• Tayeb Benouaz added an answer:
    Do you use social media to communicate your science? If so, how?
    I'm currently compiling case studies of scientists using social media and blogs effectively to communicate about their science to the general public.
    Tayeb Benouaz · Abou Bakr Belkaid University of Tlemcen

    We can use social media for communicate Scientific Resulsts, but not share as Journal!! 

  • Narayanan Bhattathiri added an answer:
    Social media: Downvoting and degrading in social networks – What are the reasons? - What are the reactions?
    We have recently seen a lot of down-votings in some threads. We also saw different kinds of reactions on this phenomenon. I would like to ask a question about these reactions.

    First I assume that there are several possible reasons for downvotings: dissent – misunderstandings – misuse of buttons without knowing it– a social scientist who writes a paper about the reactions – a test carried out by RG – some technical problem, etc.

    I would like to have a discussion about the reactions on the part of researchers. We have seen calls to ban down-voters or to cancel their anonymity. Elections in democracies are anonymous and there are good reasons for this. I think most of us agree about some basic traits of democracy, the right to stay anonymous is among them. What about these basics in social media?

    I wonder why they don't make up voting anonymous. May be both should be same?

    Narayanan

  • Michael W. Marek added an answer:
    What are the Outcomes and Implementations of how Facebook is utlized in high school classrooms?

    I am working on a literature review for Adolescent psychology? I have information for teaching and learning, as well as education tech my M.Ed concentration, but could find little info on psychology portion of this for my graduate class? Could anyone direct me to any articles?

    Michael W. Marek · Wayne State College

    Jennifer -- In the United States, FERPA provides important privacy rules,including privacy of the work students do as classroom assignments. At face value, if people outside the class can determine what class a student is in, or see their work and grades, it could be interpreted as a FERPA violation.  However,  the FERPA policies of most schools, however, do not address use of Social Media for classroom activities at all. They think only in terms of the Registrar's records.

  • René Ronald Bakker added an answer:
    Anyone studied the long term use of personal statistics (in quantified-self/persuasion context)?

    Many quantified self-solutions offer personal statistics such as walked distances, burned calories etc. Many Web 2.0 solutions also offer statistics such as number of likes, karma points. Ect. We know from interviews users find such statistics motivating in the beginning, but our informal observation is that this effect often wears of. Relapse rates are known to be high in behavior change contexts, statistics are not likely to solve this. So I wonder whether this effect is studied empirically? Are there long term studies of use of personal statistics such as these?

    René Ronald Bakker · Hogeschool Arnhem and Nijmegen

    Maybe this article could be useful.

    Cohn, M. A., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2010). In search of durable positive psychology interventions: Predictors and consequences of long-term positive behavior change. The journal of positive psychology, 5(5), 355.

  • Christophe Strobbe added an answer:
    How can you measure the reliability of automated web accessibility evaluation tools?

    What are different statistical tools or otherwise to measure the reliability of tools?

  • Huasen Wu added an answer:
    Any public data set on crowdsourcing?

    Hi, are you aware of any open data set on crowdsourcing, which include information such as profiles of workers/tasks, records of behaviors, completion status of tasks? Or are there any recommended method for obtaining such data set quickly? Thanks!

    Huasen Wu · University of California, Davis

    Thank you very much for your detailed answers, Hyunjoon! I will try the links you provided and see if I can find some appropriate informations through them.

  • Is there research evidence to suggest that educators need to understand the features of technologies before they can use them to enhance learning?

    I'm currently writing a paper and want to present the argument that educators need to understand the types of technologies at their disposal and their various features before they can make discerning technology selection and deployment decisions. However I'm struggling to find evidence for this.

    Does anyone know of any research that substantiates this idea? My paper is on Web 2.0 technologies, but the evidence could stem from any domain.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Matt

    Alfredo D. Holguín Alfaro · Universidad Privada del Norte (Perú)

    Interesting paths that lead from the initial question. The courses have a support of a virtual platform is used sometimes with rigor but are not focused on learning but in other different patterns as referenced in the investigation of Camille "Faculty use of the course management system (CMS)" .
    There is a use of virtual platforms for commitment to the institution and the rules thereof fully fulfilled the request to publish the syllabus, reading resources or PPTs, but no interactive elements that are of most importance to the skills and learning .

