HUBzero is a web publication platform and content management system designed to facilitate collaboration on research and learning. In addition to standard blog and discussion features, HUBzero's most distinctive traits are a built-in environment that can run interactive software that scholars have developed within the browser, a tool development area, and the ability to share data and documents privately between members of the hub.
IssueLab is an online research archive in the nonprofit sector. In addition to archiving social policy research by nonprofits at no cost, IssueLab distributes this research online with a broad audience via e-newsletters, RSS feeds, and social media. Additionally, IssueLab advocates for the broad use of open licenses and the overall adoption of open access standards, to allow people to find and reuse nonprofit materials.
myPeers is a scholars social network that allows you follow your peers' research, get notified when their papers are published, and have access to their published work.
Netvibes offers a free personal web dashboard for following feeds, friends and using the provided apps. A premium account includes functionality for analytics, tagging, curation, alerts, sentiment analysis, and search.
NewRadial is an interactive visualization environment that uses an adapter system to display and combine content from remotely-served or locally situated databases. Although initially designed for use with image-based databases, NewRadial’s capabilities have been extended to handle the manipulation and annotation, in a visual field, of text-based databases.
Ning is a social website that brings together people in various realms, including education, social service work, tools, and music.
A statistical package that may be used to compare quantified assemblages of broken and incomplete objects, such as ceramics, glass and bones. Pie-Slice uses Estimated Vessel Equivalent (EVE) as a base form of measurement, in which each measurable fraction is scored as a fraction of a complete vessel. It also trials the use of a new statistical transformation - the pseudo-count transformation - which converts EVEs into Pottery Information Equivalents (PIEs). The latter enables assemblages to be compared using techniques such as log-linear and correspondence analyses.
Share a project action board in real time, see milestones and upcoming goals. Easy-to-use features allows for edits in the project timeline, and the tracker predicts timeline for next goal achievement based on previously entered data. You can create individual project lines, or stories, that come together to create an epic, or larger project. There are charts showing your historical trends and anything else you'd like to monitor.
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them.
Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the statistics.
The ScholarPress Researcher WordPress plugin displays a user's Zotero library within WordPress.
Slack is a team-based communication and archiving platform. It allows for both synchronous and asynchronous communications, channels for managing specific streams, full user management and integration with a wide variety of social media and storage providers. It is free for limited (rather generous) use and provides one the best means to allow for individual communication patterns within a managed project to be facilitated. Allowing for the quick and informal communications, hashtagged for quick scanning and searching as well as targeted messaging makes it a very compelling project tool.
SlideShare is a community for sharing presentations. You can use this free online service to share slides from a talk, share lesson plans, or disseminate information.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid, global dissemination of social science research. The SSRN electronic library consists of an abstract database containing abstracts on over 574,300 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers, as well as an electronic paper collection with over 475,8000 downloadable, full-text PDF documents.
A software application for the playback of audio recordings. SoundScriber offers specific functionality for researchers that wish to transcribe a recording. It was originally developed for use in the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) project and released for use by academics performing similar work.
- Audio playback via installed audio codecs (e.g. Wav, MP3)
- Variable speed playback
Storify is a way to tell stories using social media, including photos and videos. You can search multiple social networks from one place, drag individual elements into your timeline, and create a story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers. There are built in features to notify your followers of a story update.
TagCrowd is a web-based word cloud generator that can accept a URL, text, or an uploaded plain text file. Options are provided to show word frequency, exclude particular words, and more.
VoiceThread is a collaborative slide show that allows people to navigate slides and comment in five different ways (using voice, text, audio, or video). VoiceThreads can be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites, and exported to play as archival movies.
WordPress is an easy-to-use web publishing platform originally designed around blogging that has now evolved with functionality as a robust content or learning management system, with many themes and plugins for extra functionality.