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

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    Leigh, David A.

    Home News Blogs Forums Wiki Members More » Current page: News / News Ads by Goooooogle Plasma.tecan.com News Nanoscale machines move liquid mountains Controlled by light, transport the equivalent of world membership is free! Learn more Page 1 of 2Nanoscale machines move liquid mountains | Betterhumans > News 18

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

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    The Duke Wiki Radiology Research Protocol page Purpose of the Duke Wiki Radiology Research Protocol to this information, first you must authenticate your log on. This is a one- time process related to the Duke wiki site; if you have already been granted permission to access a different wiki site, you do not need

  3. 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. #12;2/18/14 10:21 AMLocalWiki: InformationAboutLicentiateDefense Page 2 of 2https://jjj.astro.su.se/localWiki/Wiki

  4. Platypus Wiki: a Semantic Wiki Wiki Web

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stefano Emilio Campanini; Paolo Castagna; Roberto Tazzoli

    2004-01-01

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

  5. 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

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

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    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.

  7. Towards a Semantic Wiki Wiki Web

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roberto Tazzoli; Paolo Castagna; Stefano Emilio

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

  8. SemperWiki: a semantic personal Wiki

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    Eyal Oren

    2005-01-01

    Wikis are collaborative authoring environments, and are very popular. The original concept has recently been extended in two di- rections: semantic Wikis and personal Wikis. Semantic Wikis focus on better retrieval and querying facilities, by using semantic annotations of pages. Personal Wikis focus on improving usability and on provid- ing an easy-to-use personal information space. We combine these two developments

  9. IBM Research Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  10. 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

  11. Cichlid Research Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  12. Macaulay 2 Home Page

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    Grayson, Daniel R.

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

  13. 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

  14. SweetWiki: semantic web enabled technologies in Wiki

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michel Buffa; Fabien Gandon; Claire Lecompte; Jeremy Passeron

    2006-01-01

    Wikis are social web sites enabling a potentially large number of par- ticipants to modify any page or create a new page using their web browser. As they grow, wikis suffer from a number of problems (anarchical structure, large number of pages, aging navigation paths, etc.). We believe that semantic wikis can improve navigation and search. In SweetWiki we investigate

  15. Home | Register Web Search: News Home Page

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    Hochberg, Michael

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

  16. Great Books Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  17. SweetWiki: semantic web enabled technologies in Wiki

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michel Buffa; Fabien Gandon

    2006-01-01

    Wikis are social web sites enabling a potentially large number of participants to modify any page or create a new page using their web browser. As they grow, wikis may suffer from a number of problems (anarchical structure, aging navigation paths, etc.). We believe that semantic wikis can improve navigation and search. In SweetWiki we investigate the use of semantic

  18. Arachnology Home Page

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    Herman Vanuytven

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

  19. FDA Kids' Home Page

    MedlinePLUS

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

  20. KawaWiki: A Semantic Wiki Based on RDF Templates

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kensaku Kawamoto; Yasuhiko Kitamura; Yuri A. Tijerino

    2006-01-01

    Abstract A Semantic Wiki is a collaborative Semantic Web au- thoring system based on the Wiki framework. It provides a scheme where anonymous,users on the Internet can collabo- rate with each other to build a Semantic Web site. Contrast- ing to traditional Wikis, it is not easy for end users to au- thor Semantic Wiki pages from scratch without knowledge

  1. Student Project Collaboration Using Wikis

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    Joseph Chao

    2007-01-01

    A wiki is a web tool that allows users to easily create and edit web pages collaboratively. The ease-of-editing feature and accessibility from anywhere by anyone make wikis ideal for project collaboration. Although the wiki was introduced more than ten years ago, its use is relatively new in academia. This research explores the potential uses of wikis in Software Engineering,

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, 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

  3. Revised: 5.18.2012 Setting Up Wikis in Blackboard 9 p. 1 of 5 What is a wiki?

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    Qiu, Weigang

    Revised: 5.18.2012 Setting Up Wikis in Blackboard 9 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, and links to other web sites. Pages can also contain links to other pages in the wiki. Most wikis maintain

  4. 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

  5. SWooki: Un Wiki Smantique sur rseau Pair--Pair

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SWooki: Un Wiki Sémantique sur réseau Pair-à-Pair Charbel Rahhal -- Hala Skaf-Molli -- Pascal Molli. Les systèmes wiki évoluent vers des wikis sémantiques ou vers des wikis pair-à-pair. Les wikis et la navigation entre les pages. Les wikis pair-à-pair offrent un support pour l'édition massive

  6. Research Wiki for ESM Wiki |wik|

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    Research Wiki for ESM Wiki Wi·ki |wik| Etymology-- Coined by programmer Ward Cunningham (1949- ), from Hawaiian wiki-wiki `quick-quick.' #12;What is a wiki? Wiki: Wi·ki |wik| --a web site that allows;#12;#12;#12;Why wiki? increase visibility on the web recruiting and development limited IT support required track

  7. 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

  8. Revised: 5.21.2012 Bb 9: Reading and Posting to Wikis in Blackboard p. 1 of 6 What is a wiki?

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    Qiu, Weigang

    Revised: 5.21.2012 Bb 9: Reading and Posting to Wikis in Blackboard p. 1 of 6 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

  9. Wiki Content Templating Angelo Di Iorio

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    Zacchiroli, Stefano - Laboratoire Preuves, Programmes et Systèmes, Université Paris 7

    Wiki Content Templating Angelo Di Iorio Computer Science Department University of Bologna Mura@cs.unibo.it ABSTRACT Wiki content templating enables reuse of content structures among wiki pages. In this paper we constrained (LC) templating and show its implemen- tation in the Moin wiki engine. We also show how LC tem

  10. J. S. Bach Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  11. 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

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

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    Erwin, Terry

    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

  13. 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,sye,pbhattacharyya,rowe,gribble,wu}@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

  14. The Isotopes Project Home Page

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

  15. DistriWiki: : a distributed peer-to-peer wiki network

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    Joseph C. Morris; Chris Lüer

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we present DistriWiki, a peer-to-peer wiki. Motivated by the fact that the client-server architecture of the Web has limitations caused by the centralized nature of Web servers, we designed DistriWiki as a more open, more distributed alternative. In DistriWiki, each user's computer acts as a peer that stores redundant copies of wiki pages; in this way, we

  16. National Compensation Survey Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  17. Lively Wiki a development environment for creating and sharing active web content

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    Robert Krahn; Dan Ingalls; Robert Hirschfeld; Jens Lincke; Krzysztof Palacz

    2009-01-01

    Wikis are Web-based collaborative systems designed to help people share information. Wikis have become popular due to their openness which gives users complete control over the organization and the content of wiki pages. Unfortunately existing wiki engines restrict users to enter only passive con- tent, such as text, graphics, and videos and do not allow users to customize wiki pages.

  18. 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

  19. Semantic Wikis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sebastian Schaffert; François Bry; Joachim Baumeister; Malte Kiesel

    2008-01-01

    Lean knowledge management is today implemented mostly through wikis, which let users enter text and other data, such as files, and connect the content through hyperlinks. Easy setup and a huge variety of editing support are primary reasons for wiki use in all types of intranet- and Internet-based information sharing (see P. Louridas, \\

  20. 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…

  1. Towards a Semantic Wiki Experience - Desktop Integration and Interactivityin WikSAR

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    David Aumueller; Sören Auer

    2005-01-01

    Common Wiki systems such as MediaWiki lack semantic annota- tions. WikSAR (Semantic Authoring and Retrieval within a Wiki), a prototype of a semantic Wiki, offers effortless semantic authoring. Instant gratification of users is achieved by context aware means of navigation, interactive graph visu- alisation of the emerging ontology, as well as semantic retrieval possibilities. Embedding queries into Wiki pages creates

  2. Photojournal: NASA's Image Access Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-06-21

    Photojournal is the interface to NASA's Planetary Image Archive (PIA), which features thousands of high-resolution images and other products generated by various Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) missions. The home page features an interactive illustration of the Solar System that provides access to images of the eight planets (plus Pluto), the Sun, and the universe. Images are accompanied by a title, mission and instrument data, date, image size, and links to download or view them in a choice of two file formats. There are also pages featuring images with specific themes: the latest images, animations, spacecraft and telescopes, and dwarf planets.

  3. Teaching on the wiki web

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joseph Bergin

    2002-01-01

    A wiki is a completely interactive web site. Any page can be edited by any visitor. It is driven by a specialized web server or set of cgi scripts generating dynamic pages from the results of visitor edits. A visitor edits a page by grabbing the current content of a page in an ordinary web form and editing it arbitrarily

  4. Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  5. matplotlib now has a wiki. It's

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    Guzdial, Mark

    News flash matplotlib now has a wiki. It's just getting started, so move the ball forward by adding) Mailing lists Documentation Tutorial User's Guide (pdf) FAQ Cookbook / wiki pylab interface Class library to turn to find the hidden gems is the what's new page. Every featu into matplotlib is listed on that page

  6. 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

  7. Penn State's Food Safety Home Page

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

  8. Science 2.0: Wiki, Wiki!

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    Eric Brunsell

    2010-04-01

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

  9. Using Wikis to Enhance Learning

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    Haykin, Simon

    Using Wikis to Enhance Learning TA Day September 3, 2008 Presented by: Herman Poon #12;2 Outline What is a wiki? When could I use a wiki? Why use a wiki? The LTRC's wiki-hosting service Getting started with a wiki Potential pitfalls Top five tips When could I use a wiki?, redux Final thoughts #12

  10. Reasoning in Semantic Wikis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Markus Krötzsch; Sebastian Schaffert; Denny Vrandecic

    2007-01-01

    Abstract. Semantic wikis combine,the collaborative environment,of a classical wiki with features of semantic technologies. Semantic data is used to structure information in the wiki, to improve information access by intelligent search and navigation, and to enable knowledge exchange across applications. Though semantic wikis hardly support complex semantic knowledge and inferencing, we argue that this is not due to a lack

  11. 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.

  12. Wiki smantique sur un rseau pair--pair Hala Skaf-Molli, Charbel Rahhal and Pascal Molli

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wiki sémantique sur un réseau pair-à-pair Hala Skaf-Molli, Charbel Rahhal and Pascal Molli INRIA : Un wiki sémantique sur réseau pair-à-pair est un outil d'édition collaborative combinant les dans un Wiki améliore la structura- tion des pages wiki, la navigation entre ses pages et la recherche

  13. 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...

  14. HHMI Wiki Collection

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    Catherine Crouch (Swarthmore College; )

    2010-05-25

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

  15. 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…

  16. Are wikis usable?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alain Désilets; Sébastien Paquet; Norman G. Vinson

    2005-01-01

    Wikis are simple to use, asynchronous, Web-based collaborative hypertext authoring systems which are quickly gaini ng in popularity. In spite of much anecdotal evidence to the effect that wikis are usable by non technical experts, this has never been studied formally. In this paper, we studied the usa bility of a wiki through observation and problem-solving interaction with several children

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

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    Peek, Lucia E.; Roxas, Maria L.

    2002-01-01

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

  18. The Non-Tornado Home Page

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    Edwards, Roger

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

  19. Home Page: The Mode of Transport through the Information Superhighway

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lujan, Michelle R.

    1995-01-01

    The purpose of the project with the Aeroacoustics Branch was to create and submit a home page for the internet about branch information. In order to do this, one must also become familiar with the way that the internet operates. Learning HyperText Markup Language (HTML), and the ability to create a document using this language was the final objective in order to place a home page on the internet (World Wide Web). A manual of instructions regarding maintenance of the home page, and how to keep it up to date was also necessary in order to provide branch members with the opportunity to make any pertinent changes.

