2 more days

Posted On January 18, 2008

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It is getting harder to find time for both connotea & citeulike tags.  Right now, my eyes are very heavy. 

# of tags today 417

# of duplicates: 49

BTW —

Posted On January 16, 2008

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By “duplicates” I mean tags that are found in both websites on the same day.

Day 4 information

Posted On January 16, 2008

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Just a quick note – I started to check the tags on the MeSH browser (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).  The tags that have no connection to MeSH are marked with a yellow rectangle in the MeSH column in the Tag Cloud work document. (For the final product, MeSH will be checked for all duplicate tags.)

Some of the other tags were so strange; I just had to figure out their origination. I am sorry that I do not have more time for this project; I feel that I will only scratch its surface within my time limit.

Day 3 information

Posted On January 15, 2008

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Day 3 data – 310 tags, 40 duplicate tags.  My initial impression of Connotea tags still stands – plurals of already existing tag words were used more often there than in CiteULike.  Why?  I wish I had the time & staff to interview the taggers to find out why that was done!

Day 2 information

Posted On January 15, 2008

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total number of tags from connotea & CiteULike – 262

# of duplicates – 22

The CiteULike tagging is of better quality than Connotea, IMO.

new year, new class, new chat

Posted On January 14, 2008

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Today, I battled with the internet during the Indianapolis/San Diego game.   I always knew when the game resumed & the commercials ended – the internet went back to warp speed rather than Model T speed. 

According to my schedule, I started recording the tag cloud tags from both Connotea and CiteULike, all 186 of them, on “Tag cloud work 1/08”.   There are 11 duplicates. 

Column explanation:

Column A: tag names from both sites 

Column B: the number of items bookmarked by the specific tag found in Connotea (CO = abbreviation)

Column C: the number of items bookmarked by the specific tag found in CiteULike (CUL = abbreviation)

Column D: the website location of the tag, Connotea/CO or CiteULike/CUL

One more learning experience

I went to my s-l time on Saturday & NO ONE CAME!!  Iwas there; where were “my guys”?  Then I realized – this is not about you, Katy; this is all about their needs, their wants, their future.  I am just the vehicle to get them down the road.

Another rung on the s-l ladder of learning for me.

DigCit reflection paper outline

Posted On November 27, 2007

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DigCit annotated bibliography

