Years have passed in my education, and I often wonder how the Internet and its bevy of study tools would have affected my grades. Could it have been the difference between a C+ and a B-? I guess we’ll never know.
A new service by the name of wePapers, has just launched a new free online service that will help students and anyone seeking academic knowledge come together to share and upload academic material, discuss what they study and mainly – find tons of quality academic documents (from lecture notes and exam to peer-reviewed articles).
wePapers is a web application that operates like an online study group, and serves students and professors alike (as-well everyone else who hungers for knowledge). Users can discuss different topics and help each-other. Users can also download and view thousands of academic documents from world leading institutions such as MIT, Hebrew University and UCLA, varying from lecture notes to peer-reviewed articles.
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Similarly the way YouTube allows users to view movies right inside their browser – wePapers let its users read documents and presentation right within their browsers (with the option to download them to their own computers, too).
wePapers filters out content to provide only quality academic material. It also provides many tools designed especially for students and lecturers: the ability to filter content by institution, language, subject, etc. to help users get the specific information they’re seeking much faster. wePapers has just launched its public beta, after a long testing period (the private beta users have been students and researchers from UCLA and Hebrew University).
According to Hanan Weiskopf, co-founders of wePapers:
“Our top mission is to help students share their knowledge, learn from others and ace the agonizing world of academic studies. We want to allow knowledge to run freely in the world – and provide resources for those who can’t afford going to college.”
I have already joined the service. Have you? And in case you have already tried the service, let them know about your views and suggestions here.