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  1. 2/18/14 10:21 AMLocalWiki: InformationAboutLicentiateDefense Page 1 of 2https://jjj.astro.su.se/localWiki/Wiki.jsp?page=InformationAboutLicentiateDefense

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    Brandenburg, Axel

    2/18/14 10:21 AMLocalWiki: InformationAboutLicentiateDefense Page 1 of 2https://jjj.astro.su.se/localWiki/Wiki.jsp. #12;2/18/14 10:21 AMLocalWiki: InformationAboutLicentiateDefense Page 2 of 2https://jjj.astro.su.se/localWiki/Wiki.jsp

  2. Home Page

    Cancer.gov

    Close Window State Cancer Profiles Quick Reference Guides ? Quick Reference Guides Index Home Page Send to Printer Text description of this image. Site Home Policies Accessibility Viewing Files FOIA Contact Us U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  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. 11/6/08 2:35 AMmediation_toolbox [SCAN Lab Wiki] Page 1 of 7http://www.scan.psych.columbia.edu:16080/wiki/mediation_toolbox

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    11/6/08 2:35 AMmediation_toolbox [SCAN Lab Wiki] Page 1 of 7http://www.scan.psych.columbia.edu:16080/wiki/mediation_toolbox Mediation Toolbox The Multilevel Mediation and Moderation (M3) Toolbox line functions are very easy to run. #12;11/6/08 2:35 AMmediation_toolbox [SCAN Lab Wiki] Page 2 of 7

  5. Using Wikis to Foster Collaboration in Undergraduate and Graduate Courses What is a Wiki?

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    Using Wikis to Foster Collaboration in Undergraduate and Graduate Courses What is a Wiki? Wikis let work groups collaboratively develop a whole web site or individual pages. Wiki technology is installed on the web server. Users create new content on the Wiki site using any web browser. Why use Wikis? Wikis

  6. Plotting in Matlab see the wiki page for more information on plotting

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    Plotting in Matlab CHEN 1703 see the wiki page for more information on plotting 1Monday, September 15, 2008 #12;Creating 2-D (x,y) Plots plot(x) - plot vector x. plot(x,y,'abc') - plots vector x Examples: plot(x,y1,'r-') plot(x,y2,'b.:') plot(x,y3,'ks-.') 2Monday, September 15, 2008 #12;Multiple Lines

  7. FDA Kids' Home Page

    MedlinePLUS

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

  8. 6/15/10 4:46 PMMacConkey agar -Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 1 of 3http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacConkey_agar

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    Gage, Daniel J.

    6/15/10 4:46 PMMacConkey agar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 1 of 3http://en.wikipedia.org/wikiConkey agar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 2 of 3http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki-12-11. External links #12;6/15/10 4:46 PMMacConkey agar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 3 of 3http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

  9. Building a Semantic Virtual Museum: from Wiki to Semantic Wiki using Named Entity Recognition

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    Brest, Université de

    Building a Semantic Virtual Museum: from Wiki to Semantic Wiki using Named Entity Recognition Alain semantic wiki pages from regular wiki pages, in the domain of scientific museums, using information to generate semantic wiki pages. Our initial evaluation of the prototype shows promising results in terms

  10. Revised: 12.18.2013 Bb9 (SP13): Creating and Using Blackboard wikis p. 1 of 6 Creating & Using Blackboard Wikis

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    Qiu, Weigang

    Revised: 12.18.2013 Bb9 (SP13): Creating and Using Blackboard wikis p. 1 of 6 Creating & Using Blackboard Wikis What is a wiki? A wiki is a collaboratively constructed web site. Wikis consist of "pages the wiki. Most wikis maintain a history showing how the wiki was changed and who changed it. The best

  11. Photojournal Home Page Graphic 2007

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2008-01-01

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

  12. Planetary Photojournal Home Page Graphic

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2004-01-01

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

  13. Revised: 12.23.2013 Bb9 (SP13): Reading and Posting to Wikis in Blackboard p. 1 of 5 What is a wiki?

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    Qiu, Weigang

    Revised: 12.23.2013 Bb9 (SP13): Reading and Posting to Wikis in Blackboard p. 1 of 5 What is a wiki? A wiki is a collaboratively constructed web site. Wikis consist of "pages" that can include images, video, attached files, links to other web sites, and links to other pages within the wiki. Most wikis maintain

  14. A Semantic Wiki Based on Spatial Hypertext Carlos Solis

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    A Semantic Wiki Based on Spatial Hypertext Carlos Solis (Lero, the Irish Software Engineering: Spatial Hypertext Wiki (ShyWiki) is a wiki which represents knowledge using notes that are spatially distributed in wiki pages and have visual characteristics such as colour, size, or font type. The use

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

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    California at Davis, University of

    SocialWiki: Bring Order to Wiki Systems with Social Context Haifeng Zhao, Shaozhi Ye, Prantik,gribble,wu}@cs.ucdavis.edu Abstract. A huge amount of administrative effort is required for large wiki systems to produce and maintain high quality pages with exist- ing naive access control policies. This paper introduces SocialWiki

  16. Interlinking journal and wiki publications through joint citation 1 Interlinking journal and wiki publications through

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    Miller, Scott

    Interlinking journal and wiki publications through joint citation 1 Interlinking journal and wiki) Interlinking journal and wiki publications through joint citation: Working examples from ZooKeys and Plazi wiki page based on it can be reconciled and combined into a single citation reference. We illustrate

  17. NCI Division of Extramural Activities - Home Page

    Cancer.gov

    National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Division of Extramural Activities - Home Page Skip to Main Content Home Funding Advisory Consumer Guides FAQs & Glossary Awarded Research Division of Extramural Activities About DEA Main Staff

  18. 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…

  19. Campus Pack Blogs, Wikis & Journals August 2, 2014 Release

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    Yorke, James

    Campus Pack Blogs, Wikis & Journals August 2, 2014 Release Campus Pack has introduced a new version Navigation Navigate through the wiki (blog, journal) pages by clicking the "Pages" button in the upper left. All of the pages will be listed. Click the "Add New Page" button to add pages to the blog, wiki

  20. Wikipublisher: A Print-on-Demand Wiki John Rankin

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    Anslow, Craig

    Wikipublisher: A Print-on-Demand Wiki John Rankin Affinity Limited Wellington, New Zealand Email disappoint and converting print documents into good web pages is hard. A wiki makes it easy for authors readers turn wiki pages or page collections into print, with a quality better than most word processing

  1. COLLABORATION Dropbox, Wikis, etc...

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    Blais, Brian

    NOTES FOR COLLABORATION Dropbox, Wikis, etc... Wednesday, December 21, 11 #12;DROPBOX Wednesday projects Wednesday, December 21, 11 #12;WIKIS Wednesday, December 21, 11 #12;WIKIS Wikipedia Wednesday, December 21, 11 #12;WIKIS Wikipedia Wikispaces Wednesday, December 21, 11 #12;WIKIS Wikipedia Wikispaces

  2. Wikipedia is not the sum of all human knowledge: do we need a wiki for open data?

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    Wikipedia is not the sum of all human knowledge: do we need a wiki for open data? Finn °Arup suited, and it has been the reason why I have started a MediaWiki-based wiki: The Brede Wiki, and therefore the Brede Wiki has a page for each scientific paper. On that page the bibliographic information

  3. Home News Blogs Forums Wiki Members More Current page: News / News

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    Leigh, David A.

    & Phosphating degreasers and surface treatment for metal glass rubber plastic etc www.tecan.com News Nanoscale machines move liquid mountains Controlled by light, transport the equivalent of world machines have moved macroscale objects--droplets of liquid that can even transport up a slope. Researchers

  4. Joint Process Games: From Ratings to Wikis Michael Munie

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    Shoham, Yoav

    Joint Process Games: From Ratings to Wikis Michael Munie Computer Science Department Stanford sites and wiki page updates. These games are related to Black's median voter theorem and also strongly of agent goals and a set of focal points. This work pro- vides the first theoretical model of wiki

  5. Knowledge management by wikis

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    Spek, Sander

    2008-01-01

    Wikis provide a new way of collaboration and knowledge sharing. Wikis are software that allows users to work collectively on a web-based knowledge base. Wikis are characterised by a sense of anarchism, collaboration, connectivity, organic development and self-healing, and they rely on trust. We list several concerns about applying wikis in professional organisation. After these concerns are met, wikis can provide a progessive, new knowledge sharing and collaboration tool.

  6. Canvas Training & Support Make Page Home Page ACNS/Colorado State University

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Canvas Training & Support Make Page Home Page ACNS/Colorado State University Revised Feb. 17, 2015) Type a name for the page. #12;Canvas Training & Support Make Page Home Page ACNS/Colorado State;Canvas Training & Support Make Page Home Page ACNS/Colorado State University Revised Feb. 17, 2015 3 Set

  7. Wikis supporting PLM and Technical Documentation

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    Høimyr, Nils-Joar; CERN. Geneva. IT Department

    2007-01-01

    Over the last years, Wikis have arisen as powerful tools for collaborative documentation on the Internet. The Encyclopaedia Wikipedia has become a reference, and the power of community editing in a Wiki allows for capture of knowledge from contributors all over the world. Use of a Wiki for Technical Documentation, along with hyper-links to other data sources such as a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, provides a very effective collaboration tool as information can be easily feed into the system throughout the project life-cycle. In particular for software- and hardware projects with rapidly evolving documentation, the Wiki approach has proved to be successful. Certain Wiki implementations, such as TWiki, are project-oriented and include functionality such as automatic page revisioning. This paper addresses the use of TWiki to document hardware and software projects at CERN, from the requirements and brain-storming phase to end-product documentation. 2 examples are covered: large scale engineering for...

  8. Using Wikis in Academic Libraries

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    Kai-Wah Chu, Samuel

    2009-01-01

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

  9. Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis & Journals Discussion Boards......................................................................................................................... 2

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    Balasuriya, Sanjeeva

    MyUni - Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis & Journals Discussion Boards..................................................................................................................... 8 Wikis.............................................................................................................................................. 9 About Wikis

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. Collaborative Learning in Wikis

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

    2011-01-01

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

  13. Wikis and Collaborative Inquiry

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    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…

  14. 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,…

  15. Using Tools and Navigation Navigating the Home Landing Page

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    Quigg, Chris

    Using Tools and Navigation 1 Navigating the Home Landing Page The FermiWorks Landing page displays Cards that detail how to navigate these worklets, and explains some of the most common worklets. Because. #12;Using Tools and Navigation 2 Understanding Error and Alert Messages Error and alert messages

  16. 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…

  17. Sujet de Matrise Titre : Extraction de patrons dans la rdaction collaborative sur les Wikis et les

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    Valtchev, Petko

    Sujet de Maîtrise Titre : « Extraction de patrons dans la rédaction collaborative sur les Wikis et. Adjoint DIRO (directeur) Problématique Un wiki est un site Web qui permet à tout utilisateur d'éditer directement son contenu sur les pages même du site. Le concept de wiki a été introduit par Ward Cunningham en

  18. 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.

  19. Peter Meyer Lab home page Plant epigenetics and transgene silencing

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    Meyer, Peter

    Peter Meyer Lab ­ home page Plant epigenetics and transgene silencing Epigenetic modifications or inactive epigenetic state of a genetic locus is its packaging into an open and accessible or into a closed and repressive chromatin structure. Epigenetic patterns can be passed on to the next generation but they can also

  20. 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…

  1. The Experimental Hydrology Wiki

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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/

  2. 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

  3. The Reengineering Wiki Arie van Deursen

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    van Deursen, Arie

    The Reengineering Wiki Arie van Deursen CWI, P.O. Box 94079 1090 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands http such efforts. To that end, we propose the "Reengi- neering Wiki", which uses Wiki technology to enable web site web authoring cri- teria, an introduction to wiki technology, typical wiki usage, and an evaluation

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

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    Baclawski, Kenneth B.

    ;7 Current Implementation · HIDs and transclusion use server-side PHP. · Viewspec uses client-side JavaScript. · MediaWiki hook: OutputPageBeforeHTML #12;8 Features of Current Release HIDs ­ Paragraphs ­ Bullet points ­ Headers ­ Tables ­ Media objects (e.g., images) Viewspec (show/hide purple numbers) HID

  5. AceWiki: A Natural and Expressive Semantic Wiki

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    Kuhn, Tobias

    2008-01-01

    We present AceWiki, a prototype of a new kind of semantic wiki using the controlled natural language Attempto Controlled English (ACE) for representing its content. ACE is a subset of English with a restricted grammar and a formal semantics. The use of ACE has two important advantages over existing semantic wikis. First, we can improve the usability and achieve a shallow learning curve. Second, ACE is more expressive than the formal languages of existing semantic wikis. Our evaluation shows that people who are not familiar with the formal foundations of the Semantic Web are able to deal with AceWiki after a very short learning phase and without the help of an expert.

  6. The Wiki Way of Learning

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    Ruth, Alison; Houghton, Luke

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the argument that the use of wikis in a learning environment involves a different way of thinking, learning and knowing than perhaps many practitioners are familiar with. In particular, wikis foster collaborative, egalitarian learning that is designed to foster group interaction instead of just individual performance. Moreover,…

  7. DOT WEB PAGES (plain text) 1 DOT WWW Pages --Plain Text Copy June 17, 2015

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    Rutten, Rob

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.4 DOT wiki observing: wiki external usage webcam #12;DOT WEB PAGES (plain text) 2 1 DOT news · January 2012: Utrecht://dotdb.strw.leidenuniv.nl/search, and the ob- serving wiki at http://dotdb.strw.leidenuniv.nl/wiki. · December 2011: Utrecht University

  8. Secure Wiki System A plugin-based solution to wiki security

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    Secure Wiki System A plugin-based solution to wiki security Written by Kasper Lindberg - s052257-M.Sc.-2012-28 March 2 - 2012 #12;Secure Wiki System Abstract Wiki systems have become an important tool for knowledge sharing among people. From the small wikis for knowledge sharing in organizations to the larger

  9. Brede Wiki: Neuroscience data structured in a wiki Finn Arup Nielsen

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    ' & $ % Brede Wiki: Neuroscience data structured in a wiki Finn °Arup Nielsen The Lundbeck, Copenhagen, Denmark. Summary The Brede Wiki running on MediaWiki software represents data in templates. Data databases exist for storing these data,2 but contributing data is not straightforward. A struc- tured wiki

  10. VAST 2008 Wiki Editors Mini Challenge Identifying Social Networks using Wiki.viz

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    Klippel, Alexander

    VAST 2008 Wiki Editors Mini Challenge ­ Identifying Social Networks using Wiki.viz Chi-Chun Pan framework to build Wiki.viz, an interactive visualization of the 2008 VAST wiki edit mini- challenge. Users can extract and analyze data using automated text processing, visualization of wiki-revision networks

  11. Purple MediaWiki: Fine-Grained Addressability of Wiki Kenneth Baclawski, Viral Gupta, Tejas Parikh

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    Baclawski, Kenneth B.

    Purple MediaWiki: Fine-Grained Addressability of Wiki Content Kenneth Baclawski, Viral Gupta, Tejas 94402, USA. peter.yim@cim3.com, jonathan.cheyer@cim3.com Abstract Purple MediaWiki (PMWX) is an extension of MediaWiki that supports fine- grained addressability. By making this feature available on MediaWiki

  12. Mail2Wiki: Low-cost Sharing and Early Curation from Email to Wikis

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    Chi, Ed Huai-hsin

    98 Mail2Wiki: Low-cost Sharing and Early Curation from Email to Wikis Ben Hanrahan*, Guillaume and describe the Mail2Wiki system, which enables low-cost sharing and early curation from email to wikis by knowledge workers. We aim to aid adoption of enterprise wikis and enable more efficient knowledge sharing

  13. Design wiki: a system for design sharing

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    Design wiki: a system for design sharing Wael A. Abdelhameed, Yoshihiro Kobayashi #12;Wael technologies. HOW TO QUOTE THIS TEXT: ABDELHAMEED, W.A.; KOBAYASHI, Y.Design wiki: a system for design sharing system of design sharing, called Design Wiki. Design Wiki is a design database that has a massive number

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Home Site Map Make Your Home Page Suggestions Enquiry Sunday, March 16, M pays tributes to Potti Sriramulu

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    Lummaa, Virpi

    of the Royal Society B. (ANI) Single Parent Family Fun Fun for you Fun for the kids Free Community site for single parents www.singleparentfun.com UK Single Parent Dating Search 1000s of current profiles JoinHome Site Map Make Your Home Page Suggestions Enquiry Sunday, March 16, M pays tributes to Potti

  18. 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 and publication of web pages through the campus network is a privilege that requires adherence to CSM computer usage policies. As a condition of publishing web pages via any CSM computing or network resource, we may

  19. The Provenance Bee Wiki: Tracking the Growth of Semantic Wiki Communities

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    Blythe, Jim

    The Provenance Bee Wiki: Tracking the Growth of Semantic Wiki Communities Yolanda Gil, Dipsy Kapoor Contributors in hundreds of semantic wiki sites are creating structured information in RDF every day, thus growing the semantic content of the Web in spades. Although wikis have been analyzed extensively

  20. 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

  1. Wikis as a Teaching Tool in Physics Classrooms

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    Mohottala, Hashini E.

