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7 Things You Should Know About Zotero
September 26, 2008

Zotero is a research tool, developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, that provides users with automated access to bibliographic information for online resource…

7 Things You Should Know About WordPress
September 2, 2011

WordPress is an open-source web application that is fundamentally a tool for publishing content , and a broad array of colleges and universities have made use of WordPress and encouraged its …

7 Things You Should Know About Wikipedia
June 7, 2007

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia anyone can add to or edit. A highly popular resource, Wikipedia has become a primary research tool of college students, and it may help them develop compar…

7 Things You Should Know About Wearable Technology
November 8, 2013

Wearable technologies can gather data—from the body of the wearer or from the environment —or provide information, or both. Wearables represent an evolution in our relationship wit…

7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread
June 8, 2009

VoiceThread is a media aggregator that allows people to post media artifacts—which might be a document, a slide presentation, a video, or a collection of photos—for community feedba…

7 Things You Should Know About Virtual Worlds
June 15, 2006

A virtual world is an immersive online environment whose "residents" are avatars representing individuals who participate through the Internet. Many institutions are experimenting with …

7 Things You Should Know About Twitter
July 18, 2007

Twitter is an online application that is part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe what they are doing or thinking at a given momen…

7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Textbook
April 3, 2012

Tablet devices and the publishing they enable are leading us to reconsider what constitutes a textbook , and they certainly change the landscape of what it has traditionally meant to write an…

7 Things You Should Know About Telepresence Robots
December 9, 2013

Most telepresence robots combine a mobile base with a small screen placed roughly at the height of a person —think of a tablet computer atop a mop handle anchored to a rolling platfo…

7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Curation
October 8, 2012

An emerging class of online tools, including Pinterest, Scoop.it, EduClipper, and others, allows users to quickly and easily gather, organize, and share collections of online resources , parti…

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