Friday, February 1

Ed/ITLib - Education & Information Technology Library

The EdITLib Digital Library is your source for peer-reviewed and published articles and papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning.

The site can be browsed by categories (Journals, Proceedings, Topics, etc.) and searched with key words. In addition, the site has one interesting value added feature called 'Binders', which are user-created collections of papers, generally grouped together by a theme or topic. In other words, you can create your own binder, or browse through binders created by other Digital Library users. This feature is especially useful if you are doing individual or collaborative research, whereby you can filter and collect your own little customized list of juicy papers. Finally, it keeps track of the pages (papers) you have visited. And since I am kind of forgetful, I find this 'cookie' feature very useful.

Here are some of the juicy Journals (links) found here:

The only thing that can frustrate the learning excitement, is when you find an interesting abstract and want to read the whole paper, and then you get 'Sorry, it appears you do not have full-text access for this paper'. Should you get this annoying message, you might actually be able to find it (free access) somewhere in the deep and messy galaxy of the web with a bit of 'Googling' ("title" or key words). Yes, sometimes we need to go beyond the digital library to get access to papers in it (or linked to it). Do I smell a bit creative solution thinking (minor innovation!) to this problem (e.g. embed a tailored Google link!) :)

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