Interesting items from the latest Communications of the ACM (v48i7) with the ACM-provided taglines:
- Viewpoint: Instant messaging and the future of language by Naomi S. Baron.
The writing style commonly used in IMing, texting, and other forms of computer-mediated communication need not spell the end of normative language.
- Metadata lessons from the iLumina digital library by Barbara P. Heath, David J. McArthur, Marilyn K. McClelland, Ronald J. Vetter
They follow from the five-year effort to implement metadata standards for learning objects in the iLumina digital library of undergraduate teaching resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
- Scientific web intelligence: finding relationships in university webs by Mike Thelwall
Methods for analyzing university Web sites demonstrate strong patterns that can reveal interconnections between research fields.
- The internet-based education bandwagon: look before you leap by Rudy Hirschheim
Online students may perform as well as those in traditional classrooms, but what about the quality of their learning experience?