Educational blogs vs General purpose blogs

Most teachers/lecturers first heard of blog from their students or in the media. In public domain, blog is commonly used as personal online journals. Blog users write about their everyday happening, share their life with their friends and peers, exchange information on casual topics. 

Therefore, blogs give an impression of chit chat and gossip to public in general.  I name this kind of blog as general purpose blog.  Educational blogs, as opposed to general purpose blogs, have different purpose and audience. Blogs of different uses are illustrated below.

We may further disctinct general purpose blog and educational blogs by its purpose, audience, theme and structure. Educational blogs are designed for learning and teaching purpose. The target audience are students, teachers and lecturers. Educational blogs are usually tie with the curriculum and more structured as compared with general purpose blog. It aims to increase interaction, participation and promote peer learning. 

The comparison of general purpose blog and educational blog is shown below.

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Original post: Blog2tech

Malaysian universities' publication indexed by SCOPUS in January 2011

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SCOPUS is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. It has smart tools to track,analyze and visualize research and integrates seamlessly into researchers`workflow.

Ranking University on May 2010: HERE

SRMO (Sage Demo) cooperation with Research Management Institute (RMI)

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Speaker: Ms. Rosalia Garcia

Pictures credit to: RMI

Getting to know your faculty librarian


Researchers, do you know that every faculty and some centres in UiTM have their own librarian? We call them Faculty Liason Librarians. Their job among others are to promote library services, provide user education and reference services and assist faculty members and students in finding information in or out of the library.

Having problem finding information? Or don't know which database to use? Feeling lost in the sea of information? Or you feel like recommending new books or journals to the library.. or you simply want to give constructive ideas to us, then please call up or meet with our Liason Librarians nearest to you!

Who they are?

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Frequently Asked Questions for EndNote X3

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Original link: FAQ for EndNoteX3

Schedule for classes in January 2011

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In the month of January, the Research Support Department has received reservations from different faculties beginning of the year 2011 for endnotes classes and also research awareness programs.

For make reservation, please download form HERE