    2011-01-01

    The advances of the digital age have made the duty and responsibility of the professor more complex and involved. The Internet has made powerful and useful tools available to us to disseminate knowledge in an interesting and effective manner. In this article, I discuss one such tool: Wikispaces (wikis)--a set of interactive web pages that can be…

  2. 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

  3. 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…

  4. Wiki Technology for Middle Grade Students

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    Harper, Debra Ann

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to determine the pedagogical value of Wiki technology-enhanced instruction for middle grade students. The sample consisted of three Wiki projects representative of work from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade middle school students. The examination of the data collected from the three samples of Wiki

  5. Index wiki database: design and experiments

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    Krizhanovsky, A A

    2008-01-01

    With the fantastic growth of Internet usage, information search in documents of a special type called a "wiki page" that is written using a simple markup language, has become an important problem. This paper describes the software architectural model for indexing wiki texts in three languages (Russian, English, and German) and the interaction between the software components (GATE, Lemmatizer, and Synarcher). The inverted file index database was designed using visual tool DBDesigner. The rules for parsing Wikipedia texts are illustrated by examples. Two index databases of Russian Wikipedia (RW) and Simple English Wikipedia (SEW) are built and compared. The size of RW is by order of magnitude higher than SEW (number of words, lexemes), though the growth rate of number of pages in SEW was found to be 12% higher than in Russian, and the rate of acquisition of new words in SEW lexicon was 6% higher during a period of five months (from September 2007 to February 2008). The Zipf's law was tested with both Russian an...

  6. How Controlled English can Improve Semantic Wikis

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    Kuhn, Tobias

    2009-01-01

    The motivation of semantic wikis is to make acquisition, maintenance, and mining of formal knowledge simpler, faster, and more flexible. However, most existing semantic wikis have a very technical interface and are restricted to a relatively low level of expressivity. In this paper, we explain how AceWiki uses controlled English - concretely Attempto Controlled English (ACE) - to provide a natural and intuitive interface while supporting a high degree of expressivity. We introduce recent improvements of the AceWiki system and user studies that indicate that AceWiki is usable and useful.

  7. Create Your Own Home Page: A Step-By-Step Guide.

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    Descy, Don

    1996-01-01

    Provides instruction for creating a home page on the World Wide Web. Highlights include Hypertext Markup Language, word processing programs, how to import graphics from other Web pages and link them to your page, and how to create your own graphics. (LRW)

  8. Wiki und die schnelle Lehre

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    Pfeifer, Holger

    Wiki und die schnelle Lehre Hochschulen debattieren über Open Educational Resources 28 DEUTSCHE UNIVERSITÄTS ZEITUNG 11 23.10.2015 | EUR 7,90 Offensive Schluss mit dem Technikwahn. Ein Plädoyer für die Skepsis der Geisteswissenschaftler 20 Bauchlandung Die neue Bildungsstrategie in Frankreich formuliert

  9. Using Wikis to Experience History

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    Martin, Vance Scott

    2011-01-01

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

  10. A fielded wiki for personality genetics Finn Arup Nielsen

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    ' & $ % A fielded wiki for personality genetics Finn °Arup Nielsen The Lundbeck Foundation Center. Summary A fielded wiki (a highly structured wiki) for genetic association studies with personality traits- tive entry with a wiki could be a solution to speed up the process. To explore this idea a small wiki

  11. 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

  12. Library Home Page Design: A Comparison of Page Layout for Front-Ends to ARL Library Web Sites.

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    King, David L.

    1998-01-01

    Describes a study that examined the home pages of all 120 libraries in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to compare design similarities and differences. Highlights include background; document headers and footers; graphics; hypertext links; and unlinked text. (Author/LRW)

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

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    Kim, Jihie

    Assisting Instructional Assessment of Undergraduate Collaborative Wiki and SVN Activities Jihie Kim documents (Wikis, Google documents) and a software version control system (SVN) to support project projects. Keywords Collaborative teamwork, instructor tool, wiki, team projects. 1. INTRODUCTION

  14. Classification Techniques for Assessing Student Collaboration in Shared Wiki Spaces

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    Kim, Jihie

    Classification Techniques for Assessing Student Collaboration in Shared Wiki Spaces Chitrabharathi student engineering project. Shared Wiki spaces used by students in collaborative project teams were the collaborative patterns and document organization of Wiki spaces. A link is shown between processes

  15. Combining Semantic Wikis and Controlled Natural Language

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    Kuhn, Tobias

    2008-01-01

    We demonstrate AceWiki that is a semantic wiki using the controlled natural language Attempto Controlled English (ACE). The goal is to enable easy creation and modification of ontologies through the web. Texts in ACE can automatically be translated into first-order logic and other languages, for example OWL. Previous evaluation showed that ordinary people are able to use AceWiki without being instructed.

  16. wikiFactor: a measure of the importance of a wiki site

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    McBride, Carl

    2009-01-01

    A new metric is introduced, inspired by the Hirsch {\\it h-index}, to measure the impact of a wiki site. A table of wikiFactors is presented for a number of wikis, in particular those oriented towards scientific topics.

  17. Wikis as a Teaching Tool in Physics Classrooms

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    Mohottala, Hashini E.

    2011-09-01

    The advances of the digital age have made the duty and responsibility of the professor more complex and involved. The Internet has made powerful and useful tools available to us to disseminate knowledge in an interesting and effective manner. In this article, I discuss one such tool: Wikispaces (wikis)—a set of interactive web pages that can be accessed and updated by a group of users using any web browser.

  18. Using Wikis to Promote Collaborative EFL Writing

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    Aydin, Zelilha; Yildiz, Senem

    2014-01-01

    This study focuses on the use of wikis in collaborative writing projects in foreign language learning classrooms. A total of 34 intermediate level university students learning English as a foreign language (EFL) were asked to accomplish three different wiki-based collaborative writing tasks, (argumentative, informative and decision-making) working…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Collaborative Strategic Planning: A Wiki Application

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    Kendall, Susan L.; Nino, Mary H.; Staley, Shannon M.

    2008-01-01

    For the past several years, many have viewed wikis as useful tools for community building and collaboration. A number of free Web services such as PBwiki have claimed convenience and ease of use as part of their overall packages. A review of the literature reveals a great deal of anecdotal support for wiki use in the workplace. However, few…

  2. The integral field spectroscopy (IFS) wiki

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    Westmoquette, M S; Christensen, L; Maier, M; Lemoine-Busserolle, M; Turner, J; Marquart, T

    2009-01-01

    In this article we present the integral field spectroscopy (IFS) wiki site, http://ifs.wikidot.com; what the wiki is, our motivation for creating it, and a short introduction to IFS. The IFS wiki is designed to be a central repository of information, tips, codes, tools, references, etc., regarding the whole subject of IFS, which is accessible and editable by the whole community. Currently the wiki contains a broad base of information covering topics from current and future integral field spectrographs, to observing, to data reduction and analysis techniques. We encourage everyone who wants to know more about IFS to look at this web-site, and any question you may have you can post from there. And if you have had any experience with IFS yourself, we encourage you to contribute your knowledge and help the site develop its full potential. Before re-inventing the wheel, consult the wiki...

  3. MediaWiki Grammar Recovery

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    Zaytsev, Vadim

    2011-01-01

    The paper describes in detail the recovery effort of one of the official MediaWiki grammars. Over two hundred grammar transformation steps are reported and annotated, leading to delivery of a level 2 grammar, semi-automatically extracted from a community created semi-formal text using at least five different syntactic notations, several non-enforced naming conventions, multiple misspellings, obsolete parsing technology idiosyncrasies and other problems commonly encountered in grammars that were not engineered properly. Having a quality grammar will allow to test and validate it further, without alienating the community with a separately developed grammar.

  4. 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…

  5. Brede Wiki: A neuroinformatics Web service with structured information

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    Brede Wiki: A neuroinformatics Web service with structured information Finn °Arup Nielsen April 16, 2009 The Brede Wiki is a Web service running the MediaWiki software and containing structured infor neuroscience information such as a brain region ontology. Information is organized with MediaWiki templates

  6. Wiki'er og Wikipedia Finn Arup Nielsen

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    Wiki'er og Wikipedia Finn °Arup Nielsen DTU Compute Technical University of Denmark April 23, 2013 #12;Wiki'er og Wikipedia Resum´e Wiki'er er efterh°anden alle vegne. De nyeste udviklinger muliggør struk- turering af data, s°a man kan opbygge sin egne specialiserede wiki-baserede database eller trække

  7. Brede Wiki: Neuroscience data structured in a Finn Arup Nielsen

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    Brede Wiki: Neuroscience data structured in a wiki Finn °Arup Nielsen Center for Integrated://www.imm.dtu.dk/~fn/ Abstract. Setup in January 2009 the Brede Wiki contains data from neuroscience, particularly from published neuroimaging peer-reviewed papers. Data is stored in simple MediaWiki templates and it can au- tomatically

  8. Wiki-based Learning in the Mechanical Engineering Classroom

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    McGaughey, Alan

    Wiki-based Learning in the Mechanical Engineering Classroom Alan J. H. McGaughey Assistant is a Wiki? Wiki: a type of website that provides a framework for users to interactively and collaboratively Specialized wiki for domain-specific material and for teaching #12;3 American Society for Engineering

  9. Formal Mathematics on Display: A Wiki for Flyspeck

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    Geuvers, Herman

    Formal Mathematics on Display: A Wiki for Flyspeck Carst Tankink1 , Cezary Kaliszyk2 , Josef Urban1 is a prototype "Wiki for Formal Math- ematics", with an aim to support developing and documenting large show the prototype Flyspeck Wiki as an instance of Agora for HOL Light formalizations. The wiki can

  10. Brede Wiki: Neuroscience data structured in a Finn Arup Nielsen

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    Brede Wiki: Neuroscience data structured in a wiki Finn °Arup Nielsen Lundbeck Foundation Center, 2009 #12;Brede Wiki Background: The Brede Database A database with results from published neuroimag °Arup Nielsen 1 May 28, 2009 #12;Brede Wiki Background: The Brede Database on the Web Presentation

  11. 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…

  12. UncorrectedProof 1Wikis in Design Engineering Research

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    Salustri, Filippo A.

    UncorrectedProof 1Wikis in Design Engineering Research 2Filippo A. Sal AU1ustri and Janaka S. Weerasinghe 3Abstract Wiki technology has been successfully used for collaboration in various 4settings. Wikis design research occurs and how wikis 6can be used to support it. The authors observed, and report on

  13. An Initial Analysis of Semantic Wikis Yolanda Gil

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    Gil, Yolanda

    An Initial Analysis of Semantic Wikis Yolanda Gil Information Sciences Institute University@sethi.org ABSTRACT Semantic wikis augment wikis with semantic properties that can be used to aggregate and query data through reasoning. Semantic wikis are used by many communities, for widely varying purposes

  14. Teaching Engineering with Wikis* BUGRAHAN YALVAC and MEHMET C. AYAR

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    Wilensky, Uri

    Teaching Engineering with Wikis* BUGRAHAN YALVAC and MEHMET C. AYAR Teaching, Learning and Culture we discuss the nature of five university professors' use of wikis in education and their personal epistemologies pertaining to wikis. A group of students collaboratively authoring a wiki article

  15. 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

  16. wikiFeed: Keeping Wiki Content Current via News Sources Rachel Adams, Alex Kuntz, Morgan Marks, William Martin, David R. Musicant

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    Musicant, Dave

    wikiFeed: Keeping Wiki Content Current via News Sources Rachel Adams, Alex Kuntz, Morgan Marks and reliable information in a wiki can be challenging · wikiFeed assists wiki contributors with this task · Helps users track news, makes recommendations as to where content should be integrated into wiki

  17. 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.

  18. Large Formal Wikis: Issues and Solutions

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    Alama, Jesse; Mamane, Lionel; Urban, Josef

    2011-01-01

    We present several steps towards large formal mathematical wikis. The Coq proof assistant together with the CoRN repository are added to the pool of systems handled by the general wiki system described in \\cite{DBLP:conf/aisc/UrbanARG10}. A smart re-verification scheme for the large formal libraries in the wiki is suggested for Mizar/MML and Coq/CoRN, based on recently developed precise tracking of mathematical dependencies. We propose to use features of state-of-the-art filesystems to allow real-time cloning and sandboxing of the entire libraries, allowing also to extend the wiki to a true multi-user collaborative area. A number of related issues are discussed.

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  20. 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…

  1. LHC Education and Outreach http://cosm.hamptonu.edu/wiki/doku.php?id=wiki:outreach:nsta

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    Collar, Juan I.

    LHC Education and Outreach http://cosm.hamptonu.edu/wiki/doku.php?id=wiki:outreach:nsta Can we of a cookie? How do we know? 2. How is the Cookie Crumbler analogous to the LHC? 3. How is the poster analogous to ATLAS or CMS? 4. What are the limitations of the analogy to the LHC and its detectors? 5. What

  2. Microcontrollers 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/

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    Smith, James Andrew

    ;· · · · #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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

  3. Wikispaces (Wikis) and Group Problem Solving (GPS) sessions in Physics classes

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    Mohottala, Hashini

    2013-03-01

    We report the combine use of Wikispaces (Wikis) and Group Problem Solving (GPS) sessions conducted in the introductory level and upper level physics classes. This method gradually evolved from the combine use of Wikis and Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) practiced over the past years. As a part of this new teaching method, some essay type problems, parallel to the chapter in discussion, were posted on the Wikis at the beginning of each week and students were encouraged to visit the pages and do the work without providing numerical final answers but the steps. At the end of each week students were evaluated on the problem solving skills opening up more opportunity for peer interaction by putting them into small groups and letting them solve one selected problem. A class of 30 students is divided into 6 groups and as a whole four lengthy essay problems are discussed - each group is given to solve one problem. The problem numbers are drawn in a raffle and the groups are excited to find out what they get each week. The required skills to solve a problem are gained from the weekly given Wiki exercises. Wiki provides a user-friendly platform to make this effort a success. GPS sessions help the professor identify the failing students earlier and help them before it's too late.

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

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    Arnold, Nike; Ducate, Lara; Kost, Claudia

    2012-01-01

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

  5. INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore

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    Stephan, Frank

    samples, chili peppers and paper clips. Weather and Climate To get started, it is important to distinguish://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore · Regional Climate Change, Chilis and Paper Clips 1 · New SAB members 5 · People in the News 6 contents · IMS Staff 20 Continued on page 2 Regional Climate Change, Chilis and Paper Clips >>> The result from

  6. 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…

  7. Using Wikis and Collaborative Learning for Science Teachers' Professional Development

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    Chen, Y-H.; Jang, S-J.; Chen, P-J.

    2015-01-01

    Wiki bears great potential to transform learning and instruction by scaffolding personal and social constructivism. Past studies have shown that proper application of wiki benefits both students and teachers; however, few studies have integrated wiki and collaborative learning to examine the growth of science teachers' "Technological,…

  8. Collective Knowledge Engineering with Semantic Wikis Grzegorz J. Nalepa

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    Collective Knowledge Engineering with Semantic Wikis Grzegorz J. Nalepa (AGH University of Science Technology Kraków, Poland gjn@agh.edu.pl) Abstract : In the paper application of semantic wikis as knowledge engineering tool in a collaborative environment is considered. Selected aspects of semantic wikis are dis

  9. Choosing a Wiki Platform for Student Projects--Lessons Learned

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    Malaga, Ross A.

    2010-01-01

    Wikis offer many benefits, such as two-way flows of information, early and consistent feedback, and greater student group collaboration, in an educational setting. Some researchers have already reported on the use of Wikis in their classes. However, instructors must choose an appropriate Wiki platform in order to receive all of the benefits of…

  10. A fielded wiki for personality genetics Finn rup Nielsen

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    A fielded wiki for personality genetics Finn Årup Nielsen DTU Informatics Technical University of Denmark Kongens Lyngby, Denmark fn@imm.dtu.dk ABSTRACT I describe a fielded wiki, where a Web form of multiple personality trait scores from statistics on human subjects grouped based on genotype. The wiki or

  11. Wiki Grows Up: Arbitrary Data Models, Access Control, and Beyond

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    Priedhorsky, Reid

    Wiki Grows Up: Arbitrary Data Models, Access Control, and Beyond Reid Priedhorsky IBM T.J. Watson Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA terveen@cs.umn.edu ABSTRACT Ward Cunningham's vision for the wiki manifestation of simplicity: the assumption that the objects in a wiki that can be edited (e.g., Wikipedia

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

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    Kokar, Mieczyslaw M.

