the tree-structured metadata such as study purpose, sample, analytical method, and data analysis. Separation of the management of metadata from that of data and permission to attach related information to the metadata provide advantages for submitters, readers, and database developers. The metadata are enriched with information such as links to comparable data, thereby functioning as a hub of related data resources. They also enhance not only readers’ understanding and use of data but also submitters’ motivation to publish the data. The metadata are computationally shared among other systems via APIs, which facilitate the construction of novel databases by database developers. A permission system that allows publication of immature metadata and feedback from readers also helps submitters to improve their metadata. Hence, this aspect of Metabolonote, as a metadata preparation tool, is complementary to high-quality and persistent data repositories such as MetaboLights. A total of 808 metadata for analyzed data obtained from 35 biological species are published currently. Metabolonote and related tools are available free of cost at http://metabolonote.kazusa.or.jp/.

  18. Home Health Services

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

  19. Home Weatherization: Ventilation

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    ... ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit Electric Power Electric Power Home Smart Grid Storage Energy Sources Energy Sources Home Fossil Nuclear Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Home Biomass Geothermal Solar Water Wind Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Home Building Design Building ...

  20. HOME Program -IHARP Report

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    ................................................................................................ 5 ORIGINS OF THE HOME PROGRAM? ............................................................. 17 Race and Ethnicity/03)..................................19 FIGURE 5. RACE OF HOME RECIP

  1. Medical Equipment at Home After the NICU

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    ... page It's been added to your dashboard . Medical equipment at home after the NICU Most babies who ... care unit (NICU) don’t need special medical equipment, like monitors or feeding tubes, when they leave ...

  2. Eldercare at Home: Choosing a Nursing Home

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    ... you see smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and emergency lighting? Does the home have a security system to ... wheelchairs to move around the home? Is the lighting appropriate for what residents are doing? Are there ...

  3. [ Home | Blogs | Events | Robots | Humans | Projects | Podcasts | About | Account ] All content copyright by author. Unless otherwise noted, original content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution, Share-Alike v3.0 license. See the about page for

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    Stryk, Oskar von

    [ Home | Blogs | Events | Robots | Humans | Projects | Podcasts | About | Account ] All content: Team IHMC, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola, Fla. (52 points) 1. WPI Robotics Giant Dallas Robot Cited as Best Public Art There's More Than One Way to Skin a Robot Day

  4. The SolarWiki Solar energy is the only inexhaustible energy source abundant enough to satisfy all the energy needs of our planet, but

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    The SolarWiki Solar energy is the only inexhaustible energy source abundant enough to satisfy all the energy needs of our planet, but is only practical if an extensive solar-based infrastructure can of this infrastructure that efficiently harnesses solar energy is one of the greatest scientific, technological, economic

  5. Group selection -Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_selection 1 of 3 04/04/2006 15:51

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    Wenseleers, Tom

    , particularly by George C. Williams in his 1966 book Adaptation and Natural Selection, John Maynard Smith (1964 by group selection. The Price equation can partition variance caused by natural selection at the individualGroup selection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_selection 1

  6. The Effects of Instruction Enhanced by Video/Photo Blogs and Wikis on Learning the Distinctions of the Spanish Preterite and Imperfect

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    Castaneda, Daniel A.

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the differences in levels of achievement when learning the preterite and imperfect aspects in Spanish, at the recognition and production levels, between students who used instruction with video/photo blogs and wikis, compared to those who used instruction with traditional text-based technologies. Results revealed that there…

  7. My UW | UW Search Computer Science Home

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    Liblit, Ben

    My UW | UW Search Computer Science Home Page > Industrial Affiliates > Job Fair Overview Benefits to announce the sixth annual Madison Area Computer Science Job Fair. Key Details: Date: Tuesday, September 14;14. Condor Project, University of Wisconsin: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor Computer Science | UW Home

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

    PubMed Central

    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

    2012-01-01

    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

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

    PubMed

    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

    2012-01-01

    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

  10. Diet History Questionnaire (Old Version) Home

    Cancer.gov

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

  11. The Home Doctor

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  12. MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AND HOME COMPUTING POLICY Policy Statement

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    Shahriar, Selim

    Page 1 MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AND HOME COMPUTING POLICY Policy Statement This policy outlines Northwestern University's mobile communications and home computing policy. This policy is based upon (IRS), specifically addressing whether the provision of mobile communication services and devices

  13. Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine

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    ... JavaScript. Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine Lack of immunization may put nursing home ... Preidt Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Related MedlinePlus Pages Flu Immunization Infection Control TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay ...

