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We believe academics deserve great tools

24 February 2017

Last month, Anand Sarwate, author of the blog The Ergodic Walk, and Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, posted an article on the tools available for academics. He opened it with an unusual question: “Why oh why can’t we have nice web-based software for academic…

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Benefits and drawbacks of double-blind peer review

29 January 2017

Peer reviewing is used in conferences around the world. There are three types of reviewing commonly carried out in a conference setting; open reviewing, single-blind peer review and double-blind. In this post, we will discuss the elements of double-blind peer review. Definition of double-blind peer review Double-blind peer review means the identity of both the…

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Benefits and drawbacks of single-blind peer review

12 February 2016

In our recent posts, we have discussed both what’s involved in both double-blind peer review and open reviewing. The third, and so far most common, form of reviewing is the single-blind peer review. Definition of single-blind peer review Single-blind peer review means that the identity of the reviewer is anonymous, but the author’s name and affiliation are on…

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The Future of Research Conferences, According to The Experts

24 August 2015

Academics often complain that research conferences haven’t evolved in years. And yet, many things have the potential to shake up how conferences are done. Internet is opening a new world of possibilities in terms of participation, networking, and collaboration; conferences are becoming more and more international; new technologies are changing how information is being shared and circulated. So what…

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Virtually Connecting: Enhancing the virtual conference experience

17 July 2015

Maha Bali (@Bali_Maha), Associate Professor of Practice, Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, MOOCaholic and writeaholic and Rebecca Hogue (@rjhogue), an unaffiliated scholar, innovator, and educator met during the #rhizo14 MOOC last January 2014. Together, they founded Virtually Connecting, a project that connects virtual conference participants to onsite attendees via video conferencing tools….

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