Posted On November 25, 2007

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 ================================================================== The NLM style was used for this project.  Patrias, Karen. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling, Daniel L., technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007.  Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine.  Accessed 11/23/07.   ================================================================== Annotated bibliography project.   The national forum on higher education for the public good. University of Michigan School of Education. Kellogg Forum on higher education for the public good annotated bibliography project. [Internet]. 2007 Feb. Available fromhttp://www.thenationalforum.org/Docs/PDF/Service Learning_finalfeb07.pdfAccessed 11/22/07.    Service learning is a pedagogical concept that emphasizes the integration of academic learning with relevant participation in the community.  It is one of the most widely attended categories in this bibliography, with a rapidly increasing literature.”  This project provides information on books, monographs, journal articles, dissertations, theses and reports on “service learning and higher education for the public good.”  Brown B, Heaton PC, Wall A. A service-learning elective to promote enhanced understanding of civic, cultural, and social issues and health disparities in pharmacy.  American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2007 February 15; 71 (1): 09.  [Internet]. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=1847548&blobtype=pdf   Accessed 11/23/07.  An elective service-learning course was implemented at The University Of Cincinnati College Of Pharmacy.  The enrolled students were given a pre- and post-service survey instrument. “Results of the survey indicated that by exposing students to issues affecting individualsand the community during this elective, a positive change in the student’s perception of their knowledge and understanding of broader issues facing the community was observed. Service-Learning courses provide additional opportunities for students to develop as competent, engaged, and caring health care professionals Corporation for national and community service. [Internet]. Washington, DC.  2007 November 24.  Available from .http://www.nationalservice.org/.  Accessed 11/25/07.The Corporation for National and Community Service plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service and responsibility.  The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.” Detlefsen EG. The real world meets the ivory tower: service-learning and other practical experiences for students in medical libraries.  MLAnews.  2007 November/December; 401: 1+26. Information professionals should partner with library and information science (LIS) professionals to further the educational experiences of LIS students.  Although the experience is known by different terminology as experiential education, practicum, internship or service-learning, it all accomplishes the same goal – an opportunity to explore the profession. Digital citizenship home page. [Internet]. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. Digital citizenship: expanding information technology literacy with a service-learning approach evaluation report July 2001 to July 2002.  Available from http://digcit.ucsur.pitt.edu/doc/reports/yr-1-dig-div-eval.pdf.  Accessed 11/23/07. The Digital Citizenship: Expanding Information Technology Literacy with a Service-Learning Approach grant was funded by the National Science Foundation and awarded to Drake University.”  Its primary goal was to work with income limited citizens to first identify and increase their IT skill.  The Drake undergraduate students provided the one-on-one assistance as part of their academic pursuits. Both its successful and unsuccessful activities are discussed in this paper. Digital citizenship home page. [Internet]. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. Digital citizenship: expanding information technology literacy with a service-learning approach evaluation report July 2002 to July 2003.  Available from http://digcit.ucsur.pitt.edu/doc/reports/yr2-dig-div-eval.pdf.  Accessed 11/23/07.The Digital Citizenship: Expanding Information Technology Literacy with a Service-Learning Approach grant is funded by the National Science Foundation and awarded to Drake University.  This project is a collaboration between Drake University and Iowa State University’s Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE).”  Building on the previous year’s information, its primary goal is to work in partnership with Drake undergraduate students to introduce senior citizens to the computer age.  The results of the program can be summed up in this sentence, “A tremendous spring 2003 victory was realized as a former senior citizen client began leading a computer lab at a nearly senior center.”  Digital citizenship home page. [Internet]. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. Digital citizenship: expanding information technology literacy with a service-learning approach evaluation report August 2003 to July 2004.  Available fromhttp://digcit.ucsur.pitt.edu/doc/reports/yr-3-dig-div-eval.pdf.  Accessed 11/23/07.  “The Digital Citizenship: Expanding Information Technology Literacy with a Service-Learning Approach grant is funded by the National Science Foundation and awarded to Drake University. This project is a collaboration between Drake University and Iowa State University’s Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE).”  Its goal was again to work with area senior citizens in hopes of making them “digital citizens”.  Although new problems arose involving class location, the project coordinator felt that the Drake University students received an education in social inequality and will continue to “…view the work differently as a result of having been involved…” Donka, Inc. [Internet]. Wheaton (IL). Available from http://www.donkainc.org/.  Accessed 11/23/07. Dedicated to a mission of improving the quality of life for people with disabilities through computer training, Donka, Inc. has served DuPage County since 1987. Donka, Inc is the only no-cost computer training program in the Chicagoland area that teaches students to use computers to read, write, continue an education, or advance skills needed for the workplace. Access to individualized, no-cost training is essential for the disabled population that demonstrates special accessibility requirements and low income levels.”  Dunlap, MR.  Adjustment and developmental outcomes of students engaged in service learning.  The journal of experiential education. [Internet]. 1998 December. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3907/is_199812/ai_n8817199/print  Accessed 11/23/07.The purpose of this study is to present, in the words or critical reflections of students, the psychological and adjustment processes that occur as students engage in service learning.” All of the students enrolled in an introductory child development course were asked to submit their service learning journals for “…a study exploring college student adjustment in service learning settings.”  Different themes emerged from each journal which suggests that individual orientations would be helpful in the future.    Eby JW. Why service-learning is bad. [Internet]. Available from http://www.messiah.edu/external_programs/agape/servicelearning/articles/wrongsvc.pdfAccessed 11/23/07.  “Service-learning has potential to transform teaching and learning in the academy and to call a generation of students to develop social responsibility and an ethic of service.  