  14. Smoke-Free Homes

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    ... Following Resources Are Only Available Online The Smoke-free Homes Community Action Kit The Smoke-free Homes ... pp., 1.2 M) . Local Programs Promoting Smoke-free Homes Booklets This series of booklets highlights local ...

  15. Respiratory Home Health Care

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    Respiratory Home Health Care Respiratory care at home can contribute to improved quality of life and significant cost savings. Your respiratory care ... your family and home situation to help your health care provider plan for your care after you are ...

  16. PERSONAL DETAILS Home Address

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    O'Mahony, Donal E.

    PERSONAL DETAILS Name: Home Address: Term Address: Mobile Tel: Home Tel: Email: Date of Birth: Sex: I Male I Female School Attended: COURSE DETAILS CAO/Student No Course Title Year Under/Post Grad:........................................................................................................................................................................... Home Address

  17. Home Care Services

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    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 ...

  18. PERSONAL DETAILS Home Address

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    O'Mahony, Donal E.

    PERSONAL DETAILS Name: Home Address: Term Address: Mobile Tel: Home Tel: Email: Date of Birth: Sex: ........................................................................................................................................................................... Date of Birth: ................................................................. Sex: Male Female: .............................................................................................................................................................. Year of study (2012

  19. Beginning of Life Home Sweet Home

    E-print Network

    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    POULTRY Beginning of Life Lesson 1 The Egg Lesson 2 Incubation Lesson 3 The Embryo Lesson 4 Home Sweet Home Lesson 5 Vital Records Lesson 6 The Big Event Teachers Evaluation Form Bibliography Revised will help you ­ the teacher, the project leader, or the individual doing an independent study ­ become more

  20. Effectiveness of Home Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diehl, Grover E.; And Others

    Home study has enjoyed a slow but steady growth in popularity and acceptance. The growth of independent home study may be attributed to both the realities of the present educational environment and the consistently positive results of the home study method. At least one researcher has suggested that the initially slow growth of home study may have…

  1. Wiki-pi: a web-server of annotated human protein-protein interactions to aid in discovery of protein function.

    PubMed

    Orii, Naoki; Ganapathiraju, Madhavi K

    2012-01-01

    Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are the basis of biological functions. Knowledge of the interactions of a protein can help understand its molecular function and its association with different biological processes and pathways. Several publicly available databases provide comprehensive information about individual proteins, such as their sequence, structure, and function. There also exist databases that are built exclusively to provide PPIs by curating them from published literature. The information provided in these web resources is protein-centric, and not PPI-centric. The PPIs are typically provided as lists of interactions of a given gene with links to interacting partners; they do not present a comprehensive view of the nature of both the proteins involved in the interactions. A web database that allows search and retrieval based on biomedical characteristics of PPIs is lacking, and is needed. We present Wiki-Pi (read Wiki-?), a web-based interface to a database of human PPIs, which allows users to retrieve interactions by their biomedical attributes such as their association to diseases, pathways, drugs and biological functions. Each retrieved PPI is shown with annotations of both of the participant proteins side-by-side, creating a basis to hypothesize the biological function facilitated by the interaction. Conceptually, it is a search engine for PPIs analogous to PubMed for scientific literature. Its usefulness in generating novel scientific hypotheses is demonstrated through the study of IGSF21, a little-known gene that was recently identified to be associated with diabetic retinopathy. Using Wiki-Pi, we infer that its association to diabetic retinopathy may be mediated through its interactions with the genes HSPB1, KRAS, TMSB4X and DGKD, and that it may be involved in cellular response to external stimuli, cytoskeletal organization and regulation of molecular activity. The website also provides a wiki-like capability allowing users to describe or discuss an interaction. Wiki-Pi is available publicly and freely at http://severus.dbmi.pitt.edu/wiki-pi/. PMID:23209562

  2. The Rocky Mountain Institute: Home Resource Efficiency

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  3. Page 1 of 10 Full Screen

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    Sohoni, Milind

    Contents Page 2 of 10 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit India lives in its villages. The IITs will be the sentinels of India. #12;Home Page Title Page Contents Page 3 of 10 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit Ms. Ela and then the Dhara brand from NDDB. Made India the largest milk producer. Pioneer of the cooperative movement. New

  4. Home Energy Assessments

    ScienceCinema

    Dispenza, Jason

    2013-05-29

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

  5. Cross-lingual Link Discovery between Chinese and English Wiki Knowledge Bases

    E-print Network

    , in Chinese Wikipedia page "(Martial arts)", anchors are only linked to related Chinese articles about different kinds of martial arts such as " (Boxing)", "(Judo)" and "(Fencing)". But, there is no anchors