  20. Smart Road Pavement Research HomePage

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

  1. 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…

  2. Introduktion till Wiki Hans Frimmel

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    Flener, Pierre

    Introduktion till Wiki Hans Frimmel Inst. f¨or informationsteknologi Introduktion till Wiki ­ p Wiki ­ p. #12;Webbsidor... Skrivs i språket HTML Skapas mha emacs, Netscape composer, dream weaver Ö Ø» Õ»× ÑÑ Ò×Ð Ò Ò º ØÑÐ Introduktion till Wiki ­ p. #12;Wiki Ett sätt att göra webbsidor utan HTML

  3. Wooki: A P2P Wiki-Based Collaborative Writing Tool

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    Stéphane Weiss; Pascal Urso; Pascal Molli

    2007-01-01

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

  4. University of California, Berkeley Physics Home Page

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

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

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    Ribaric, Tim

    2007-01-01

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

  6. 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…

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    XWiki Concerto: A P2P Wiki System Supporting Disconnected Work G´er^ome Canals1 and Pascal Molli1, the P2P version of the XWiki server. This system is based on replicating wiki pages on a net- work of wiki servers. The approach, based on the Woot algorithm, has been designed to be scalable, to support

  8. 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

  9. Makna and MultiMakna: towards semantic and multimedia capability in Wikis for the emerging Web

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    Lyndon J. B. Nixon; Elena Paslaru; Bontas Simperl

    The merging of Wikis and the Semantic Web leads to the possibility of editable Web pages where users can create, change and store knowledge. This generated knowledge is usable to enhance the way conventional Wikis organize, retrieve and present content. How- ever, Web-based information is increasingly non-textual. While semantic Wikis are expected to provide a powerful path to the public

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  11. 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,…

  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. Learning with Semantic Wikis

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    Sebastian Schaffert; Diana Bischof; Tobias Bürger; Andreas Gruber; Wolf Hilzensauer; Sandra Schaffert

    2006-01-01

    The knowledge society requires life-long learning and flexible learning environments that allow learners to learn whenever they have time, whereever they are, and according to their own needs and back- ground knowledge. In this article, we investigate how Semantic Wikis - a combination of Wiki and Semantic Web technology - can support learners in such flexible learning environments. We first

  14. 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…

  15. Faculty & Staff page 2 Home Horticulture/Master Gardeners page 3-4

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Faculty & Staff page 2 Home Horticulture/Master Gardeners page 3-4 Commercial Horticulture page 4 & Josephine Counties Area Commercial Orchards, Horticulture, Pesticide Application Jackson/Josephine Counties.reynolds@oregonstate.edu Urban Horticulture Jackson /Josephine Counties Anne Manlove manlove.a@oregonstate.edu 4-H Youth

  16. Wiki as a Teaching Tool

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    Kevin R. Parker; Joseph T. Chao

    2007-01-01

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

  17. Using Wikis in Software Development

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    Panagiotis Louridas

    2006-01-01

    Wikis are especially useful in distributed projects: many teams around the world use them to organize, track, and publish their work. Their flexibility frees a project manager from fretting about getting everything exactly right from the beginning. A wiki can and should change to respond to the project's needs as they arise. While wikis are always easy to change, wiki

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

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

  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.e. the complete or partial inactivation of transgene expression. Plants are ideal model systems to study. Epigenetic changes alter chromatin conformation and affect a gene's potential to be transcribed. Transgenes

  20. Measuring the Accessibility of Public Library Home Pages

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    Erica B. Lilly; Connie Van Fleet

    2000-01-01

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

  1. Wiki Pedagogy -- A Tale of Two Wikis

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    M. Bower; K. Woo; M. Roberts; P. Watters

    2006-01-01

    This paper reports on a research project investigating the deployment of two different wikis in two Masters of IT subjects. As well, two different learning task designs were used (weekly whole class extension question tasks versus semester long group projects) providing further basis for comparison and contrast within the project. Data collection mechanisms included a 22 item student survey, interviews

  2. A community-curated consensual annotation that is continuously updated: the Bacillus subtilis centred wiki SubtiWiki

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    Flórez, Lope A.; Roppel, Sebastian F.; Schmeisky, Arne G.; Lammers, Christoph R.; Stülke, Jörg

    2009-01-01

    Bacillus subtilis is the model organism for Gram-positive bacteria, with a large amount of publications on all aspects of its biology. To facilitate genome annotation and the collection of comprehensive information on B. subtilis, we created SubtiWiki as a community-oriented annotation tool for information retrieval and continuous maintenance. The wiki is focused on the needs and requirements of scientists doing experimental work. This has implications for the design of the interface and for the layout of the individual pages. The pages can be accessed primarily by the gene designations. All pages have a similar flexible structure and provide links to related gene pages in SubtiWiki or to information in the World Wide Web. Each page gives comprehensive information on the gene, the encoded protein or RNA as well as information related to the current investigation of the gene/protein. The wiki has been seeded with information from key publications and from the most relevant general and B. subtilis-specific databases. We think that SubtiWiki might serve as an example for other scientific wikis that are devoted to the genes and proteins of one organism. Database URL: The wiki can be accessed at http://subtiwiki.uni-goettingen.de/ PMID:20157485

  3. 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.

  4. GeomorphLectures Wiki

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    Michael Lamb

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

  5. A Semantic Wiki for Mathematical Knowledge Management

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    Christoph Lange; Michael Kohlhase

    2006-01-01

    We propose the architecture of a semantic wiki for collabo- ratively building, editing and browsing a mathematical knowledge base. Its hyperlinked pages, containing mathematical theories, are stored as OMDoc, a markup format for mathematical knowledge representation. Our long-term objective is to develop a software that, on the one hand, facilitates the creation of a shared, public collection of mathematical knowledge

  6. ChemWiki

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    Dr. Delmar Larsen

    2009-09-27

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

  7. IkeWiki: A Semantic Wiki for Collaborative Knowledge Management

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    Sebastian Schaffert

    2006-01-01

    This article describes the architecture and design princi- ples of IkeWiki, a Semantic Wiki we developed at Salzburg Research. Outstanding features of IkeWiki are its support for collaborative knowledge engineering, its ease of use, its support for different levels of formalisation ranging from informal texts to formal ontologies, and its sophisticated, interactive user interface. While IkeWiki has been devel- oped

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wooki: a P2P Wiki-based Collaborative Writing Tool St´ephane Weiss, Pascal Urso, and Pascal Molli Nancy-Universit´e, LORIA, INRIA-Lorraine {weiss,urso,molli}@loria.fr Abstract. Wiki systems are becoming of the data availability in case of failure, heavy load or off-line access. We propose to replicate wiki pages

  9. WikiTrails: augmenting Wiki structure for collaborative, interdisciplinary learning

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    Silvan Reinhold

    2006-01-01

    Wikis are currently in high demand in a large variety of fields, due to their simplicity and flexible nature. Documentation, report- ing, project management, online glossaries and dictionaries, dis- cussion groups, or information systems are just a few examples of possible Wiki applications. Their popularity has also begun draw- ing the attention of teachers and educators, who realize that Wikis

  10. Wonderful Wikis and Internet Forums

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    Sami Kahn

    2009-07-01

    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 disc

  11. 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…

  12. How semantics make better wikis

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    Eyal Oren; John G. Breslin; Stefan Decker

    2006-01-01

    Wikis are popular collaborative hypertext authoring envi- ronments, but they neither support structured access nor information reuse. Adding semantic annotations helps to address these limitations. We present an architecture for Semantic Wikis and discuss design decisions including struc- tured access, views, and annotation language. We present our prototype SemperWiki that implements this architec- ture.

  13. The Experimental Hydrology Wiki

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

    2013-04-01

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

  14. Supporting Personal Semantic Annotations in P2P Semantic Wikis

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    Torres, Diego; Skaf-Molli, Hala; Díaz, Alicia; Molli, Pascal

    In this paper, we propose to extend Peer-to-Peer Semantic Wikis with personal semantic annotations. Semantic Wikis are one of the most successful Semantic Web applications. In semantic wikis, wikis pages are annotated with semantic data to facilitate the navigation, information retrieving and ontology emerging. Semantic data represents the shared knowledge base which describes the common understanding of the community. However, in a collaborative knowledge building process the knowledge is basically created by individuals who are involved in a social process. Therefore, it is fundamental to support personal knowledge building in a differentiated way. Currently there are no available semantic wikis that support both personal and shared understandings. In order to overcome this problem, we propose a P2P collaborative knowledge building process and extend semantic wikis with personal annotations facilities to express personal understanding. In this paper, we detail the personal semantic annotation model and show its implementation in P2P semantic wikis. We also detail an evaluation study which shows that personal annotations demand less cognitive efforts than semantic data and are very useful to enrich the shared knowledge base.

  15. 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

  16. The ChemWiki

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

  17. Let Wiki Be More Powerful and Suitable for Enterprises with External Program

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    Yang Zhao; Yong Zhang; Chunxiao Xing

    2009-01-01

    Wiki technology is used popularly not only on Internet but also in intranet of enterprises. However with the rapid growth\\u000a of pages in wikis, lots of useful information may be hidden in them and difficult to be grasped. If a wiki has some functional\\u000a modules to catch and take a good use of the information, it will become more powerful

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

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    Craven, Timothy C.

    2001-01-01

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

  19. Wikis for Collaborative Software Documentation Claudia Mller

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    Napp, Nils

    Wikis for Collaborative Software Documentation Claudia Müller (University of Potsdam, Germany a wiki is implemented. The background, the implementation procedure, and the characteristics of a corporate wiki are introduced. Keywords: Software Documentation, Knowledge Collection, ERP, Social Software

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

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    Mostaghimi, Arash; Reynolds, Eileen E

    2011-01-01

    Objective To describe the creation and evaluate the use of a wiki by medical residents, and to determine if a wiki would be a useful tool for improving the experience, efficiency, and education of housestaff. Materials and methods In 2008, a team of medical residents built a wiki containing institutional knowledge and reference information using Microsoft SharePoint. We tracked visit data for 3?years, and performed an audit of page views and updates in the second year. We evaluated the attitudes of medical residents toward the wiki using a survey. Results Users accessed the wiki 23?218, 35?094, and 40?545 times in each of three successive academic years from 2008 to 2011. In the year two audit, 85 users made a total of 1082 updates to 176 pages and of these, 91 were new page creations by 17 users. Forty-eight percent of residents edited a page. All housestaff felt the wiki improved their ability to complete tasks, and 90%, 89%, and 57% reported that the wiki improved their experience, efficiency, and education, respectively, when surveyed in academic year 2009–2010. Discussion A wiki is a useful and popular tool for organizing administrative and educational content for residents. Housestaff felt strongly that the wiki improved their workflow, but a smaller educational impact was observed. Nearly half of the housestaff edited the wiki, suggesting broad buy-in among the residents. Conclusion A wiki is a feasible and useful tool for improving information retrieval for house officers. PMID:22140210

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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,…

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Using the Wiki (I) Type in a Title for your Wiki Space, then

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    Lennard, William N.

