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Science and Storytelling: The use of stories in science education - Sci-Ed

Science and Storytelling: The use of stories in science education - Sci-Ed | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUX16wqbiME Last year, I had a chance to speak at TEDxQueensu . My basic premise is this: Science is awesome, but science ne
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How science and academia systems are evolving to meet the needs of new global realities
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What Academics Can Learn From Alan Alda

What Academics Can Learn From Alan Alda | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Colleges are finally paying attention to one of the actor's pet causes: the value of keeping it simple
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Scientific journal Nature is making its papers free to read

This seems like a big win for researchers.
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Study: Talking To Reporters Can Boost Scientific Impact (And So Can Twitter)

Study: Talking To Reporters Can Boost Scientific Impact (And So Can Twitter) | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
A recent paper in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly highlights the role of public communications in boosting a researcher’s profile in the sci
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Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE): Trainees Report Harassment and Assault

Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE): Trainees Report Harassment and Assault | Transformations of science | Scoop.it

"Little is known about the climate of the scientific fieldwork setting as it relates to gendered experiences, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. We conducted an internet-based survey of field scientists (N = 666) to characterize these experiences."

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A systemic issue in academic science institutions.

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Scientific advice: Crisis counsellors

Scientific advice: Crisis counsellors | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.
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Ailing academia needs culture change

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"Research funding levels/mechanisms, the peer-review process, and the methods of training Ph.D.'s are flawed, and these issues are crippling the pipeline of future, successful academic researchers."

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Convergence Between Science and Environmental Education

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"The relationship between science education and environmental education has been characterized as 'distant, competitive, predator-prey and host-parasite'", but a convergence could engage people in addressing fundamental socioecological challenges.

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Basic science finds corporate refuge

Basic science finds corporate refuge | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
As many older companies move away from fundamental research, young technology firms are picking up the slack.
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The Digital Campus 2014 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Digital Campus 2014 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
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A broad look at the way academia is changing for students, faculty, and staff, in the age of online.

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Next Steps for Citizen Science

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"Around the globe, thousands of research projects are engaging millions of individuals—many of whom are not trained as scientists—in collecting, categorizing, transcribing, or analyzing scientific data. These projects, known as citizen science, cover a breadth of topics from microbiomes to native bees to water quality to galaxies. Most projects obtain or manage scientific information at scales or resolutions unattainable by individual researchers or research teams, whether enrolling thousands of individuals collecting data across several continents, enlisting small armies of participants in categorizing vast quantities of online data, or organizing small groups of volunteers to tackle local problems."

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Citizen Science Center | Sites mentioned in the citizen science TEDx talk

Citizen Science Center | Sites mentioned in the citizen science TEDx talk | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
A list of all the sites I mention in the citizen science TEDx talk
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How Rise of Citizen Science Is Democratizing Research by Diane Toomey: Yale Environment 360

How Rise of Citizen Science Is Democratizing Research by Diane Toomey: Yale Environment 360 | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
New technology is dramatically increasing the role of non-scientists in providing key data for researchers. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Caren Cooper of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology talks about the tremendous benefits — and potential pitfalls — of the expanding realm of citizen science.
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The road is long: On the importance of infrastructure - from scholarly comms to sci comm

The road is long: On the importance of infrastructure - from scholarly comms to sci comm | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
On Monday, I tuned in via live-stream to an interesting keynote by Geoff Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives at CrossRef, who talked about the importance of scholarly cyber-infrastructure (vi...
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"If creating infrastructure to support the science of science communication is a goal, perhaps it would be most realistic to start by creating a simple, (mostly online) meeting place where people from these different fields can exchange ideas and form new connections, gradually testing out the benefits of working together ..."

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Openness in science is key to keeping public trust

Openness in science is key to keeping public trust | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Silence stifles progress, says Mark Yarborough. The scientific enterprise needs a transparent culture that actively finds and fixes problems.
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Why Academics' Writing Stinks

Why Academics' Writing Stinks | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Scholars aren't penalized for convoluted prose. But the problem runs deeper.
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"Instead of moralistic finger-pointing or evasive blame-shifting, perhaps we should try to understand academese by engaging in what academics do best: analysis and explanation. An insight from literary analysis and an insight from cognitive science go a long way toward explaining why people who devote their lives to the world of ideas are so inept at conveying them."

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Why null results rarely see the light of day

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"A team at Stanford University reportsthat scientists are unlikely to even write up an experiment that produces so-called null results."

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The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry

The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Interview with Judith Curry that looks at the Koch funded climate denial machine, the impact of social media on the climate change debate
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"The skills required to be successful in social media include good writing/communication skills and the abilities to synthesize, integrate, and provide context. Those who are most successful at social media also have a sense of humor and can connect to broader cultural issues – they also develop a trustworthy persona. These are non-trivial skills, and they are general traits of people that have impact...."

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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.
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Changing the academic culture: Valuing patents and commercialization toward tenure and career advancement

Changing the academic culture: Valuing patents and commercialization toward tenure and career advancement | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
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Authors make a call for broadening the criteria for success in academic careers.

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Twitter analysis shows climate skeptics shout loudest | Conservation

Twitter analysis shows climate skeptics shout loudest | Conservation | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
An analysis of twitter responses to the IPCC report yields insights into who talks loudest, and to whom, about the major climate science report.
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Heads Together

Heads Together | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. Online or off, learning’s more successful when it’s more social.
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Can and should MOOCs and other online learning embrace the "second" neurological path to learning?

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Research tools: Jump off the page - NatureJobs

Research tools: Jump off the page - NatureJobs | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Researchers are learning to embrace online lab notebooks, but not without growing pains.
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Welcome to Science Education Portal | Science Education Portal

Welcome to Science Education Portal | Science Education Portal | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
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A collection of freely available education content published by Science!

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