    A Semantic Wiki Alerting Environment Incorporating Credibility and Reliability Evaluation Brian in the form of a semantic wiki. A gang ontology and semantic inferencing are used to annotate the reports Introduction In this paper, we describe a prototype we are developing that we call the Semantic Wiki Alerting

  13. Experiences with a Wiki to Support Architectural Knowledge Sharing

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    van Vliet, Hans

    Experiences with a Wiki to Support Architectural Knowledge Sharing Rik Farenhorst Department Science VU University Amsterdam the Netherlands hans@cs.vu.nl ABSTRACT Wikis are becoming increasingly. In this experience paper we explore the applica- bility of wikis in the software architecting process, a pro- cess

  14. Wiki(pedia) and neuroinformatics Finn Arup Nielsen

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    Wiki(pedia) and neuroinformatics Finn °Arup Nielsen Lundbeck Foundation Center for Integrated; Neurobiology Research Unit, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet August 29, 2006 #12;Wiki for a rank about 75 disregarding robots. Finn °Arup Nielsen 1 August 29, 2006 #12;Wiki

  15. One level deeper: Polymorphism wiki Finn Arup Nielsen

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    One level deeper: Polymorphism wiki Finn °Arup Nielsen July 28, 2008 Response to (Huss, III et al of your Response: One level deeper: Polymorphism wiki 2 Comment With the creation of several thousands is to gene-associated articles. Recently wikis have gotten one level deeper in genetics: To genetic

  16. Motivating and Enabling Organizational Memory with a Workgroup Wiki

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    Munson, Sean A.

    Motivating and Enabling Organizational Memory with a Workgroup Wiki Sean A. Munson School of the deployment of MediaWiki as a publishing tool for building organizational memory, group members' motivation within the workgroup. The "anyone can edit" feature, frequently touted as the main benefit of wikis, had

  17. A Small Wiki for Personality Genetics Finn Arup Nielsen

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    ' & $ % A Small Wiki for Personality Genetics Finn °Arup Nielsen The Lundbeck Foundation Center. Summary A fielded wiki for genetic association studies with personality traits is described that features Database,1 shows that data entry is a bottleneck. Web-based collabora- tive entry with a wiki could

  18. Implementation of a Multilevel Wiki for Cross-Domain Collaboration

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    Implementation of a Multilevel Wiki for Cross-Domain Collaboration Kar Leong Ong, Thuy Nguyen collaboration between participants. Wiki technology provides a hypertext content-based collaborative authoring information while satisfying the intent of wikis to provide an open context for content sharing. The Global

  19. Using a Wiki as a Group Communications Tool

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    Mihm, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    The research explains wiki development and use in industry and potential benefits in higher education as a collaborative communication tool. The findings of a study conducted in a business administration class involving the use of wikis is discussed. The paper concludes with useful guidelines for college instructors incorporating wikis as a…

  20. Cooperative Repositories for Formal Proofs A Wiki-Based Solution

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    Cooperative Repositories for Formal Proofs A Wiki-Based Solution Pierre Corbineau and Cezary development of formalized mathematics. This framework allows wiki-style collaboration while providing users as imple- mented by the second author, and a modified version of the MediaWiki code-base. We discuss open

  1. Online open neuroimaging mass meta-analysis with a wiki

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    Online open neuroimaging mass meta-analysis with a wiki Finn °Arup Nielsen1 , Matthew J. Kempton2, London, UK Abstract. We describe a system for meta-analysis where a wiki stores numerical data of numerical values presented across scientific papers. Collaborative sys- tems such as wikis may easily

  2. Cooperative repositories for formal proofs A wiki-based solution

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    Kaliszyk, Cezary

    Cooperative repositories for formal proofs A wiki-based solution Pierre Corbineau and Cezary development of formalized mathematics. This framework allows wiki-style collaboration while providing users as imple- mented by the second author, and a modified version of the MediaWiki code-base. We discuss open

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

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    Gil, Yolanda

    The Democratization of Semantic Properties: An Analysis of Semantic Wikis Yolanda Gil Information California 4676 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey CA, 90292 varunr@isi.edu, ricky@sethi Abstract--Semantic wikis augment wikis with semantic properties that can be used to aggregate and query data through reasoning

  4. A DECENTRALIZED WIKI ENGINE FOR COLLABORATIVE WIKIPEDIA HOSTING

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    van Steen, Maarten

    A DECENTRALIZED WIKI ENGINE FOR COLLABORATIVE WIKIPEDIA HOSTING Guido Urdaneta, Guillaume Pierre@few.vu.nl, gpierre@cs.vu.nl, steen@cs.vu.nl Keywords: wiki, peer-to-peer, collaborative web hosting, decentralized. Abstract: This paper presents the design of a decentralized system for hosting large-scale wiki web sites

  5. Working with Wikis in Writing-Intensive Classes

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    Cleary, Michelle Navarre; Sanders-Betzold, Suzanne; Hoover, Polly; St. John, Peggy

    2009-01-01

    Much that has been published to date on wiki use in college classes either explains what wikis are or speculates on what they might accomplish; few studies analyze how wikis have and have not worked when actually used in college classes. To this end, we report on a study conducted over two quarters, with three classes and two teaching teams in a…

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

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    Zhang, Will

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

  7. SubtiWiki 2.0-an integrated database for the model organism Bacillus subtilis.

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    Michna, Raphael H; Zhu, Bingyao; Mäder, Ulrike; Stülke, Jörg

    2016-01-01

    To understand living cells, we need knowledge of each of their parts as well as about the interactions of these parts. To gain rapid and comprehensive access to this information, annotation databases are required. Here, we present SubtiWiki 2.0, the integrated database for the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis (http://subtiwiki.uni-goettingen.de/). SubtiWiki provides text-based access to published information about the genes and proteins of B. subtilis as well as presentations of metabolic and regulatory pathways. Moreover, manually curated protein-protein interactions diagrams are linked to the protein pages. Finally, expression data are shown with respect to gene expression under 104 different conditions as well as absolute protein quantification for cytoplasmic proteins. To facilitate the mobile use of SubtiWiki, we have now expanded it by Apps that are available for iOS and Android devices. Importantly, the App allows to link private notes and pictures to the gene/protein pages. Today, SubtiWiki has become one of the most complete collections of knowledge on a living organism in one single resource. PMID:26433225

  8. SubtiWiki 2.0—an integrated database for the model organism Bacillus subtilis

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    Michna, Raphael H.; Zhu, Bingyao; Mäder, Ulrike; Stülke, Jörg

    2016-01-01

    To understand living cells, we need knowledge of each of their parts as well as about the interactions of these parts. To gain rapid and comprehensive access to this information, annotation databases are required. Here, we present SubtiWiki 2.0, the integrated database for the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis (http://subtiwiki.uni-goettingen.de/). SubtiWiki provides text-based access to published information about the genes and proteins of B. subtilis as well as presentations of metabolic and regulatory pathways. Moreover, manually curated protein-protein interactions diagrams are linked to the protein pages. Finally, expression data are shown with respect to gene expression under 104 different conditions as well as absolute protein quantification for cytoplasmic proteins. To facilitate the mobile use of SubtiWiki, we have now expanded it by Apps that are available for iOS and Android devices. Importantly, the App allows to link private notes and pictures to the gene/protein pages. Today, SubtiWiki has become one of the most complete collections of knowledge on a living organism in one single resource. PMID:26433225

  9. 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…

  10. Within the Wiki: Best Practices for Educators

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    Schroeder, Barbara

    2009-01-01

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

  11. Learning from a Wiki Way of Learning

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    Page, Kelly L.; Reynolds, Nina

    2015-01-01

    There is a growing need to design learning experiences in higher education that develop collaborative and mediated social writing practices. A wiki way of learning addresses these needs. This paper reports findings from a case study involving 58 postgraduate students who in small groups participated over eight weeks in a mediated collaborative…

  12. Wikis and Collaborative Learning in Higher Education

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    Zheng, Binbin; Niiya, Melissa; Warschauer, Mark

    2015-01-01

    While collaborative learning and collaborative writing can be of great value to student learning, the implementation of a technology-supported collaborative learning environment is a challenge. With their built-in features for supporting collaborative writing and social communication, wikis are a promising platform for collaborative learning;…

  13. Improving Writing with Wiki Discussion Forums

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    Corrigan, John

    2010-01-01

    Wikis are open-source sites, meaning that users may add, remove, or edit most content quickly. Because they are a public venue, students became more engaged and invested in what they wrote, wrote more frequently, edited their work more carefully, collaborated, and became accustomed to frequent peer and adult feedback. Writing practice and in-depth…

  14. 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.

  15. Challenge: Parsing and loading the large MediaWiki dumps presents a "catch 22"

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    Kurmas, Zachary

    Challenge: Parsing and loading the large MediaWiki dumps presents a "catch to MediaWiki XML dumps · Understandable / usable by undergraduates who understand Idea: Use two steps to remove irrelevant data from MediaWiki XML dumps · Many

  16. Can You Ever Trust a Wiki? Impacting Perceived Trustworthiness in Wikipedia

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    Chi, Ed Huai-hsin

    that exposes hidden article information can impact readers' perceptions of trustworthiness in a wikiCan You Ever Trust a Wiki? Impacting Perceived Trustworthiness in Wikipedia Aniket Kittur. Author Keywords Wikipedia, wiki, collaboration, stability, trust, visualization, social computing. ACM

  17. A Wiki Based CT Protocol Management System.

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    Szczykutowicz, Timothy P; Rubert, Nicholas; Belden, Daryn; Ciano, Amanda; Duplissis, Andrew; Hermanns, Ashley; Monette, Stephen; Saldivar, Elliott Janssen

    2015-01-01

    At the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Radiology, CT protocol management requires maintenance of thousands of parameters for each scanner. Managing CT protocols is further complicated by the unique configurability of each scanner. Due to recent Joint Commission requirements, now all CT protocol changes must be documented and reviewed by a site's CT protocol optimization team. The difficulty of managing the CT protocols was not in assembling the protocols, but in managing and implementing changes. This is why a wiki based solution for protocol management was implemented. A wiki inherently keeps track of all changes, logging who made the changes and when, allowing for editing and viewing permissions to be controlled, as well as allowing protocol changes to be instantly relayed to all scanner locations. PMID:26710573

  18. 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.

  19. F Home page rolling banner graphic or Call-to-Action (Nicolle) F UTM campus digital signage (Nicolle)

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    Sokolowski, Marla

    F Home page rolling banner graphic or Call-to-Action (Nicolle) F UTM campus digital signage (Nicolle) F All-faculty/all-staff e-mail message (Jane or Nicolle) --reserved for high-level, campus- wide information/requires approval from Office of the VPP F All-student e-mail message (Office of the Registrar) F

  20. Show menu | ScienceDaily home page RSS feeds | Free newsletter MODIS satellite image of the Aegean Sea. (Credit

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    Rohling, Eelco

    Show menu | ScienceDaily home page RSS feeds | Free newsletter MODIS satellite image of the Aegean.intertek-cb.com Stable Isotope Analysis Analysis of Carbon-13, Nitrogen-15, Oxygen-18, Deuterium and Sulfur-34 www waters down to the bottom of the ocean. This process replenishes the deep ocean with oxygen, which

  1. 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…

  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. "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…

  4. An Augmented Wiki for Interactive Scientific Visualization and Evolutionary Collaboration

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    Marchese, Francis

    An Augmented Wiki for Interactive Scientific Visualization and Evolutionary Collaboration Francis T into a wiki for interactive visualization. This approach binds together two disparate segments of the systems studied. In contrast, the interactive visualization software that created this imagery may have

  5. 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…

  6. Is Wiki an Effective Platform for Group Course Work?

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    Elgort, Irina; Smith, Alastair G.; Toland, Janet

    2008-01-01

    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…

  7. 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…

  8. Attitudinal Factors Affecting Wiki Group Collaboration for English Writing

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    Chen, Chwen Jen; Chuah, Kee Man; Tho, Jimmy; Teh, Chee Siong

    2015-01-01

    Wikis, being one of the popular Web 2.0 tools, have impacted students' engagement and performance particularly in the aspects of second and foreign language learning. While an increasing number of studies have focused on the effectiveness of wiki in improving students' writing skills, this study was conducted to examine the attitudinal factors…

  9. 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…

  10. The Role of Wiki Writing in Learning Spanish Grammar

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    Castañeda, Daniel A.; Cho, Moon-Heum

    2013-01-01

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

  11. Investigating Writing Strategies and Revision Behavior in Collaborative Wiki Projects

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    Kost, Claudia

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the use of wikis for collaborative writing projects. Fourth- and sixth-semester German students wrote several of the regularly assigned essay topics during one semester in collaboration with another student using a wiki. Participants used a variety of strategies in the planning, writing and revision phases of their essays.…

  12. 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…

  13. Cooperative Learning at a Distance: An Experiment with Wikis

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    Campbell, Katherine; Ellingson, Dee Ann

    2010-01-01

    The merits of incorporating group work into learning environments are well established. Online classes and other distance learning settings, however, can make it challenging to introduce traditional group projects. Wikis use technology to facilitate group work in distance learning settings. Wikis allow individuals in different locations to…

  14. Using Wikis for Collaborative Learning: Assessing Collaboration through Contribution

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    Judd, Terry; Kennedy, Gregor; Cropper, Simon

    2010-01-01

    Wikis are widely promoted as collaborative writing tools and are gaining in popularity in educational settings. However, while wikis include features that are designed to facilitate collaboration, it does not necessarily follow that their use will ensure or even encourage collaborative learning behaviour. The few empirical studies that have…

  15. Application of Wikis with Scaffolding Structure in Laboratory Reporting

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    Ge, Changfeng

    2012-01-01

    This work demonstrates how a Wiki can be mapped into different learning stages during group-based lab reporting via an adequate scaffolding structure. The scaffolding structure of the Wiki-based group report is comprised of six constructs in sequence: Appendix, Methods, Results, Analysis, Introduction and Conclusion. The scaffolding structure was…

  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. 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

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

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    Callihan, Steven E.

    1996-01-01

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

  19. The Brede Wiki A social neuroinformatics web-service with structured information from neuroscience

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    ' & $ % The Brede Wiki A social neuroinformatics web-service with structured information from; Neurobiology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Summary The Brede Wiki running on MediaWiki it to the database cura- tor which then adds it to the database. A wiki presents a much more direct way of editing

  20. OTS-Wiki: A Web Community for Fostering Evaluation and Selection

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    OTS-Wiki: A Web Community for Fostering Evaluation and Selection of Off-The-Shelf Software of a component is not always easy available. In this master's thesis we describe the implementation of an OTS-Wiki, which is a wiki based portal with community driven content. The OTS-Wiki is a web community fostering

  1. Knowledge Capture in the Wild: A Perspective from Semantic Wiki Communities

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    Gil, Yolanda

    Knowledge Capture in the Wild: A Perspective from Semantic Wiki Communities Yolanda Gil and Varun CA, 90292 gil@isi.edu, varunr@isi.edu ABSTRACT Semantic wikis augment wikis with semantic properties. Semantic wikis have been adopted by many communities for very diverse purposes, such as organizing genomic

  2. Lifting the Veil: Improving Accountability and Social Transparency in Wikipedia with WikiDashboard

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    Chi, Ed Huai-hsin

    Lifting the Veil: Improving Accountability and Social Transparency in Wikipedia with WikiDashboard of information. Here we describe a social dynamic analysis tool called WikiDashboard which aims to improve social of Wikipedia articles. Author Keywords Social transparency, accountability, WikiDashboard, Wikipedia, wiki

  3. Modif : User Guide Page 1 Modif Documentation

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    Brest, Université de

    ..................................................................................................... 7 #12;Modif : User Guide Page 3 Installation Prerequisites EMF (http://wiki.eclipse.org/EMF/Installation#Install_EMF and EMF operations. Skip this part if you have already installed ATL and Kermeta. - Install Eclipse

  4. 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.

  5. Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 777786, Avignon, France, April 23 -27 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    that support collaborative writing. A tool that has particu- larly taken hold is the Wiki, a web-based, asyn- 1- istic of Wikis is the documentation of the edit history which keeps track of every change that is made to a Wiki page. With this information, it is possible to reconstruct the writing process from the beginning

  6. 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

  7. Process Makna - A Semantic Wiki for Scientific Workflows

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    Paschke, Adrian

    2010-01-01

    Virtual e-Science infrastructures supporting Web-based scientific workflows are an example for knowledge-intensive collaborative and weakly-structured processes where the interaction with the human scientists during process execution plays a central role. In this paper we propose the lightweight dynamic user-friendly interaction with humans during execution of scientific workflows via the low-barrier approach of Semantic Wikis as an intuitive interface for non-technical scientists. Our Process Makna Semantic Wiki system is a novel combination of an business process management system adapted for scientific workflows with a Corporate Semantic Web Wiki user interface supporting knowledge intensive human interaction tasks during scientific workflow execution.