  6. Welcome to the Protein Data Bank url: http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/home/home.do

    E-print Network

    Ohta, Shigemi

    Welcome to the Protein Data Bank url: http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/home/home.do The page opens providing by searching the entire MOM database by selecting the address under PDB 101 (Upper Left toolbox on screen). #12 two pdb ID's and selecting a comparison method you can overlay the 3D structure of two different

  7. Entertainment Pages.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Druce, Mike

    1981-01-01

    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)

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

    Cancer.gov

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

  9. Home health care

    MedlinePLUS

    ... and exercises, wound care, and daily living. Home health care nurses can help manage problems with your wound, ... Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Home health care: what it is and what to expect. ... ...

  10. National Nursing Home Survey

    MedlinePLUS

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

  11. Genetics Home Reference: Dementia

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Dementia Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: adult polyglucosan body disease Alzheimer disease cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and ...

  12. Nursing Homes: Resident Rights

    MedlinePLUS

    ... on this website may not be available. Resident rights Nursing home residents have certain rights and protections under the law. The nursing home ... give all new residents a copy of these rights. These resident rights include, but are not limited ...

  13. Genetics Home Reference: Seizures

    MedlinePLUS

    ... U.S. National Library of Medicine® Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Seizures Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: 15q13.3 microdeletion Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome aminoacylase 1 deficiency aspartylglucosaminuria ...

  14. Genetics Home Reference: Dwarfism

    MedlinePLUS

    ... U.S. National Library of Medicine® Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Dwarfism Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: 3-M syndrome achondrogenesis achondroplasia asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy atelosteogenesis ...

  15. Genetics Home Reference: Fever

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Fever Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome familial Mediterranean fever mevalonate kinase deficiency Muckle-Wells syndrome Nakajo-Nishimura ...

  16. Stardust@Home

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-05-14

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

  17. Home Schooling Goes Mainstream

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    Gaither, Milton

    2009-01-01

    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…

  18. School@Home.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hammons, Christopher W.

    2001-01-01

    Describes home schooling movement and argues home schooling is viable alternative to public education system. Discusses increase in home-schooled students applying to college, taking and performing well on college entrance exams (ACT and SAT), engaging in extracurricular activities, and succeeding in college. Addresses and refutes criticisms of…

  19. Schooling at Home.

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    Long, Joyce Fleck

    2001-01-01

    Presents one family's experience with home schooling, explaining that no two home schools are alike, which is both a strength and a weakness of the movement. The paper discusses the parent's educational philosophy and the family's personal curriculum and pedagogical choices. It concludes by examining the growing trend in home schooling. (SM)

  20. Home Energy Quiz

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Connecticut Energy Education

    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.

  1. Home Schooling: The Facts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Menendez, Albert J.

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

  2. Single Parent Adoptive Homes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shireman, Joan F.

    1996-01-01

    Reviews research and reports on a longitudinal study of 15 single-parent adoptive homes over a 14-year period that demonstrated that these homes have the capacity to be successful adoptive placements. Identifies unique characteristics of single-parent adoptive homes, and notes the need for additional research to identify children for whom these…

  3. Home Economics Unlimited.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dopkin, Doris

    This publication advocates the teaching of home economics to both boys and girls, and describes some home economics programs that provide meaningful learning experiences for students of both sexes. The philosophy and legal considerations behind teaching home economics to boys are examined. Changing life styles and social pressures are considered.…

  4. Automatic home medical product recommendation.

    PubMed

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

    2012-04-01

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

  5. Strategy Guideline: Demonstration Home

    SciTech Connect

    Savage, C.; Hunt, A.

    2012-12-01

    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.

  6. Dying at home

    PubMed Central

    Kiyanda, Brigitte Gagnon; Dechęne, Genevičve; Marchand, Robert

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Objective To demonstrate that it is possible for a team of palliative care nurses in an urban centre to care for more than 50% of their terminally ill patients at home until they die, and that medical care delivered in the home is a determining factor in death at home versus death in a hospital. Design Analysis of place of death of terminally ill patients who died in 2012 and 2013 (N = 212) and who had been cared for by palliative care nurses, by type of medical care. Setting The centre local de services communautaires (CLSC) in Verdun, Que, an urban neighbourhood in southwest Montreal. Participants A total of 212 terminally ill patients. Main outcome measures Rate of deaths at home. Results Of the 212 patients cared for at home by palliative care nurses, 56.6% died at home; 62.6% received medical home care from CLSC physicians, compared with 5.0% who did not receive medical home care from any physician. Conclusion Combined with a straightforward restructuring of the nursing care delivered by CLSCs, development of medical services delivered in the home would enable the more than 50% of terminally ill patients in Quebec who are cared for by CLSCs to die at home—something that most of them wish for. PMID:25873716

  7. Workers' Page

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Regulations Enforcement Data & Statistics Training Publications Newsroom Small Business Anti-Retaliation Home Workers Regulations Enforcement Data & Statistics Training Publications Newsroom Small Business Anti-Retaliation For ...

