10 April 2014, Volume 7, Number 30

social-media-explainedA QUICK SOCIAL MEDIA RAMP UP 
You’ve heard the names, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, and many other types of social media,  but we thought this tasty chart provided a clever way to explain them and help guide you as to which to use for which occasion.









Do you think you know TJ?, the Library's Founder's Day Thomas Jefferson quotation contest.WE HAD A WINNER!
Congratulations to Curry’s Wendy Rodgers.  She won a Cav Advantage card for correctly identifying Monday’s TJ quote in the Library’s “Think You Know TJ?” Founder’s Day quotation contest.  The contest ends Friday, April 11.  The final drawing on Monday, April 14 for the $15 Cav Advantage card will include everyone who submitted a ballot.  So, come to the CLIC and try your hand at choosing the real TJ quote.



 Helpful tipJournal shelf view from the Browzine appBROWZINE INSTALLATION TIP
It came to our attention last week that after installing the BrowZine app on their android tablet devices,  some  people were unable to see the University of Virginia as a library option.  Your CLIC librarians checked with BrowZine tech support and they advised android users to perform a cold start of BrowZine on their tablets if their institution did not show up as a library option. Here are the instructions to cold start BrowZine.

In addition, we wanted to confirm that BrowZine does work on an iPad Mini and to remind you that the Browzine app is not yet available for smart phones.


Green thumb up and red thumb downHOW DOES WEB OF SCIENCE DECIDE…
We have all searched the database, Web of Science (WOS) to locate journal articles and find  journal impact factors for the over 12,00 top tier international and regional journals it indexes. We know it is an authoritative and trustworthy database, but have you ever wondered why journal X is included in the WOS and journal Y is not? You can read the section criteria here. And if you are motivated, you may want to consider submitting a journal for evaluation or asking the editor of the journal you have in mind to do the honors!


Pam Moran, Albemarle County Schools SuperintendentCover of the book, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our SchoolsSUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDS BOOK
Albemarle County Schools Superintendent, Pam Moran, was in the CLIC recently for a discussion session hosted by Dr. Brighton.  During the discussion, Dr. Moran, a Curry PhD graduate, mentioned that one of her favorite books is The Multiplier Effect.  If you are interested in reading this book, it is part of the Library’s collection and is housed in Alderman Library.
Title:  The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools
Editors:    Liz Wiseman, Lois Allen, and Elise Foster
Location:   Alderman Library LB 2905 .W543 2013
Table of Contents 
Overview: “Why are some leaders able to double their team’s effectiveness, while others seem to drain the energy right out of the room? Using insights gained from more than 100 interviews with school leaders, The Multiplier Effect pinpoints the five disciplines that define how Multipliers bring out the best across their schools.” – Publisher


The Health Sciences Library released its list of new ebooks obtained in April including Gray’s Anatomy for Students, 3rd edition , Fundamentals of Evidence Based Medicine, and Sports Injuries of the Foot: Evolving Diagnosis and Treatment. A more comprehensive list of e-books by subject can be found on the Health Sciences Library’s E-Books page. All UVa students and faculty are able to access these ebooks from on-Grounds or off-Grounds!


The CLIC librarians continue to acquire online versions of the handbooks found in the print collection housed in the CLIC.  As we add these online links, we want to highlight them for you. 

Cover of the Sage Handbook of E-learning Research, 1st ed.Title:   Sage Handbook of e-Learning Research, 1st ed., 2007
Editors:   Richard Andrews & Caroline Haythornthwaite
Overview:  “The SAGE Handbook of e-Learning Research provides a state-of-the-art, in-depth account of research in the rapidly expanding field of e-learning. The first of its kind, it provides reviews of over 20 areas in e-learning research by experts in the field, and provides a critical account of the best work to date. The contributors cover the basics of the discipline, as well as new theoretical perspectives.”  – Publisher


Cover of the Sage Handbook of Educational Leadership, 1st editionTitle:   Sage Handbook of Educational Leadership: Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice,  1st ed., 2005
Editor:   Fenwick W. English
Overview:  “The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership … reviews how leadership was redefined by management and organizational theory in its quest to become scientific, then looks forward to promising theories, concepts, and practices that show potential for development and application. This Handbook represents the establishment of a new tradition in educational leadership. It thoroughly covers a broad range of issues pertaining to curriculum leadership, supervision, teacher evaluation, budgeting, planning, school design, and issues facing the principalship and the superintendency in the United States.” – Publisher Description at Amazon.com