  • What is definition of emergent technology in the context of pre-service teacher education?
    I am puzzling that how to define what is emergent technology / software in the context of pre-service teacher education and what are such examples of technology / software which should be integrated into curricula and instructional practises
    Jorge Eliécer Benavides Burgos · University of Nariño

    I think another meaning of 'emergent' is that of a noun, that is, something that 'emerges' as a result of a new context or necessity. If this is so in then case of the person who asked this question, then my best response is: simple authoring programs are the best option when pre-service teacher training comes into place. The programs that alow the adapting and manipulation of content to serve the specific needs of students, for instance. These type of programs empower the teacher students who need to integrate or modify existing programs to serve their students needs (i.ed. grammar, vocabulary and reading). 

    My five cents

  • John K. Marco Pima added an answer:
    What infrastructure is required for collaborative web technologies to support blended learning?
    As we move to the use of collaborative web technologies (social networks, blogs, podcasts, Wikis, RSS, mashups), what infrastructure is needed to make sure that students learn from anywhere, anytime using mobile phones, smartphones, laptops or PCs especially in developing nations?
    John K. Marco Pima · Institute of Accountancy Arusha

    The use of Web tools in teaching and learning has continuously attracted many lecturers. The tools are portable and light even with limited internet access.

  • Mohammad Abu Alsheikh added an answer:
    How reliable are the statistics view on Slideshare?
    I created recently a Slideshare Pro account for our organisation and, in the last two days I added many powerpoints to it, with tags, description, field. It's a great tool. But, how surprised I was when I saw that soon after a presentation was uploaded, there wer already 4 views to it. After 2 days, I got more than 300 for the whole set of our presentations - increasing by about 10 views every hour. I could be proud of those results and thinking that I did a great job for an high virality score... but that efficiently? What do those stats view tell me? How to interpret them? "Who" are those viewers? Are they real "people" or is it search engines? Did those viewers simply arrived on the presentation without going through it? Advanced stats could give me some info, but not really the answers.
    Merci-Thank you
    Mohammad Abu Alsheikh · Nanyang Technological University

    "How does SlideShare define views"

  • Paweł Weichbroth added an answer:
    Can Social Software be regarded as part of the Enterprise Architecture?
    If yes, what implications can be anticipated?
    Paweł Weichbroth · UTP University of Science and Technology

    What is the point of integrating social software with other applications?

    What is the point of making complex software (like ERP) more complex?

  • Muhammad Yousuf Ali added an answer:
    Where do you use social media (or Web 2.0) tools in product design and development research?
    There is a wide range of social media/Web 2.0 tools available on the market. Social media tools seem to be more promising in product design and development contexts in order to keep pace with ever changing trends and styles. Where do you use (or see major benefits of) these tools?
    Muhammad Yousuf Ali · Sindh Madressatul Islam University

    YOUR RESEARCH DIMENSION IS NOT CLEAR YET HOWEVERY, I have recommended the Jouke Casper suggestion

  • Jerald Hughes added an answer:
    What is the best definition of scientists’ information interaction on the Web 2?
    Information interaction is one of the most important issues in web 2. But it does not have a precise definition. From your perspective; define scientists’ information interaction in Web 2.
    Jerald Hughes · University of Texas - Pan American

    Among the physical scientists, one of the major phenomena already observed is the rise in prominence of "Pre-print archives", which store research that has not yet been published in peer-reviewed journals of the discipline. There are likely interesting questions to answer about the differential in perceived value of such archives between different disciplines, and between different stakeholders within individual disciplines.

  • Patricia Grace-Farfaglia added an answer:
    Can anyone help me find research into the use of online communities, gamification, or any web 2.0 principle in aiding smoking cessation?

    I'm very interested in the idea of combining online social networks, communities and other web 2.0 elements with the classic support group or 12-step program ideologies. 

    Has there been any research done into this? I know StopSmokingCenter.net and their parent company are doing a lot of research into it, and there are a few other sites like IntheRooms.com, as well as Facebook Groups full of people helping each other quit.

    Just looking for more information, want to use the web as an option to combat addiction and dependence. 