  8. The use of WIKIs in 9^th grade Physics

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    Lohstreter, Pete; Wyatt, Rachel; Taylor, Richard

    2009-04-01

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

  9. WikiMedia Reference Card Starting a new page

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    Powers, Robert

    ### third level ; DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid Definition list ;; rDNA: Ribosomal DNA : colon indents line {| Simple 3x3 table | topleft || topmiddle || topright |- new row midleft || midmiddle || midright 3 cells of row 2 |- new row bottomleft || bottommiddle || bottomright3 cells of row 3 |} end of table {| border=1

  10. 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 ...

  11. Using Semantic Wikis for Structured Argument in Medical Domain

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    Groza, Adrian

    2010-01-01

    This research applies ideas from argumentation theory in the context of semantic wikis, aiming to provide support for structured-large scale argumentation between human agents. The implemented prototype is exemplified by modelling the MMR vaccine controversy.

  12. 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.

  13. Mining the Gene Wiki for functional genomic knowledge

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    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

  14. Representin' in cyberspace: sexual scripts, self-definition, and hip hop culture in Black American adolescent girls' home pages.

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    Stokes, Carla E

    2007-01-01

    Despite the importance of media in the lives of girls, sexuality researchers have largely overlooked how Black American adolescent girls engage with media to construct sexual self-definitions and explore their emerging sexuality. This study investigated sexual scripts, self-definition, and hip hop culture in internet home pages constructed by Black girls aged 14-17 years residing in southern states in the USA. Although some girls in the sample constructed sexual self-representations that mirrored sexual scripts portrayed in the media, hip hop, and youth cyberculture, others resisted stereotypical representations of Black female sexuality. This paper discusses the dominant sexual scripts that emerged from in-depth analysis of 27 home pages constructed by girls residing in Georgia. The focus is on 'Freaks', 'Virgins', 'Down-Ass Chicks/Bitches', 'Pimpettes', and Resisters. Findings suggest that a one-size-fits-all approach to sexuality education may fail to address key contextual issues of relevance to girls and young women. Innovative sexuality and media education strategies that respond to the significance of media in the lives of Black American girls and young women are needed. PMID:17364724

  15. 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

  16. Peijun Li's Home Page

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    2015. Special Session on Inverse Scattering Problems, International ... Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 7-10, 2014. ... Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, December 16-18, 2013. ..... Colloquium

  17. Suchuan Dong's Home Page

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    Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2001. M.S., Physics, Zhejiang University (China), 1995. ... High-order methods and temporal algorithms for simulations of fluids- and solids-related phenomena. Interfaces ...

  18. AstroBetter: A Blog and Wiki for Professional Astronomers

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    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.

  19. 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 ...

  20. Wiki surveys: open and quantifiable social data collection.

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    Salganik, Matthew J; Levy, Karen E C

    2015-01-01

    In the social sciences, there is a longstanding tension between data collection methods that facilitate quantification and those that are open to unanticipated information. Advances in technology now enable new, hybrid methods that combine some of the benefits of both approaches. Drawing inspiration from online information aggregation systems like Wikipedia and from traditional survey research, we propose a new class of research instruments called wiki surveys. Just as Wikipedia evolves over time based on contributions from participants, we envision an evolving survey driven by contributions from respondents. We develop three general principles that underlie wiki surveys: they should be greedy, collaborative, and adaptive. Building on these principles, we develop methods for data collection and data analysis for one type of wiki survey, a pairwise wiki survey. Using two proof-of-concept case studies involving our free and open-source website www.allourideas.org, we show that pairwise wiki surveys can yield insights that would be difficult to obtain with other methods. PMID:25992565

  1. Wiki Surveys: Open and Quantifiable Social Data Collection

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    Salganik, Matthew J.; Levy, Karen E. C.

    2015-01-01

    In the social sciences, there is a longstanding tension between data collection methods that facilitate quantification and those that are open to unanticipated information. Advances in technology now enable new, hybrid methods that combine some of the benefits of both approaches. Drawing inspiration from online information aggregation systems like Wikipedia and from traditional survey research, we propose a new class of research instruments called wiki surveys. Just as Wikipedia evolves over time based on contributions from participants, we envision an evolving survey driven by contributions from respondents. We develop three general principles that underlie wiki surveys: they should be greedy, collaborative, and adaptive. Building on these principles, we develop methods for data collection and data analysis for one type of wiki survey, a pairwise wiki survey. Using two proof-of-concept case studies involving our free and open-source website www.allourideas.org, we show that pairwise wiki surveys can yield insights that would be difficult to obtain with other methods. PMID:25992565

  2. Using Wikis to Enhance and Develop Writing Skills among Secondary School Students in Hong Kong

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    Mak, Barley; Coniam, David

    2008-01-01

    This paper investigates authentic writing through the use of wikis by Year 7 ESL learners in a secondary school in Hong Kong. The wikis were used as a collaborative writing platform to produce--with minimal input and support from their teachers--wiki content that describes the different facilities and features of their school. Over a period of two…

  3. Using a Wiki to Scaffold Primary-School Students' Collaborative Writing

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    Woo, Matsuko; Chu, Samuel; Ho, Andrew; Li, Xuanxi

    2011-01-01

    This small-scale case study explores the challenges and potential benefits of a wiki for students and teachers in a primary-five English-language class in Hong Kong. The study examined how the wiki's key affordances might help in scaffolding students during their collaborative writing projects. The study found that the use of a wiki in a class of…

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

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    Hermann, Christoph; Ottmann, Thomas

    2011-01-01

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

  5. 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…

  6. Analyzing Wiki-based Networks to Improve Knowledge Processes in Organizations

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    Analyzing Wiki-based Networks to Improve Knowledge Processes in Organizations Claudia Müller@wi.uni-potsdam.de) Abstract: Increasingly wikis are used to support existing corporate knowledge exchange processes. They are an appropriate software solution to support knowledge processes. However, it is not yet proven whether wikis

  7. 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…

  8. The Brede Wiki: A social neuroinformatics web-service with structured information from

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    The Brede Wiki: A social neuroinformatics web-service with structured information from neuroscience a time consum- ing task for a single person. A wiki with immediate access to the entered information may encourage other researchers to contribute. The application of wikis has already spread in other areas

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

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    Kennedy, Claire; Miceli, Tiziana

    2013-01-01

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

  10. From Exam to Education: The Math Exam/Educational Resources wiki

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    Fournier, John J.F.

    From Exam to Education: The Math Exam/Educational Resources wiki Abstract: The Math Educational Resources (MER) wiki is an open online learning resource hosted at The University of British Columbia (UBC will discuss the motivation for creating this resource on the MediaWiki platform, key features of our

  11. 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…

  12. Collective Wisdom: Information Growth in Wikis and Blogs Sanmay Das and Malik Magdon-Ismail

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    Magdon-Ismail, Malik

    Collective Wisdom: Information Growth in Wikis and Blogs Sanmay Das and Malik Magdon-Ismail Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Wikis and blogs have become enormously successful media Wikipedia as a reference. Wiki articles and blog posts accrue information through the asynchronous editing

  13. 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…

  14. Impacts of MediaWiki on Collaborative Writing among Teacher Students

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    Hadjerrouit, Said

    2014-01-01

    The very nature of wiki-based collaborative writing around a topic-related content is the interaction of wiki functionality, content, and collaborative learning, and how the functionality is used to create the content collaboratively. This way of looking at wikis provides a theoretical model that helps researchers and educators to identify a…

  15. An infrastructure for planning, monitoring and reusing capstone projects with the help of semantic wikis

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    Brest, Université de

    wikis Jean-Hugues Belpois, Vincent Ribaud, Philippe Saliou University of Brest, Computer Science and powered by three semantic wikis (using SMW) is used to help the drive of capstone projects. This paper as possible" system using semantic wikis. Section 2 drafts some challenges of the drive of capstone projects

  16. Wikis as a Tool for Collaborative Learning: Implications for Literacy, Language Education and Multilingualism

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    Aydin, Selami

    2014-01-01

    This study presents a review of the literature concerning the use of wikis as a tool for collaborative learning in the second language acquisition and foreign language learning process, as research on the use of wikis is relatively new. The study first introduces the theoretical background behind the use of wikis in the mentioned processes. Then,…

  17. 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…

  18. Wiki, Absurd Yet Successful: A Position Paper for CHI 2011 Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation

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    Priedhorsky, Reid

    Wiki, Absurd Yet Successful: A Position Paper for CHI 2011 Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Reid Priedhorsky Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA reid@reidster.net THE WIKI MODEL OF COLLABORATION: wikis, which invert the classical publishing model (review happens after publication, not before

  19. Errors in wikis: new challenges and new opportunities --a discussion Ann Copestake

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    Errors in wikis: new challenges and new opportunities -- a discussion document Ann Copestake the challenges to assessments of reliability posed by wikis and the potential for lan- guage processing techniques for aiding readers to decide whether to trust partic- ular text. 1 Wikis and the trust problem

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Motivating Wiki-Based Collaborative Learning by Increasing Awareness of Task Conflict

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    Vassileva, Julita

    Motivating Wiki-Based Collaborative Learning by Increasing Awareness of Task Conflict: A Design, Nanjing, JiangSu, China 3 Urumqi Vocational University, Urumqi, XinJiang, China Abstract. Wiki system has problem in the collaboration process. The wiki system is originally designed to hide au- thorship

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

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    Yao, JingTao

    A Web-based Research Support System Enhanced With Wiki Technology A Project Submitted technology, are able to assist researchers' activities. Wikis are new channels which enable people to post are able to track the previous information in wikis because of the diary format. They can interact

  7. 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…

  8. 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 &…

  9. Ideas and Improvements for Semantic Wikis Jochen Fischer, Zeno Gantner, Steffen Rendle,

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    Schmidt-Thieme, Lars

    Ideas and Improvements for Semantic Wikis Jochen Fischer, Zeno Gantner, Steffen Rendle, Manuel@rendle.de Abstract. We present an architecture for combining wikis containing hypertext with ontologies containing- sioning, transactions and management of simultaneous modifications is used for ontology evolution. In wiki

  10. A Framework for Assessing the Pedagogical Effectiveness of Wiki-Based Collaborative Writing: Results and Implications

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    Hadjerrouit, Said

    2013-01-01

    Due to the new possibilities they open up for collaborative writing in education, wikis have received much attention the last few years. As a result, teachers have used wikis to achieve various educational purposes, such as wikis for online courses, teacher evaluation, or class project. However, the novelty and popularity of a technology do not…

  11. Wiki as a Pedagogical Tool for Translation Teaching HARI VENKATESAN ROBERT P. BIUK-AGHAI

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    Biuk-Aghai, Robert P.

    Wiki as a Pedagogical Tool for Translation Teaching HARI VENKATESAN ROBERT P. BIUK-AGHAI University of a modified form of MediaWiki in translation pedagogy. The study is based on three years of experimentation at the University of Macau and it offers a framework for using wiki as a pedagogical tool to aid teaching

  12. Text Linkage in the Wiki Medium A Comparative Study Alexander Mehler

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    Text Linkage in the Wiki Medium ­ A Comparative Study Alexander Mehler Department of Computational characteristics. These characteris- tics allow distinguishing wiki-based sys- tems from citation and more network model is needed which better reflects the specifics of wiki systems. It puts emphasize

  13. An Enhanced Wiki for Requirements Engineering David de Almeida Ferreira, and Alberto Rodrigues da Silva

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    An Enhanced Wiki for Requirements Engineering David de Almeida Ferreira, and Alberto Rodrigues da of an enhanced Wiki for dealing with Requirements Engineering aspects, according to a CSCW approach. Moreover, we discuss the benefits of this Wiki- based solution in the broader context of ProjectIT initiative, and how

  14. SiS Granting UShare Guest Access 1. Navigate to the Student Center home page in SiS Self-Service.

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    SiS ­ Granting UShare Guest Access 1. Navigate to the Student Center home page in SiS Self-Service. 2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Grant Addl Access to Your Acct link. 3. You with the password. 5. To give access to all of your information simply click Grant Access to All Functions. If you

  15. 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

  16. Home Site Map Make Your Home Page Suggestions Enquiry Rope Car to be set up in city to attract tourists 20 childre

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    /IndVsAus_LiveScore Live Cricket Match Find great deals and save! Compare produc stores www.Shopping.com Compare Credit Monitoring Protect Yourself By Monitoring Your Credit. Service Here www.ConsumerCompare.org Music 123 The Online Musical Superstore. Low Price G S&H! music123.com Wireless Page 1 of 4Wireless esophageal reflux

  17. 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…

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

  1. 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…

  2. Using Focus Groups to Learn about My Wiki

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    Davidson, Merrie

    2008-01-01

    Knowing that some students appreciate their library's value and want to contribute to its new developments, the author sought to generate discussion about her library to know how her library patrons use the internet. At first, she created a blog, but after that attracted few responses, she built a wiki instead, to invite more student interaction.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Wiki-based Data Management System for Toxicogenomics

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    We are developing a data management system to enable systems-based toxicology at the US EPA. This is built upon the WikiLIMS platform and is capabale of housing not just genomics data but also a wide variety of toxicology data and associated experimental design information. Thi...

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Math 5600 Fall 2012 Guide for the Project Your final project is to improve the Numerical Analysis pages on Wikiversity

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    Mohlenkamp, Martin J.

    pages on Wikiversity http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Topic:Numerical_analysis. The goal is to add, · exercises (which are basically examples with steps hidden), · sample code, and · quizzes. We will start a copy of the template at http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/User:Mjmohio/Final_Report_Template The report

  9. 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

  10. Proposing a Wiki-Based Technique for Collaborative Essay Writing (Propuesta de un modelo pedagógico para la escritura colaborativa de ensayos en un entorno virtual wiki)

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    Ortiz Navarrete, Mabel; Ferreira Cabrera, Anita

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims at proposing a technique for students learning English as a foreign language when they collaboratively write an argumentative essay in a wiki environment. A wiki environment and collaborative work play an important role within the academic writing task. Nevertheless, an appropriate and systematic work assignment is required in…

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Home Page > Business > Industrial > Global Trade Of Wood Chips Down 26% In 2009 As Pulpmills Reduce Production Worldwide, Reports Wood Resources International

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    Production Worldwide, Reports Wood Resources International Global Trade Of Wood Chips Down 26% In 2009Home Page > Business > Industrial > Global Trade Of Wood Chips Down 26% In 2009 As Pulpmills Reduce As Pulpmills Reduce Production Worldwide, Reports Wood Resources International Ads by Google Instant Grammar

  14. Wiki surveys: Open and quantifiable social data collection

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    Salganik, Matthew J

    2012-01-01

    Research about attitudes and opinions is central to social science and relies on two common methodological approaches: surveys and interviews. While surveys enable the quantification of large amounts of information quickly and at a reasonable cost, they are routinely criticized for being "top-down" and rigid. In contrast, interviews allow unanticipated information to "bubble up" directly from respondents, but are slow, expensive, and difficult to quantify. Advances in computing technology now enable a hybrid approach that combines the quantifiability of a survey and the openness of an interview; we call this new class of data collection tools wiki surveys. Drawing on principles underlying successful information aggregation projects, such as Wikipedia, we propose three general criteria that wiki surveys should satisfy: they should be greedy, collaborative, and adaptive. We then present results from www.allourideas.org, a free and open-source website we created that enables groups all over the world to deploy w...

  15. A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype

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    Urban, Josef; Rudnicki, Piotr; Geuvers, Herman

    2010-01-01

    Formal mathematics has so far not taken full advantage of ideas from collaborative tools such as wikis and distributed version control systems (DVCS). We argue that the field could profit from such tools, serving both newcomers and experts alike. We describe a preliminary system for such collaborative development based on the Git DVCS. We focus, initially, on the Mizar system and its library of formalized mathematics.

  16. SWiM -- A Semantic Wiki for Mathematical Knowledge Management

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    Lange, Christoph

    2010-01-01

    SWiM is a semantic wiki for collaboratively building, editing and browsing mathematical knowledge represented in the domain-specific structural semantic markup language OMDoc. It motivates users to contribute to collections of mathematical knowledge by instantly sharing the benefits of knowledge-powered services with them. SWiM is currently being used for authoring content dictionaries, i. e. collections of uniquely identified mathematical symbols, and prepared for managing a large-scale proof formalisation effort.