    Using the Wiki in OWL #12;(I) Type in a Title for your Wiki Space, then (ii) Click on Add link to wiki space. Notes Overview The following guide will take you through the steps to using the Wiki in OWL. A Wiki is a website architecture that provides a communal area, called a Space, where users can create

  7. 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

  8. Wikis at Work: Success Factors and Challenges for Sustainability of Enterprise Wikis

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    Wikis at Work: Success Factors and Challenges for Sustainability of Enterprise Wikis Jonathan We examined wiki use in a range of enterprise settings. We found many thriving wikis, but they were a minority of the thousands for which we obtained data. Even an actively used wiki can disappoint some

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Wikis for Supporting Distributed Collaborative Writing

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    Carolyn Wei; Brandon Maust; Jennifer Barrick; Elisabeth Cuddihy; Jan H. Spyridakis

    Wikis allow distributed teams to collaboratively write and edit documents through the Internet in a shared online workspace, without the need for special HTML knowledge or tools. The flexibility of wiki technology is a boon for increased cooperative work on large team projects. However, wiki technology also complicates notions of usable design as the information architecture of a wiki site

  12. Reusing Ontological Background Knowledge in Semantic Wikis

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    Denny Vrandecic; Markus Krötzsch

    2006-01-01

    A number of approaches have been developed for combining wikis with semantic technologies. Many semantic wikis focus on enabling users to specify properties and relationships of individual elements. Complex schema in- formation is typically not edited by the wiki user. Nevertheless, semantic wikis could benefit from taking existing schema information into account, and to allow users to specify additional information

  13. Annotation and Navigation in Semantic Wikis

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    Eyal Oren; Renaud Delbru; Knud Möller; Max Völkel; Siegfried Handschuh

    2006-01-01

    Abstract. Semantic Wikis allow users to semantically annotate their Wiki content. The particular annotations can dier in expressive power, simplicity, and meaning. We present an elaborate conceptual model for semantic annotations, introduce a unique and rich Wiki syntax for these annotations, and discuss how to best formally represent the augmented Wiki content. We improve existing navigation techniques to automatically construct

  14. 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

  15. Constrained Wiki: an Oxymoron? Angelo Di Iorio

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    Zacchiroli, Stefano - Laboratoire Preuves, Programmes et Systèmes, Université Paris 7

    Constrained Wiki: an Oxymoron? Angelo Di Iorio Department of Computer Science University of Bologna@cs.unibo.it ABSTRACT In this paper we propose a new wiki concept -- light con- straints -- designed to encode community of constraining user editing of wiki con- tent seems to inherently contradict "The Wiki Way", it is well

  16. Corporate wiki users: results of a survey

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    Ann Majchrzak; Christian Wagner; Dave Yates

    2006-01-01

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

  17. Federal Communications Commission: Wireline Competition Bureau Home Page

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

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

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    Martin, Carolyn Thompson

    2012-12-01

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

  19. A Semantic Wiki for Collaborative Modeling and GloballyA Semantic Wiki for Collaborative Modeling and GloballyA Semantic Wiki for Collaborative Modeling and GloballyA Semantic Wiki for Collaborative Modeling and Globally Distributed Software DevelopmentDi

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    Mannheim, Universität

    A Semantic Wiki for Collaborative Modeling and GloballyA Semantic Wiki for Collaborative Modeling and GloballyA Semantic Wiki for Collaborative Modeling and GloballyA Semantic Wiki for Collaborative Modeling Engineering based on Semantic Media WikiSoftware Engineering based on Semantic Media WikiSoftware Engineering

  20. The Quantitative Macroeconomics and Real Business Cycle Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  2. VisualWikiCurator: Human and Machine Intelligence for Organizing Wiki Content

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    O'Brien, James F.

    VisualWikiCurator: Human and Machine Intelligence for Organizing Wiki Content Nicholas Kong*, Ben}@parc.com, thiebaud.weksteen@xrce.xerox.com ABSTRACT Corporate wikis are affected by poor adoption rates. The high interaction costs required to organize and maintain information in these wikis are a key factor that limits

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  4. 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...

  5. 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…

  6. CoSyne: Synchronizing Multilingual Wiki Content

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    Monz, Christof

    CoSyne: Synchronizing Multilingual Wiki Content Amit Bronner Netherlands Institute for Sound.monz@uva.nl Copyright is held by the author/owner(s). WikiSym 12, Aug 2729, 2012, Linz, Austria. ACM 978 in the maintenance of multilingual wikis. The system allows users to explore the diversity of multilingual content

  7. 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…

  8. The Wiki and the digital library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeremy Frumkin

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – To look at how collaborative tools, such as Wikis, can be utilized in a digital library environment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A discussion of Wikis and postulation as to how such a tool might be used to facilitate research and collaboration in a digital library setting. Findings – Three potential applications of a digital library Wiki are discussed – the

  9. Blogs and Wikis: Overview, Applications, Tools

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    Blogs and Wikis: Overview, Applications, Tools Nancy Small Department of English Lecturer Tools Blogs.tamu.edu Blogger.com Wordpress.com (Blogs Inside WebCT) (or Use Discussion Forums) #12;Wikis: Overview #12;Wikis: Application · Group or individual project · Join a pre-existing site ­ Add to it ­ Edit

  10. Lively Wiki A Development Environment for

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    Hirschfeld, Robert

    Lively Wiki A Development Environment for Creating and Sharing Active Web Content Robert Krahn Microsystems Laboratories 16 Network Circle Menlo Park krzysztof.palacz@sun.com ABSTRACT Wikis are Web-based collaborative systems designed to help people share information. Wikis have become popular due to their openness

  11. Then click (login) STEP 1: Go to the Human Resources home page

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    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    Click here Then click (login) STEP 1: Go to the Human Resources home page (www.uwo.ca/hr) and login to My Human Resources (in upper right corner of page under Login Tools.) #12;Click here STEP 2: When you have logged into My Human Resources, choose Payroll and Compensation #12;Click here to change your tax

  12. 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.

  13. 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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    UniWiki: A Collaborative P2P System for Distributed Wiki Applications G´erald Oster and Pascal content, such as the data managed inside wikis. We propose a peer to peer solution for distributing) and optimistic replication. In our "universal wiki" engine ar- chitecture (UniWiki), on top of a reliable

  15. SmartWiki: A Reliable and Conflict-Refrained Wiki Model Based on Reader Differentiation and Social

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    Wu, S. Felix

    SmartWiki: A Reliable and Conflict-Refrained Wiki Model Based on Reader Differentiation and Social Context Analysis Haifeng Zhao1, , William Kallander1 , Henric Johnson2 , S. Felix Wu1,2 Abstract Wiki neutrality and freedom policies of Wikipedia. In this paper we present an open Wiki model, called SmartWiki

  16. 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

  17. Semantic Wiki as an Integrated Content and Metadata Management System

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    Hendry Muljadi; Hideaki Takeda

    This paper describes a Semantic MediaWiki, a MediaWiki extended to include the ideas of Se- mantic Web. The proposed Semantic MediaWiki works as an integrated system for content man- agement and metadata management.

  18. 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

  19. 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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  1. 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.

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

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Official U.S. Army Internet Sources Army Home page: www.army.mil News: http://www.army.mil/news/ Early Bird: http://ebird.osd.mil/ebird2/index.html Information: http://www.army.mil/info/ Benefits: https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil Audio/video: http://www.army.mil/media/amp/ Mobile phone apps: http://www.army

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

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    Meyer, Katrina A.

    2008-01-01

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

  4. Using Wikis to Learn Computer Programming

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

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a In this paper, we analyze the suitability of wikis in education, especially to learn computer programming, and present a wiki-based\\u000a teaching innovation activity carried out in the first course of Telecommunication Engineering during two academic courses.\\u000a The activity consisted in the creation of a wiki to collect errors made by students while they were coding programs in C language.\\u000a The

  5. Collaborative Ontology Building with Wiki@nt

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    J Bao; V Honavar

    2004-01-01

    Abstract: Collaborative ontology building requires both knowledge integration and knowledge reconciliation. Wiki@nt is an ontology building environment that supports collaborative ontology development. Wiki@nt is based on an extension to with (partial order on axioms) and (localized axioms in package ) constructors. Wiki@nt supports integration and reconciliation of multiple independently developed, semantically heterogeneous, and very likely inconsistent ontology modules. A web

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. Wikis in enterprise settings: a survey

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2012-01-01

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

  9. Wikis in enterprise settings: a survey

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2011-01-01

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

  10. Eight Ways to Use School Wikis

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    Nielsen, Lisa

    2009-01-01

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

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cogbill, Monet Leigh

    1995-01-01

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

  14. The 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...

  15. Miki: A Wiki for Synchronous Modeling of Software Requirements

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    Yu, Yijun

    Miki: A Wiki for Synchronous Modeling of Software Requirements Yijun Yu Marian Petre Thein Than Tun a wiki as the synchronous bridge between requirements capture and more formal modeling features-fledged modeling tool through its plugin with a wiki system. Available to every Web browser, wikis have been ap

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

    E-print Network

    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

  2. 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…

  3. 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

  4. 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…

  5. 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

  6. Wikis for Building a Collaborative Education Environment by Irwin King, CUHK, 2008.10.17 Wikis for Building a

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    King, Kuo Chin Irwin

    Wikis for Building a Collaborative Education Environment by Irwin King, CUHK, 2008.10.17 Wikis Science & Engineering The Chinese University of Hong Kong http://www.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/~king #12;Wikis for Building a Collaborative Education Environment by Irwin King, CUHK, 2008.10.17 Today's Outline · Wikis

  7. Mail2Wiki: Posting and Curating Wiki Content from Email Ben Hanrahan*, Thiebaud Weksteen, Nicholas Kong*, Gregorio Convertino*, Guillaume

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    Rattray, Magnus

    Mail2Wiki: Posting and Curating Wiki Content from Email Ben Hanrahan*, Thiebaud Weksteen, Nicholas.lastname}@xrce.xerox.com ABSTRACT Enterprise wikis commonly see low adoption rates, preventing them from reaching the critical mass that is needed to make them valuable. The high interaction costs for contributing content to these wikis is a key

  8. 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.

  9. Wikis: 'From Each According to His Knowledge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel E. O'leary

    2008-01-01

    Wikis offer tremendous potential to capture knowledge from large groups of people, making tacit, hidden content explicit and widely available. They also efficiently connect those with information to those seeking it.

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. Wikis in education: : is public better?

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    Sarah Guth

    2007-01-01

    Wikis are being used in educational settings more and more but they are often installed within existing institutional Learning Management Systems (LMS) and as such are pri- vate, i.e. readable and editable only with a password, or semi-public, i.e. readable but not editable without a pass- word. What differentiates the use of social software tools such as wikis in the

  13. A Taxonomy of Wiki Genres in Enterprise Settings Erika Shehan Poole

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    A Taxonomy of Wiki Genres in Enterprise Settings Erika Shehan Poole Georgia Institute of Technology enterprise wikis. In this paper, we argue that "enterprise wiki" is a blanket term describing three different genres of wiki: single contributor wikis, group or team wikis, and internal-use encyclopedias emulating

  14. Programmer le web de donnes avec un Wiki-based IDE Programmer le web de donnes avec un Wiki-based IDE

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Programmer le web de données avec un « Wiki-based IDE » Programmer le web de données avec un « Wiki3S de Sophia Antipolis, {arapov, buffa, amel.ben-othmane}@i3s.unice.fr Résumé : WikiNEXT est un wiki à la croisée des wikis sémantiques et des outils de développement en ligne récents (« web based IDEs

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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

  19. Adding Semantic Extension to Wikis for Enhancing Cultural Heritage Applications

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Adding Semantic Extension to Wikis for Enhancing Cultural Heritage Applications ´Eric Leclercq, France {Eric.Leclercq,Marinette.Savonnet}@u-bourgogne.fr http://le2i.cnrs.fr Abstract. Wikis suitable for collaborative works in cultural heritage. In this paper, we highlight how wikis can

  20. 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

  1. 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

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

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    Middeldorp, Aart

    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. 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…

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. On-line collaborative software development via wiki

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    Wenping Xiao; Chang Yan Chi; Min Yang

    2007-01-01

    Wiki is a collaborative authoring system for collective intelligence which is quickly gaining popularity in content publication. In software development communities, especially open source and global software development teams, wiki is already widely used for documentation and coordination purpose but not programming purpose. This paper presents a new programming approach based on wiki technology by which developers are able to

  7. 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

  8. Wiki et Web Smantique Michel Buffa1,2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wiki et Web Sémantique Michel Buffa1,2 , Guillaume Ereteo2 , Fabien Gandon2 1 Mainline, Laboratoire.Gandon@sophia.inria.fr Résumé : Le concept de wiki a dix ans cette année mais a connu récemment un grand succès grâce à Wikipedia. Cependant, dans le monde des intranets, plusieurs études ont prouvé que l'utilisation des wikis

  9. 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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wild, Wild Wikis: A way forward Robert Charles1 and Adigun Ranmi2 1 Laboratoire Lorrain de yaba ­ Nigeria ranmiadigun@yahoo.com Abstract Wikis can be considered as public domain knowledge encyclopaedia. In this study, we consider the importance of wikis as a way of creating, sharing and improving

  11. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters

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    Robert Hoffmann

    2008-01-01

    WikiGenes is the first wiki system to combine the collaborative and largely altruistic possibilities of wikis with explicit authorship. In view of the extraordinary success of Wikipedia there remains no doubt about the potential of collaborative publishing, yet its adoption in science has been limited. Here I discuss a dynamic collaborative knowledge base for the life sciences that provides authors

  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. 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

  14. Using wikis as an online health information resource.

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    Younger, P

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

  15. 7/3/08 6:50 AMBuzzword: Radon: Consumer Reports Home & Garden Blog Page 1 of 3http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2008/06/radon-counters.html#comments

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    Llope, William J.

