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Online Profiles and Unique Author Identifiers

Description: Presentation for the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Scholarly Communications and Digital Curation (SCDC) Affinity Group 2013 Winter Meeting. This presentation discusses online profiles and unique author identifiers, their importance, features, and strategies for successfully using them.
Date: December 13, 2013
Creator: Waugh, Laura & Najmi, Anjum
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Exploring the Impact on Self-regulated Learning: a Comparative Analysis of Learner Experiences Using Problem-based Learning, Game Play, and Computer-based Instruction

Description: The ability to transfer what you know to new and different contexts is a sign of successful learning. While students often graduate from college with the required number of courses many lack the skills necessary to apply appropriate strategies to solve problems in different contexts, to reason, and think critically. More than a decade ago the Boyer Report (1995) pointed to this fact as a sign that Universities were falling short in adequately supporting their undergraduate populations. As a result, it is not uncommon to see educational institutions introducing new courses and programs geared towards helping students learn better. This study explores learner experiences and the impact on self-regulated learning within a distributed learning setting when motivated by problem-based learning, game play, and computer-based instruction. In this study the instructional design of the course introduced undergraduate students to authentic learning experiences in which students engaged in collaborative problem solving and learning activities framed within the narrative of an alternate reality game. Fifteen self-regulated learning constructs were examined. The comparison group engaged with problem solving tasks and computer-based instruction. Additionally, the study used the theory Learning and Teaching as Communicative Action and its four communicative actions as a lens to understand the full range of student interactions and how they constructed knowledge. The research design employed computer-mediated discourse analysis to examine qualitative data. Data was triangulated through constant-comparative coding of student communication in the form of web logs, emails, student assignments, and semi-structured interviews. Review and consensus building was embedded in the process of identifying emerging codes and categories, and used to support emergent inferences before the final themes were identified and mutually agreed upon. Finally, to evaluate the outcome of the instructional design, pre and posttest measures were used among groups using a two-sample t-test. Statistical significance was used to ...
Date: August 2013
Creator: Najmi, Anjum A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Cleaning up Messy Data with Open Refine

Description: This Tech Talk presentation discusses the open source software OpenRefine and strategies for cleaning up messy data.
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: Najmi, Anjum & Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Open Access

Description: Presentation for a workshop at the 2013 Open Access Symposium. This presentation discusses the impact of open access for students, the impact of open access on universities, and the impact of open access on publishing practices.
Date: May 31, 2013
Creator: Najmi, Anjum; Helge, Kris & Waugh, Laura
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

How Digital Libraries can Create a Culture of Open Access on Campus

Description: Presentation for a panel discussion at the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This panel presentation discusses how digital libraries can create a culture of open access on campus. Five panelists discuss their perspectives, strategies, challenges, and progress.
Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Najmi, Anjum; Waugh, Laura; Helge, Kris; Stark, Shannon & Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

DataRes Project Institution Policy Scan Data

Description: Dataset from the DataRes Project indicating the name of the institutions in the study, funding awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) during the 2010-2011 fiscal year, whether institutions have a Data Management Policy, and the URL is a policy exists.
Date: 2011-10/2013-09
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.; Stark, Shannon; Najmi, Anjum; Freese, Ephraim & Ugartechea, Monica
Item Type: Dataset
Partner: UNT Libraries