Online Collaborative Research Tool Launches


Collaborative technology developer WebNotes has released WebNotes Pro to the public. The hosted service is designed to help researchers and students share and annotate content and disseminate work through automatically generated reports.

WebNotes Pro, which has been in a private beta since December 2008, is an online research tool that allows users to highlight and annotate their work. It provides the ability to place sticky notes on documents and highlight text in various colors. Annotated content can then be shared with colleagues using e-mail or permanent links. The service can also generate reports automatically and output the reports as HTML and PDF documents.

The service hosts users' annotated content (which, by default, is kept private) and provides access to the content via any Internet-connected computer. WebNotes Pro supports a variety of browsers and operating systems and can be installed as a toolbar or bookmarklet.

A Group Solutions version of the service is also available for schools. It includes a unique Web address, built-in administration tools, and custom branding features.

Further information, as well as access to a free trial of WebNotes Pro, is available here.

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David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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