    7/3/08 6:50 AMBuzzword: Radon: Consumer Reports Home & Garden Blog Page 1 of 3http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2008/06/radon-counters.html#comments About this blog Consumer Reports' Home & Garden staff reports of July sales at home centers - Tip of the Day: How to grill the perfect steak - Buzzword: Radon Consumer

  16. 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.

  17. Genome re-annotation: a wiki solution?

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    Steven L Salzberg

    2007-01-01

    The annotation of most genomes becomes outdated over time, owing in part to our ever-improving knowledge of genomes and in part to improvements in bioinformatics software. Unfortunately, annotation is rarely if ever updated and resources to support routine reannotation are scarce. Wiki software, which would allow many scientists to edit each genome's annotation, offers one possible solution.

  18. Personal Knowledge Management with Semantic Wikis

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    Max Volkel; Eyal Oren

    Managing knowledge is crucial in our economy. We derive re- quirements on personal knowledge management (finding, reminding, col- laboration, knowledge re-use and cognitively adequate interfaces) from cognitive psychological research and analyse the limitations of current solutions. We introduce a restful, wiki-based, open architecture for se- mantic personal knowledge management that fulfills the analysed re- quirements to a high extent and

  19. 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…

  20. Semantic authoring and retrieval within a Wiki

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    David Aumueller

    2005-01-01

    Structuring information on the Web can be a tedious task but is needed for effective retrieval of specific content. A prototype web application - the SHAWN Wiki - helps the user in this task by facilitating semantically structured content creation in an effortless and usable manner. Semantic authoring merely is a matter of entering field value pairs among prose text

  1. Mini-Manual Updated 10/25/2012 Ctrl+Home to Table of Contents Page 1 of 16

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Mini-Manual Updated 10/25/2012 Ctrl+Home to Table of Contents Page 1 of 16 Human Resource Services Learning Services ENTER AND VIEW TIME ­ SALARIED EXEMPT EMPLOYEES Note: This document is designed to be used online and has a number of embedded links to processes and additional information. We discourage

  2. Appendix G Verification of the Existing Features of a Home for E+A+A Performance Approach Page G-1

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    Appendix G Verification of the Existing Features of a Home for E+A+A Performance Approach Page G-1 2013 Residential Compliance Manual January 2014 Appendix G Verification of the Existing Features" ­ these building components remain unchanged by the alterations or additions (e.g., insulated exterior walls

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Un Wiki/IDE pour exploiter le web de donnes Pavel Arapov, Michel Buffa et Amel Ben Othmane

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Un Wiki/IDE pour exploiter le web de données Pavel Arapov, Michel Buffa et Amel Ben Othmane Equipe.unice.fr Résumé : Ce papier décrit WikiNEXT, un moteur de wiki créé pour la rédaction des applications web qui exploitent le web de données directement dans le navigateur web. WikiNEXT est un wiki à la croisée des wikis

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

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    Palmiter, David, Jr.; Renjilian, David

    2003-01-01

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

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

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    West, Stuart

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

  8. Towards Wiki-based Dense City Modeling

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    Arnold Irschara; Christopher Zach; Horst Bischof

    2007-01-01

    This work reports on the advances and on the current status of a terrestrial city modeling approach, which uses images contributed by end-users as input. Hence, the Wiki principle well known from textual knowledge databases is transferred to the goal of incrementally building a virtual representation of the occupied habitat. In order to achieve this objective, many state-of-the-art computer vision

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

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    Carla E. Stokes

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. Formal Mathematics on Display: A Wiki for Flyspeck

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    Middeldorp, Aart

    , Universit¨at Innsbruck, Austria 3 Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands Abstract. The Agora system formalizations of mathematics in a proof assistant. The functions imple- mented in Agora include in show the prototype Flyspeck Wiki as an instance of Agora for HOL Light formalizations. The wiki can

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

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    Benson, Robyn; Brack, Charlotte; Samarwickrema, Gayani

    2012-01-01

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

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. Lines of Communication: Using a WIKI in a Mathematics Course

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    Carter, John F.

    2009-01-01

    It has become standard practice for professors of mathematics to have a course website with a syllabus and some basic information about the course. The author argues that many professors would be better served by using a course wiki instead. In addition to simplifying all of the tasks of a traditional course website, a course wiki facilitates…

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Wiki Use that Increases Communication and Collaboration Motivation

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    Davidson, Robyn

    2012-01-01

    Communication and collaboration can be readily enabled by the use of many ICT tools. A wiki, which is an easily accessible and editable website, is one such platform that provides the opportunity for students to work on group projects without the barriers that arise from traditional group work. Whilst wiki use is becoming more common, its use in…

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

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    Irina Elgort; Alastair G Smith; Janet Toland

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

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Wikis in the Classroom: Faculty and Student Perspective

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    Harsell, Dana Michael

    2010-01-01

    In March 2009, a faculty member and four political science students led a forum entitled "Wikis in the Classroom: Student and Faculty Perspective." The discussion centered on a number of benefits and concerns with the use of wikis as an instructional tool within the classroom. Based on student and faculty feedback, this article expands on four…

  5. Wiki Uses in Higher Education: Exploring Barriers to Successful Implementation

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    Karasavvidis, Ilias

    2010-01-01

    E-learning 2.0 is expected to address some of the problems which characterized the first generation of E-learning implementations. Wikis are among the most promising E-learning 2.0 tools because they require active student engagement which facilitates constructivist learning. The present article focuses on the use of wikis in a university…

  6. 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

  7. OntoWiki: community-driven ontology engineering and ontology usage based on Wikis

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    Martin Hepp; Daniel Bachlechner; Katharina Siorpaes

    2006-01-01

    ABSTRACT Ontologies,are ,consensual ,representations ,of a ,domain ,of discourse,and ,the ,backbone ,of the ,future ,Semantic ,Web. Currently, however, only a fraction of Web users can take part in the process of building ontologies. In this paper, we show that standard Wiki technology ,can be easily ,used as an ,ontology development environment, reducing entry barriers for the participation of users ,in

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Distributed Semantic Wiki: Kolflow Project -Task 5-State of the art (D5.1)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Distributed Semantic Wiki: Kolflow Project -Task 5- State of the art (D5.1) Hala Skaf, 2012 Abstract This paper presents the state of the art on Distributed Semantic Wikis. This work is part of the Kolflow project, more precisely it is part of the task 5, D(5.1). 1 Semantic Wikis Wikis are the most

  12. 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

  13. Scalaris Wiki on Scalaris Questions Scalable Data Models with the Transactional

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    Bonaventure, Olivier

    Scalaris Wiki on Scalaris Questions Scalable Data Models with the Transactional Key-Value Store with the Transactional Key-Value Store Scalaris 1/23 #12;Scalaris Wiki on Scalaris Questions Outline Scalaris Introduction Scalability Wiki on Scalaris MediaWiki Introduction Data Model Optimisations Nico Kruber, Michael

  14. Self-organized Reuse of Software Engineering Knowledge Supported by Semantic Wikis

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    Björn Decker; Eric Ras; Jörg Rech; Bertin Klein; Christian Hoecht

    Self-organized reuse of artifacts from software and system development, using the lightweight Wiki-Technology, promises a sustainable preservation and availability of business-critical information. However, due to the organic, sometimes chaotic growth of content inside a Wiki, additional support for structuring the knowledge and finding interrelated useful content is needed. The enhancement of Wiki content with ontologies - named semantic Wikis -

  15. Les moteurs de wikis smantiques : un tat de l'art Thomas Meilender,

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Les moteurs de wikis sémantiques : un état de l'art Thomas Meilender, Nicolas Jay , Jean Lieber'art sur les wikis sémantiques et l'utilisation des technologies du Web sémantique par les moteurs de wiki. Les principales no- tions liées aux wikis sémantiques sont d'abord présentées. Ensuite, douze projets

  16. Building a Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Wiki System on a Structured Overlay Gerald Ostera

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Building a Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Wiki System on a Structured Overlay G´erald Ostera , Rub inside wikis. We propose a peer-to-peer solution for distributing and managing dynamic content "universal wiki" engine architecture (UniWiki), on top of a reliable, inexpensive and consistent DHT

  17. Un wiki permet crear documents collectivament per mitj d'un navegador web, usant un llenguatge d'etiquetes senzill. El wiki de Moodle capacita els participants per treballar plegats

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    Oro, Daniel

    MOODLE 1.9 WIKI #12;WIKI Un wiki permet crear documents col·lectivament per mitjà d'un navegador web, usant un llenguatge d'etiquetes senzill. El wiki de Moodle capacita els participants per no se suprimeixen mai i es poden recuperar. Creació d'un WIKI Primer de tot, hem d'activar el mode

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. How to use a Wiki in education: 'Wiki based effective constructive learning

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    Michele Notari

    2006-01-01

    ABSTRACT Learning effectiveness depends ,on a large ,range of parameters. Learners’ activity has an important impact,on long-term,learning and,comprehension ,of difficult concepts ,[1]. Collaboration is also an important parameter for learning efficiency. Collaboration does not work per se [2]; an appropriate,Script is a capital factor for succeeding. We will ,describe our engagement ,in scripting advises based,on the,use of a Wiki. The

  1. How to Map a Drive to Your Home Folder on the Russell Domain Fileserver from Windows XP Page 1 of 3 Windows XP

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    Mladenoff, David

    How to Map a Drive to Your Home Folder on the Russell Domain Fileserver from Windows XP Page 1 of 3 Windows XP How to Map a Drive to Your Home Folder on the Russell Domain Fileserver 3/20/2013 Applies to: Russell Labs faculty, staff, and grad students 1. From your Windows

  2. Journal home page :http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/16310721 Anisotropic behaviour law for sheets used in stamping: A comparative study of steel and aluminium

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Jan2008 Author manuscript, published in "Comptes Rendus Mécanique 331, 1 (2003) 33-40" DOI : 10.1016/S1 Journal home page :http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/16310721 Anisotropic behaviour, Volume 331, Issue 1, January 2003, Pages 33-40 Jean-Jacques Sinou and Bruno Macquaire ANISOTROPIC

  3. Using Wikis to Differentiate Instruction in Literature Circles

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    Monica Anne Mansfield

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

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. Repurposing a wiki for collaborative learning - pedagogical and technical view

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    Elvira Popescu; Laurentiu Manafu

    2011-01-01

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

  7. Leaky Geopolitics: The Ruptures and Transgressions of WikiLeaks

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

    2012-01-01

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

  8. WikiLeaks: Balancing First Amendment Rights with National Security

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    Melissa Hannah Opper

    2011-01-01

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

  9. Wikis in teaching and assessment: the M\\/Cyclopedia project

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    Axel Bruns; Sal Humphreys

    2005-01-01

    In a knowledge-based, networked economy, students leaving university need to have attained skills in collaborative and creative project-based work and to have developed critical, reflective practices. This paper outlines how a wiki can been used as part of social constructivist pedagogical practice which aims to develop advanced ICT literacies in university students. The paper describes the implementation of a wiki-based

  10. A wiki instance in the enterprise: opportunities, concerns and reality

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    Catalina Danis; David Singer

    2008-01-01

    We describe the design and deployment of a wiki-based application that supports yearly planning work by members of a globally distributed, 900-member research organization. The goal of the ResearchWiki is to enable greater transparency in the work of the organization and to provide a basis for broader collaboration among researchers. We motivate the design based on results from 40 interviews

  11. Concepts for Extending Wiki Systems to Supplement Collaborative Learning

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    Silvan Reinhold; Daniel F. Abawi

    2006-01-01

    \\u000a The use of new media—multimedia elements and electronic modes of interaction—is at the core of contemporary efforts to enhance the learning experience\\u000a of students at universities worldwide. This paper explores the use of general-purpose Wiki systems as a means to extend didactic\\u000a scenarios in eLearning environments. Wiki systems are already used successfully in classrooms, and provide students with a\\u000a novel

  12. Evaluating the use of a wiki for collaborative learning

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    Feng Su; Chris Beaumont

    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 Salmon's five?stage e?learning framework. Indicators

  13. Home Health Care

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    ... Page Resize Text Printer Friendly Online Chat Home Health Care What is Home Health Care? How Do I ... More About Home Health Care? What is Home Health Care? Home health care helps seniors live independently for ...