 Cover of the book Augmentative and alternative CommunicationA NEW FACULTY PUBLICATION
Book Title:  Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Author:  Filip Lonke
Location:  Alderman Library RC 423 .L66 2014
Table of Contents 
Overview:  Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Models and Applications for Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Caregivers, and Users aims to be the primary text for graduate courses in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The book contains 13 chapters—the ideal length for a 13-week semester course—that provide an in-depth overview of the subject. Each chapter also includes a section with practical applications and potential class activities.” – Publisher


TOPIC:  Friends or Foes? Impacts of Classmates on Preschoolers’ Development
DATE:   Friday April 11, 2014
TIME:  11:00am – 12:30pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, Room 116)
PRESENTER: Dr. Laura Justice, Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University (and former Curry faculty!)


TOPIC:  DCPS NAEP TUDA performance before and after Rhee-form
DATE:   Friday April 11, 2014
TIME:  2:00pm – 3:00pm
LOCATION:  350 Old Ivy Way, Suite 100
PRESENTER:  Veronica Katz
ABSTRACT:  Washington D.C.’s former Mayor Adrian Fenty appointed Michelle Rhee as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) in 2007. Rhee’s short tenure at DCPS was filled with controversy but left an indelible mark on DCPS, primarily through the introduction of IMPACT, a comprehensive teacher evaluation and compensation system. Since its introduction in 2009, the IMPACT evaluation system has led to the dismissal of over 400 teachers deemed ineffective while simultaneously offering significant financial rewards to more than 1000 “Highly Effective” teachers. Early evidence suggests IMPACT had pronounced effects on teacher retention and performance (Dee & Wyckoff, 2013), but little is known regarding the effect of IMPACT on student performance. To this end, I use district-level data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress Trial Urban District Assessment (NAEP TUDA) to compare test-based performance in DCPS before and after “Rhee-form” to that of 20 other large urban districts participating in the NAEP TUDA between 2003 and 2013.


TOPIC:  Changing Distributions: How Online College Classes Alter Student and Professor Performance.
DATE:   Monday April 14, 2014
TIME:  12:30pm – 2:00pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, Rm 116)
PRESENTER:  Dr. Eric Bettinger
ABSTRACT:  In most sectors of education, teachers are an integral part of the classroom, and they have large effects on students’ short-run and even long-run outcomes.  We investigate the extent to which this is true in online college education.  Online college course which are becoming increasingly popular may change the underlying interactions between students and their instructors.  Using data from DeVry University, we examine how online courses affect student achievement.  We also provide a decomposition of the variance of student outcomes into the parts attributable to students and professors respectively.  The results suggest that instructors explain very little of the variance of student outcomes in online college courses.  This is true when we examine students who take courses in both traditional and online settings, when we examine professors who teach in both settings, and when we control for selection into who takes online college courses.  The results seem to suggest that substantial standardization in order to capture economies of scale in online education lead to decreased variance in professor actions a reduced role of professors in explaining variation in student learning.


 Lauren MolloyAmanda KiblerYOUTH-NEX WORKS IN PROGRESS
TOPIC:  Using Network Analysis to Understand Student Learning in Linguistically Diverse Educational Settings
DATE:   Thursday, April 17, 2014
TIME:  12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, Room 116)
PRESENTERS:  Dr. Lauren E. Molloy,  Youth-Nex postdoctoral research associate at University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and  Dr. Amanda Kibler,  Assistant Professor of English Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education
Molloy and Kibler will present on pilot data from their work using network analysis to examine the extent to which youth form cross-language social ties within linguistically diverse educational settings, and how cross-language social network integration may help to promote students’ language and academic development. While studies have documented positive results of interventions integrating adolescent English language learners with fluent-English speakers, more research is needed to understand the mechanisms through which this learning is believed to occur: specifically, engagement with cross-language peers.


blue renew online buttonDUE DATES FOR GRADS’ BOOKS
On Thursday, April 10, the library reset the due date for graduate students to May 8, 2015.   Yes, that is 2015!  Any books checked out or renewed on or after April 10th should reflect the new date.  Graduate students (masters and doctoral), please go online and renew the books you currently have checked out!


HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.


TOPIC:  Altmetrics: The Movement, the Tools, and their Implications
TIME:  12:00pm to 1:00pm
DATE: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
LOCATION: Health Sciences Library Group Study Room 1335
DESCRIPTION:  Measuring scholarly impact has traditionally been tied to the calculation of a scholarly article’s number of citations and the Impact Factor of its journal. Today, however, scholarly contributions take many forms: computer code, data sets, blog postings, tweets, practice guidelines and beyond. As the products of research evolve, so will the way in which credit is measured. This class will provide an overview of “altmetrics”, the movement to assess influence of both traditional and non-traditional scholarly contributions. We will define altmetrics, discuss why it is important in today’s digital scholarly environment, and demonstrate tools available to measure influence.  This image is labeled with a Creative Commons license, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Andrea Horne Denton, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and Kimberley R. Barker, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library


TOPIC:  Preserving and Sharing Data: Best Practices and Requirements for Selecting a Data Sharing Repository
DATE:   Tuesday April 15, 2014
TIME:  1:00pm – 2:30pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall, Room 306, the CLIC
DESCRIPTION:   You’ve finished your project, and need to find a location to store or share your data.  We’ll look at the best practices and requirements for selecting an appropriate data sharing repository.  You’ll learn about the repository registries, how to search them for available options for your data and what you will need to deposit it in them.  We’ll also show you how to create your own repository on the Dataverse Network if none of the existing repositories are appropriateThis image is labeled for reuse and is from Wikipedia. 
PRESENTER:  Bill Corey, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group


Two USGS topographers circa 1925, working with an alidade and plane table. GIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Learning Old-School Mapping Techniques
TIME: 10:00am–11:00am
DATE: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: “How did folks make maps before GPS and satellite imagery? In this workshop we’ll focus on plane table mapping. Using just a flat surface, a sheet of paper, a straight edge, and a pencil we’ll learn techniques to create accurate maps for large geographic areas. With plane table mapping, if you can see it, you can map it.”

“All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.”
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston, GIS Lab experts  
This image was obtained from the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Multimedia Gallery and is in the public domain.


TOPIC:  Introduction to Omeka
TIME: 3:00pm–4:00pm
DATE: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog.” Omeka/about
PRESENTER:  Rhonda Grizzle, UVa Library Scholars’ Lab


 data-science-instituteDATA MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
TOPIC: 1st National Conference on Big Data Ethics, Law, and Policy
DATE:   April 11, 2014
TIME:  11:00am – 4:00pm
LOCATION:  Wilson Hall, room 402 in the morning, The Rotunda in the afternoon
DESCRIPTION:  The challenges and opportunities of big data derive from the massive amounts of data being collected, aggregated, and processed as well as the techniques used for the processing (data analytics).  How will big data change science and the nature of knowledge?  How will it affect healthcare, transportation, business, etc.?  Who, if anyone, owns data?  Is there a threat to privacy when personal data is buried in massive, processed data? What are the value-biases built into particular analytics?  Are there categories that should never be used in analyzing personal data?  Should some data be publicly available to all researchers?  Public discussion, legal analysis and decisions, and policy choices will powerfully shape the development and use of the tools, techniques, knowledge, and applications of new data sciences. This conference will be devoted to discussion of the big ethical, legal, and policy issues around big data.
PRESENTERS: Danah Boyd, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center.  Michael Zimmer, Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research.


National Center for Education Statistics logoONLINE DATASET TRAINING
The Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) program at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is releasing newly developed online training modules for several NCES complex survey datasets.

The DLDT computer-based training module resource is an online, interactive tool that allows users to learn about NCES data across the education spectrum and evaluate it for suitability for particular research purposes. There are two types of NCES DLDT modules that are available: Common modules and survey-specific modules. The common modules help you understand NCES data across the education spectrum and they help you understand how to access public- and restricted-use datasets.  The survey-specific modules  present more detailed information about the specific studies conducted by NCES like TIMSS or NAEP. 



This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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