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  • Crossposted from BardWired

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    I have been meaning to write about Zotero for some time but as more of my friends are resuming their studies i thought it would be timely to share this post.

    When i returned to study last year i tried Zotero for the first time, wow so much better than EndNote that i had used many years ago. EndNote may be good but here are the reasons i LOVE Zotero.

    1. So easy to use and organise your work
    2. Stand alone & mobile versions sync really well, enabling easy access to readings from your tablet or ipad
    3. Browser add on enables you to pull bibliographic info straight in at a click of a bookmarklet
    4. If you know the isbn or doi number and put that in it automagically populates all info
    5. And the best reason i love Zotero is you can create groups in Zotero online and SHARE
      What a great way to crowd source around a topic, create groups with your class mates, ask your lecturer to share the readings straight into Zotero (now that would be handy)
    6. Completely free to use

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    Here is a group i set up called VLN Scholars specifically for NZ teachers - you are welcome to join and contribute.

    Here are Zotero getting started guides - happy studying!

  • So you have completed your Masters, written your research... have you published yet?

    If your work is relevant to online, flexible and/or distance learning then here is a great opportunity to have your work disseminated by a quality NZ peer reviewed journal.

    The date below is a little bit flexibe, but contact Niki asap to send in your paper for consideration.

    Call for papers – JOFDL

    Hello & Kia ora koutou
     
    The Editors of the Journal of Open Flexible and Distance Learning are looking forward to reviewing papers for our second issue of 2014 - the deadline authors have been given is 1st September.
    Those who attended the DEANZ2014 conference and other members of the national association of open flexible and distance learning, DEANZ, are particularly welcome.  
    We are already reviewing some papers and keen to receive more.
     
    JOFDL issue 1, earlier this month, provides an exciting set of papers and introduces the new team of editors.
     
    If you are finding the 1/9/14 deadline difficult to meet or need some support, then please let us know so that we can help you.
     
    Best wishes, nga mihi
     
    Niki Davis
    JOFDL Editor-in-Chief
     
    Niki Davis PhD

    Canterbury University Professor of e-Learning
    Director of UC e-Learning Lab
    College of Education
    University of Canterbury
    Te Whare Wananga O Waitaha
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140

    DDI: (64 3) 345 8246
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    Email: Niki.Davis@canterbury.ac.nz