    Patricia Grace-Farfaglia · University of Connecticut

    Graham, A. L., Cha, S., Papandonatos, G. D., Cobb, N. K., Mushro, A., Fang, Y., . . . Abrams, D. B. (2013). Improving adherence to web-based cessation programs: a randomized controlled trial study protocol. Trials, 14, 48. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-48

    Cobb, N. K., Graham, A. L., Byron, M. J., Niaura, R. S., & Abrams, D. B. (2011). Online social networks and smoking cessation: a scientific research agenda. J Med Internet Res, 13(4), e119. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1911

    Lindsay, S., Smith, S., Bellaby, P., & Baker, R. (2009). The health impact of an online heart disease support group: a comparison of moderated versus unmoderated support. Health Educ Res, 24(4), 646-654. doi: 10.1093/her/cyp001

    Vambheim, S. M., Wangberg, S. C., Johnsen, J. A., & Wynn, R. (2013). Language use in an internet support group for smoking cessation: development of sense of community. Inform Health Soc Care, 38(1), 67-78. doi: 10.3109/17538157.2012.710685

    Adams, S. A. (2010). Use of "serious health games" in health care: a review. Stud Health Technol Inform, 157, 160-166.

    DeSmet, A., Van Ryckeghem, D., Compernolle, S., Baranowski, T., Thompson, D., Crombez, G., . . . De Bourdeaudhuij, I. (2014). A meta-analysis of serious digital games for healthy lifestyle promotion. Prev Med. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.08.026

    Rodriguez, D. M., Teesson, M., & Newton, N. C. (2014). A systematic review of computerised serious educational games about alcohol and other drugs for adolescents. Drug Alcohol Rev, 33(2), 129-135. doi: 10.1111/dar.12102

    Thompson, D. (2012). Designing serious video games for health behavior change: current status and future directions. J Diabetes Sci Technol, 6(4), 807-811.

  • Jerald Hughes added an answer:
    Is there any theory related to effective communication in E-government?
    I am assessing the effectiveness of communication by E-governments using Web 2.0 tools to communicate with their citizens. Could anybody assist with any relevant theoretical background for this topic?
    Jerald Hughes · University of Texas - Pan American

    This is not strictly theoretical, but it does provide a methodology for e-government website effectiveness: http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=51273

  • Carlos Guerrero added an answer:
    What is the role of social networks interaction on learning progress?
    As everybody probably already knows, social interaction according to" Vygotsky" may improve learning ability, however, there are still many steps toward this phenomenon to be adapted with new emerging tools including social networks. Which aspect of web 2.0 tools is the most important part to be evolved in this way?
    Carlos Guerrero · University of the Balearic Islands

    We published our experience of using social networks to increase students' participation. The study is published here: http://sic.ici.ro/sic2014_2/index.html

    Carlos GUERRERO, Antoni JAUME-I-CAPÓ, Use of Social Networks to Motivate Computer-Engineering Students to Participate in Self-assessment Activities, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 23 (2), pp. 197-206, 2014.

    The study presents a quantitative research study comparing the participation of the students when social tools are used with times with other types of motivations.

  • Asmat Ali added an answer:
    Non-payment culture – will it shrink the economy?
    Jaron Lanier, in his new book “Who owns the future?” (2013) proposes the thesis, that the non-payment culture of free information and reduced transaction costs provided by the internet will shrink our economy. What is your opinion?
    Asmat Ali · PMAS - Arid Agriculture University

    I concur with all the above contributors. It does depend on the semantic of "economy". If it is only think in the terms of money then definitely YES, Non-payment culture – will  shrink the money oriented economy.

    On the other hand, if economy is seen in the context of knowledge only, then Non-payment culture – will never shrink the economy, I think so.

  • What is the size (ratio) of unstructured data (text) on the web?
    I am wondering if there is a research paper that considers the ratio of unstructured text over the web and whether it is the cause for rapid increasing in data on the web? What is the responsible data resource for the rapid in increasing in web data? Is this the unstructured data (text)? Is there research paper talking about this issue?
    Thank you very much.
    Mohammad Ali Hajizadeh Gashti · Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

    Please take look  to :

    http://ir.cs.georgetown.edu/publications/downloads/p121-ma.pdf

    and also this hand book:

    http://infocenter.sybase.com/help/topic/com.sybase.infocenter.dc01268.1600/doc/pdf/iquda.pdf

    May be not so related but can help you

  • Ivo Grigorov added an answer:
    Which online tools do you use for open science?
    Do you share your research ideas openly with others? Do you make your research process transparent? Do you make your research findings accessible?
    If so, which online tools are useful?
    Ivo Grigorov · Technical University of Denmark

    A great collection of working examples for Open Notebook Science http://inmemoriamjcb.wikispaces.com/Jean-Claude+Bradley+Memorial+Symposium to support building a high impact research profile.

