In Slideshare This Week: Science 2.0 & Education Trends

I’ve been under the weather this week, which makes me a bit behind in my blogging. I do have a number of exciting posts forthcoming, but in the meantime, here are some recent slidedecks from people I know on topics that are distracting me from the aforementioned blogposts.

Science 2.0 (social media adoption and use in science processes and communication) is something I’ve been tracking for years. Monday this week Cornelius Puschmann posted a very interesting analysis of metrics, trends, and relationships among science blogging communities. I must say I’m delighted, especially since he was looking at this from the perspective of libraries and challenges in selecting, curating, and archiving this new form of academic scholarship.

Puschmann, Cornelius. A Tale of Two Platforms: Emerging communicative patterns in two scientific blog networks:

Cornelius also posted a slidedeck from a presentation he did late last year on the related topic of Twitter as big data for research purposes. Very nice.

Puschmann, Cornelius. Twitter as a data source for (socio)linguistic research.

Jean-Claude Bradley is one of my Science 2.0 idols. The day after my post arguing for a different approach to Science 2.0, JC posted a new slide deck illustrating in detail how he integrates social media tools, processes, and apps into virtually every nook and cranny of the science teaching and research processes. Wow.

The Value of Openness in Research and Teaching:

By the way, since we’re looking at JC’s slides anyway, and since I’m working on a post about open access, here is another slide deck from JC on that topic.

Open Notebook Science: Transparency in Research:

Already mentioned in the Cool Toys blog earlier this week, but repeated in the UM Trends and Tech Team conversations, is this report mentioning an important shift in teen communication patterns, away from texting and SMS toward apps such as WhatsApp and Kik.

(mobileyouth) Download – ‘I’m so over SMS’: 2013 is the year youth abandon SMS in favor of Twitter, WhatsApp and Kik:

Last but not least, storytelling is another topic I usually have on my mind, both for science communication as well as through the lens of how it shapes almost everything else we do in the world. Alan Levine is a real powerhouse of collection strategies, tools, and approaches to integrating storytelling in education. He’s done it again! Here is his newest slidedeck on the topic, “What mean ye, storytelling?” Wow. And I really mean, Wow.

Levine, Alan (Cogdog). What mean ye storytelling- the #etmooc version:


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