  14. Using Wiki in an Online Record Documentation Systems Course

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    Harris, Susie T.; Zeng, Xiaoming

    2008-01-01

    We report a case study using a wiki tool, Confluence, including a brief history, current status, and motivations for using Confluence. We describe how we created two spaces on Confluence for two consecutive classes, 2006 and 2007, in a health information management baccalaureate online course, Record Documentation Systems. The 2006 class contained 12 groups consisting of 52 students. The 2007 class contained six groups consisting of 30 students. We describe how two collaborative pages for each of the groups are created and used by the groups for the group project. Survey results illustrated that 44 percent of the students in 2006 and 50 percent in 2007 agree Confluence is a tool for facilitating learning; 58 percent in 2006 and 50 percent in 2007 agree it is a tool for student activities; 52 percent in 2006 and 36 percent in 2007 agree it is a medium for reflective group interaction; and 38 percent in 2006 and 36 percent in 2007 want to see its application in other courses. PMID:18311325

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  16. The Mizar Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  17. Emiliania huxleyi Home Page

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

  18. Peijun Li's Home Page

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    (with J. Li, H. Liu, and X. Liu) Recovering multiscale buried anomalies in a ... (with Y. Wang) Numerical solution of an inverse obstacle scattering problem with ... for the diffraction grating problem with transparent boundary condition, SIAM J. Numer. .... (with J. Enders, W. Geng, M. Frazier, and D. Scholl) The shift-invariant

  19. Eclipse Home Page

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    Espenak, Fred.

    1969-12-31

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

  20. Visual Fractions: Home Page

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    Richard E. Rand

    2011-01-01

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

  1. MOONGYU PARK's Home Page

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    Open DX: a uniquely powerful, full-featured software package for the visualization of ... ECCOMAS European Community on Computational methods in Applied Sciences; XFEM ... Physics in SUNNY, Stony Brook --- useful FORTRAN source codes. ... Top 500 Supercomputers · MPICH -- A Portable Implementation of MPI.

  2. Peijun Li's Home Page

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    Oct 5, 2013 ... other information ... Korea Advanced Institute for Sciences and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, .... Bridge to Research Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Purdue ... Minisymposium on Recent Developments of Reconstruction ...

  3. Rapid Prototyping Home Page

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

  4. Seismocam Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  5. The Chironomid Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  6. Home Use Tests

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    ... Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & Veterinary Cosmetics Tobacco Products Medical Devices Print this page Share this page E-mail this page Home Medical Devices Products and Medical Procedures In Vitro Diagnostics Home ...

  7. Utilizing Wiki-Systems in higher education classes: a chance for universal access?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin Ebner; Michael D. Kickmeier-rust; Andreas Holzinger

    2008-01-01

    Wikis are a website technology for mass collaborative authoring. Today, wikis are increasingly used for educational purposes.\\u000a Basically, the most important asset of wikis is free and easy access for end users: everybody can contribute, comment and\\u000a edit—following the principles of Universal access. Consequently, wikis are ideally suited for collaborative learning and a\\u000a number of studies reported a great success

  8. 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…

  9. The Social Informatics of Blog and Wiki Communities: Authoring Communities of Practice (CoPs)

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    Thomas P. Mackey

    Blogs and wikis are online social spaces for collaborative writing and communication. This paper will examine these technologies from a social informatics perspective to better understand the social dimension of participation behaviors. The pedagogical potential of blog and wiki communities will be explored through the analysis of student survey data. Résumé : Les blogues et les wikis constituent des espaces

  10. 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…

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

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    Baltzersen, Rolf K.

    2010-01-01

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

  12. 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 &…

  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. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Collaborative Ontology Building with Wiki@nt -A multi-agent based ontology building environment

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    Honavar, Vasant

    Collaborative Ontology Building with Wiki@nt - A multi-agent based ontology building environment-- Collaborative ontology building requires both knowledge integration and knowledge reconciliation. Wiki@nt is an ontology building environment that supports collaborative ontology development. Wiki@nt is based on OSHOQP

  17. Les moteurs de wikis smantiques : un tat de l'art Thomas Meilender,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Les moteurs de wikis sémantiques : un état de l'art Thomas Meilender, , Nicolas Jay , Jean Lieber'art sur les moteurs de wiki sémantique, en particulier sur leur utilisation des technologies du Web sémantique. Les prin- cipales notions liées aux wikis sémantiques sont d'abord présentées. Ensuite, plusieurs

  18. Read What You Trust: An Open Wiki Model Enhanced by Social Context

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    California at Davis, University of

    Read What You Trust: An Open Wiki Model Enhanced by Social Context Haifeng Zhao, William Kallander, tkgbedema, sfwu}@ucdavis.edu Blekinge Institute of Technology Email: {henric.johnson}@bth.se Abstract--Wiki of readers. Motivated by the insufficiency of the existing knowledge presentation model for Wiki systems

  19. VikiBuilder: End-user Specification and Generation of Visual Wikis

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    Grundy, John

    VikiBuilder: End-user Specification and Generation of Visual Wikis Christian Hirsch, John Hosking. In prior work we proposed the "Visual Wiki" concept to describe and implement web-based information and collaboration tools, our Visual Wiki work explored synergies and demonstrated the value of the concept. Building

  20. Structured Wiki with Annotation for Knowledge Management: an Application to Cultural Heritage

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Structured Wiki with Annotation for Knowledge Management: an Application to Cultural Heritage.Savonnet@u-bourgogne.fr ABSTRACT In this paper, we highlight how semantic wikis can be relevant solutions for building cooperative the semantic capabilities of annotated databases and structured wikis to provide better quality of content

  1. Wikis: a rapidly growing phenomenon in the German-speaking school community

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    Beat Doebeli Honegger

    2005-01-01

    In the first part we describe the dissemination of wikis in the German-speaking school community with a special focus on Switzerland, the most active German-speaking country using wikis in schools. In the second part we examine what foundations have to be laid for a further propagation of wikis in the German- speaking school community as an example of a non

  2. Wordnet creation and extension made simple: A multilingual lexicon-based approach using wiki resources

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wordnet creation and extension made simple: A multilingual lexicon-based approach using wiki. Keywords: WordNet, Word Sense Disambiguation, Wiki resources 1. Introduction In recent years, researchers wordnets for a bunch of languages other than En- glish by using wiki resources: Navigli and Ponzetto (2010

  3. WICSA Wiki WAN Party: Capturing Experience in Software Architecture Best Practices

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    Shamos, Michael I.

    WICSA Wiki WAN Party: Capturing Experience in Software Architecture Best Practices Shang-Wen Cheng of research and practice of software architecture. In recent years, Wiki technology has enabled distrib- uted and collaborative editing of content using only a Web browser. To explore whether Wiki technology would be effective

  4. 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…

  5. 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

  6. What Have Innsbruck and Leipzig in Common? Extracting Semantics from Wiki Content

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    Sören Auer; Jens Lehmann

    2007-01-01

    Wikis are established means for the collaborative authoring, versioning and publishing of textual articles. The Wikipedia project, for example, succeeded in creating the by far largest encyclopedia just on the basis of a wiki. Recently, several approaches have been proposed on how to extend wikis to allow the creation of structured and semantically enriched content. However, the means for creating

  7. Collaborative Web-Publishing with a Semantic Wiki Rico Landefeld, Harald Sack

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    Weske, Mathias

    Collaborative Web-Publishing with a Semantic Wiki Rico Landefeld, Harald Sack Friedrich-Schiller-Universit¨at Jena, D-07743 Jena rico.landefeld@takwa.de, sack@minet.uni-jena.de Abstract: Semantic wikis have been introduced for collaborative authoring of ontolo- gies as well as for annotating wiki content with semantic

  8. Base de Donnes annotes et Wiki pour la constitution du corpus numrique CARE Pascale Chevalier14

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Base de Données annotées et Wiki pour la constitution du corpus numérique-forme collaborative, WikiBridge, gérant les connaissances du corpus CARE. Cette plate-forme offre modélisée par une ontologie. La plate-forme est basée sur une interface wiki

  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. 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

  11. Systme d'Information pour la production de connaissances : l'approche wiki

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Système d'Information pour la production de connaissances : l'approche wiki sémantique Éric comment les wikis peuvent être des solutions perti- nentes pour construire un corpus numérique dans des'adaptation des wikis, nous montrons que les extensions sémantiques développées permettent un meilleur contrôle de

  12. Read What You Trust: An Open Wiki Model Enhanced by Social Context

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    California at Davis, University of

    Read What You Trust: An Open Wiki Model Enhanced by Social Context Haifeng Zhao, William Kallander.johnson}@bth.se Abstract--Wiki systems, such as Wikipedia, provide a multi- tude of opportunities for large-scale online perception of readers. Motivated by the insufficiency of the existing knowledge presentation model for Wiki

  13. 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…

  14. Working with wikis: Collaborative writing in the 21st Katina Zammit

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Working with wikis: Collaborative writing in the 21st Century Katina Zammit School of Education a multimodal information report using the affordances of a wiki. Students found the experience very rewarding as the best aspects. Working with wikis provided the opportunity for students to engage with 21st century

  15. 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…

  16. CoSyne: A Framework for Multilingual Content Synchronization of Wikis

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    Monz, Christof

    CoSyne: A Framework for Multilingual Content Synchronization of Wikis [Extended Abstract] Christof Wikis allow a large base of contributors easy access to shared content, and freedom in editing it. One in a variety of languages, reflecting the multilingual background of the pool of contributors. For the Wiki

  17. Are Wikis and Weblogs an appropriate approach to foster collaboration, reflection and students' motivation?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Are Wikis and Weblogs an appropriate approach to foster collaboration, reflection and students of Education Weingarten are presented, which investigate the impact of wikis and weblogs on students' learning processes, the second one concentrates on collaboration and knowledge sharing by utilizing wikis

  18. Collaboration over Wiki Content Luc Andre, Claudia-Lavinia Ignat, Gerald Oster

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Collaboration over Wiki Content Luc Andr´e, Claudia-Lavinia Ignat, G´erald Oster Universit´e de Factors Author Keywords Real-time editing, Wiki, Collaboration, CSCW INTRODUCTION The Web2.0 era and to facilitate the emer- gence of a form of collective intelligence. Among these tools, wikis are a good way

  19. 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…

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Mining for Reengineering: an Application to Semantic Wikis using Formal and Relational

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    hidden in the content of a wiki, and knowledge discovery techniques are candidate for making explicitMining for Reengineering: an Application to Semantic Wikis using Formal and Relational Concept alexandre.blansche@univ-metz.fr Abstract. Semantic wikis enable collaboration between human agents

  3. 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…

  4. 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

  5. Josy "Outils collaboratifs" 1er octobre 2009 1 Le couplage S ympa -ferme de (doku)wikis pour lesLe couplage S ympa -ferme de (doku)wikis pour les

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    van Tiggelen, Bart

    Josy "Outils collaboratifs" 1er octobre 2009 1 Le couplage S ympa - ferme de (doku)wikis pour lesLe couplage S ympa - ferme de (doku)wikis pour les organisations virtuellesorganisations virtuelles O . L u m : Dokuwiki Toutes les fonctions d'un wiki Système de plugins Simplicité de création de wiki (ferme de

  6. Guidelines for Blogs and Wikis at McGill Issued by the Chief Information Officer, May 1, 2009

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Guidelines for Blogs and Wikis at McGill Issued by the Chief Information Officer, May 1, 2009 These guidelines support McGill's use of blogs and wikis and other similar tools. McGill blogs and wikis must the blog or wiki. If you would like assistance in the interpretation of these guidelines, or if you have

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

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    Metz, Ray E.; Junion-Metz, Gail

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

  8. 7/1/09 7:49 PMSage Worksheet: Archimedes Revisited Page 1 of 3http://localhost:8000/home/admin/80/print

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    Landweber, Gregory D.

