10 Online Tools That will Make Your Students Better Researchers By @anttooley

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This is an era where all the tools and the information they need are just a click away. They can become better and more efficient researchers if they make use of online tools. Here are 10 online tools you can recommend to give your students a boost.

How a Partnership Over Annotation Software Fits Into Bigger Changes in Research Workflow

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Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific journals, hasn’t been shy about shifting away from just publishing to offering a set of tools for scholars to use throughout the research process. Hypothesis is free for anyone to use, and even before the partnership professors could have used the annotation service to mark up Elsevier articles (or any other page on the web). Officials for both Elsevier and Hypothes.is

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How might we harness the powerful potential of these tools and technologies to engage students more, and enhance learning in higher education? The big four publishers - Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis and Springer - are making huge profits worldwide from the goodwill of academics.

Will 'Publish or Perish' Become 'Clicks or Canned'? The Rise of Academic Social Networks

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Vasquez, who co-authored a 2015 paper comparing services and tools offered by various academic social networks, says researchers must weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each. They can be great tools to advance your research, especially social research,” she says. Mendeley Created as a reference-management tool to help users organize their research, Mendeley also includes a number of social-networking features.

ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

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Its latest act: making a strategic investment in Open Assessment Technologies (OAT), a San Francisco-based startup that offers open-source tools for building and delivering digital tests. In OAT, Roorda sees not just an opportunity to support an existing platform that ACT uses, but he also envisions ways to leverage OAT’s tools to “connect measurement with educational research in ways that help make the best recommendations for teachers and students.”

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” “ University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Via Real Clear Education : “ Coding Bootcamps Provide High-Demand Tools for New Generation Workforce.” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Digital Tools Are Everywhere – and Largely Unused – in Many Schools, New Analysis Shows.”

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” “In an effort help educators make smart choices amid the deluge of ed-tech tools marketed to them, ISTE has partnered with a private company to create an online hub for teachers to review and post information on the quality of those products,” says EdWeek’s Market Brief. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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NewSchools Venture Fund says it has $8 million in “new funding opportunities” for “creating innovative district and charter schools,” “building technology tools to better support student learning,” and “cultivating pipelines of diverse leaders in educaiton.” Elsevier has acquired bepress. (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept.

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Via Nature : “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier , won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub , the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.” (National) Education Politics.

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” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.” The Jefferson Education Accelerator has invested $2 million in Formative , “a tool that lets teachers create, distribute and give feedback on assignments and exercises,” according to Edsurge. Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. Edsurge writes that “Edmodo’s Tracking of Students and Teachers Revives Skepticism Surrounding ‘Free’ Edtech Tools” but does not disclose that it shares investors with Edmodo. Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.”

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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How long will it be before these media disrupt the hegemony the large publishing houses such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley currently impose upon the academic world? The Italian political theorist Antonio Gramsci is best known for his theory of cultural hegemony.

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Chalkbeat on how a Denver school uses yoga as a disciplinary tool. ” Edsurge on Hypothes.is ’s partnership with Elsevier. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Wants to Arm Teachers. These Schools Already Do.”

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Just you wait… Inside Higher Ed profiles ClassPulse , a(nother) classroom feedback tool. Speaking of feedback, Inside Higher Ed also profiles a sentiment analysis surveillance tool , developed at the University of St. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” Campus Management Corp has acquired the following tools from Hobsons: ApplyYourself , AppReview , Connect , Radius , and Retain CRM. (National) Education Politics. Ivanka Trump with an op-ed in The New York Post : “Why we need to start teaching tech in Kindergarten.”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The IRS data retrieval tool that let financial aid applicants automatically import income information into the FAFSA won’t be restored for the current aid cycle, said James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, in written testimony to Congress Wednesday.” ” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Education Politics.

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Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. Bush Institute released a ‘State of Our Cities’ tool providing education data on some 100 cities.” ” “Americans fall along a spectrum of preparedness when it comes to using tech tools to pursue learning online, and many are not eager or ready to take the plunge.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” “Starting this month, the wealthiest athletic departments have a new tool to help them attract and retain the best athletes – the ability to cover the full cost of summer school for students who are on any form of athletic aid,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. In other news culled from the Google blog: “ Introducing Spaces , a tool for small group sharing.” Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository.

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has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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