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Create a mashup Definition: A mashup is "a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool; an example is the use of cartographic data from Google Maps to add location information to real estate data, thereby creating a new and distinct web service that was not originally provided by either source" (Wikipedia). For a terrific example of a mashup, see EveryBlock Chicago.
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SWOT analysis, with its four elements in a 2×2 matrix. SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT Matrix) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business venture. A SWOT analysis can be carried out for a product, place, industry or person. It involves specifying the objective of the business venture or project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT analysis
This categorie includes articles on various research methodology. Educational technology uses a wide range of methodology. Starting points: Research methodology resources (if you search for some good resources on the Internet) Methodology tutorial (a crash course for students with a weak methodology background) Subcategories This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total. Category:Research methodologies
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[Note 10/18/2013: Please view an updated and expanded version of this post at http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/10/how-to-cite-social-media-in-apa-style.html] by Chelsea Lee Previously I talked about how to cite Twitter and Facebook posts or feeds in general, which you can do quite easily by mentioning the URLs in text (with no reference list entries required). Today I address some of the issues pertaining to citing particular posts, which require both reference list entries and in-text citations. As you may have noticed, the Publication Manual does not give specific guidance on how to do this. This is an evolving area, and blog discussions will be considered as we create guidelines related to these new references sources for future APA Style products. How to Cite Twitter and Facebook, Part II: Reference List Entries and In-Text Citations
MISA 1 Definition MISA is an instructional engineering method describing graphically the instructional design processes and their products which define a learning system completely. MISA supports 35 main tasks or processes and around 150 subtasks. The method has been totally represented within the MOT knowledge editor.  MISA = Méthode d'Ingéniérie cognitive de Systèmes de Téléapprentissage 2 MISA Components The MISA method identifies four axis
This article or section is incomplete and its contents need further attention. Some sections may be missing, some information may be wrong, spelling and grammar may have to be improved etc. Use your judgment! Page created by Daniel K. Schneider, 7 October 2008Last modified by WikiSysop, 4 August 2009 Methodology tutorial - design-oriented research designs
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