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Create a login and utilize free online publishing tools on this site!

Beyond the asdlib.org peer reviewed library, this website is equipped with online tools for publishing, collaborating, using the asdlib.org library, and creating and sharing your own content through the world wide web. EVERYTHING on this web site can be shared, commented on, and incorporated into your own content.

Once registered you can take advantage of the following tools:

TOOLS! E-texts, online book publishing, and collaborative editing of texts:

Commentpress Commentpress is an open source theme and plugin for the this website   that allows readers to comment paragraph by paragraph in the margins of a text. Annotate, gloss, workshop, debate: with Commentpress you can do all of these things on a finer-grained level, turning a document into a conversation. It can be applied to a fixed document (paper/essay/book etc.) or to a running blog (website).

Get started! If you are in need of a web tool that facilitates this functionality you can get set up right here. (this will be a link to a page with examples and a how to document for setting up).

Anthologize РCreate electronic publications that might not fit within traditional publishing models. Scholars without previous experience with blogging tools can use Anthologize to sketch ideas, collaborate with co-authors, edit and develop research notes into arguments, publish conference proceedings, and engage in public scholarly communication without the typical barriers. Grab asdlib.org library resources  from this site, import feeds from external sites, or create new content directly within Anthologize.

  • Edit an anthology of thematically related posts.
  • Take field notes and organize them into a research notebook.
  • Brainstorm ideas and edit them into longer pieces.
  • Publish informal conference proceedings.

Get started! If you are in need of a web tool  for publishing into a .pdf and not necessarily a website or blog, you can get set up right here. (this will be a link to a page with examples and a how to document for setting up).

TOOLS! Online collaboration with colleagues:

The Educational Collaboration Space РThe Educational Collaboration Space (ECS) provides a powerful and flexible open source tool for building focused communities of teachers. Choosing this plugin allows  discussion among lecturers giving diverse courses with similar structure and challenges, specifically in the area of teaching communication skills, and to archive course material and successful practices emerging from those discussions. It has been in use in Mathematics since 2009.

The ECS distills this work and offers a general purpose platform for pedagogical collaboration. Take a look at the demo site. The plugins, theme, and template along with user-friendly instructions for creating a collaborative website anywhere.

The ECS is designed to encourage and support collaboration. Here are some suggestions for engaging participation in this activity.

Get started! If you are in need of a web tool that facilitates this functionality you can get set up right here. (this will be a link to a page with examples and a how to document for setting up).

TOOLS! Groups, social networking, and other collections:

You may wish to use this website as a forum for connecting with peers. Unlike Facebook where users create connections around themselves as individuals, this website allows for those connections to be created around content based in the analytical sciences. You can create groups to work in a private area on texts and other projects. You can create collections of other relevant content to share.

Get started! If you are in need of a web tool that facilitates this functionality you can get set up right here. (this will be a link to a page with examples and a how to document for setting up).

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