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

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    Ciesielka, Debbie

    2008-10-01

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

  18. Utilizing semantic Wiki technology for intelligence analysis at the tactical edge

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    Little, Eric

    2014-05-01

    Challenges exist for intelligence analysts to efficiently and accurately process large amounts of data collected from a myriad of available data sources. These challenges are even more evident for analysts who must operate within small military units at the tactical edge. In such environments, decisions must be made quickly without guaranteed access to the kinds of large-scale data sources available to analysts working at intelligence agencies. Improved technologies must be provided to analysts at the tactical edge to make informed, reliable decisions, since this is often a critical collection point for important intelligence data. To aid tactical edge users, new types of intelligent, automated technology interfaces are required to allow them to rapidly explore information associated with the intersection of hard and soft data fusion, such as multi-INT signals, semantic models, social network data, and natural language processing of text. Abilities to fuse these types of data is paramount to providing decision superiority. For these types of applications, we have developed BLADE. BLADE allows users to dynamically add, delete and link data via a semantic wiki, allowing for improved interaction between different users. Analysts can see information updates in near-real-time due to a common underlying set of semantic models operating within a triple store that allows for updates on related data points from independent users tracking different items (persons, events, locations, organizations, etc.). The wiki can capture pictures, videos and related information. New information added directly to pages is automatically updated in the triple store and its provenance and pedigree is tracked over time, making that data more trustworthy and easily integrated with other users' pages.

  19. Math 444/544 Fall 2010 Guide for the Project Your final project is to improve the Numerical Analysis pages on Wikipedia/versity and

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    Mohlenkamp, Martin J.

    ) Construct your final report on your user page using a copy of the template at http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/better. 544 students: You are working on Wikiversity, adding material to http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki or detailed examples. · Exercise (which are basically examples with steps hidden). · Sample code. · Quizzes

  20. An Investigation into the use of wikis for collaborative writing in L2 academic writing workshops. A pilot study 

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    Chetty, Gillian

    2006-01-01

    Although public wikis have proven to be successful for collaborative writing projects, very few studies have investigated their use in L2 classes. This study sets out to explore the use of wikis for collaborative writing ...

  1. 8/25/10 4:24 PMPSFs and Sampling of Images in Astronomy Page 1 of 4http://home.fnal.gov/~neilsen/notebook/astroPSF/astroPSF.html#undefined

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    Masci, Frank

    8/25/10 4:24 PMPSFs and Sampling of Images in Astronomy Page 1 of 4http://home.fnal.gov/~neilsen/notebook:24 PMPSFs and Sampling of Images in Astronomy Page 2 of 4http://home.fnal.gov/~neilsen/notebookhttp://home.fnal.gov/~neilsen/notebook/astroPSF/astroPSF.html#undefined which happens at roughly So we

  2. Chers collgues, Jusqu' tout rcemment, la DGTIC avait dploy l'outil wiki, de faon limite pendant la phase de

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    Charette, André

    Chers collègues, Jusqu'à tout récemment, la DGTIC avait déployé l'outil wiki, de façon limitée pendant la phase de pilotage du projet de déploiement. Durant cette phase, deux instances du wiki ont été créées, soit une publique nommée wiki et une autre interne intitulée intrawiki. Afin de passer à la

  3. International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality Nov 5-6, 2009 URBAN WIKI AND VR APPLICATIONS

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    WIKI AND VR APPLICATIONS Wael Abdelhameed, Ph.D., University of Bahrain, College of Engineering; ykobaya@asu.edu ABSTRACT: The research paper involves the implementation of Urban Wiki, an online urban design system employing Wiki concept, allowing the use of an interactive immersive virtual reality system

  4. Abstract--Wikis have become an important component of a collaboration infrastructure, particularly in loosely-coupled

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    Biuk-Aghai, Robert P.

    Abstract-- Wikis have become an important component of a collaboration infrastructure, particularly of wikis in the education doman to support collaborative creative writing, as well as collaborative, collaboration software thus is among their key components. Among these, wikis have become one of the widespread

  5. End-user storytelling with a CIDOC CRM -based semantic wiki Vincent Ribaud (reviewed by Patrick Le Boeuf)

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    Brest, Université de

    1 End-user storytelling with a CIDOC CRM - based semantic wiki Vincent Ribaud (reviewed by Patrick wiki. The main part of the CIDOC CRM is used as an ontological core where students are hanging up - the story. The intermediary assessment of the wikis allowed us to detect confusion between immaterial work

  6. Implementation of a Multilevel Wiki for Cross-Domain Collaboration Kar Leong Ong, Thuy D. Nguyen and Cynthia E. Irvine

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    Irvine, Cynthia E.

    Implementation of a Multilevel Wiki for Cross-Domain Collaboration Kar Leong Ong, Thuy D. Nguyen collaboration between participants. Wiki technology provides a hypertext content-based collaborative authoring information while satisfying the intent of wikis to provide an open context for content sharing. The Global

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Collaborative Creativity Processes in a Wiki: A Study in Secondary Education

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    Pifarré, Manoli; Marti, Laura; Guijosa, Alex

    2014-01-01

    This paper explores how wiki may be used to support secondary education students' collaborative creativity processes and how such interaction can promote critical and creativity thinking. A science case-based project in which 81 secondary students participated was designed, implemented and evaluated. Students worked in the science wiki project…

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

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    Fu, Huijuan; Chu, Samuel; Kang, Wenxia

    2013-01-01

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

  13. 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…

  14. Wiki Use That Increases Communication and Collaboration Motivation: A Reflection Several Semesters Later

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    Davidson, Robyn

    2015-01-01

    The article "Wiki use that increases communication and collaboration motivation" (Davidson, 2012) appeared in the "Journal of Learning Design," Volume 5, Issue 2 in 2012. Three years on, Robyn Davidson reflects upon her original article. This article gave an account of how wikis were used as a platform to provide an opportunity…

  15. 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…

  16. Investigating Technical and Pedagogical Usability Issues of Collaborative Learning with Wikis

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    Hadjerrouit, Said

    2012-01-01

    Wikis have been recently promoted as tools that foster collaborative learning. However, there has been little research devoted to the criteria that are suitable to address issues pertinent to collaborative learning. This paper proposes a set of criteria to explore technical and pedagogical usability issues of collaborative learning with wikis. The…

  17. 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…

  18. Wikis for School Leaders: Using Technology to Improve Communication and Collaboration

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    Sandifer, Stephanie D.

    2011-01-01

    Maximize the effectiveness of your professional activities through the use of wikis, and raise student achievement in turn! With strategies from online educator and technology expert Stephanie Sandifer, this book provides how-to advice on the way in which wikis result in a more efficient use of time, better communication, and increased adult…

  19. 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

  20. 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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    In this study, a wiki was integrated into a professional development model that systemically addresses early-career teachers' needs. This study was conducted to examine the impact of wiki-based professional development activities in a scientist-teacher professional learning community and focused on early-career teachers' perceptions of the role of…

  3. Scaffolding Strategies for Wiki-Based Collaboration: Action Research in a Multicultural Japanese Language Program

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    Jung, Insung; Suzuki, Yoko

    2015-01-01

    Wikis can be used to encourage and support collaborative constructivist learning. However, their effectiveness depends upon the use of scaffolding strategies to guide the students in their use. This action research investigated three scaffolding strategies for wiki-based multicultural Japanese language learning: worked examples, grouping and peer…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  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. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Laco-Wiki AN Open Access Online Portal for Land Cover Validation

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    See, L.; Perger, C.; Hofer, M.; Weichselbaum, J.; Dresel, C.; Fritz, S.

    2015-08-01

    The LACO-Wiki tool represents an open access, online portal that offers standardized land cover validation at local to global scales. LACO-Wiki integrates the LACOVAL prototype for land cover validation and the Geo-Wiki system for visualization, validation and crowdsourcing of land cover. This paper presents a conceptual overview of the LACO-Wiki system and describes the main validation workflow, in which the user uploads the map for validation, creates a validation sample, carries out the sample interpretation and generates a report detailing the accuracy assessment. In addition to a land cover validation tool, LACO-Wiki is also intended to become an open access repository for calibration and validation data that can be used by the land monitoring community to improve future land cover products.

  11. EVA Wiki - Transforming Knowledge Management for EVA Flight Controllers and Instructors

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    Johnston, Stephanie

    2016-01-01

    The EVA (Extravehicular Activity) Wiki was recently implemented as the primary knowledge database to retain critical knowledge and skills in the EVA Operations group at NASA's Johnson Space Center by ensuring that information is recorded in a common, searchable repository. Prior to the EVA Wiki, information required for EVA flight controllers and instructors was scattered across different sources, including multiple file share directories, SharePoint, individual computers, and paper archives. Many documents were outdated, and data was often difficult to find and distribute. In 2011, a team recognized that these knowledge management problems could be solved by creating an EVA Wiki using MediaWiki, a free and open-source software developed by the Wikimedia Foundation. The EVA Wiki developed into an EVA-specific Wikipedia on an internal NASA server. While the technical implementation of the wiki had many challenges, the one of the biggest hurdles came from a cultural shift. Like many enterprise organizations, the EVA Operations group was accustomed to hierarchical data structures and individually-owned documents. Instead of sorting files into various folders, the wiki searches content. Rather than having a single document owner, the wiki harmonized the efforts of many contributors and established an automated revision control system. As the group adapted to the wiki, the usefulness of this single portal for information became apparent. It transformed into a useful data mining tool for EVA flight controllers and instructors, and also for hundreds of other NASA and contract employees. Program managers, engineers, astronauts, flight directors, and flight controllers in differing disciplines now have an easier-to-use, searchable system to find EVA data. This paper presents the benefits the EVA Wiki has brought to NASA's EVA community, as well as the cultural challenges it had to overcome.

  12. 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

  13. WikiPathways: capturing the full diversity of pathway knowledge.

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    Kutmon, Martina; Riutta, Anders; Nunes, Nuno; Hanspers, Kristina; Willighagen, Egon L; Bohler, Anwesha; Mélius, Jonathan; Waagmeester, Andra; Sinha, Sravanthi R; Miller, Ryan; Coort, Susan L; Cirillo, Elisa; Smeets, Bart; Evelo, Chris T; Pico, Alexander R

    2016-01-01

    WikiPathways (http://www.wikipathways.org) is an open, collaborative platform for capturing and disseminating models of biological pathways for data visualization and analysis. Since our last NAR update, 4 years ago, WikiPathways has experienced massive growth in content, which continues to be contributed by hundreds of individuals each year. New aspects of the diversity and depth of the collected pathways are described from the perspective of researchers interested in using pathway information in their studies. We provide updates on extensions and services to support pathway analysis and visualization via popular standalone tools, i.e. PathVisio and Cytoscape, web applications and common programming environments. We introduce the Quick Edit feature for pathway authors and curators, in addition to new means of publishing pathways and maintaining custom pathway collections to serve specific research topics and communities. In addition to the latest milestones in our pathway collection and curation effort, we also highlight the latest means to access the content as publishable figures, as standard data files, and as linked data, including bulk and programmatic access. PMID:26481357

  14. WikiPathways: capturing the full diversity of pathway knowledge

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    Kutmon, Martina; Riutta, Anders; Nunes, Nuno; Hanspers, Kristina; Willighagen, Egon L.; Bohler, Anwesha; Mélius, Jonathan; Waagmeester, Andra; Sinha, Sravanthi R.; Miller, Ryan; Coort, Susan L.; Cirillo, Elisa; Smeets, Bart; Evelo, Chris T.; Pico, Alexander R.

    2016-01-01

    WikiPathways (http://www.wikipathways.org) is an open, collaborative platform for capturing and disseminating models of biological pathways for data visualization and analysis. Since our last NAR update, 4 years ago, WikiPathways has experienced massive growth in content, which continues to be contributed by hundreds of individuals each year. New aspects of the diversity and depth of the collected pathways are described from the perspective of researchers interested in using pathway information in their studies. We provide updates on extensions and services to support pathway analysis and visualization via popular standalone tools, i.e. PathVisio and Cytoscape, web applications and common programming environments. We introduce the Quick Edit feature for pathway authors and curators, in addition to new means of publishing pathways and maintaining custom pathway collections to serve specific research topics and communities. In addition to the latest milestones in our pathway collection and curation effort, we also highlight the latest means to access the content as publishable figures, as standard data files, and as linked data, including bulk and programmatic access. PMID:26481357

  15. Information Literacy Program ANU Library http://anulib.anu.edu.au/training

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    ...................................................................................... 6 Wiki.......................................................................................................................... 6 Wiki homepage .....................................................................................................................6 An overview of wiki pages

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

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    Cobb, B. E.

    2014-07-01

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

  17. Home Health Care

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    ... Page Resize Text Printer Friendly Online Chat Home Health Care Home health care helps older adults live independently for as long ... need for long-term nursing home care. Home health care may include occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, ...

  18. Best Practice Recommendations for a Corporate Wiki in the Research & Development Department of Software Company

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    Skoglund, Shannon A. S.

    2011-05-20

    Alexandria is the departmental wiki knowledge management system of the Software Company’s Research and Development department. According to a survey crafted for this project and completed by 84% of the department, Alexandria could be made more...

  19. The Development of the Virtual Notebook, a Wiki-Based Ready Reference Technology

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    Bejune, Matthew M.; Morris, Sara E.

    2010-01-01

    , a wiki-based ready reference technology, at Purdue University. The tool is placed within the historical context of ready reference technologies within the library profession and at Purdue. The authors present preliminary results from...

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

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    Lange, Christoph

    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.

  1. Orthochina.org: case-based orthopaedic Wiki project in China.

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

    2008-10-01

    Traditional continuing medical education (CME) depended primarily on periodic courses and conferences. The cost-effectiveness of these courses has not been established, and often the content is not tailored to best meet the needs of the students. Internet training has the potential to accomplish these goals. Over the last 10 years, we have developed a Web site entitled "Orthochina.org," based upon the wiki concept, which uses an interactive, case-based format. We describe the development of online case discussions, and various technical and administrative requirements. As of December 31, 2007, there were 33,984 registered users, 9,759 of which passed the confirmation procedures. In 2007, an average of 211 registrants visited daily. The average number of first page clicks was 4,248 per day, and the average number of posts was 70 per day. All cases submitted for discussion include the patient's complaint, physical examination findings, and relevant images based on specific criteria for case discussion. The case discussions develop well professionally. No spam posting or unauthorized personal advertisement is permitted. In conclusion, online academic discussions proceed well when the orthopaedic surgeons who participate have established their identities. PMID:18685911

  2. Education in Health Research Methodology: Use of a Wiki for Knowledge Translation

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    Hamm, Michele P.; Klassen, Terry P.; Scott, Shannon D.; Moher, David; Hartling, Lisa

    2013-01-01

    Introduction A research-practice gap exists between what is known about conducting methodologically rigorous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and what is done. Evidence consistently shows that pediatric RCTs are susceptible to high risk of bias; therefore novel methods of influencing the design and conduct of trials are required. The objective of this study was to develop and pilot test a wiki designed to educate pediatric trialists and trainees in the principles involved in minimizing risk of bias in RCTs. The focus was on preliminary usability testing of the wiki. Methods The wiki was developed through adaptation of existing knowledge translation strategies and through tailoring the site to the identified needs of the end-users. The wiki was evaluated for usability and user preferences regarding the content and formatting. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 trialists and systematic reviewers, representing varying levels of experience with risk of bias or the conduct of trials. Data were analyzed using content analysis. Results Participants found the wiki to be well organized, easy to use, and straightforward to navigate. Suggestions for improvement tended to focus on clarification of the text or on esthetics, rather than on the content or format. Participants liked the additional features of the site that were supplementary to the text, such as the interactive examples, and the components that focused on practical applications, adding relevance to the theory presented. While the site could be used by both trialists and systematic reviewers, the lack of a clearly defined target audience caused some confusion among participants. Conclusions Participants were supportive of using a wiki as a novel educational tool. The results of this pilot test will be used to refine the risk of bias wiki, which holds promise as a knowledge translation intervention for education in medical research methodology. PMID:23741424

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

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    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. A Wiki for Business Rules in Open Vocabulary, Executable English

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    Walker, Adrian

    2011-01-01

    The problem of business-IT alignment is of widespread economic concern. As one way of addressing the problem, this paper describes an online system that functions as a kind of Wiki -- one that supports the collaborative writing and running of business and scientific applications, as rules in open vocabulary, executable English, using a browser. Since the rules are in English, they are indexed by Google and other search engines. This is useful when looking for rules for a task that one has in mind. The design of the system integrates the semantics of data, with a semantics of an inference method, and also with the meanings of English sentences. As such, the system has functionality that may be useful for the Rules, Logic, Proof and Trust requirements of the Semantic Web. The system accepts rules, and small numbers of facts, typed or copy-pasted directly into a browser. One can then run the rules, again using a browser. For larger amounts of data, the system uses information in the rules to automatically genera...

