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Tay (Tay 2017) outlines other of IR avoidance reasons: temporary affiliations with institutions (e.g. turnover factor), preferences for subject repositories, and the low quality of user experience in IR depositing. Poor quality of software platforms, management and servicing of IRs are reasons for which 10 years ago “faculty stayed away from institutional repositories in droves” (Salo 2008 p. 99). This technical aspect has been picked out again as a demotivator seven years later, when Betz and Hall (2015) point out that more than 2,600 IRs worldwide are still viewed as unattractive to faculty, and urge for qualitative studies exploring emotional aspects of faculty UX (user experience) with regard to IRs. These aspects are probably less applicable for the present investigation, since the depositing exercise is done by what is called “mediated archiving” (Lagzian, Abrizah and Wee 2015 p. 153), whereby designated librarians deposit on behalf of the researchers. However at RGU, the UX design factor warrants attention in two occurrences: the OpenAir interface and the communication via the Research Blog and through the LibGuides on OA.
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Lots of lessons: cause & effect, comparisons, linking signals, relative clauses, presenting information, expressing emotions and grammar games, of course. We had more lessons on: intensifying adverbs and phrasal verbs, expressing various concepts such as addition, exception, restriction and ambiguity. Lately we started some exercises: likes/dislikes, frequency adverbs (twice), verb tenses, etc.
Learn how to build a website, by using the SBI! system - start from the basics, developing a site concept and a niche, supply and demand, learn about profitability and monetization, payment processing, register domain, website structure and content as a pyramid. Also learn about the tools I'm using to build this website. We also covered how to build traffic, working with search engines, building a good system of inbound links, using social marketing and blogs with the SBI system, how to use Socialize It and Form Build It, how to publish an e-zine and how to build a social network in your niche.
We looked at a few games by now: Countable & uncountable nouns, Free Rice, Name That Thing, Spell It, Spelloween, the Phrasal Verbs Game, Preposition Desert, The Sentence Game, Word Confusion, Word Wangling, Buzzing Bees, and The Verb Viper Game.
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