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The University of Alberta ECE department offers a computer security course CMPE 420, and a capstone design course CMPE 440 for 4th year Computer Engineering students. In 2009, we deployed educational technologies to enhance the learning experience in both courses. In CMPE 420, a class blog is...
This paper reports on the ways in which two national and two public digital libraries from four different countries (Canada, United States, Britain, Australia) have made use of metadata elements and social media features such as social tags and recommendations to support searching, browsing and...
Twitter is one of the most popular social media applications and is used for a number of reasons. Every day, users share a vast amount of information through tweets that provide location-relevant updates, of events happening in real-time, and to inform other users of upcoming events in a given...
Measuring Research: Impact Factors, Citation Metrics, and "Altmetrics": Can Tweets be more important than a good Impact Factor?
SSHRC Awarded Knowledge Synthesis grant 2015: The dominant form of energy of any given era shapes the characteristics and capacities of societies in an essential way; energy is a key aspect of the fabric of our social experience, and not just a neutral input that helps run the engines of our...
Diasporic identities may involve shifting forms of socio-economic class, status, culture, ethnicity and the like depending on one’s relationship with others (Lan, 2003; Pe-Pua, 2003; Seki, 2012). Social networking sites (SNSs) may offer transnationals to do more than just keep in touch with...
Introduction: Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) was established to address a knowledge-to-practice gap in the emergency care of children. An Evidence Repository (guidelines, Cochrane systematic reviews, key studies) and Bottom Line Recommendations (diagnosis and treatment guidance)...
The Speechies Speak Out blog was created to advocate the Speech Language Pathology & Audiology program at the University of Alberta and to attract prospective students. Weekly updates or \"posts\" included highlighting the experiences and perspectives of students, as well as integrating current...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2013: Our project examines the reconfiguration of feminist activism in and for the 21st century through digital technologies. We do so in a case study of German "popfeminist" protest and performance art culture. The objective is to interrogate how the "Do it Yourself" (DIY)...