  5. T2Ku: Building a Semantic Wiki of Mathematics

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    Pan, Minqi

    2012-01-01

    We introduce T2Ku, an open source project that aims at building a semantic wiki of mathematics featuring automated reasoning(AR) techniques. We want to utilize AR techniques in a way that truly helps mathematical researchers solve problems in the real world, instead of building another ambitious yet useless system. By setting this as our objective, we exploit pragmatic design decisions that have proven feasible in other projects, while still employs a loosely coupled architecture to allow better inference programs to be integrated in the future. In this paper, we state the motivations and examine state-of-the-art systems, why we are not satisfied with those systems and how we are going to improve. We then describe our architecture and the way we implemented the system. We present examples showing how to use its facilities. T2Ku is an on-going project. We conclude this paper by summarizing the development progress and encouraging the reader to join the project.

  6. 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.

  7. [From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skewness ] If Y is the sum of n independent and identically distributed random variables, all

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    Masci, Frank

    [From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skewness ] If Y is the sum of n independent and identically limit theorem. [From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurtosis ] Suppose that Y is the sum of n identically

  8. 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…

  9. "He's Gone and Wrote over It": The Use of Wikis for Collaborative Report Writing in a Primary School Classroom

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    Doult, Will; Walker, S. Aisha

    2014-01-01

    Wikis (websites that can be edited quickly by multiple authors) were used with upper-primary school children to write group reports on a science topic. Two teachers observed the children working, and their observations were used alongside the texts from the wikis and group interviews with children to explore the question of whether using wikis

  10. Wikis as Digital Ecosystems: An Analysis Based on Authorship Robert P. Biuk-Aghai, Libby Veng-Sam Tang, Simon Fong and Yain-Whar Si

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    Si, Yain Whar "Lawrence"

    Wikis as Digital Ecosystems: An Analysis Based on Authorship Robert P. Biuk-Aghai, Libby Veng and Technology, University of Macau, Macau E-mail: {robertb,libbyt,ccfong,fstasp}@umac.mo Abstract--Wikis, best-contributors in volunteer- contributed wikis constitutes a digital ecosystem that bears all the characteristics typical

  11. 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

  12. An Exploratory Study on Using Wiki to Foster Student Teachers' Learner-Centered Learning and Self and Peer Assessment

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

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses an exploratory study that examined whether a wiki-based project could foster student-centered learning. Student teachers were divided into five groups to tackle a group project which involved creating digital learning materials on wiki that could teach information technology (IT) to secondary school students. As assessment…

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

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    Pifarre, Manoli; Kleine Staarman, Judith

    2011-01-01

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

  14. 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…

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

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    Alzahrani, Ibraheem; Woollard, John

    2013-01-01

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

  16. "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…

  17. 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

  18. 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…

  19. 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

  20. 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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    Gardner, Andy

    ://www.scientificblogging.com/gadfly/evolutionary_biology_home_idiot_savant Ø Ø Ø Go FAQ | Register Now | Sign In . MORE THE GADFLY ARTICLES Evolutionary Biology - Home Gerhard Adam's articles on Hamilton's Rule, Selfish Gene Theory, and Biology.) Contributing biologists over her lifetime. Women are born with a lifetime supply of..." How learning 'sculpts' the brain'

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

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

    2008-01-01

    Background A survey of microarray databases reveals that most of the repository contents and data models are heterogeneous (i.e., data obtained from different chip manufacturers), and that the repositories provide only basic biological keywords linking to PubMed. As a result, it is difficult to find datasets using research context or analysis parameters information beyond a few keywords. For example, to reduce the "curse-of-dimension" problem in microarray analysis, the number of samples is often increased by merging array data from different datasets. Knowing chip data parameters such as pre-processing steps (e.g., normalization, artefact removal, etc), and knowing any previous biological validation of the dataset is essential due to the heterogeneity of the data. However, most of the microarray repositories do not have meta-data information in the first place, and do not have a a mechanism to add or insert this information. Thus, there is a critical need to create "intelligent" microarray repositories that (1) enable update of meta-data with the raw array data, and (2) provide standardized archiving protocols to minimize bias from the raw data sources. Results To address the problems discussed, we have developed a community maintained system called ArrayWiki that unites disparate meta-data of microarray meta-experiments from multiple primary sources with four key features. First, ArrayWiki provides a user-friendly knowledge management interface in addition to a programmable interface using standards developed by Wikipedia. Second, ArrayWiki includes automated quality control processes (caCORRECT) and novel visualization methods (BioPNG, Gel Plots), which provide extra information about data quality unavailable in other microarray repositories. Third, it provides a user-curation capability through the familiar Wiki interface. Fourth, ArrayWiki provides users with simple text-based searches across all experiment meta-data, and exposes data to search engine crawlers (Semantic Agents) such as Google to further enhance data discovery. Conclusions Microarray data and meta information in ArrayWiki are distributed and visualized using a novel and compact data storage format, BioPNG. Also, they are open to the research community for curation, modification, and contribution. By making a small investment of time to learn the syntax and structure common to all sites running MediaWiki software, domain scientists and practioners can all contribute to make better use of microarray technologies in research and medical practices. ArrayWiki is available at . PMID:18541053

  5. 08/05/2006 12:16 AM3-D Computer-Automated Threshold Amsler Grid Test Page 1 of 8http://www-aig.jpl.nasa.gov/public/mls/home/wfink/3DVisualFieldTest.htm

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    08/05/2006 12:16 AM3-D Computer-Automated Threshold Amsler Grid Test Page 1 of 8http://www-aig.jpl.nasa.gov Amsler Grid Test Page 2 of 8http://www-aig.jpl.nasa.gov/public/mls/home/wfink/3DVisual, California 91125, USA Fax: (626) 564-8708 E-mail: wolfgang.fink@jpl.nasa.gov Alfredo A. Sadun, MD PhD Doheny

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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

  9. 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…

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

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    Evans, Michael J.; Moore, Jeffrey S.

    2011-01-01

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

  12. Wiki3C: Exploiting Wikipedia for Context-aware Concept Categorization

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    Li, Chengkai

    Wiki3C: Exploiting Wikipedia for Context-aware Concept Categorization Peng Jiang , Huiman Hou.pku@gmail.com, ¶ cli@cse.uta.edu ABSTRACT Wikipedia is an important human generated knowledge base containing over 21 of text mining: Context-aware Concept Categorization. In the task, we focus on categorizing concepts

  13. 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

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  18. Learning Styles and Perceptions of Student Teachers of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Strategy Using Wikis

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    Li, Kai Ming

    2015-01-01

    This paper reports the results of an attempt to integrate a collaborative technology, Wiki, into learning within a course in a teacher education programme based on social constructivist learning theory. The current study aimed to explore student-teacher acceptance of the proposed pedagogy and to identify specific learning style preferences that…

  19. 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.…

  20. Wiki and Digital Video Use in Strategic Interaction-Based Experiential EFL Learning

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    Dehaan, Jonathan; Johnson, Neil H.; Yoshimura, Noriko; Kondo, Takako

    2012-01-01

    This paper details the use of a free and access-controlled wiki as the learning management system for a four-week teaching module designed to improve the oral communication skills of Japanese university EFL students. Students engaged in repeated experiential learning cycles of planning, doing, observing, and evaluating their performance of a role…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Assessment of Collaborative Learning Experiences by Graphical Analysis of Wiki Contributions

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    Palomo-Duarte, Manuel; Dodero, Juan Manuel; Medina-Bulo, Inmaculada; Rodríguez-Posada, Emilio J.; Ruiz-Rube, Iván

    2014-01-01

    The widespread adoption of computers and Internet in our life has reached the classrooms, where computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) based on wikis offers new ways of collaboration and encourages student participation. When the number of contributions from students increases, traditional assessment procedures of e-learning settings…

  4. Wiki Technology: A Virtual, Cooperative Learning Tool Used to Enhance Student Learning

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    Barrera, Alessandra L.

    2015-01-01

    This study demonstrates the use of wiki technology (an editable webpage environment) to provide a virtual, asynchronous collaborative-learning environment for students for the purpose of working on course-content-focused study-guide questions. To analyze the effectiveness of this course tool, students' responses to various qualitative and…

  5. 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

  6. Exploring Factors Affecting Students' Continued Wiki Use for Individual and Collaborative Learning: An Extended UTAUT Perspective

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    Yueh, Hsiu-Ping; Huang, Jo-Yi; Chang, Chueh

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate what factors affect students' adaptation and continued use of a Wiki system for collaborative writing tasks through an extension of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). This study was conducted in a general education course in a university in northern Taiwan. Data were…

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

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    Lee, Lena

    2012-01-01

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

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning: An Online Wiki Experience in Teacher Education

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    Biasutti, Michele; EL-Deghaidy, Heba

    2015-01-01

    In the current research study the use of Wikis as an online didactic tool to apply project-based learning in higher education was reported. The study was conducted in university teacher education programmes. During the online activities, participants developed interdisciplinary projects for the primary school working collaboratively in small…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  14. Using Wikis to Develop Summary Writing Abilities of Students in an EFL Class

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    Wichadee, Saovapa

    2010-01-01

    The research studied and compared students' English summary writing ability before and after they were taught through wiki, a powerful tool, promoting collaborative learning environments among students. The research design is a kind of one group pre-test post-test. The target group was 35 students who enrolled in EN 111 course (Fundamental English…

  15. Recently, Wiki technology -inspired by the well-known Wikipedia encyclopedia -has been proposed as a

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    implements this need at a high level by abstractly linking concepts, such as proteins and biological and requires tailored solutions implementing different levels of specialization. Third, Wiki technology does: How to efficiently integrate the daily practice of molecular biologists, geneticists, and clinicians

  16. Experiences with Semantic Wikis for Architectural Knowledge Management Remco C. de Boer

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    van Vliet, Hans

    in the field of software architecture in which more attention is put on rationale and decisions as first class that collectively maintain and/or use a generic reference architecture, requires that architectural knowledgeExperiences with Semantic Wikis for Architectural Knowledge Management Remco C. de Boer Archi

  17. A Wiki-Based Group Project in an Inorganic Chemistry Foundation Course

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    Kristian, Kathleen E.

    2015-01-01

    A semester-long group project that utilizes wiki sites to enhance collaboration was developed for a foundation course in inorganic chemistry. Through structured assignments, student groups use metal-based or metal-combating therapeutic agents as a model for applying and understanding course concepts; they also gain proficiency with scientific- and…

  18. 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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    of April. My family and I were on our way home from Australia, where we had been visiting a son who is busy doing his degree project at the University of Sydney. After two very enjoyable weeks of holiday, we were the big digital studios from the American west coast have discovered the talent that our master's students

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  20. Make your own DEf model http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/pdf/Make_your_own_DEf_model.pdf Read: http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/pdf/WileyCh5CCRNetsofVarsModels2blackDRW.pdf

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    1 Make your own DEf model http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/pdf/Make_your_own_DEf_model.pdf Read: http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/pdf/WileyCh5CCRNetsofVarsModels2blackDRW.pdf This will become name such as Dv626myOutput.xls. To choose variables try the topic index at http://eclectic.ss

  1. 30 Recent Research Outputs - - Using the wiki the wrong way: a case study in plant sciences (solstice_paper 2007)

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    Tracy, Fran; Jordan, Katy; Johnstone, Keith

    2010-03-30

    Paper presented at SOLSTICE 2007 Conference, Edge Hill University. Abstract: Wikis have been heralded as one of a number of new and powerful forms of software capable of supporting a range of collaborative ventures and learning activities. The Sakai...

  2. Home sweet medical home.

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    Sorrel, Amy Lynn

    2014-11-01

    Starting with a solid primary care foundation, the patient-centered medical home has become a hot commodity for making health care more efficient and effective and less fragmented and costly. Whether the enhanced primary care model lives up to its promise is still up for debate, based on the available research. Still, policymakers, payers, and physician practices are increasingly taking the bet. PMID:25416830

  3. Use and future of wiki systems in veterinary education? – A survey of lecturers in German-speaking countries

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    Kolski, Darius; Heuwieser, Wolfgang; Arlt, Sebastian

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: Wiki systems are becoming increasingly important in university teaching. Not much is known about the opinion of lecturers of veterinary medicine regarding the active participation of students in teaching, their opinion on wiki systems and their motivation to use them in courses and to improve the quality of information. The objective of the present study was to evaluate how lecturers of veterinary medicine estimate learning management systems and the production of text or material by students in courses, if they rate wiki systems as an appropriate tool for teaching, if they would use wiki systems for their courses and if they are willing to improve the quality of information. Methods: The data collection was carried out as an online survey using a five-point Likert scale. Lecturers of veterinary medicine in Germany, Austria and Switzerland were contacted (n=approx. 1700) out of which 139 completed (8.2%) the survey. Results: Most lecturers use LMS and consider it to be suitable for providing course material. Half of all respondents indicated that they believe that students achieve greater learning success by developing their own learning material. In courses 23.0% of their students develop own materials. The majority of lecturers considered wiki systems as an appropriate and complementary tool for teaching (53.6%). A collection of wiki articles is seen as useful (56.6%), particularly when experts review the contents. One third of the lecturers would use wiki systems for the creation of material by students, but 82.5% have not yet used them in teaching. One third is willing to participate in the review of articles with regard to their quality. Conclusion: The results show that many lecturers are willing to use veterinary wiki systems and that they regard them useful for teaching. According to the opinion of the majority of lecturers, the creation of material by students can lead to greater learning success and wiki systems are suitable for this purpose. We are about to develop strategies to support the implementation of wiki systems into veterinary education and a peer review system supported by lecturers. In a further project the actual learning success provided by the active use of wiki-systems by students will be evaluated. PMID:26604996

  4. [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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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…

  8. The use of virtual microscopy and a wiki in pathology education: Tracking student use, involvement, and response

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    Leifer, Zev

    2015-01-01

    Background: The pathology laboratory course at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine involves the use of Virtual Microscopy. The students can scan the whole slide, section by section, and zoom in or out. Methods: Using the advantages of digital pathology, the students can, in addition, access the slide collections from other medical schools and put up normal histology (control) slides side-by-side with the pathology. They can cut and paste and preserve the region of interest that they find. They can edit and annotate their slides. A wiki was created (http://pathlab2014.wikifoundry.com)for the Class of 2014. The students saved, edited and uploaded their slides. In the wiki format, other students could comment, further edit, and even delete the slides. Results: The students studied Basic Mechanisms and System Pathology. During this time, they saved, edited, shared, and uploaded their slides to the wiki. These were available in one full presentation and were also grouped into 16 albums. They were available to all. Student access was followed by Google analytics. At the end of the course, a questionnaire was distributed, assessing their impression of the wiki format and soliciting strengths and weaknesses. Conclusions: The use of a wiki has a number of important advantages in pathology education. It trains the students in the more sophisticated skills that they will use as professional pathologists or as clinicians: (1) Telepathology-it enables them to share slides and discuss observations. (2) Archiving and retrieval - It models the challenge faced by hospitals, diagnostic labs and physicians in maintaining a collection of slides in a form that is easily accessible. (3) Image analysis-familiarity with the wiki format allows them to jump easily to capturing and storing images found in the literature or in a pathologist's report. Experience with the use of a wiki in pathology education has been quite satisfactory from both the faculty and the student's point of view. PMID:26110097

  9. 03/05/2010 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-...cas-to-help-sell-your-home-thats-computer-vision-39745647/print/

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    03/05/2010 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://www.silicon.com/ Story URL: http://www.silicon.com/technology/software/2010/03/30/photos-3d-replicas-to-help- sell

  10. 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

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  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. A chemistry wiki to facilitate and enhance compound design in drug discovery.

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    Robb, Graeme R; McKerrecher, Darren; Newcombe, Nicholas J; Waring, Mike J

    2013-02-01

    At AstraZeneca a focus on hypothesis-driven design and the formation of drug design teams has placed a greater emphasis on collaboration in the drug discovery process. We have created a novel software tool based on the principles of wikis and social networks to facilitate collaborative working, visual planning and incorporation of predictive science to improve design capability. Monitoring the design and make process via the tool enabled the identification of bottlenecks and delays. Solutions to these problems were implemented, reducing the time taken from the initial idea stage to the generation of the synthesised compound by more than 50%. PMID:22982302

  16. Transition Metal-Catalyzed Aerobic Dehydrogenation of Heterocycles and Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Student-Generated ChemWiki and its Impact on Student Performance

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    Brown, Jaclyn R.

