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Dirt: Digital Research Tools

10.30.2014
There are many powerful tools on the Internet, and sometimes websites do a great job of condensing a lot of useful sites; such is the case with DiRT Directory. “The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to […]
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Coursera & MOOCs

10.6.2014
Though MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been in the news, how many of us have participated in this new online trend?  Many MOOCs are free and useful for teachers, especially many of the courses from Coursera, one of the largest providers of MOOCs. Here are some examples of Coursera courses in Education: What future […]
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Guest Post: ProQuest Flow Research Tool

07.10.2014
This summer the HPU Tech Blog will be featuring blog posts from professors at High Point University who are actively using technology tools in the classroom.  This is the seventh in the series, written by Allison Walker.  Allison Walker is an Instructor of English.  Here is her post: ProQuest Flow is my favorite new research tool. It’s free […]
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Digital Video and Scholarly Communications

06.26.2014
HPU Libraries Media provides the service of digitizing videos and putting clips online, through URLs that students can copy and paste into their browsers.  I often get requests for putting the whole film online, and I thought I would use this post to clarify the legal issues of streaming films for educational purposes. The TEACH Act allows […]
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Copyright and Academia

03.13.2014
Copyright is a complicated subject – and it’s unfortunately a subject many people tune out.  There are also unfortunately many misconceptions of copyright, some of them being: Anything without a copyright notice is not protected. It is okay to use copyrighted work or publish other peoples work if I don’t make any money out of it. […]
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Open Access Publishing

02.20.2014
In the academic world, publishing scholarly work is crucial to prolonging your career.  But publishing an article with a journal can become complicated and expensive for academic institutions and faculty due to publishers owning the rights to articles.  Open Access publishing “means unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research.”  Open access can mean free online research […]
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