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By Stephen Downes
July 8, 2002

Evaluation of Citebase Interesting exercise designed to introduce readers to a Web search service, Citebase, that allows them to find research papers and to display results by selecting different ranking criteria, such as how many times the paper or the author has been cited or browsed. The aim of the exercise is to test how usable and useful readers find this service. Citebase covers selected full-paper archives that comply with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI). The largest of these archives is arXiv, now based at Cornell University. By Steve Hitchcock, December 31, 200-31 8:33 p.m. [Refer][Research][Reflect]

GooFresh This is pretty cool. It is an interface to Google that supports date based searching. This means that you can access results that have been added in, say, the last day or the last week. The results are a wee bit random: I'm not sure they have all the bugs worked out. But I love the idea. By Tara Calishain , Research Buzz, July, 2002 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

How to Send Email One of the many reasons for writing your own software is that you discover how to do simple tasks that would otherwise require complicated, sometimes expensive, and usually restrictive software. Sending email is a case in point. Sending email is one of the simplest things you can do. And yet the basic mechanics of it continue to perplex and confound. By Stephen Downes, The Learning Place, June, 2002 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Affective Interaction and Memes in Online Learning Environments Corrected link from last week. By John Laurie, University of Wollongong, June, 2002 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

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