    Section I describes progress towards the dehydrogenation of heterocycles, specifically tetrahydroquinolines and imidazolines. Chapter 1 details the development of an aerobic Pd catalyst system capable of aromatizing substituted tetrahydroquinolines in moderate to good yields. This catalyst system generally works well for substituted tetrahydroquinolines, although elimination of heteroatom substituents remains problematic. Chapter 2 describes the development of a copper-based catalyst system for the dehydrogenation of substituted imidazolines to imidazoles. This catalyst system is based upon the CuI/bpy/TEMPO/NMI system developed by the Stahl group, which has shown excellent reactivity towards alcohol oxidation. Efforts to adapt this system to imidazolines are described herein. Section II details the development, implementation, and evaluation of a student-generated chemistry wiki in large general chemistry courses. Chapter 3 describes a theoretical framework based in constructivist epistemology for the use of wikis in chemical education and presents previous examples and limitations of wiki usage in chemistry and non-chemistry environments. Chapter 4 details the process of designing the ChemWiki experiment and the ChemWiki website itself. A detailed description of the assessments used to evaluate student performance is also presented. Chapter 5 describes two surveys designed to assess the qualitative aspects of the second generation wiki design. Additionally, an overview of participants' perception of the chemistry wiki and its utility as well as data tracking logs of participants' interactions with the ChemWiki are presented. Chapter 6 presents a quantitative analysis of the efficacy of the chemistry wiki on student posttest scores. Chapter 7 summarizes the findings of this thesis and includes recommended future directions for the use of ChemWikis in chemical education environments.

  17. Home page | Cancer Trends Progress Report

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    The Cancer Trends Progress Report, first issued in 2001, summarizes our nation's advances against cancer in relation to Healthy People targets set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. The report, intended for policy makers, researchers, and public health professionals, includes key measures of progress along the cancer control continuum and uses national trend data to illustrate where improvements have been made.

  18. Colorectal Cancer Mortality Projections - Home Page

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

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  20. 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…

  1. The Cancer Genome Atlas - TCGA - Home Page

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    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.

  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. Open Content, Open Learning 2.0: Using Wikis and Blogs in Higher Education

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    Wheeler, Steve

    This chapter focuses on the use of open content social software (wikis and blogs) as online supporting and enabling tools for students in higher education. The chapter presents arguments from both strategic and pedagogical perspectives and focuses particularly on the reality of pedagogical change where self-directed and self-organized "informal" learning, open content, and open learning are challenging the traditionally accepted roles of both students and teachers. The chapter describes approaches used to promote best practice in the use of blogs and wikis for reflective practice, knowledge creation, and the promotion of a culture of sharing and collaboration. It introduces a new five-stage model of online learning activities presented as an adaptive framework and a second model which has been created to enable visualization of Web 2.0 tool integration. The chapter argues that open content tools present opportunities to promote positive changes in university education to enhance quality and extend access, by encouraging student-generated content, knowledge creation, and self-organized learning processes, wherever students are located.

  4. FoodWiki: a Mobile App Examines Side Effects of Food Additives Via Semantic Web.

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    Çelik Ertu?rul, Duygu

    2016-02-01

    In this article, a research project on mobile safe food consumption system (FoodWiki) is discussed that performs its own inferencing rules in its own knowledge base. Currently, the developed rules examines the side effects that are causing some health risks: heart disease, diabetes, allergy, and asthma as initial. There are thousands compounds added to the processed food by food producers with numerous effects on the food: to add color, stabilize, texturize, preserve, sweeten, thicken, add flavor, soften, emulsify, and so forth. Those commonly used ingredients or compounds in manufactured foods may have many side effects that cause several health risks such as heart disease, hypertension, cholesterol, asthma, diabetes, allergies, alzheimer etc. according to World Health Organization. Safety in food consumption, especially by patients in these risk groups, has become crucial, given that such health problems are ranked in the top ten health risks around the world. It is needed personal e-health knowledge base systems to help patients take control of their safe food consumption. The systems with advanced semantic knowledge base can provide recommendations of appropriate foods before consumption by individuals. The proposed FoodWiki system is using a concept based search mechanism that performs on thousands food compounds to provide more relevant information. PMID:26590979

  5. 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.

  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. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. REFERENCES [1] Wikipedia, ``Parkinson's Disease'', accessed 1/24/14, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinsons.

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    . [2] K. Takahashi, L. Tickle­Degnen, W. J. Coster, and N. Latham. Expressive behavior in Parkinson: Practitioners' response to facial masking experienced by people with Parkinson's disease. Social Science#12; #12; #12; REFERENCES [1] Wikipedia, ``Parkinson's Disease'', accessed 1/24/14, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinsons

  10. Social Media and Peer Feedback: What Do Students Really Think about Using Wiki and Facebook as Platforms for Peer Feedback?

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    Demirbilek, Muhammet

    2015-01-01

    Web 2.0 tools are becoming increasingly pervasive in higher education, and as a result, there is increasing interest in the use of online feedback activities. This study investigated students' actual experiences and perceptions using social media, Wiki and Facebook, tools to provide peer feedback on students' instructional material projects and to…

  11. Using a Wiki-Based Collaborative Process Writing Pedagogy to Facilitate Collaborative Writing among Chinese Primary School Students

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    Li, Xuanxi; Chu, Samuel Kai Wah; Ki, Wing Wah; Woo, Matsuko

    2012-01-01

    This case study explored collaborative writing in Chinese among 59 primary four Chinese students using a "Wiki-based Collaborative Process Writing Pedagogy" (WCPWP) in Shenzhen, China. It aimed mainly to design and orchestrate a WCPWP in order to facilitate students' Chinese writing. It investigated students' collaborative writing process and…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. Collaborate, Engage, and Interact in Online Learning: Successes with Wikis and Synchronous Virtual Classrooms at Athens State University

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    Rich, Lisa Logan; Cowan, Wendy; Herring, Susan D.; Wilkes, William

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to provide faculty with creative ways to use tools such as wikis and synchronous virtual classrooms to build a sense of community within their distance classes. A review of the literature provides an understanding of the many significant benefits of including collaboration, engagement, and interaction in e-learning…

  16. 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…

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

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    Koelfgen, Syri J.; Faber, James J.

    2010-01-01

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

  18. 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

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

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    Mi, Misa; Gould, Douglas

    2014-01-01

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

  20. Home Hemodialysis

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    ... your body at any one time. The dialysis machine pumps your blood through the dialysis system and ... five to seven times a week using new machines designed for short daily home treatment. Treatments usually ...

  4. It Ain't What You View, But The Way That You View It: documenting spreadsheets with Excelsior, semantic wikis, and literate programming

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    Paine, Jocelyn

    2008-01-01

    I describe preliminary experiments in documenting Excelsior versions of spreadsheets using semantic wikis and literate programming. The objective is to create well-structured and comprehensive documentation, easy to use by those unfamiliar with the spreadsheets documented. I discuss why so much documentation is hard to use, and briefly explain semantic wikis and literate programming; although parts of the paper are Excelsior-specific, these sections may be of more general interest.

  5. 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.

  6. Home Insulation

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    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.

  7. Wiki-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of adult onset sarcoma: a new paradigm in sarcoma evidence.

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    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

  8. Inquiry Resources Collection as a Boundary Object Supporting Meaningful Collaboration in a Wiki-Based Scientist-Teacher Community

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    Kim, Hye Jeong; Herbert, Bruce

    2012-08-01

    Different interpretations of scientific inquiry exist between the two different communities of scientists and science teachers. Thus, in order to achieve a successful partnership between science teachers and scientists in establishing effective communities of practice, the framework for instructional practice in teacher professional development needs to be carefully designed. To respond to this challenge, we developed the Inquiry Resources Collection (IRC), which offers a wiki-based inquiry resource collection developed by scientists to support novice science teachers' inquiry lesson design. The collaborative managing and sharing of knowledge in a professional development program via a wiki environment is the key to developing a practical resource for novice teachers teaching scientific inquiry. Based on our reflection of data gathered during 4 years of our project, we invoked the ideas of boundary objects and reflective apprenticeship between scientists and teachers to design the IRC.

  9. Home Seismometer

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    Horiuchi, S.; Yamamoto, S.; Nakmaura, H.; Wu, C.; Rydelek, P.; Kachi, M.

    2007-12-01

    We have developed an automated system for analyzing Hi-net seismograms for earthquake early warning (EEW) in Japan. Because of limitations imposed by station spacing, our system generally cannot issue an EEW to areas within about 30 km distance of the earthquake's hypocenter. We estimate that about 10 times the number of stations would be needed to issue an EEW in these areas, but the overhead would be cost prohibitive for governmental agencies. The practical deployment of EEW in Japan has started in October, 2007 and millions of people are expected to purchase and install the receiving/alarm unit of EEW. Since most of these units are connected to internet and equipped with a CPU and memory, we realized that the addition of an inexpensive seismometer and digitizer would transform the receiver into a real-time seismic observatory, which we are calling a home seismometer; these modifications only cost about $20. The home seismometer can help to generate alerts at the time of the occurrence of a large local earthquake by using locally observed data. Also, home seismograms can be used to estimate the amplification factor in sedimentary layers, which will be used to determine the site correction for shaking intensity by comparing the waveform data from the home seismometer against those from nearby Hi-net or K-NET stations. This amplification factor, which is essentially the basis of a shake-map with very-high spatial resolution, will help to establish a safety index of houses/buildings for large earthquakes, since a structure located at a site with large seismic amplification can be damaged more seriously than those with small amplification factors. The installation of home seismometers will create an extremely dense seismic network that is without precedence. We are developing an automatic system that collects waveform data from all home seismometer installations, calculates earthquake parameters in real-time, and then sends back alarms signals based on computed results in order to provide an accurate estimate of the expected shaking level at each house or building.

  10. 2/14/2014 Gmail -Xen and OpenStack https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=2fee6185d5&view=pt&q=farhan.patwa%40utsa.edu&qs=true&search=query&msg=1442c9a3cdd85aae 1/2

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    Sandhu, Ravi

    Wiki Page for Xen and OpenStack: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/XenServer The deployment architecture of Xen with OpenStack: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/XenServer/XenAndXenServer Explanation of some

  11. FoodWiki: Ontology-Driven Mobile Safe Food Consumption System

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    Çelik, Duygu

    2015-01-01

    An ontology-driven safe food consumption mobile system is considered. Over 3,000 compounds are being added to processed food, with numerous effects on the food: to add color, stabilize, texturize, preserve, sweeten, thicken, add flavor, soften, emulsify, and so forth. According to World Health Organization, governments have lately focused on legislation to reduce such ingredients or compounds in manufactured foods as they may have side effects causing health risks such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, allergens, and obesity. By supervising what and how much to eat as well as what not to eat, we can maximize a patient's life quality through avoidance of unhealthy ingredients. Smart e-health systems with powerful knowledge bases can provide suggestions of appropriate foods to individuals. Next-generation smart knowledgebase systems will not only include traditional syntactic-based search, which limits the utility of the search results, but will also provide semantics for rich searching. In this paper, performance of concept matching of food ingredients is semantic-based, meaning that it runs its own semantic based rule set to infer meaningful results through the proposed Ontology-Driven Mobile Safe Food Consumption System (FoodWiki). PMID:26221624

  12. Genetics Home Reference: Parkinson disease

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  13. Genetics Home Reference: Epidermal nevus

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

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    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

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

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    Alzahrani, Ibraheem

    2012-01-01

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

  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/. PMID:25905099

  18. 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/. PMID:25905099

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    [ 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

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

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    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

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

    PubMed Central

    2010-01-01

    Background Experimentally validated data on gene regulation are hard to obtain. In particular, information about transcription factor binding sites in regulatory regions are scattered around in the literature. This impedes their systematic in-context analysis, e.g. the inference of their conservation in evolutionary history. Results We demonstrate the power of integrative bioinformatics by including curated transcription factor binding site information into the UCSC genome browser, using wiki and custom tracks, which enable easy publication of annotation data. Data integration allows to investigate the evolution of gene regulation of the pluripotency-associated genes Oct4, Sox2 and Nanog. For the first time, experimentally validated transcription factor binding sites in the regulatory regions of all three genes were assembled together based on manual curation of data from 39 publications. Using the UCSC genome browser, these data were then visualized in the context of multi-species conservation based on genomic alignment. We confirm previous hypotheses regarding the evolutionary age of specific regulatory patterns, establishing their "deep homology". We also confirm some other principles of Carroll's "Genetic theory of Morphological Evolution", such as "mosaic pleiotropy", exemplified by the dual role of Sox2 reflected in its regulatory region. Conclusions We were able to elucidate some aspects of the evolution of gene regulation for three genes associated with pluripotency. Based on the expected return on investment for the community, we encourage other scientists to contribute experimental data on gene regulation (original work as well as data collected for reviews) to the UCSC system, to enable studies of the evolution of gene regulation on a large scale, and to report their findings. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Dr. Gustavo Glusman and Dr. Juan Caballero, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, USA (nominated by Dr. Doron Lancet, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), Dr. Niels Grabe, TIGA Center (BIOQUANT) and Medical Systems Biology Group, Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany (nominated by Dr. Mikhail Gelfand, Department of Bioinformatics, Institute of Information Transfer Problems, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russian Federation) and Dr. Franz-Josef Müller, Center for Regenerative Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA and University Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (part of ZIP gGmbH), University of Kiel, Germany (nominated by Dr. Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla CA, United States). PMID:21190561

  2. 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

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

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    Alzahrani, Ibraheem; Woollard, John

    2012-01-01

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

  4. Collaboration at a Distance: Using a Wiki to Create a Collaborative Learning Environment for Distance Education and On-Campus Students in a Social Work Course

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    Jones, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Continuing moves towards more flexible approaches to the provision of higher education have been reflected in the increased provision of social work education through distance learning and the related increase in the use of online technologies for social work education. This article reports on the use of a wiki in a final year social work subject.…

  5. 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…

  6. 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

  7. Dementia - home care

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  8. CfA Home HCO Home SAO Home Donate Search

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    Walsworth, Ronald L.

    CfA Home HCO Home SAO Home Donate Search Measuring the Ancient Solar Nebula's Magnetic Field in planetforming regions, but experiments on meteoritic materials in our own Solar system can potentially constrain the strength of early Solar nebular magnetic fields. Chondrules are millimetersized constituents of primitive

  9. Nursing Home Checklist

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  10. National Home and Hospice Care Survey

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  11. Home Health Services

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  12. The Medical Home

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  13. 16 CFR 436.3 - Cover page.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...disclosure document with a cover page, in the order and form...address and primary home page address. (c) A...binding agreement with, or make any payment to, the...document can help you make up your mind. More information...visit the FTC's home page at www.ftc.gov...

  14. 16 CFR 436.3 - Cover page.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...disclosure document with a cover page, in the order and form...address and primary home page address. (c) A...binding agreement with, or make any payment to, the...document can help you make up your mind. More information...visit the FTC's home page at www.ftc.gov...

  15. Home Use Tests

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    ... Medical Devices Radiation-Emitting Products Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & ... Home use tests allow you to test for some diseases or conditions at home. These tests are cost-effective, quick, and confidential. Home use tests can ...

  16. Exercise at Home

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  17. Respiratory Home Health Care

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  18. Genetics Home Reference: Arrhythmia

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    ... Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Arrhythmia Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: Andersen-Tawil ... You may also search Genetics Home Reference for "Arrhythmia" for additional information. Published : November 30, 2015 Lister ...

  19. LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION - HOME PAGE

    EPA Science Inventory

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

  20. WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION - HOME PAGE

    EPA Science Inventory

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

  1. Get The BV Toolbar Make BV My HomePage

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    : Is BP Beyond Corporate R... bvonmoney.com/.../bp-oil-spill-corporat... 1/11 #12;Personal Finance (285 Corporate R... bvonmoney.com/.../bp-oil-spill-corporat... 2/11 #12;Print The BP oil disaster highlights: Is BP Beyond Corporate R... bvonmoney.com/.../bp-oil-spill-corporat... 3/11 #12;Print spin

  2. Code JEF Facilities Engineering Home Page for the Internet

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mahaffey, Valerie A.; Harrison, Marla J. (Technical Monitor)

    1995-01-01

    There are always many activities going on in JEF. We work on and manage the Construction of Facilities (C of F) projects at NASA-Ames. We are constantly designing or analyzing a new facility or project, or a modification to an existing facility. Every day we answer numerous questions about engineering policy, codes and standards, we attend design reviews, we count dollars and we make sure that everything at the Center is designed and built according to good engineering judgment. In addition, we study literature and attend conferences to make sure that we keep current on new legislation and standards.

  3. Rotorcraft Aeromechanics Branch Home Page on the World Wide Web

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1996-01-01

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

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    Herr, Hugh

    .hometrainingtools.com, www.christianbook.com Insulated wire Radio Shack, Home Depot, Lowes 1.5-3V electric motor Radio Shack ·Biology page 8 ·Chemistry page 9 ·Electrical engineering page 10 ·Forensic science page 11 scientificsonline.com (3021313) Magnets Michaels, www.sciplus.com, scientificsonline.com, www

  5. 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…

  6. 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

  7. Eldercare at Home: Choosing a Nursing Home

    MedlinePLUS

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

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

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    Xu, Chen

    2011-10-21

    public through these blogs. Besides blogs, mirror-worlds tools, such as Google Maps/Earth, are widely used for emergency information seeking and publishing purposes. The stories are covered by articles from three major news agencies (Ewalt 2005; Hafner... Page Table 1. Search results for blogs and map mashups for Sichuan earthquake as of 08/16/2008. ................................................................................................ 4 Table 2. Search results for blogs and map...