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

  9. Course. MCS 401 and EECS 460, Fall 1998: Computer Algorithms I Course home page.http://pobox.com/~djb/401.html

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    Bernstein, Daniel

    Course. MCS 401 and EECS 460, Fall 1998: Computer Algorithms I Course home page for MCS; or talk to the EECS department Instructor.D. J. Bernstein E-mail.djb@math.uic.edu Office.410 SEO Office hours.M 1-4. Other hours by appointment. Prerequisites.C or better in MCS 360 and C

  10. 6/3/10 8:08 AMScholar Web Sites : projects Page 1 of 3http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ptr/home

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    Lee, Lillian

    6/3/10 8:08 AMScholar Web Sites : projects Page 1 of 3http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ptr/home Our the pdf or below). Please RSVP to Gabrielle Stone harvard.edu> by May 7 if you plan to attend: Presentation: Philip Desenne (Academic Technologies, Harvard) "Perspectives on the Common Collaborative Media

  11. How to Map a Drive to Your Home Folder on the Russell Domain Fileserver from Windows XP Page 1 of 3 Windows XP

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    Mladenoff, David

    How to Map a Drive to Your Home Folder on the Russell Domain Fileserver from Windows XP Page 1 of 3 Windows XP How to Map a Drive to Your Lab Folder on the Russell Domain Fileserver 3/20/2013 Applies to: Russell Labs faculty, staff, and grad students 1. From your Windows

  12. Arthur H. Compton Lectures 71st Series, Spring 2010 Justin C. Burton http://home.uchicago.edu/~jcburton/comptonlectures Page 1

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    ://home.uchicago.edu/~jcburton/comptonlectures Page 1 Suggested Reading Physics for Future Presidents. Richard Mueller. Richard Mueller is a physicist nice qualitative, conceptual examples. Six Easy Pieces. Richard P. Feynman Richard Feynman needs little introduction. From 1961 to 1963, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman delivered a set of lectures to classes in basic

  13. 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

  14. Improving Revision in Wiki-Based Writing: Coordination Pays Off

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    Wichmann, Astrid; Rummel, Nikol

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  16. Using Chat, Whiteboard and Wiki to support knowledge building

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    Gerry STAHL; Juan Dee WEE; Chee-Kit LOOI

    The Virtual Math Teams (VMT) knowledge building environment has been used in Singapore and in the United States. It includes support for synchronous, quasi-synchronous and asynchronous online interaction using text chat, whiteboard drawing and wiki summarization. It has been used for groups of students to collaborate on challenge problems in mathematics, on sequences of math curriculum and on whole courses.

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  18. Supporting exam revision via Google talk and Examopedia wiki

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    Manish Malik

    2010-01-01

    This work highlights the benefits of tapping into one of many informal learning activities in which students engage, namely use of past papers for exam revision. Exams can be both stressful and isolating for students. This paper presents a novel approach to exam revision via a `wiki' and `Google talk' which the author calls `Examopedia'. This approach benefits both from

  19. 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…

  20. Wiki-based Data Management System for Toxicogenomics

    EPA Science Inventory

    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...

  1. Wiki communities in the context of work processes

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    Frank Fuchs-kittowski; André Köhler

    2005-01-01

    In this article we examine the integration of communities of prac- tice supported by a wiki into work processes. Linear structures are often inappropriate for the execution of knowledge-intensive tasks and work processes. The latter are characterized by non-linear sequences and dynamic social interaction. Communities of prac- tice, however, often lack the \\

  2. Is there a space for the teacher in a WIKI?

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    Andreas Lund; Ole Smørdal

    2006-01-01

    In this paper we ask to what extent collective cognition can be supported and sustained in classroom practices. One major challenge for learning in technology-rich, collaborative environments is to develop design principles that balance learner exploration with a more goal directed effort. We argue that teachers play a key role in such efforts and that educational wiki designs need to

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

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    Andrea Forte; Amy Bruckman

    2007-01-01

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Ontology-driven generation of wiki content and interfaces

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    Angelo Di Iorio; Alberto Musetti; Silvio Peroni; Fabio Vitali

    2010-01-01

    The planetary success of Wikipedia has opened the road to using wikis as shared resources for communities to collect and organize facts, concepts, and structures that constitute both the shared knowledge of the community and, more often than not, the very reason for the community to exist.The ease of creating, editing, and debating one's own and each other's contributions to

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  8. 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

  9. 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…

  10. Set home page Bookmark site Add search Show/Hide Menu |Print this page Email to friend >Text Size A A A

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    West, Stuart

    RSS News Sections > Health & Medicine > Mind & Brain > Plants & Animals > Space & Time > Earth & Climate Size A A A Front Page > Breaking News > Today's Digest > Week in Review > Email Updates > Newsfeed topics Health Topics > Aging > Diseases > Fitness > Medicine > Men's Health > Mental Health > Nutrition

  11. 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.

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

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    Butler, John C.

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

  13. Development of a Controlled Natural Language Interface for Semantic MediaWiki

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    Paul R. Smart; Jie Bao; Dave Braines; Nigel R. Shadbolt

    2009-01-01

    Semantic wikis support the collaborative creation, editing and utilization of semantically-enriched content, and they may therefore be well- suited to addressing problems associated with the limited availability of high- quality online semantic content. Unfortunately, however, many popular semantic wikis, such as Semantic MediaWiki (SMW), are not sufficiently expressive to support full-scale ontology authoring. Furthermore, the grounding of the Semantic Web

  14. Collaborative Ontology Building with Wiki@nt - A multi-agent based ontology building environment

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    Jie Bao; Vasant Honavar

    Collaborative ontology building requires both knowledge integration and knowledge reconciliation. Wiki@nt is an ontology building environment that supports collaborative ontology development. Wiki@nt is based on OSHOQP(D), an extension to SHOQ(D) with O (partial order on axioms) and P (localized axioms in package ) constructors. Wiki@nt supports in- tegration and reconciliation of multiple independently developed, semantically heterogeneous, and very likely inconsistent

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

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

  16. Journal home page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00936413 Dynamical Analysis of Multi-Stage Cyclic Structures

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of Multi-Stage Cyclic Structures Mechanics Research Communications, Volume 34, Issue 4, June 2007, Pages 379-384 D. Laxalde, F. Thouverez, and J.-P. Lombard Dynamical Analysis of Multi-Stage Cyclic with the dynamical analysis of a multi-stage assembly of cyclic struc- tures such as, for example, turbomachinery

  17. Attacks by “Anonymous” WikiLeaks Proponents not Anonymous

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

    2010-01-01

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

  18. OntoWiki Mobile - Knowledge Management in Your Pocket

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    Timofey Ermilov; Norman Heino; Sebastian Tramp; Sören Auer

    2011-01-01

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

  19. SWiM - A Semantic Wiki for Mathematical Knowledge Management

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    Christoph Lange

    2008-01-01

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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Design Patterns http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_Patterns

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    Petitpierre, Claude

    ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_pattern_(computer_science) See also anti-patterns in Wikipedia and http://ltiwww.epfl.ch/~petitp/GenieLogiciel/PointCounterPoint.pdf known as the Gang of Four or GoF. They have sold 500.000 copies of their book. Abstract factory, Adapter the Eclipse project Other authors have written books about patterns #12;2 Design Patterns (basic concepts

  3. Journal home page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0022460X The influence of cracks in rotating shafts

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in rotating shafts Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 285, Issues 4-5, 6 August 2005, Pages 1015-1037 J-J. Sinou and A.W. Lees THE INFLUENCE OF CRACKS IN ROTATING SHAFTS J-J. Sinou1* and A.W. Lees2 Department. ABSTRACT In this paper, the influence of transverse cracks in a rotating shaft is analyzed. The paper

  4. C&EN 2008, 86 (20), 39-42 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_factor

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    Hochberg, Michael

    Impact C&EN 2008, 86 (20), 39-42 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_factor Scott Hammond Group, 16569 · At least h papers with h citations each · Emphasizes sustained quality http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

  5. 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 ...

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

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

    2006-01-01

    Background We have witnessed a rapid increase in the use of Web-based 'collaborationware' in recent years. These Web 2.0 applications, particularly wikis, blogs and podcasts, have been increasingly adopted by many online health-related professional and educational services. Because of their ease of use and rapidity of deployment, they offer the opportunity for powerful information sharing and ease of collaboration. Wikis are Web sites that can be edited by anyone who has access to them. The word 'blog' is a contraction of 'Web Log' – an online Web journal that can offer a resource rich multimedia environment. Podcasts are repositories of audio and video materials that can be "pushed" to subscribers, even without user intervention. These audio and video files can be downloaded to portable media players that can be taken anywhere, providing the potential for "anytime, anywhere" learning experiences (mobile learning). Discussion Wikis, blogs and podcasts are all relatively easy to use, which partly accounts for their proliferation. The fact that there are many free and Open Source versions of these tools may also be responsible for their explosive growth. Thus it would be relatively easy to implement any or all within a Health Professions' Educational Environment. Paradoxically, some of their disadvantages also relate to their openness and ease of use. With virtually anybody able to alter, edit or otherwise contribute to the collaborative Web pages, it can be problematic to gauge the reliability and accuracy of such resources. While arguably, the very process of collaboration leads to a Darwinian type 'survival of the fittest' content within a Web page, the veracity of these resources can be assured through careful monitoring, moderation, and operation of the collaborationware in a closed and secure digital environment. Empirical research is still needed to build our pedagogic evidence base about the different aspects of these tools in the context of medical/health education. Summary and conclusion If effectively deployed, wikis, blogs and podcasts could offer a way to enhance students', clinicians' and patients' learning experiences, and deepen levels of learners' engagement and collaboration within digital learning environments. Therefore, research should be conducted to determine the best ways to integrate these tools into existing e-Learning programmes for students, health professionals and patients, taking into account the different, but also overlapping, needs of these three audience classes and the opportunities of virtual collaboration between them. Of particular importance is research into novel integrative applications, to serve as the "glue" to bind the different forms of Web-based collaborationware synergistically in order to provide a coherent wholesome learning experience. PMID:16911779

  7. 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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, 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

  9. Multi-synchronous Collaborative Semantic Wikis Charbel Rahhal, Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Molli, and Stephane Weiss

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Multi-synchronous Collaborative Semantic Wikis Charbel Rahhal, Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Molli,molli,charbel.rahal,weiss}@loria.fr Abstract. Semantic wikis have opened an interesting way to mix Web 2.0 advantages with the Semantic Web approach. However, compared to other collaborative tools, wikis do not support all collaborative edit- ing

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Mise en place d'un espace documentaire partag wiki sur Spiral destination des tudiants du capes Documentation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Mise en place d'un espace documentaire partagé « wiki » sur Spiral à destination des étudiants du de faire un retour d'expérience sur la mise en place d'un wiki pédagogique à destination d possibilités pour animer leurs cours dont la mise en place de wiki. SPIRAL est une plateforme pédagogique mis

  13. 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

  14. Undo in Peer-to-peer Semantic Wikis Charbel Rahhal, Stephane Weiss, Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Urso, and Pascal

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    Undo in Peer-to-peer Semantic Wikis Charbel Rahhal, St´ephane Weiss, Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Urso. Most popular semantic wikis support a revert feature, some provide an undo feature to remove any for P2P semantic wikis has never been tackled. In this paper, we present an undo approach for Swooki

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Wake, Donna Glenn; Modla, Virginia B.

