Thursday, September 6, 2012

Web 2.0 Research Tools: A Quick Guide

Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series
Research Tools: A Quick Guide

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about using online researching tools: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.?

There are a lot of great web tools out there today, and many can save you a lot of time when you are researching for a project.  Whether it is surveying a group on a certain subject, jotting down ideas for further exploration at a later date, or simply taking notes for somebody that was unavailable at a meeting, there is something for everybody.  

Personally, I'm an avid user of many different platforms for researching.  Each of the platforms described in the quick guide has a specific function in my world - some for surveys, some for notes, and some to collaborate.  Each are excellent resources and have been a huge benefit to me.  On occasion however, I sill find that I may need to use a function that I am a novice at, or a colleague wants to use a different platform.  No need to panic - I've got my trusty Web 2.0 quick guide, which can help me sort out the new tool in a snap.

Research Tools
click here to download the free e-book 

Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 tools.  Now, we can all get more comfortable with the language of the collaboration tools we may have been avoiding.  One of his most recent collections in his series is: Research ToolsThis e-book is available for free through Scribd.  You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members).  The resource is organized into ten chapters.  
Each chapter thoroughly explains what the tool is, advantages of using the tool, ways to incorporate it into education, detailed pictures guiding you through getting started, and references.

The detailed pictures really support understanding the tool:


Once you are on the Scribd site to view this resource, I encourage you to share it with others so that we can all benefit from these tools.  You can download the document or embed it onto another platform.  If you have the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, please be sure to click the buttons you will see to the left of the document and share this resource.



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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for providing us such a useful information. Keep up the good work and continue providing us more quality information from time to time.
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