SALAM MAAL HUJRAH DAN SELAMAT TAHUN BARU

Moga tahun baru ni kita semua diberi peluang mengecap kesihatan yang baik dan dimurahkan rezeki serta dipanjangkan usia dalam iman dan keberkatan...

Anugerah EMAS (GOLD) di Ekspo Reka Cipta, Inovasi dan Reka Bentuk (Invention, Innovation And Design Exposition) - IIDEX

Alhamdulilah kedua-dua projek inovasi yang saya sertai mendapat anugerah dalam IIDEX2016 daripada sejumlah 745 penyertaan keseluruhannya.

Awards at British Invention Show 2009

The British Invention Show, is the largest innovation and technology expo in Britain. UiTM submitted 8 entries of which all won medals.

Fasilitator Terbaik

Fasilitator Terbaik kali kedua berturut-turut. Sebenarnya kejayaaan ini adalah kejayaan anda semua.

Konvensyen ICC Kebangsaan

Naib Johan Sektor Awam, 10 Kumpulan Terbaik Sektor Awam, Anugerah Emas 3 Bintang Konvensyen ICC Kebangsaan

Pingat Emas Dalam Malaysia Technology Expo ( MTE)

Menerima anugerah Pingat Emas dalam Malaysia Technology Expo ( MTE) 2009 yang telah diadakan pada 19 hingga 21 Februari 2009 di PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. Pelbagai hasil penyelidikan telah dipamerkan oleh 460 peserta/ kumpulan daripada pelbagai IPTA, badan swasta, MRSM dan lain-lain organisasi.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Konvensyen KIK 2015 Universiti Awam (IPTA) Kali ke-11


Konvensyen Kumpulan Inovatif Kreatif  (KIK) menyediakan pentas untuk ahli-ahli KIK mengemukakan idea dan melaksanakan reka cipta di jabatan masing-masing. Penemuan ini akan dipertandingkan pula di peringkat pusat. Tujuan pertandingan itu bagi membolehkan setiap penemuan dapat dikongsi dengan agensi kerajaan yang lain. Langkah ini dapat meningkatkan sistem penyampaian perkhidmatan kepada pelanggan.  

Tahun 2015 ini giliran Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia sebagai tuan rumah Konvensyen Kumpulan Inovatif Kreatif  (KIK) IPTA atau sekarang dikenali KIK UA (Universiti Awam).

KONVENSYEN KIK UA KE-11 
TARIKH: 14-16 APRIL 2015 
TEMPAT: Dewan Besar, USIM


UiTM diwakili oleh kumpulan P-TECH dan PROSERVE bagi kategori Pengurusan
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http://www.usimtv.my/video/kik-ua11-kategori-pengurusan-15april2015/

manakala bagi katergori Teknikal kumpulan AKAR dan TECHNOVATORS mewakili UiTM
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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Academic social media : Which is better Academia.edu, Linkedln, Mendeley.com, Papers or ResearchGate?



What exactly are academic social media? Academic social media are social media networks aimed primarily at academics and researchers. In addition to the usual functions of social media – connecting and communicating with peers and sharing and discovering information – they also offer the ability to document and share your publications. As such they function as informal repositories for their members.

  • Academia.edu – Academia is the internationally recognized establishment of professional scholars and students, usually centered around colleges and universities, who are engaged in higher education and research.

  • LinkedIn – looks similar to other social networking sites, but is more carrier-oriented, you can put any publications there, and link them to either your homepage or arXiv or whatever, or don't link them at all, that's up to you.
  • Google Scholar CitationsGoogle Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.
  • Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers,[1] discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, OS X and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers
  • ResearchGate – I have no true experience with RG since it's not so popular amongst my colleagues. But it seems to me that you can both put the whole article there, or just put the reference there with the option that people can ask you to send them the paper. This is very nice since you need not to break any journal's policies to make it work.
It depends what you are looking for. 

If you are looking for a place to get distribution and recognition for your research, Academia.edu is the place for you. If you are looking for a place to organize papers that you have stored on your hard drive, Mendeley is the place for you.

ResearchGate and Academia.edu
The two best known academic social media are ResearchGate and Academia.edu. These two are also The Connected Leiden Researcher's focus for August. While both networks offer roughly the same features, the difference between them is one of emphasis. ResearchGate is more closely focused on collaboration and interaction, while Academia.edu often functions more as an academic version of LinkedIn, with an online CV a.k.a. a bibliography in the case of academics and as a place to share your publications. You can find a closer examination of both of these networks in the In Depth section.

In many ways Academia.edu and ResearchGate also function as a digital CV, listing research experience and different forms of publications, whether it pertains to academic papers or other forms of publications, such as conference papers or blogs. But if that's true, why would an academic bother setting up a LinkedIn profile?

Other networks
Of course there are more networks than just ResearchGate and Academia.edu. Most of these however are more narrowly focused, for example MyScienceWork seems to be more oriented towards the Sciences, Labroots for the Life Sciences, orBiomedExperts for the biomedical sciences. Connected Researchers offers an overview of different social networks for academics. 

What is their benefit?

