Browse Faculty and Staff Research and Scholarship - Library and Information Science by Title

  • Gabric, Kathleen; Comstock, Sharon; Moore, Steve; Harnisch, Delwyn; Shope, Ron; Bruce, Bertram C.; Buell, James (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2004-06)
    This paper is based on thick data collected over two years in science classrooms across the state of Illinois, with a focus on one high school biology educator and visiting scientist fellow team. Both were participants in ...

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  • Jones, M. Cameron; Twidale, Michael B. (2005)
    In this position paper, we discuss the role of abstraction in designing for appropriation. We examine the ways in which varying the level of abstraction of tools affects the ability of users to appropriate them. We close ...

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  • Hogan, Maureen P.; Bruce, Bertram C. (International Association of Educators (INASED), 2013-10-06)
    Progressive education, though its meaning be contested, is the basic idea that schools should be agents of democracy. To reform society, we must reform the schools. The converse is also true: Change in schooling is realizable ...

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  • Rayward, W. Boyd (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Underlying this collection of papers is a belief in the value of history in helping us to achieve a reasonably full understanding of current trends of development in what we might call society’s “knowledge apparatus” and ...

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  • Renear, Allen H.; Dubin, David; Wickett, Karen M. (ASIST, Wiley, 2008)
    Formal accounts of digital objects often characterize them as bit strings, graphs, sets, tuples, relations, or other similar constructs from discrete mathematics. Such characterizations imply that these objects cannot ...

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  • Kendall, Lori (2007-08-09)
    The nerd stereotype portrays nerds as white males and thus acts as a "gatekeeper" to the acquisition of computer expertise and employment. This article examines three popular culture representations of nerds: the Geek Squad ...

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  • Comstock, Sharon; Harnisch, Delwyn; Bruce, Bertram C.; Mehra, Bharat (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2002-06)
    As one of the research university teams participating in the National Science Foundation (NSF) GK-12 Fellowship Program*, site educators and scientists are realizing collaborative, technology-rich learning environments ...

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  • Michaels, Sarah; Cazden, Courtney; Bruce, Bertram C. (Science for the People, 1985-11)
    Despite the questionable assumptions being made about why computers should be in schools there may well be considerable benefits to having them there. Computers can in principle be used to make educational resources more ...

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  • Godby, Carol Jean; Hswe, Patricia; Jackson, Larry S.; Klavans, Judith; Ratinov, Lev; Roth, Dan; Cho, Hyoungtae (2009 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, 2009)
    In the past twenty years, the problem space of automatically recognizing, extracting, classifying, and disambiguating named entities (e.g., the names of people, places, and organizations) from digitized text has received ...

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  • Unsworth, John Merritt (2010-06-17)
    Are medievalists early adopters? What accounts for this early adoption? When and why have medievalists moved on? What does early adoption look like today? What can medievalists learn from other fields? What can other fields ...

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  • Dix, Alan; Ormerod, Tom; Twidale, Michael B.; Sas, Corina; Gomes da Silva, Paula A.; McKnight, Lorna (2006)
    What would happen if we wrote an Abstract that was the exact opposite of what the paper described? This is a bad idea, but it makes us think more carefully than usual about properties of Abstracts. This paper describes ...

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  • Bruce, Bertram C.; Rubin, Andee; Starr, Kathleen S. (IEEE, 1981)
    Being able to measure the readability of a text with a simple formula is an attractive prospect, and many groups have been using readability formulas in a variety of situations where estimates of text complexity are thought ...

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  • Unsworth, John (1992)
    In Le Postmoderne expliqué aux enfants, Jean-François Lyotard says that, like myths, the "metanarratives" of modernity -- the work-ethic, faith in technological progress, the Christian doctrine of salvation -- . . ...

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  • Jenkins, Christine A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996)

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  • Bruce, Bertram C.; Cameron, Ann; Eigler, Gunther; Frase, Lawrence; de Glopper, Kees; Miyake, Naomi; Sharples, Mike; Vahapassi, Anneli; Wesdorp, Hildo; Woods, Claire (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1987)
    We are in the midst of not one, but two, revolutions in education. The first exemplified by the present OECD project, concerns the impact of New Information Technologies on teaching and on our understanding of the learning ...

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  • Renear, Allen H.; Phillippe, Christopher; Lawton, Pat; Dubin, David (IDEAlliance and Mulberry Technologies, Inc, 2003-08-04)
    The FRBR [Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records], released by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions in 1998, generalizes and refines current practices and theory in library ...

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  • Ritzo, Christopher J. (2009)
    This informational poster was designed for the Youth Community Informatics project as a general overview/introduction.

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  • Ritzo, Christopher J. (2009)
    The YCI bookmark was produced as a promotional item to give to workshop participants, at conferences, and to organizational partners.

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  • Boullion-Diaz, Lisa; Ritzo, Christopher J.; Ayad, Moustafa (2009-05)
    Youth Community Informatics (YCI) engages under-served youth as leaders in using cutting-edge technologies to address local community issues in semi-formal and informal education contexts. This poster gives an overview of ...

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  • Bruce, Bertram C. (2010-10-28)
    Can young people learn how to use information and communication technologies (ICTs) for community building, thus becoming active sustainers of their own communities? In our Youth Community Informatics project

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