  9. 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

  10. My UW | UW Search Computer Science Home

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    Swift, Michael

    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

  11. Home Energy Assessments

    SciTech Connect

    Dispenza, Jason

    2010-01-01

    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

  12. 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

  13. 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. ... ...

  14. Home Care Services

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    ... are chronically ill, recovering from surgery, or disabled. Home care services include Personal care, such as help with bathing, ... insurance will help cover the cost of certain home care services.

  15. Genetics Home Reference: Fever

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

  16. Genetics Home Reference: Dementia

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    ... 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 ...

  17. Genetics Home Reference: Dwarfism

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    ... Home Conditions Genes Chromosomes Handbook Glossary Resources Conditions > Dwarfism Related topics on Genetics Home Reference: 3-M ... Melnick-Needles syndrome metatropic dysplasia microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II osteoglophonic dysplasia platyspondylic lethal skeletal dysplasia, ...

  18. Home Canning and Botulism

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Use proper canning techniques. Make sure your food preservation information is always current with up-to-date, ... following sources: The National Center for Home Food Preservation USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning The state ...

  19. National Nursing Home Survey

    Cancer.gov

    The National Nursing Home Survey provides includes characteristics such as size of nursing home facilities, ownership, Medicare/Medicaid certification, occupancy rate, number of days of care provided, and expenses.

  20. Alternatives to Nursing Homes

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  1. Falls in Nursing Homes

    MedlinePLUS

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  2. Pulmonary hypertension - at home

    MedlinePLUS

    ... received oxygen treatment. You may need to use oxygen at home . DO NOT change how much oxygen is flowing ... asking your doctor. Have a backup supply of oxygen at home or with you when you go out. Keep ...

  3. Genetics Home Reference: Epilepsy

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

  4. Healthy Homes Tools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peek, Gina; Lyon, Melinda; Russ, Randall

    2012-01-01

    Extension is focusing on healthy homes programming. Extension educators are not qualified to diagnose consumers' medical problems as they relate to housing. We cannot give medical advice. Instead, we can help educate consumers about home conditions that may affect their well-being. Extension educators need appropriate healthy homes tools to…

  5. Home Schooling Goes Mainstream

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  6. 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

  7. 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…

  8. Comprehensive Home Economics. Vocational Home Economics Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.

    This curriculum guide is one of a number of curriculum guides developed for use in vocational home economics education in Texas. The guide is correlated closely with the essential elements prescribed by the State Board of Education. The competencies in the guide are the essential elements, and the subcompetencies are the subelements prescribed in…

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    in the design and style of a miniature gastrostimultor to support cancer patients who are undergoing Weight to Control Diabetes. Free from Everyday Health www.EverydayHealth.com/DiabetesMeal Gastric Cancer Treatments Learn about leading-edge treatments for Gastric Cancer diagnosis today. Cancer

  10. Strategy Guideline. Demonstration Home

    SciTech Connect

    Hunt, A.; Savage, C.

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Pressure Ulcers Among Nursing Home Residents: United States, 2004

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

  13. Development and Validation of Questionnaires Exploring Health Care Professionals' Intention to Use Wiki-Based Reminders to Promote Best Practices in Trauma

    PubMed Central

    Gagnon, Susie; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Turcotte, Stéphane; Lapointe, Jean; Fleet, Richard; Côté, Mario; Beaupré, Pierre; Le Sage, Natalie; Émond, Marcel; Légaré, France

    2014-01-01

    Background Little is known about factors influencing professionals’ use of wikis. Objective We developed and validated two questionnaires to assess health care professionals’ intention to use wiki-based reminders for the management of trauma patients. Methods We developed questionnaires for emergency physicians (EPs) and allied health professions (AHPs) based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and adapted them to the salient beliefs of each, identified in an earlier study. Items measured demographics and direct and indirect theoretical constructs. We piloted the questionnaires with 2 focus groups (5 EPs and 5 AHPs) to identify problems of wording and length. Based on feedback, we adjusted the wording and combined certain items. A new convenience sample of 25 EPs and 26 AHPs then performed a test-retest of the questionnaires at a 2-week interval. We assessed internal consistency using Cronbach alpha coefficients and temporal stability of items with an agreement intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Results Five EPs and 5 AHPs (3 nurses, 1 respiratory therapist, and 1 pharmacist) formed 2 focus groups; 25 EPs and 26 AHPs (12 nurses, 7 respiratory therapists, and 7 pharmacists) completed the test and retest. The EP questionnaire test-retest scores for consistency (Cronbach alpha) and stability (ICC) were intention (test: Cronbach alpha=.94; retest: Cronbach alpha=.98; ICC=.89), attitude (.74, .72, .70), subjective norm (.79, .78, .75), perceived behavioral control (.67, .65, .66), attitudinal beliefs (.94, .86, .60), normative beliefs (.83, .87, .79), and control beliefs barriers (.58, .67, .78) and facilitators (.97, .85, .30). The AHP questionnaire scores for consistency and stability were: intention (test Cronbach alpha=.69, retest Cronbach alpha=.81, ICC=.48), attitude (.85, .87, .83), subjective norm (.47, .82, .62), perceived behavioral control (.55, .62, .60), attitudinal beliefs (.92, .91, .82), normative beliefs (.85, .90, .74), and control beliefs barriers (.58, .55, .66) and facilitators (.72, .94, –.05). To improve the psychometric properties of both questionnaires, we reformulated poorly consistent or unstable items. Conclusions Our new theory-based questionnaires to measure health care professionals’ intention to use wiki-based reminders have adequate validity and reliability for use in large surveys. In the long run, they can be used to develop a theory-based implementation intervention for a wiki promoting best practices in trauma care. PMID:25281856

  14. Home range and travels

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Stickel, L.F.

    1968-01-01

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

  15. Ozark Mountain solar home

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    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.

  16. Genetics Home Reference: Chordoma

    MedlinePLUS

    ... people use for chordoma? CHDM chordocarcinoma chordoepithelioma notochordal sarcoma notochordoma For more information about naming genetic conditions, see the Genetics Home Reference Condition Naming ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. DNA Topoisomerase/Integrase Group, LMP

    Cancer.gov

    Welcome to the DNA Topoisomerase/Integrase Group's Wiki Home page. This web site provides additional information on the research performed by the DNA Topoisomerase/Integrase Group, LMP, which focuses on Topoisomerase, HIV-1 integrase and Tdp1 inhibitors.

  19. Page 1 of 29 Full Screen

    E-print Network

    Levene, Mark

    and Difference · Aggregation Also, · Create a table · Modify a table · Transaction management #12;Home Page Title Page Page 4 of 29 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit Supplier-Parts-DB (Draw the ERD for the Database) SNUM Athens Supplier table PNUM PNAME COLOUR WEIGHT CITY P1 Nut Red 12 London P2 Bolt Green 17 Paris P3 Screw

  20. A simultaneous journal / wiki publication and dissemination of a new species description: Neobidessodes darwiniensis sp. n. from northern Australia (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Bidessini).

    PubMed

    Hendrich, Lars; Balke, Michael

    2011-01-01

    Here, we describe a new Australian species in journal format and simultaneously open the description in a wiki format on the www.species-id.net. The wiki format will always link to the fixed original journal description of the taxon, however it permits future edits and additions to species' taxonomy and biology. The diving beetle Neobidessodes darwiniensissp. n. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Bidessini) is described based on a single female, collected in a rest pool of the Harriet Creek in the Darwin Area, Northern Territory. Within Neobidessodes the new species is well characterized by its elongate oval body with rounded sides, short and stout segments of antennae, length of body and dorsal surface coloration. In addition to external morphology, we used mitochondrial cox1 sequence data to support generic assignment and to delineate the new species from other Australian Bidessini including all other known Neobidessodes. Illustrations based on digital images are provided here and as online resources. A modified key is provided. Altogether ten species of the genus are now known worldwide, nine from Australia and one from New Guinea. PMID:21594142

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

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    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

  2. 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…

  3. The Home Microbiome Project

    ScienceCinema

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Previous View APSnet Home

    E-print Network

    Ma, Lena

    typical local lesions (2) in Pinto beans. This virus also infected 12 other bean cultivars. Two DiabroticaPrevious View APSnet Home Plant Disease Home Disease Note: Report of Bean Pod Mottle Virus in South Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-73-0518B. Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV) was found in soybean (Glycine max (L

  7. Home apnea monitor - infants

    MedlinePLUS

    ... a family history of SIDS, or who need home oxygen or a breathing machine. HOW IS A MONITOR PLACED? Stick-on patches (electrodes) or a belt will be attached to the baby’s chest or stomach. A home nursing company usually teaches parents how to use ...

  8. Home Study Advertising Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lambert, Michael P., Ed.; Welch, Sally R., Ed.

    This handbook contains a collections of nine articles on the subject of direct-response advertising. The handbook gives advice on how to create effective advertisements for home study courses. The nine articles are the following: "Overview of Home Study Advertising in the 1990s" (Michael P. Lambert); "Ad Features that Sell" (Nancie E. Robertson);…

  9. Genetics Home Reference: Neuroblastoma

    MedlinePLUS

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

  10. Genetics Home Reference: Sialidosis

    MedlinePLUS

    ... gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called neuraminidase 1 (NEU1), which is found in lysosomes. Lysosomes ... of Health (2 links) Educational resources - Information pages (3 links) Patient support - For patients and families (6 ...

  11. Genetics Home Reference: Hypochondroplasia

    MedlinePLUS

    ... the Genetics Home Reference Glossary . See also Understanding Medical Terminology . References (5 links) The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a ...

  12. Genetics Home Reference: Hypophosphatasia

    MedlinePLUS

    ... the Genetics Home Reference Glossary . See also Understanding Medical Terminology . References (5 links) The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a ...

  13. Genetics Home Reference: Desmosterolosis

    MedlinePLUS

    ... the Genetics Home Reference Glossary . See also Understanding Medical Terminology . References (5 links) The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a ...

  14. Genetics Home Reference: Hypochondrogenesis

    MedlinePLUS

    ... the Genetics Home Reference Glossary . See also Understanding Medical Terminology . References (4 links) The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a ...

  15. Home Health Aides

    MedlinePLUS

    ... ventilators, which help clients breathe. <- Summary Work Environment -> Work Environment About this section Most aides work in ... to work and stay engaged in their communities. Work Schedules Most home health aides worked full time ...

  16. Home-Based Exercise

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Resources Finding Help & Support Resources for Professionals Take Action Share You are here Home > About Vestibular Disorders > Treatment Causes of Dizziness The Human Balance System Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy ( ...

  17. Eye Injuries at Home

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Guidelines Home Remedies for Simple Eye Problems Medical Marijuana for Glaucoma Pregnancy Preventing Eye Injuries Smokers Sports ... foods can that can splatter hot grease or oil. Opening champagne bottles during a celebration. Drilling or ...

  18. Genetics Home Reference: Histidinemia

    MedlinePLUS

    ... gene ; His ; histidine ; incidence ; inherited ; molecule ; newborn screening ; oxygen ; recessive ; screening You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary . See also Understanding Medical Terminology . References ( ...

  19. The Home Broiler Flock 

    E-print Network

    Thornberry, Fredrick D.

    2002-04-23

    Many families are interested in producing their own broiler chickens for home consumption. This publication discusses purchasing chicks, preparing and operating the brooder, feeding chicks, maintaining proper lighting and ventilation, and ensuring...

  20. Safe at Home.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Long, Lynette

    1985-01-01

    The "latchkey" child who spends time at home alone is vulnerable to a variety of crisis situations. Suggestions are offered to help this child become more self-reliant and better able to deal with fears, boredom, and danger. (DF)

  1. Bringing Your Baby Home

    MedlinePLUS

    ... before leaving the hospital. Then, when you come home, the pet will already be somewhat familiar with the baby. But remember to never leave pets alone with newborns. Back Continue Family and Friends Ask ...

  2. MASTER HOME ENVIRONMENTALIST PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

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

  3. Using oxygen at home

    MedlinePLUS

    ... up tank of oxygen gas in case your power goes out. Portable, battery-operated concentrators are also ... use oxygen in your home. They will restore power sooner to your house or neighborhood if the ...

  4. Nursing homes in China.

    PubMed

    Chu, Leung-Wing; Chi, Iris

    2008-05-01

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

  5. Mountain Home Well - Photos

    SciTech Connect

    Shervais, John

    2012-01-11

    The Snake River Plain (SRP), Idaho, hosts potential geothermal resources due to elevated groundwater temperatures associated with the thermal anomaly Yellowstone-Snake River hotspot. Project HOTSPOT has coordinated international institutions and organizations to understand subsurface stratigraphy and assess geothermal potential. Over 5.9km of core were drilled from three boreholes within the SRP in an attempt to acquire continuous core documenting the volcanic and sedimentary record of the hotspot: (1) Kimama, (2) Kimberly, and (3) Mountain Home. The Mountain Home drill hole is located along the western plain and documents older basalts overlain by sediment. Data submitted by project collaborator Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta

  6. Mining the Home Environment

    PubMed Central

    Cook, Diane J.; Krishnan, Narayanan

    2014-01-01

    Individuals spend a majority of their time in their home or workplace and for many, these places are our sanctuaries. As society and technology advance there is a growing interest in improving the intelligence of the environments in which we live and work. By filling home environments with sensors and collecting data during daily routines, researchers can gain insights on human daily behavior and the impact of behavior on the residents and their environments. In this article we provide an overview of the data mining opportunities and challenges that smart environments provide for researchers and offer some suggestions for future work in this area. PMID:25506128

  7. Home Canned Salsas (Spanish) 

    E-print Network

    Van Laanen, Peggy

    2004-05-21

    Salsas are easy to make at home, but it is important to follow tested recipes and process them correctly. In this publication are complete directions for working with various kinds of peppers to make chili salsa, tomatillo green salsa, and other...

  8. Sinkhole Activity Damages Home.

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Cracking along exterior walls is a sign of subsidence activity. Such severe structural damage from sinkholes can destroy homes and other structures. More than 110 sinkholes formed in the Dover area of Florida during a freeze event in January 2010. Ground water levels dropped to record-sett...

  9. Home Furnishing Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

  10. The Radius of Home

    E-print Network

    Etzel Jr., Dennis

    2010-04-16

    In the tradition of My Life by Lyn Hejinian, I, Afterlife, by Kristin Prevallet, and Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely, The Radius of Home is a poetic adulthood-meets-childhood memoir of perception, language, and survival. From the PTSD...

  11. Humanizing Home Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hass, Glen; Fleury, Donna

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

  12. Solar Energy: Home Heating.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knapp, Henry H., III

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

  13. Home Energy Conservation Primer.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DeLuca, V. William; And Others

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

  14. Home Canned Salsas 

    E-print Network

    Van Laanen, Peggy

    2000-06-26

    Salsas are easy to make at home, but it is important to follow tested recipes and process them correctly. In this publication are complete directions for working with various kinds of peppers to make chili salsa, tomatillo green salsa, and other...

  15. Home Alone Children

    MedlinePLUS

    ... And Music Videos Teen Suicide Talking To Your Kids About Sex Talking To Children About Terrorism And War Obesity In Children And Teens Home Alone Children Drinking Alcohol in Pregnancy (Fetal Alcohol ... good mental health a reality, consider donating to the Campaign for America’s Kids . Your support will help us continue to produce ...

  16. At Home with History

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Biemiller, Lawrence

    2007-01-01

    Charles Carroll Jr. would be long forgotten but for a single notable accomplishment: he built an exceedingly handsome house. Begun in 1801 with money from his wealthy father-- Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence-- the Federal-style home has near-perfect proportions and airy rooms. The…

  17. Home Weatherization Visit

    ScienceCinema

    Chu, Steven

    2013-05-29

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

  18. Reading fun at home!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kieff, Judith

    2005-01-01

    Weekends, summers, and holidays are better spent reading and participating in fun activities with one's child. Time at home can be spent doing something creative by creating thematic book bags that children and parents can check out of the class. In this way, children are able to see their parents making reading and school a priority, while…

  19. Evaluation in Home Economics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Indiana Home Economics Association.

    The booklet on home economics student and program evaluation presents a variety of measuring instruments for teachers in learning about students and assessing their academic growth. Brief opening sections discuss the philosophy and objectives of evaluation, plans for evaluation programs, test construction, and construction of checklists or score…

  20. School Music Goes Home

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kenney, Susan Hobson

    2012-01-01

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