communication

Doing something about discouraging data

I blogged earlier about some discouraging data on the involvement of women in professional CS. I also bemoaned the eye roll-inducing culture of computer geeks that I encountered at university. And I wondered (offline) about how and why the tiny

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Doing something about discouraging data

I blogged earlier about some discouraging data on the involvement of women in professional CS. I also bemoaned the eye roll-inducing culture of computer geeks that I encountered at university. And I wondered (offline) about how and why the tiny

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The science of science communication, summarized

I’ve identified as a scientist for most of my life, despite leaving at the end of my master’s to pursue a career in science communication. The biggest challenge for me in that career shift – next to learning to meet

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The science of science communication, summarized

I’ve identified as a scientist for most of my life, despite leaving at the end of my master’s to pursue a career in science communication. The biggest challenge for me in that career shift – next to learning to meet

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#ESA2013 Ignite: Open Science

I had sooooo much fun organizing my first Ignite talk session. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I met several excellent people and learned a lot about data, R and collaboration tools. I am also super proud of

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#ESA2013 Ignite: Open Science

I had sooooo much fun organizing my first Ignite talk session. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I met several excellent people and learned a lot about data, R and collaboration tools. I am also super proud of

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Add your Twitter username to your conference badge

I designed these Twitter stickers in July 2012 to hand out at the ESA meeting in Portland during and after the social media workshop I ran with Jacquelyn Gill. They’re getting more and more popular (as of ESA 2013, I’ve

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Add your Twitter username to your conference badge

I designed these Twitter stickers in July 2012 to hand out at the ESA meeting in Portland during and after the social media workshop I ran with Jacquelyn Gill. They’re getting more and more popular (as of ESA 2013, I’ve

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MOOCs are not the end of education; they are a game changer

What do you folks think of this? http://t.co/XWOfiql5MV @sciencegeekgirl @profdesai @sandramchung — Dave Moore (@DJPMoore) July 26, 2013 Some teachers are brilliant and talented coaches and mentors. But there’s still way too much focus on information delivery in higher education

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MOOCs are not the end of education; they are a game changer

What do you folks think of this? http://t.co/XWOfiql5MV @sciencegeekgirl @profdesai @sandramchung — Dave Moore (@DJPMoore) July 26, 2013 Some teachers are brilliant and talented coaches and mentors. But there’s still way too much focus on information delivery in higher education

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How to make non-scientists hate scientists and ignore science

Inspired by Brendan Leonard’s “How to Get Your New Boyfriend/Girlfriend to Hate Your Sport”. 1. Place all the blame for everyone else’s inability to understand or appreciate your work on inadequate science education. You shouldn’t have to change the way

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How to make non-scientists hate scientists and ignore science

Inspired by Brendan Leonard’s “How to Get Your New Boyfriend/Girlfriend to Hate Your Sport”. 1. Place all the blame for everyone else’s inability to understand or appreciate your work on inadequate science education. You shouldn’t have to change the way

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We are the seeders of collaboration clouds

This is a ScienceOnline-inspired ditty, written with the other sciosatellite leaders and Bora, Karyn and Anton in mind: We nudge the primordial specks of the universe, Atoms upon atoms Closer, closer Till gravity seizes them, draws them into intimate quarters,

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We are the seeders of collaboration clouds

This is a ScienceOnline-inspired ditty, written with the other sciosatellite leaders and Bora, Karyn and Anton in mind: We nudge the primordial specks of the universe, Atoms upon atoms Closer, closer Till gravity seizes them, draws them into intimate quarters,

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Managing social media accounts for public or private organizations. Part I: Must Know

#ESA2012 social media workshop from Sandra Chung I promised the attendees of my ESA 2012 Portland workshop that I’d address social media management on behalf of institutions/organizations. Here it is. This is version 1.0, so please comment if you have

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Managing social media accounts for public or private organizations. Part I: Must Know

#ESA2012 social media workshop from Sandra Chung I promised the attendees of my ESA 2012 Portland workshop that I’d address social media management on behalf of institutions/organizations. Here it is. This is version 1.0, so please comment if you have

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How do you respond to the charge that something is “dumbed down”?

As a science communicator and ex-science teacher, the most common criticism I hear from academic scientists about my work is that it’s “dumbed down.” I just read the same phrase in this fascinating but infuriating account in PLoS ONE of

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How do you respond to the charge that something is “dumbed down”?

As a science communicator and ex-science teacher, the most common criticism I hear from academic scientists about my work is that it’s “dumbed down.” I just read the same phrase in this fascinating but infuriating account in PLoS ONE of

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Yet another blog post about talking about climate

But this one leads to a chain of interesting pieces by some of my favorite authors about how to make a tired, important topic interesting again. Bob Krulwich writes: Global warming is important, yes; controversial, certainly; complicated (OK by me);

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Yet another blog post about talking about climate

But this one leads to a chain of interesting pieces by some of my favorite authors about how to make a tired, important topic interesting again. Bob Krulwich writes: Global warming is important, yes; controversial, certainly; complicated (OK by me);

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