    The page will include a vision paper (in draft) on ONS and how to engage the younger research generation.

  • Simon Penny added an answer:
    Does anyone know of a cyber-based artist or (even better) a collective that curates and/or creates work specifically for an online audience?
    I am conducting research on the cultural impact of Web 2.0, related to the "Cult of the Amateur" as argued by Andrew Keen, and would like to do an ethnography of an online art community. I know that some artists participate in virtual platforms such as Second Life, but I'm looking for exposition for a broader audience (preferably ongoing work).
    Simon Penny · University of California, Irvine

    Hi Horst!

    Micaela, per Horsts's advice, your question now has an extended historical dimension. Much poineerring work in this area was done in the 90s. If you want to go to the motherlode, I suggest you go to the Nettime archives , and also read their volume README.

    But it goes back to pre web and  pre internet days when this practise was called telematic art. Loiok for the work of Bob Adrian X, Roy Ascott, et al

  • Tunde Ajayi added an answer:
    Which attributes can evaluate the performance of content available from a university website from a user perspective?
    Which attributes can evaluate the performance of content available from a university website from a user perspective?
    Here, users can be prospective students or parents of students, or can be a employee who wants to join the organization.
    Tunde Ajayi · International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
    Firstly I would suggest you carry out a user research, an easy way to achieve this is to conduct an online survey, just so you can have an understanding of what the users want . After providing contents that meets users need, you can use web analytics program that will provide you with information about how people engage with the contents. If you have social media integrated, check out what people are saying about your contents.
  • Michael Groll added an answer:
    Does the use of the web 2.0 change the methods in your area of research?
    Tools of the web 2.0 lead to faster access to any and more information. This rules as well for scientific information. But is the impact big enough to lead to a change in the methods you use in your scientific work?
    Michael Groll · Philipps-Universität Marburg
    I can certainly see some potential here - mostly in staying in contact with your project partners and improved team communication (e.g. through a facebook group), but in the area of the actual research (data collection, analysis and interpretation) I have my doubt that the web2.0 can have a big impact. One exception I can think of would be a data base which is freely available online where the users can add data and use it for their analyses - but for one there would be the problem of ensuring the quality of the added data and I am not sure if those shared data bases would qualify as being web2.0.
  • Michael B. Duignan added an answer:
    Does anyone know of an academic paper that has used social media as a methodological tool (in various ways)?
    I am working on my PhD methodology, and writing a paper around using social media as a way of securing key informant gatekeepers to access local business communities.
    Michael B. Duignan · Anglia Ruskin University
    There are also some very interesting insights by Prof Martin Weller and Dr Tony Hirst (Open University) here for 'Art of Guerilla Research' - http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2014/03/art-of-guerrilla-research-workshop.html
  • Naeema H Jabur added an answer:
    What are the best advantages and disadvantages of social network?
    I am interested to know the best advantages and disadvantages of social networks. I use them in my thesis.
    Naeema H Jabur · Sultan Qaboos University
    No discussion about it SN will Facilitates open communication and allows for discussing ideas as well as posting solutions and answers to ambiguity ,it leads to enhanced information finding and accessing. In the business areas, SN offers more opportunities to open bussiness contacts and advertisements targetting a wide audience, leads to effective market research and directs people to scure sited relevant to their interest
    Regardless of the above advantages, SN facilitates the possibility for spam and virus attacks. Opens up the opportunity to submitt negetive comments and offensive reflections.
  • Frankline Sewe added an answer:
    I am looking for studies on social media / new media use by universities.
    I need some help with current research about universities and social media or neew media use. I'm looking for studies about the usage and use in marketing strategy of universities (budget, infrastructure, objective, equipping, time, personal etc.).
    Frankline Sewe · University of Nairobi
    I have learned quite a lot from the thoughtful feedback

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