  8. Home Energy Capstone

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    John Pratte

    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.

  9. Home Inspector Guidelines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The homepage for the American Society of Home Inspectors aims to maintain excellence in the home inspector profession and to continue improving the quality of inspections across the country. The site includes a variety of tools to maintain this level of accuracy for home inspectors including listings of state regulations and standards of practice. The Standards of Practice section of the site describes in detail the expectations for different areas of home inspection including plumbing, electrical, and heating systems, as well as roof and exterior inspection. Ashi.org is a well-maintained site suitable for anyone in the home inspection field or any homeowner searching for more information on the home inspection process.

  10. Salmon Homing Instincts

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Deborah Werner

    1998-01-01

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Home Safety: Radon Gas

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    Shaw, Bryan W.; Denny, Monica L.

    1999-11-12

    Every home should be tested for radon, an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally. This publication explains the health risks, testing methods, and mitigation and reduction techniques....

  14. Ozark Mountain solar home

    SciTech Connect

    Miller, B.

    1998-03-01

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

  15. Genetics Home Reference: Anemia

    MedlinePLUS

    ... on Genetics Home Reference: acute promyelocytic leukemia alpha thalassemia atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome beta thalassemia Coats plus syndrome congenital dyserythropoietic anemia Diamond-Blackfan ...

  16. Factorbook.org: a Wiki-based database for transcription factor-binding data generated by the ENCODE consortium.

    PubMed

    Wang, Jie; Zhuang, Jiali; Iyer, Sowmya; Lin, Xin-Ying; Greven, Melissa C; Kim, Bong-Hyun; Moore, Jill; Pierce, Brian G; Dong, Xianjun; Virgil, Daniel; Birney, Ewan; Hung, Jui-Hung; Weng, Zhiping

    2013-01-01

    The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) consortium aims to identify all functional elements in the human genome including transcripts, transcriptional regulatory regions, along with their chromatin states and DNA methylation patterns. The ENCODE project generates data utilizing a variety of techniques that can enrich for regulatory regions, such as chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), micrococcal nuclease (MNase) digestion and DNase I digestion, followed by deeply sequencing the resulting DNA. As part of the ENCODE project, we have developed a Web-accessible repository accessible at http://factorbook.org. In Wiki format, factorbook is a transcription factor (TF)-centric repository of all ENCODE ChIP-seq datasets on TF-binding regions, as well as the rich analysis results of these data. In the first release, factorbook contains 457 ChIP-seq datasets on 119 TFs in a number of human cell lines, the average profiles of histone modifications and nucleosome positioning around the TF-binding regions, sequence motifs enriched in the regions and the distance and orientation preferences between motif sites. PMID:23203885

  17. Test Your Home for Radon: EPA

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    ... Site Map FAQs Contact Us Search MedlinePlus Health Topics Drugs & Supplements Videos & Cool Tools ESPAŃOL To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Test Your Home for Radon: EPA The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each ...

  18. Home Activities for Fours.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ferguson-Florissant School District, Ferguson, MO.

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

  19. Home Education in Russia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Staroverova, T. I.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  20. No Place Like Home.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Austin, Elizabeth

    2000-01-01

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

  1. National Nursing Home Survey

    Cancer.gov

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

  2. Children and Home Fires

    MedlinePLUS

    CHILDREN AND HOME FIRES Fast Facts Children under the age of five are twice as likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the population, and child-playing fires are the leading cause of fire deaths among ...