    2012-01-01

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

  20. The Use of Wikis and Weblogs to Support Deep Approaches to Learning

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    Norm Vaughan

    The use of wikis and weblogs in formal educational contexts is increasing (Higdon, 2005) and the focus of this study was to document their impact on student approaches to learning. Students in an undergraduate education course used wikis to collaboratively summarize online discussion forum sessions and weblogs for self-reflection and peer review of course assignments. Survey and focus group results

  1. Analysis of social learning network for wiki in moodle E-Learning

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    Andi Besse Firdausiah Mansur; Norazah Yusof; Mohd. Shahizan Othman

    2011-01-01

    Activity inside E-Learning systems is very complex. A lot of interactions happen during the learning process. The activity such as: view course, assignment view, resource view, forum view, assignment upload and wiki. The social network analysis on asynchronous discussion like forum and message has been studied well. However few of them are studied social interaction inside wiki. This paper aims

  2. 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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  5. 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…

  6. Using Wiki technology to support student engagement: Lessons from the trenches

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    Melissa Cole

    2009-01-01

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

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

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

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    Hadley, Kevin R.; Debelak, Kenneth A.

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Steve Wheeler; Peter Yeomans; Dawn Wheeler

    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 collabora- tive learning through community-focused enquiry. It seeks to promote debate in this key area of

  11. 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…

  12. Employing Wikis for Online Collaboration in the E-Learning Environment: Case Study

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    Ruth S. Raitman; Naomi Augar; Wanlei Zhou

    2005-01-01

    This paper examines the various ways in which students reflect on their very recent experiences in collaborating in an online e-learning environment. Wikis, fully editable Websites, are easily accessible, require no software and allow its contributors, in these case students, to feel a sense of responsibility and ownership. Wikis are everywhere, but, unfortunately, the online literature has not yet begun

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christian Wagner

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

  14. A systemic and cognitive view on collaborative knowledge building with wikis

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    Ulrike Cress; Joachim Kimmerle

    2008-01-01

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

  15. Flyspeck in a Semantic Wiki Collaborating on a Large Scale Formalization of the Kepler Conjecture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christoph Lange; Sean McLaughlin; Florian Rabe

    Semantic wikis have been successfully applied to many prob- lems in knowledge management and collaborative authoring. They are particularly appropriate for scientific and mathematical collaboration. In previous work we described an ontology for mathematical knowledge based on the semantic markup language OMDoc and a semantic wiki us- ing both. We are now evaluating these technologies in concrete application scenarios. In

  16. Prototyping a Browser for a Listed Buildings Database with Semantic MediaWiki

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    Kohlhase, Michael

    Prototyping a Browser for a Listed Buildings Database with Semantic MediaWiki Anca Dumitrache1, are increasingly attracting visitors. People express interest in hidden gems in their neighborhood or along MediaWiki These requirements clearly demand semantic technologies. In this early phase

  17. KYOTO: a wiki for establishing semantic interoperability for knowledge sharing across languages and cultures

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    Piek Vossen; Francis Bond; Shu-Kai Hsieh; Chu-Ren Huang; German Rigau; Roxane Segers

    KYOTO is an Asian-European project developing a community platform for modeling knowledge and finding facts across languages and cultures. The platform operates as a Wiki system that multilingual and multi-cultural communities can use to agree on the meaning of terms in specific domains. The Wiki is fed with terms that are automatically extracted from documents in different languages. The users

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  19. Talking about Data: Sharing Richly Structured Information through Blogs and Wikis

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    Talking about Data: Sharing Richly Structured Information through Blogs and Wikis Edward Benson,marcua,fabian,karger}@csail.mit.edu Abstract. Several projects have brought rich data semantics to collab- orative wikis, but blogging platforms remain primarily limited to text. As blogs comprise a significant portion of the web's content

  20. 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…

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

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    Zorko, Vida

    2009-01-01

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

  2. 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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    Objective: Wiki systems are gaining importance concerning the use in education, especially among young users. The aim of our study was to examine, how students of veterinary medicine commonly use wiki systems, whether they consider a veterinary wiki system useful and if they would participate in writing content. Methodology: For data collection a questionnaire was provided to students (n=210) of the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. It contained questions regarding the use of Wikipedia in general and concerning educational issues. Results: Most respondents, especially students in the first years, had comprehensive experience in the use of Wikipedia and veterinary wiki systems. In contrast, the experience in writing or editing of information was low (8.6% Wikipedia, 15.3% veterinary wiki systems). Male students had significantly more writing experience than females (p=0,008). In addition, students of the higher years were more experienced in writing and editing than students of the first year (7.4% in the 4th year). The familiarity with wiki systems offered by universities was low. The majority of students (96.2%) are willing to use veterinary wiki systems as an information tool in the future. Nevertheless, only a low percentage is willing to write or edit content. Many students, however, expect a better learning success when writing own texts. In general, students consider the quality of information in a wiki system as correct. Conclusion: In conclusion, wiki systems are considered a useful tool to gain information. This will lead to a successful implementation of wiki systems in veterinary education. A main challenge will be to develop concepts to activate students to participate not only in reading but in the writing and editing process. PMID:23467415

  4. National Nursing Home Survey

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    ... please visit this page: About CDC.gov . National Nursing Home Survey National Nursing Home Survey About NNHS What's New Survey Methodology, ... Data Files Long-term Care Medication Data National Nursing Assistant Survey Survey Publications and Products Listserv Related ...

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

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    Cariaso, Michael; Lennon, Greg

    2012-01-01

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

  6. 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.jplD Machine Learning Systems (MLS) Group Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Pasadena, California 91109, USA Fax Amsler Grid Test Page 2 of 8http://www-aig.jpl.nasa.gov/public/mls/home/wfink/3DVisual

  7. 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

    2012-08-01

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

  8. 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.

  9. SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION - HOME PAGE

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

  10. SlipKnot Home Page

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

  11. The Virtual Foliage Home Page!

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

  12. Metamath Proof Explorer Home Page

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

  13. AP Chemistry Course Home Page

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

  14. FreeBMD Home Page

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    Hart, Graham

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

  15. Lunar Eclipse Observer Home Page

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    Soulsby, Byron W.

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

  16. Earth and Sky Home Page

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

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

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

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    Evelo, Chris T; Pico, Alexander R

    2014-01-01

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

  20. AdWiki: Designing and implementing a socio-technical infrastructure for advising freshmen engineering students

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    Aditya Johri; Jenny Lo; Monique Dufour; Daniel Shanahan

    2010-01-01

    Recent studies demonstrate that inadequate undergraduate advising often contributes to engineering students switching out of their majors. In this paper we present findings from a project undertaken to design and implement a web-based advising system for first-year engineering students. The advising system, AdWiki, has been accessed over 6425 times by over 1260 students since its full implementation. AdWiki was created

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

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    Diler Öner

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Vetta Vratulis; Teresa M. Dobson

    2008-01-01

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

  3. An Empirical Exploration of Using Wiki in an English as a Second Language Course

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    Hao-chuan Wang; Chun-hung Lu; Jun-yi Yang; Hsin-wen Hu; Guey-fa Chiou; Yueh-tzu Chiang; Wen-lian Hsu

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, we present an empirical study of using a new and cost-effective Web-based collabora- tion software, Wiki, in a freshman-level English as a second language (ESL) course. This paper explores and observes the scenario: What if the Wiki tool were to be used in an English as a second language course in Taiwan? Students who attended this study

  4. 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.

  5. Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 655663, Gothenburg, Sweden, April 26-30 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Linguistics, pages 655­663, Gothenburg, Sweden, April 26-30 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational of the dialogue is required. 1 Source: Wikipedia, July 2011, http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Argumentative. 655 #12

  6. Admission/Financial Information/Academic Regulations Information on the following topics is available at www.grad.clemson.edu/wiki/

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    topics is available at www.grad.clemson.edu/wiki/ admissions_info. Academic renewal Academic requirements at www.grad.clemson.edu/wiki/ financial_info. Information is also available on the University Revenue

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    Le Bruyn, Lieven

    Home Page Title Page Contents Page 1 of 18 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit COLgo and SNORTgo September 26, 2005 #12;Home Page Title Page Contents Page 2 of 18 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit Een 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 #12;Home Page Title Page Contents Page 3 of 18 Go Back Full Screen Close

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    Sohoni, Milind

    Home Page Title Page Contents Page 1 of 5 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit Welcome: UG Ist year Faculty Advisor: Milind Sohoni http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~sohoni #12;Home Page Title Page Contents Page 2 CSEA and the Department 3:30pm lab visits and form approvals #12;Home Page Title Page Contents Page 3

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    Liu, Kefeng

    Home Page Title Page Page 1 of 41 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit Hyperbolic Geometric Flow Kefeng Liu Zhejiang University UCLA #12;Home Page Title Page Page 2 of 41 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit problems #12;Home Page Title Page Page 3 of 41 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit 1. Introduction - Ricci flow

  10. Home Care

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

  11. The Visual Wiki: A New Metaphor for Knowledge Access and Management Christian Hirsch, John Hosking, John Grundy, Tim Chaffe, David MacDonald, Yuriy Halytskyy

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    Grundy, John

    The Visual Wiki: A New Metaphor for Knowledge Access and Management Christian Hirsch, John Hosking is the development of a "Visual Wiki", which combines the notion of a textual and a visual representation of knowledge. A Visual Wiki model has been proposed which provides a unified framework to design and discuss

  12. Quelle gouvernance des taches humbles dans le contexte des communauts open-source ? Le cas du wiki de la communaut WordPress.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    wiki de la communauté WordPress. Emmanuel Ruzé ISTEC, Enseignant à Telecom ParisTech. Résumé : La documentation d'un projet open-source est un usage originel et répandu des wikis cependant négligé par la-source connu, WordPress ; il fait usage d'un wiki pour gérer son savoir technique. Le management se fait sur

  13. 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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    Biuk-Aghai, Robert P.

    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

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

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    Arita, Masanori; Suwa, Kazuhiro

    2008-01-01

    Background In computer science, database systems are based on the relational model founded by Edgar Codd in 1970. On the other hand, in the area of biology the word 'database' often refers to loosely formatted, very large text files. Although such bio-databases may describe conflicts or ambiguities (e.g. a protein pair do and do not interact, or unknown parameters) in a positive sense, the flexibility of the data format sacrifices a systematic query mechanism equivalent to the widely used SQL. Results To overcome this disadvantage, we propose embeddable string-search commands on a Wiki-based system and designed a half-formatted database. As proof of principle, a database of flavonoid with 6902 molecular structures from over 1687 plant species was implemented on MediaWiki, the background system of Wikipedia. Registered users can describe any information in an arbitrary format. Structured part is subject to text-string searches to realize relational operations. The system was written in PHP language as the extension of MediaWiki. All modifications are open-source and publicly available. Conclusion This scheme benefits from both the free-formatted Wiki style and the concise and structured relational-database style. MediaWiki supports multi-user environments for document management, and the cost for database maintenance is alleviated. PMID:18822113

  15. 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.

