Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Location: Independence, Ohio, United States

Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Debunking False Science

Steve Kolowich interviews professors Carl Bergstron and Jevin West about a course in indentifying false information .

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Selling Your Book

Lori Flores offers advice for those seeking to be published .

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False News

Safiya Noble suggests that because search engines (such as Google) focus on the most popular results, accurate results are not always at the top of the list of displayed results.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

A Call For Ruth

William Germano reveals how the ancient noun ruth (compassion, as in the word "ruthless") must be applied to our culture.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Interviewing

Nicole Matos notes that authenticity is vital for an interview candidate.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Android Malware

Michael Simon reports on Google's efforts to limit the spread of malware among Android phones.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Encyption in a Heartbeat

Magdalena Petrova reports that Binghamton State University researchers propose using heart beat patterns as a secondary encryption method for patients.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Reading Literature Makes Us More Empathetic

Kathryn Warren tells the story of an excellent student who ceased reading the textbook because he did not want his mind polluted.

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Academic Publication

David Perlmutter suggests how academics can draw upon their dissertation for publishable material.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Sutherland's Wealth Advice

Curt Sutherland shares practices which made him wealthy .

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Institutional Review of Human Research

Paul Basken writes about the rule changes issued by the U.S. Office for Human Research Protection . These had been held up due to debate about donor rights regarding their tissue donations, and so forth.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Employment Advertisement Effectiveness

Marty Nemko and Richard Bolles suggest that newspaper advertisements are valuable for the job seeker, as they are informative "leads" about company needs.

Bolles maintains the website The Job Hunter's Bible, and is the author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, a staple of job seekers for thirty years.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Snooping Technicians

Andy Patrizio warns that some computer technicians are paid FBI informants.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

University Programs Which Do Not Lead to Gainful Employment

Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez provides a list of educational programs which the US Government deemed a poor investment .

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Electric Vehicle Charging Costs

Lucas Mearian explains how much it costs to fuel a Tesla electric vehicle . I suspect that as electric vehicles become more common, states will also charge them road use fees because such cars do not pay gasoline taxes.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Timing Retirement

Robert Zarersky muses on when is the best time for a professor to retire .

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Preparing to Teach

James Lang suggests activities that those planning a teaching career should undertake.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Google Keep

Mike Elgan argues that Google Keep is an excellent free tool for recording and retrieving information - whether voice, video or text.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Executive Motivation

Paul Glen comments that sometimes the workers do not understand the motivation of the executives/leaders who possess more information.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Words Achieving Prominence in 2016

Anne Curzan examines words achieving prominence in the year 2016.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Google Assistant

John Ribeiro provides evidence that Google technology shall soon be found in commercially sold cars.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Serving as Administrator

David Perlmutter offers advice for those considering a move from teaching to academic administration .

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Cortana Tips

Preson Gralla demonstrates how to use Cortana in a video .

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

National Information Policy

John Holdren and Megan Smith have written a science and technology policy for the office of the U.S. President.

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Compute Card

Agam Shah reports on Intel's new Compute Card .

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Information Literacy and College Success.

ProQuest commissioned a survey of librarians on the topic of information literacy. The results were published online, and show that work still needs to be done.

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Spellcheck Errors

I have observed that writers' reliance on spellcheck sometimes results in strange errors that occur repeatedly. For example, I am seeing the repeated use of "totes itself " when a company "touts itself" or its product.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Bookout App

Bookout is an iOS app which allows the user to track their personal library and their reading progress.

For information about new iOS apps and resources, consult Joal Mathis's slideshows hosted by Mac World.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Fake News Research

Filippo Menczer, a researcher investigating "fake news," has been interviewed by Fernando Zamudio-Suarez about his research. Menczer has developed an online tool called "Hoaxy to visualize the spread of information : however, my attempts to search the service were unsuccessful this morning.

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