  3. INNOVATION IN HOME ECONOMICS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Home Economics, Washington, DC.

    THIS GUIDE IS FOR TEACHER USE IN PLANNING A SHORT COURSE IN HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAM FOR 11TH AND 12TH GRADE BOYS AND GIRLS. IT WAS DEVELOPED BY ARLINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS, VIRGINIA, AND THE CONTENT WAS DETERMINED BY A COMMITTEE OF HOME ECONOMICS TEACHERS, A PRINCIPAL, AND A FEW SELECTED STUDENTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS TO PROVIDE A SERIES OF…

  4. Home Sweet Hassle.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Metts, Wallis C., Jr.

    1996-01-01

    A parent and communications professor describes his family's long-standing participation in home schooling, highlighting efforts to provide socialization and service education, uphold academic standards, and integrate learning activities into everyday life. Home schooling is a labor of love. Children benefit from experiencing the focused attention…

  5. Marketing home care services.

    PubMed

    Moore, S T

    1987-08-01

    With the decline in inpatients, hospital administrators and marketers are seeking revenue opportunities in meeting the needs of a new market, home care patients. The challenge for managers in the home care arena is to target their marketing efforts towards the important decision makers. Managers who can best meet the goal of patients, families and professionals will be most successful. PMID:10301949

  6. Medicines in care homes.

    PubMed

    2015-04-15

    Essential facts According to official figures, more than 350,000 people in England and Wales live in a care home. Despite a range of guidance and standards on managing medicines in care homes, several studies have found evidence that medication errors are commonplace. PMID:25872826

  7. Home Health in Chinatown.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.

    The document reports on the successful efforts of the San Francisco Home Health Service, which brings much needed homemaker/home health aide services to hundreds of elderly people in the San Francisco Chinatown area. Providing historical and cultural background information about the area, its residents, and its particular health problems, the…

  8. Home and Family Life.

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    Frese, Millie K., Ed.

    1996-01-01

    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…

  9. The Home Microbiome Project

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    Gilbert, Jack

    2014-09-15

    The Home Microbiome Project is an initiative aimed at uncovering the dynamic co-associations between people's bacteria and the bacteria found in their homes.The hope is that the data and project will show that routine monitoring of the microbial diversity of your body and of the environment in which you live is possible.

  10. The Home Microbiome Project

    SciTech Connect

    Gilbert, Jack

    2014-08-25

    The Home Microbiome Project is an initiative aimed at uncovering the dynamic co-associations between people's bacteria and the bacteria found in their homes.The hope is that the data and project will show that routine monitoring of the microbial diversity of your body and of the environment in which you live is possible.

  11. [Pain in nursing homes].

    PubMed

    Nestler, N; Gnass, I; Schuler, M

    2015-02-01

    Elderly live in nursing homes if the necessary need for care cannot be realized in the home care setting. Dementia syndrome (60?% of nursing home residents) has a prominent role. Pain is a frequent problem in nursing homes, affecting functionality and quality of life. Studies often show inadequate pain therapy. Not only is the presentation of pain often atypical, but pharmacological and invasive pain therapy is limited by multimorbidity and increased risk of side effects. Nonpharmacological pain therapy is part of nursing therapy; however, the effect on nursing home residents has been insufficiently studied. This situation necessitates interprofessional coordination of all team members, in which the nursing pain assessment and the realization of both pharmacological and nonpharmacological pain therapy are very important. PMID:25701275

  12. Home Energy Audit

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    John Pratte

    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.

  13. Page 1 of 2 Building Dreams through

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    Feschotte, Cedric

    Page 1 of 2 Building Dreams through Education IVORY HOMES SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND SLCC TRANSFER STUDENTS Ivory Homes will offer 8 $2,000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year BECAS DE IVORY HOMES PARA GRADUADOS DE LA ESCUELA SECUNDARIA Y SLCC En el año académico 2015-2016, Ivory

  14. 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:

  15. Workshop home page June 26-27, 2003

    Cancer.gov

    FREE RADICALS: THE PROS AND CONS OF ANTIOXIDANTS Meeting Dates:Thursday, June 26 and Friday June 27, 2003 Meeting Site:Masur AuditoriumClinical Center, Building 10National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus, Bethesda, MD Overview:To summarize current

  16. MetEd Home Page: Meteorology Education & Training

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A comprehensive web portal for technical meteorology education. Offers on-line tutorials on current meteorological tools and imaging systems, exercises in image recognition and interpretation, applications for weather forecasting, and links to related resources. Target audience includes the operational forecasting community, university scientists and students, and other deeply interested in meteorology and weather forecasting.

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

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    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.

  18. Bryology at the Missouri Botanical Garden: Moss Home Page

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    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.

  19. Workshop home page Aug. 6-8, 2001

    Cancer.gov

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

  20. Workshop home page September 5-6, 2002

    Cancer.gov

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), invites you to attend a conference on "Nutritional Genomics and Proteomics in Cancer Prevention".