"There's no doubt the Internet opens up an enormous, ever-expanding world of resources when it comes to gathering information. But if well-founded, quality research is what you're after, the Internet is hit or miss. Don't get us wrong -- a good ol' Internet search is great to use as a guide when you're starting to research a topic. When you're writing a research paper, however, the paper will only be as strong as the sources cited. Since Web searches tend to pull up many results that have the potential to be far from credible, students need to break the "just google it" habit.
To steer them in the right direction, we've narrowed it down to 12 of the best tools for quality research and proper citations."
"This deceptively simple application allows users to capture and share six-second video clips–rather than pure gif animations–through social media. This short window might sound like a detriment to some, but is actually what makes Vine such a powerful creative tool: Users must consider how they will capture, edit and share content in a way that conveys their intended messages. The results can be stunning, and in the right hands, surprisingly effective means of communication.
"This is precisely some teachers have adopted Vine as an educational tool, especially in the PBL classroom."
The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.
"Open educational resources, or OER, are public-domain learning materials that instructors and students can use free instead of shelling out for textbooks. If you didn’t know that, you’re not alone: 66 percent of faculty members said they were “unaware” of OER, according to a recent survey by the Babson Survey Research Group."
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