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Virgil Varvel presents on Social Engineering Effects in an e-Learning Environment at the 2011 Illinois Faculty Summer Institute
May 17, 2011
Title: Social Engineering Effects in an e-Learning Environment When: Tuesday, May 17, 1:30-2:45Where: Engineering Hall 106 B8Presenter: Virgil E. Varvel Jr.Description: Through a case study of courses taught at the same time by thesame instructor using the same content but different methods, one can beginto comparatively analyze factors of quality in e-learning.  This researchpresentation compares satisfaction and demonstration of knowledge betweensocially organized and independent learnin...




Palmer participates in NSF funded Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Science
May 17, 2011
  Carole Palmer, Director of CIRSS, will participate in the Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Science, an NSF-funded workshop sponsored by and hosted at NESCent, May 18-20, 2011. This workshop brings together participants with a diverse set of perspectives, background, and experiences on enabling multi-disciplinary research collaborations that often rely heavily on informatics to succeed. These include informatics practitioners, social scientists, technology experts, and...




La Barre and Tilley work to enhance full-text search
February 28, 2011
  Through their OCLC/ALISE grant-funded project, Folktales and Facets, Kathryn La Barre and Carol Tilley are working to create a task-focused model for search and discovery systems that gives special consideration to the shared and unique information-seeking tasks of three distinct user groups—scholars, practitioners and laypeople—in order to provide enhanced access to the rich, cultural heritage of folklore resources. They were recently interviewed by the Phil Ciciora, campu...




Cathy Blake leads Corporate Roundtable discussion
February 16, 2011
  Cathy Blake will present on the topic of "Text Mining in a Complex World" at the Corporate Roundtable. Date: March 4th Time: 11:00 - 1:30 Location: University of Illinois Research Park, Enterprise Works Building, 60 Hazelwood Dr. (corner of Oak Street and Hazelwood), Suite 130. There is ample free parking. Description: Information has never been easier to collect as it is today. However, Dr. Blake cautions, much of the information at our fingertips is expressed as free-te...




Simone Sacchi wins Best Poster award at iConference 2011
February 11, 2011
  GSLIS student and CIRSS RA Simone Sacchi received the “Best Poster” award at the 2011 iSchools Conference for his poster entitled “Annotation evolution: how Web 2.0 technologies are enabling a change in annotation practices.” Sachhi is a Ph.D. student and a research assistant at the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) under the NSF-funded Data Conservancy project. His poster examines how Web 2.0 tools and technologies are changi...




CIRSS researchers present at iConference 2011
February 9, 2011
  CIRSS researchers present at iConference 2011: Data Practices across Disciplines: Informing Collections & Curation Data Curation Education in Research Centers: Carole L. Palmer (UIUC), Suzie Allard (Tennessee), Mary Marlino (NCAR Library) Annotation evolution: how Web 2.0 technologies are enabling a change in annotation practices: Simone Sacchi (UIUC) Expressiveness Requirements for Reasoning about Collection/Item Metadata Relationship: Karen Wickett (UIUC) Data Repositorie...




CIRSS hosts workshop on interdisciplinary research and education
January 19, 2011
  Workshop on Institutional organizations that fosterinterdisciplinary education and research.Date: Monday February 28th      Place: TBA Workshop Description:Challenges in the 21st century such as healthcare, the environment andinformatics are global, dynamic, and inherently interdisciplinary. Inresponse to these challenges, federal funding agencies and educationalinstitutions have advocated Centers and Institutes that complement thetraditional hierarchical discipline str...




Innovation Summit on topic of interdisciplinary research to be held April 13-14
January 19, 2011
  Innovation Summit : Building Bridges to Interdisciplinary Learning at IllinoisIntegrating Education and Research. Beckman Institute Auditorium, April 13-14 Workshop on Institutional organizations that foster interdisciplinary education and research. "The proposed summit aims to galvanize a campus dialogue on Interdisciplinary research and education for students, staff, and faculty that will support and sustain Illinois as a leading institution of higher education. We will ask ...




Information in Society series hosts talk on EPA and environmental data from Dr. Ila Cote
January 18, 2011
  Assessment, Prevention and Mitigation of Complex Environmental Problems: AnEPA PerspectivebyDr. Ila Cote, PhD, DABTSr. Science AdvisorNational Center for Environmental AssessmentU.S Environmental Protection AgencyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to protect publichealth and the environment. To do this EPA must both evaluate complexenvironmental problems and develop integrated solutions for those problems.This talk will review examples of multifaceted environment...




Renear and Cragin Co-Chair IDCC Dec. 6-8
December 1, 2010
6th International Digital Curation Conference | Digital Curation Centre “Participation and Practice: Growing the Curation Community through the Data Decade” Digital curation manages, maintains, preserves, and adds value to digital data throughout the lifecycle, reducing threats to long-term access, mitigating the risk of digital obsolescence, and enhancing usefulness for research and scholarship. This year’s International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) will be presented ...





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