Tagged: open education

ASAP Awards Finalists announced - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 02, 2013

(Cross-posted from Mind the Brain) Earlier this year, nominations opened for the Accelerating Science Awards Program (ASAP). Backed by major sponsors like Google, PLOS and the Wellcome Trust, and a number of other organisations, this award seeks to “build awareness and encourage the use of scientific research — published through Open Access — in transformative […] … Read More

[Open Science Sunday] Lincoln University’s Open Access Policy is out - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Jul 28, 2013

New Zealand has its first Open Access Policy thanks to Lincoln University. We have been lagging behind in the OA landscape when it comes to tertiary institutions, and Lincoln’s position is a great step. From their website: Lincoln University takes the position that if public funding has supported the creation of research or other content […] … Read More

Drafting proposals in the open – sketching out project ideas - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke May 04, 2011

[also posted in http://www.science3point0.com/evomri/2011/05/03/drafting-proposals-in-the-open-sketching-out-project-ideas/] This post is licenced under a CC0 Recapitulation “Professionally our methods of transmitting and reviewing the results of research are generations old and by now are totally inadequate for their purpose.” Vannevar Bush, 1945 As announced last week, we – Fabiana Kubke and Daniel Mietchen – are currently participating in the Getting your [...] … Read More

Opening up [I think] - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Sep 23, 2010

What does it mean, in science, to be open? I don’t know. I wrote a while back, that while I endorse the principles of ‘openness‘, I struggle with the issue of ‘how‘. Since then I have been trying to listen and learn. [Or, better said, shut up and listen.] I started trying to see what [...] … Read More

[Open] Science Sunday — 18.07.10 - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Jul 19, 2010

Thursday saw a meeting on ‘Data Matters: Making the Most of Publicly-Funded Research Data ‘ organised by the Ministry of Research Science and Technology. The event was tweeted under the #ResearchDataMatters hash-tag on twitter, and I wrote my notes on my FriendFeed page. The day consisted of a number of topical talks (great all of [...] … Read More

How to build a [water] brain - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Jun 18, 2010

Whenever I try to teach some aspects of neuronal integration in class, I run into trouble, since most of the neuronal properties are defined by mathematical formulae that describe the electrical properties of neurons that are sometimes difficult for the students to grasp. Without a basic knowledge of electricity, it is hard to build a [...] … Read More

About Paulo Freire - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Jun 08, 2010

[Cross posted from Talking Teaching] As part of the Postgraduate Certificate where I am a student, I was to give a 10 minute lecture on one theory of teaching. A list of ‘candidate’ theories were provided, and to my surprise Paulo Freire‘s ‘Pedagogy of the Opressed’ was in the list. Well, that was quite a [...] … Read More

Get your ACT(A) together - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Apr 12, 2010

The Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is an international treaty that is being negotiated by a handful of nations, in a very secretive way. The text of the ACTA has not been officially released, but some of the issues under negotiation can be found through several leaked documents. However, public officials are unable to comment [...] … Read More

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