Academic social media allow you to connect to other researchers in your field, share your publications and datasets, get feedback on your non-peer-reviewed work, and to stay current with news and events in your field of interest. It gives you another place to establish your name and research and perhaps even collaborate with others.

Academic social media and impact?

Academic social media tie into altmetrics mostly indirectly, through making your work more widely discoverable and, if you've uploaded a copy, more easily available. They also provide an additional source for impact data by tracking the number of views and downloads your uploaded papers get. ResearchGate has developed its own additional metric called the RG Score, which isn't just based on your contributions (papers, Q&A's, data sets, negative results), but also on your interaction with others on the site; this means that who looks at your research is as important as how many people look at your research. The RG Score and the other data aren't automatically incorporated in the altmetric aggregators such as altmetric.com and Plum Analytics.

Difference in audience

The answer would largely lie in the fact that academic social media networks have a different audience than LinkedIn. ResearchGate or Academia.edu are interesting to build a (collaborative) network of academic peers, while LinkedIn allows networking on a broader scale, also reaching out to the private sector and civil services. And of course it doesn't have to be either/or. In fact, these can most definitely be used as complementary profiles.

Profile, network, promote
If it were truly a contest between ResearchGate and Academia.edu versus LinkedIn, then it would end in a draw. All of them have their own focus and audience and if you want to reach a broad spectrum of people and have all your pertinent information easily available to peers, funders, and the public then having multiple profiles to network on would seem the surest course. And remember to let people know you are there, so they can find you!

Compare interest over timeFinally, looking at mentions of the word  across the web

https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=academia.edu%2C%20Linkedln%2C%20ResearchGate&cmpt=q&tz=


source http://connectedleidenresearcher.nl/articles/academic-social-media-versus-linkedin

http://techcrunch.com/2009/05/14/professional-network-researchgate-is-the-linkedin-for-scientists/

http://connectedleidenresearcher.nl/articles/academic-social-media



Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Review of ResearchGate : Pros and cons and recommendations


About ResearchGate - Founded in 2008 by physicians Dr. Ijad Madisch and Dr. Sören Hofmayer, and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher  


ResearchGate is a networking site for researchers, particularly those engaged in broadly scientific research.

Let try whether it is worth using.  I did a little research and tested it myself https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmad_Faizar_Jaafar

Pros
ResearchGate is free to join and currently has about 3 million users mainly in the sciences.  It offers the following benefits to researchers:
  • Sharing publications
  • Connecting with colleagues
  • Seeking new collaborations
  • Obtaining statistics and metrics on use of uploaded publications
  • Asking questions of researchers around the world that have the same set of interests
  • Job seeking or recruitment

ResearchGate incorporates many elements of familiar social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn:
  • Creating profiles https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmad_Faizar_Jaafar
  • Liking and following researchers and their publications
  • Endorsing the skills of others
  • Ability to bookmark favourites
  • Ability to comment or send feedback
  • Ability to share news items and updates easily and quickly

ResearchGate links researchers around selected topics and specialisations – these can be chosen or edited at any time by members.  Members can track and follow the research publications of others in their field.

Members can upload copies of papers (either pre- or post-review) and the associated raw data.  All will be searchable.  Non-peer-reviewed material can be added only through manual file upload.

Researchers are encouraged not only to upload successful results but also those results from failed projects or experiments – the latter are stored in a separate but searchable area.

ResearchGate finds publications for members from a number of major databases, for example, PubMed, arXiv, IEEE, RePEC and CiteSeer enabling automatic creation of a publications list.  Lists can also be created or added to manually or importing from a reference management database such as EndNote.  


ResearchGate offers the ability to search and filter on a variety of topics: author, institution, journal, publication, and so on.
Members can request a copy of a paper from the author if it is not freely available.

Full text publications uploaded to ResearchGate are indexed by Google.
ResearchGate contains useful information about journals, such as impact factors, metrics and some details of open access policy – in this respect it is useful for bringing information together into one place.

Cons
ResearchGate claims to have 3 million users but it is not clear how many of these are active accounts that are maintained and updated regularly.

A high percentage of ResearchGate members are postgraduate and other students (may be a drawback for established researchers).

Some members have complained about unwanted email spamming.  To avoid receiving several emails a day, unwanted updates or followers, be sure to manage your Notifications and Privacy settings both of which can be accessed through Account Settings.

Many of the publications that are available through ResearchGate are actually uploaded illegally in terms of publisher open access policy.

Putting a copy of your paper on ResearchGate will not mean that you are compliant with funder policy.  On the contrary, you may be in breach of publisher policy. 


Recommendations
The more effort you put into maintaining and regularly updating your profile, the more you will get out of ResearchGate.


The extent to which ResearchGate will be useful to individual researchers depends on the researcher’s aims.  If the aim is to promote work then ResearchGate alone will probably not suffice.  Consider using ResearchGate in conjunction with other sites such as Academia.edu, Mendeley, Google Scholar or figshare.  Activity and membership varies from one site to another and from one discipline to another, so researchers will need to investigate for themselves in order to evaluate potential value.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmad_Faizar_Jaafar

source  http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/openresearchexeter/2013/11/06/74/

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