A RefWorks button has been added to the GODOT window that allows you to instantly import a citation into your RefWorks account. The GODOT window comes up when you click on the Where can I get this? Ask GODOT button, when you are looking for the full-text version of an article.
What exactly is RefWorks? RefWorks allows you to create your own personal database of citations. With the click of a button you can convert your citations into full bibliographies in a variety of styles, such as MLA, APA, and Chicago. Using GODOT to automate the exporting of citations to RefWorks helps you make your bibliographies fast and easy!
Links of interest:
In an article in IT Trends Rich Seeley gives a good introduction to the potential use of Wikis in higher education. A University of Winnipeg Wiki has been set up http://wiki.uwinnipeg.ca. If you're interested in setting up a Wiki page, just let us know!
From Technology-Enabled Teaching/eLearning Dialogue
Viewpoint: The Economic Case for Creative Commons Textbooks
by Fred M. Beshears, Senior Strategist
University of California at Berkeley
Talk to virtually any student about the cost of textbooks and you will likely hear loud complaints about the expense associated with course texts. According to a recent General Accounting Office report:
"... the average estimated cost of books and supplies per first-time, full-time student for academic year 2003-2004 was $898 at 4-year public institutions, or about 26 percent of the cost of tuition and fees. At 2-year public institutions, where low-income students are more likely to pursue a degree program and tuition and fees are lower, the average estimated cost of books and supplies per first-time, full-time student was $886 in academic year 2003-2004, representing almost three-quarters of the cost of tuition and fees."