Research on the learning side of the service-learning equation shows that students develop social responsibility, reduce racism, develop leadership and gain personal and social skills.  There are, however, important questions which must be examined on the service side of the equation.  This paper examines potential negative aspects of service-learning and identifies an agenda for strengthening the service provided through service-learning.”  Horrigan JD.  A typology of information and communication technology users. Washington, DC: Pew internet and american life project. [Internet].  2007 May 7. Available from http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_ICT_Typology.pdf  Accessed 11/23/07.GI“Our typology identifies a rich variety of Web 2.0 users and non-users.  At one end of the spectrum, the survey identifies the heaviest consumers, most active users, and happiest denizens of the information society.  It also locates those who find great satisfaction in the use of ICT even though they have fewer network resources.  In the middle range, the typology highlights some users who have invested a lot in services and hardware, but feel comfortable with the extra connectivity.  And at the other end of the spectrum, it identifies those who get along – many of them just fine – with a relative scarcity of information goods and services.” How service learning affects students. Higher education research institute. [Internet]. 2000 June.  Available from http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/heri/service_learning.html  Accessed 11/23/07.  This study explores the comparative effects of service learning and community service on the cognitive and affective development of college undergraduates, and enhances our understanding of how learning is enhanced by service.”  The report includes results of a longitudinal study of a national sampling of students and “…a qualitative study of students and faculty who participated in service learning at the subset of these institutions.” Kahne J, Westheimer J. In the service of what?  The politics of service learning. Phi Delta Kappan.  [Internet]. 1996 May; 77 (9): 592 – 99. http://www.mills.edu/academics/faculty/educ/jkahne/pdk_in_the_service_of_what.pdfAccessed 11/22/07.In the 1990s, service to the community and the nation is reemerging in schools in the form of service learning. Efforts to integrate service learning activities into the curriculum have great potential and deserve the support they are getting, but it is essential to clarify the different goals and motivations that underlie such projects and programs.”  O’Toole TP, Hanusa BH, Gibbon, JL, Boyles SH. Experiences and attitudes of residents and students influence voluntary service with homeless populations. Journal of general internal medicine.  1999 April; 14(4): 211-16.  [Internet]. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?&pubmedid=10203632Accessed 11/23/07.The University of Pittsburgh’s Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations had coordinated a service learning program with the Salvation Army for health professional students and internal medicine residents.”  This article reports the impact of a required homeless clinic rotation on the residents and medical students. Reynolds PJ.  How service-learning experiences benefit physical therapist students’ professional development: a grounded theory study.  Journal of Physical Therapy Education.  [Internet].  2005 Spring.  Available from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3969/ls_200504/ai_n13639964/printAccessed 11/23/07.Service learning is a pedagogical method that combines academic learning objectives with community-based needs and priorities. The purpose of this study was to discover the educational outcomes and benefits that student physical therapists realize through participation in a service learning-based course. “  Rice KL, Brown JR. Transforming educational curriculum and service learning.  The journal of experiential education. [Internet]. 1998 December. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3907/is_199812/ai_n8818208/print  Accessed 11/23/07.Kahne and Westheimer (1996) posed a provocative question when they asked, “In the service of what?” It has been argued that service learning without incorporating a vehicle for deeper understanding of societal issues, is called charity and not social change.  The authors conclude that students need to be introduced to issues of both personal and institutional power and oppression prior to developing into responsible citizens.    Steinke P, Fitch, P. Assessing service-learning.  Research and practice in assessment. [Internet].  2007 June; 1 (2): 1 – 8. http://www.virginiaassessment.org/rpa/2/Steinke Fitch.pdf   Accessed 11/23/07.In an effort to increase the quality and quantity of service-learning assessment, this article provides a brief rationale for engaging in service-learning assessment and reviews a selection of available tools for doing so.  The paper includes a matrix that lists cognitive outcomes, including critical thinking and problem solving, and the instruments that measure them.  The conclusion emphasizes the role of service-learning assessment in transforming current assessment debates.” Westheimer J, Kahne J. Service learning required: but what exactly do students learn?  [Internet] Education Week (Washington, D.C.). 2000 Jan 26: XIX, 20. http://www.mills.edu/academics/faculty/educ/jkahne/edwk_service_learning_required.pdf      Accessed 11/22/07. The authors studied many community service programs that were designed to help students become better citizens.  Through their interviews, observations and surveys, they discovered that the idea of “good citizenship” is a cloudy one.  They believe that volunteerism based on the need for helping rather than the reason behind the problem leads youth to the idea that needy citizens will always exist and that temporarily alleviating their suffering equals good citizenship.   Service learning; what is service-learning?  [Internet]. Scotts Valley (CA). Service learning home.  Available from http://www.servicelearning.org/what_is_service-learning/index.php.  Accessed 11/23/07. Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”  This website offers “…free online resources, the nation’s largest library of service-learning materials…” and “…discussion lists…”  Yoder KM. A framework for service-learning in dental education. Journal of dental education. [Internet]. 2006February; 70 (2): 115-23. Available: http://www.jdentaled.org/cgi/reprint/70/2/115Accessed 11/23/07.  Service-learning has become an important component of higher education. Integrating service-learning into dental and dental hygiene curricula will foster graduates who are better prepared to work effectively among diverse populations and to function dynamically in the health policy arena. Although the phrase is familiar to dental educators, there is not a consistent understanding of what comprises this pedagogy. This article offers a framework for service-learning in dental education and describes ten components that characterize true service-learning. This framework can provide a common understanding of this form of experiential education that brings community engagement and educational objectives together. More effective programs can be built around a shared understanding of the characteristics and goals of service-learning in dental education.”  

internet access for visually impaired

During the 11/7 class (I hope), the problem of internet access for the visually impaired was discussed.  To find solutions, use the american foundation for the blind website.    There are so many places with information within this website – check out the blog, the Learn About: Technology or Learn About: Employment. 

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