[Offtopic] Two new google edu/research services
stephen at melbpc.org.au
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sat Sep 1 13:51:19 EST 2007
**University Research Program for Google Search**
Overview: The University Research Program for Google Search is designed to
give university faculty and their research teams high-volume programmatic
access to Google Search, whose huge repository of data constitutes a
valuable resource for understanding the structure and contents of the web.
Our aim is to help bootstrap web research by offering basic information
about specific search queries. Since the program builds on top of Google's
search technology, you'll no longer have to operate your own crawl and
indexing systems. We hope this will help enable some useful research, and
request only that you publish any work you produce through this program
for the academic community's general benefit.
This research program is being made available to members of the academic
community. Each applicant must review and adhere to the full terms, which
include the following restrictions:
The research program is open to faculty members and their research teams
at colleges and universities, by registration only.
The program may be used exclusively for academic research, and research
results must be made available to the public.
The program must not be used to display or retrieve interactive search
results for end users.
The program may be used only by registered researchers and their teams,
and access may not be shared with others.
Before registering for the Google Search research program, you must read
yourself with the terms of the program before submitting your application.
If you are a faculty member of a university and wish to participate in the
Google Search research program, please begin the registration process.
Once you've become a registered participant of the University Research
Program for Google Search, we encourage you to check out the documentation
and example code.
If you still need help, or more information, please check out our Google
Group, Google Research Search Program, which serves as a discussion forum
for this program.
**Google Code for Educators** <http://code.google.com/edu/>
This website provides teaching materials created especially for CS
educators looking to enhance their courses with some of the most current
computing technologies and paradigms. We know that between teaching, doing
research and advising students, CS educators have little time to stay on
top of the most recent trends. This website is meant to help you do just
In the Tutorials area, you will find a set of online tutorials to which
you can point students to learn basic concepts in important new
technologies, or if you need a refresher.
In the Sample Course Content area, you will find materials such as lecture
slides, readings, problem sets and projects that you can download to use
in your own course. All these materials are distributed under a Creative
Commons license, so you are free to use and modify these materials
according to the terms of the license. This area includes sample course
content developed by CS Faculty from various universities and Google
In the Video Lectures area, you will find a set of video-taped lectures
from Google Video on our technology areas. These videos are great
opportunities for students and faculty to hear directly from some of the
current pioneers in high-tech.
The CS Curriculum Search will help you find teaching materials that have
been published to the web by faculty from CS departments around the world.
You can refine your search to display just lectures, assignments or
reference materials for a set of courses.
We'd love to hear your feedback. If you have questions, suggestions, or
materials to share, please visit the Google Code for Educators Forum.
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