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. 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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    Cipolla, Roberto

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

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

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    Neumann, David L.; Hood, Michelle

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    David L. Neumann; Michelle Hood

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

  1. 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…

  2. 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

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. "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…

  8. 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

  9. Structural Basis and Selectivity of Tankyrase Inhibition by a Wnt Signaling Inhibitor WIKI4

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    Haikarainen, Teemu; Venkannagari, Harikanth; Narwal, Mohit; Obaji, Ezeogo; Lee, Hao-Wei; Nkizinkiko, Yves; Lehtiö, Lari

    2013-01-01

    Recently a novel inhibitor of Wnt signaling was discovered. The compound, WIKI4, was found to act through tankyrase inhibition and regulate ?-catenin levels in many cancer cell lines and human embryonic stem cells. Here we confirm that WIKI4 is a high potency tankyrase inhibitor and that it selectively inhibits tankyrases over other ARTD enzymes tested. The binding mode of the compound to tankyrase 2 was determined by protein X-ray crystallography to 2.4 Å resolution. The structure revealed a novel binding mode to the adenosine subsite of the donor NAD+ binding groove of the catalytic domain. Our results form a structural basis for further development of potent and selective tankyrase inhibitors based on the WIKI4 scaffold. PMID:23762361

  10. WikiCell: A Unified Resource Platform for Human Transcriptomics Research

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

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Here we present a database, WikiCell, as a portal for a unified view of the human transcriptome. At present, WikiCell consists of Expressed Sequenced Tags (ESTs), and users can access, curate, and submit database data by interactive mode, and also can browse, query, upload, and download sequences. Researchers can utilize the transcriptome model based on a human taxonomy graph. The sequences in each model are sorted by attributes such as physiological and pathological samples. The Genbank EST data format are conserved. Gene information is provided, including housekeeping genes, taxonomy location, and gene ontology (GO) description. We believe that WikiCell provides a useful resource for defining expression pattern and tissue differentiation based on human taxonomy mode. It can be accessed at http://www.wikicell.org/. PMID:22702248

  11. Page 1 of 39 Full Screen

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    Fernandes, Rui Loja

    Home Page Title Page Contents Page 1 of 39 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit Invariants of Lie algebroids Rui Loja Fernandes July, 2002 #12;Home Page Title Page Contents Page 1 of 39 Go Back Full Screen Other Invariants: Holonomy, Characteristic Classes and K-Theory 22 #12;Home Page Title Page Contents

  12. 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

  13. Nursing Homes

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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. How to Connect to the Russell Fileserver from a Mac Page 1 of 1 How to Map a Drive to Your Home Folder on the Russell Fileserver from a Mac

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    Mladenoff, David

    How to Connect to the Russell Fileserver from a Mac Page 1 of 1 How to Map a Drive to Your Home Folder on the Russell Fileserver from a Mac 11/17/2011 Applies to: Russell Labs faculty, staff, and grad students Operating Systems: Mac 10.5, 10.6 and Lion 1. Press the key and the "k" key together. The Connect

  17. Web Page Design.

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    Lindsay, Lorin

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

  18. Medicare: Nursing Home Compare

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

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

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    Li, Mimi; Zhu, Wei

    2013-01-01

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

  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. 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…

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

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    Chew, Esyin; Ding, Seong Lin

    2014-01-01

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

  3. Informatics in radiology: RadiologyWiki.org: the free radiology resource that anyone can edit.

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    Streeter, Jonathan L; Lu, Michael T; Rybicki, Frank J

    2007-01-01

    Recent developments in online collaborative technologies such as Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) have demonstrated the potential usefulness of an online reference resource produced as the collective effort of many users. Although this type of resource has enjoyed success in the public arena, however, its value remains unproved in the academic community. RadiologyWiki (www.RadiologyWiki.org) was created to apply the technology and methods of collaborative authorship to create a dynamic online radiology educational resource. The World Wide Web site capitalizes on the core technology of Wikipedia, allowing individuals with little technical experience to easily create, categorize, and search for articles by using a standard Web browser. RadiologyWiki shows promise for applications in the field of radiology, although issues pertaining to copyright, peer review, and academic motivation must be overcome if it is to make a meaningful contribution in this context. Nevertheless, it is hoped that RadiologyWiki will develop into a free, simple, and rapid collaborative authorship tool for communication and education in radiology. PMID:17620476

  4. DBWiki: a structured wiki for curated data and collaborative data management

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    Peter Buneman; James Cheney; Sam Lindley; Heiko Müller

    2011-01-01

    Wikis have proved enormously successful as a means to collaborate in the creation and publication of textual information. At the same time, a large number of curated databases have been developed through collaboration for the dissemination of structured data in specific domains, particularly bioinformatics. We demonstrate a general-purpose platform for collaborative data management, DBWiki, designed to achieve the best of

  5. Knowledge Model: Project Knowledge Management Project title: Knowledge in a Wiki

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    Dolog, Peter

    D6.3 Knowledge Model: Project Knowledge Management Project title: Knowledge in a Wiki Project features and the overall design of the knowledge model for software project management. Keyword List: Project Management, Knowledge Management, Project funded by the European Commission within the Seventh

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

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    van Vliet, Hans

    Experiences with Semantic Wikis for Architectural Knowledge Management Remco C. de Boer Archi knowledge management in two different contexts: e-government and distributed soft- ware development. Whereas ad- dressed the - at that time fairly new - research topic of `architectural knowledge management

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

  8. 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…

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

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    Rott, Susanne; Weber, Elizabeth Dolly

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Quek, Choon Lang; Wang, Qiyun

    2014-01-01

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

  11. 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…

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

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    Mabel López García; José María Souvirón Morenilla

    2010-01-01

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

  14. 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…

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

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    Narasimhan, Revathi

    2009-01-01

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

  16. A case study of wiki-based experience repository at a medium-sized software company

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    Thomas Chau; Frank Maurer

    2005-01-01

    The poster presents an exploratory case study on the use of a Wiki-based experience repository (MASE) that utilizes both informal and formal knowledge representations. The results provide evidences for the need of knowledge sharing tools to incorporate not only codification-oriented repository technologies but also those that facilitate communication and collaboration among people, and to support not only structured but also

  17. The Wiki: an environment to revolutionise employees' interaction with corporate knowledge

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    Helen Hasan; Charmaine C. Pfaff

    2006-01-01

    Some corporations have adopted a Wiki on their Intranets for employees to collectively store, edit and access work-related material such as reports, best-practice features, and documents. As such collaborative software moves from the social to the corporate arena, it is bound to challenge management authority, engaging the knowledge worker in a more participatory knowledge capability and environment. This paper explores

  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. "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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  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. 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…

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

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    Ioannou, Andri; Stylianou-Georgiou, Agni

    2012-01-01

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

  8. 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…

  9. Collaborative Learning in a Wiki Environment: Experiences from a software engineering course

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    Shailey Minocha; Peter G. Thomas

    2007-01-01

    The post-graduate course, Software Requirements for Business Systems, in the Department of Computing of the Open University involves teaching systematic elicitation and documentation of requirements for software systems. On a software development project, team members often work remotely from one another and increasingly use wikis to collaboratively develop the requirements specification. In order to emulate requirements engineering practice, the course

  10. 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…

  11. Using Wikis and Weblogs to Support Reflective Learning in an Introductory Engineering Design Course

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    Helen L. Chen; David Cannon; Jonathan Gabrio; Larry Leifer

    2005-01-01

    An observation and a pedagogical challenge often found in project-based design courses is that students see what they have produced but they do not see what they have learned. This paper presents preliminary findings from an NSF-sponsored research project which experiments with the use of weblogs and wiki environments, two open source tools, to facilitate student integration and synthesis of

  12. 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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    This study proposes a Wiki-based collaborative writing approach to the writing process for EFL (English as a foreign language) learners. A five-stage computer-mediated collaborative writing project including collaborative planning, partitioned drafting, peer-revising, peer-editing, and individual publishing was blended with on-campus English…

  14. THE SHOEMAKER'S CHILDREN: USING WIKIS FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND PUBLICATION 1

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    Gerald C. Kane

    This paper argues that Web 2.0 tools, specifically wikis, have begun to influence business and knowledge sharing practices in many organizations. Information Systems researchers have spent considerable time exploring the impact and impli- cations of these tools in organizations, but those same researchers have not spent sufficient time considering whether and how these new technologies may provide oppor- tunities for

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

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    Aborisade, Peter

    2009-01-01

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

  16. 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…

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  18. HOME NEWS OPINION ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS BLOGS CLASSIFIEDS CALENDAR MULTIM Page 1 of 4The Shorthorn -Micro-scale technology used to create micro-Maverick pride

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    depression to SOC REL Page 2 of 4The Shorthorn - Micro-scale technology used to create micro-Maverick pride 4 - Micro-scale technology used to create micro-Maverick pride 4/21/2010http-scale technology used to create micro-Maverick pride Microscale technology used to create microMaverick pride

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

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    Maged N Kamel Boulos; Inocencio Maramba; Steve Wheeler

    2006-01-01

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

  20. File: /home/ml/cphill/Desktop/Job Info/TRANSCRIPT Page 1 of 5 Grades Grade Points Numerical Scale of Marks

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    Home Page Title Page Contents Page 1 of 28 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit Numerical Methods. Jannelli. Preprints available from the URL: http://mat520.unime.it/fazio/indexpre.html #12;Home Page Title Page Contents Page 2 of 28 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit · Model Problem: Advection Step. #12;Home

  2. Vaginal pH: Home-Use Tests

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    ... Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & Veterinary Cosmetics Tobacco Products Medical Devices Print this page Share this page E-mail this page Home Medical Devices Products and Medical Procedures In Vitro Diagnostics Home ...

  3. Halfway Home.

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    Sandham, Jessica L.

    1998-01-01

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

  4. 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

  5. [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

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  7. WikiLeaks and the question of responsibility within a global democracy

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    Barbara Thomaß

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Michael Glassman; Min Ju Kang

    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\\u000a education, both in how we conceptualize and operationalize processes and strategies. We argue in this paper that it is a change\\u000a that has been over a century in coming. The promise of the Web 2.0 is similar to

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

  11. Home Hemodialysis

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

  13. Home modification.

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    McCullagh, Marjorie Cook

    2006-10-01

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

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  15. Revealing Hidden Community Structures and Identifying Bridges in Complex Networks: An Application to Analyzing Contents of Web Pages for Browsing

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    Revealing Hidden Community Structures and Identifying Bridges in Complex Networks: An Application to discover patterns and hidden knowledge [25]. Weare provides a good overview of the challenges presented application of CA in the domain of web is the analysis of the set of web pages browsed by a user in 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

  16. Home ventilation.

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    Simonds, A K

    2003-11-01

    Home ventilation is a growth area. Rapid expansion during the 1990s was stimulated by the development of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) via a mask and the recognition that an increased number of patient groups can benefit. Although patients receiving NIV in the home outnumber those receiving invasive ventilation via tracheostomy, there is substantial variation in practice between European countries. Evidence that individuals who develop ventilatory failure as a consequence of chest wall disease or stable neuromuscular disease such as old poliomyelitis benefit from nocturnal NIV is overwhelming. Patients with progressive neuromuscular disease such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis can also derive prolongation of life, palliation of symptoms and an improvement in quality of life. Home ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients remains controversial. Multicentric randomised controlled trials of long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) versus NIV plus LTOT in COPD have produced mixed results, although certain subgroups, e.g. those with recurrent infective exacerbations requiring short-term NIV, patients aged >65 yrs, and those with uncontrolled hypercapnia on LTOT or symptomatic nocturnal hypoventilation, may benefit. At the other end of the age spectrum, children as young as a few months can be successfully treated with noninvasive ventilation. Most work on paediatric home ventilation centres on children with congenital neuromuscular disease. Pressure preset bilevel ventilators are now the dominant form of ventilator in adults and children. Discharge planning is vital for the home ventilator patient and a sensible risk management strategy should be in place. PMID:14621116

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  18. 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…

  19. 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.…

  20. 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.