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Diigo

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Diigo is a personal research tool allowing one to keep highlighted portions and sticky note comments on web pages of personal/professional interest. The collaborative element allows users to conect with others sharing similar interests. The site also offers educator accounts that support accounts for an entire class.
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 03, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 22, 2014
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Send email to info@diigo.com
Submitter: Dorothy Fuller
Keywords: research, social networking, annotations

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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Internet access and web browser
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States

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Avatar for Kelvin Thompson
4 years ago

Kelvin Thompson (Faculty)

I've used Diigo with multiple courses over the past three years, and I've found it a wonderful resource for student learning! I've introduced Diigo as an optional tool for students organizing the plethora of web resources shared in one graduate class only to have several students say that Diigo was the tool that they would be continuing to use after the course is over. I've also prescribed use of Diigo for both required and extra credit "annotated web bibliography" assignments. Students are amazed by the power of leaving a course with access to 10+ unique annotated web resources from every student in class! (The ability to establish a group and delineate a "tag dictionary" as a starting point is extremely helpful!) I have not formally used the highlighting or "stickies" features with students, but these clearly have great potential as well.

Technical Remarks:

Browser toolbar integration is one of Diigo's most useful features, but some browsers are better integrated than others. The developers appear to be working to keep up despite disparate code bases, though.

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