Comunication in the time of Covid

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on November 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“I’m always astonished by the poor communication skills of people who should know better. When I was Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in my faculty, I quickly realised that there were senior people with whom it was simply not worth communicating. No matter what the issue, there was a select few, often well-known celebrity academics, who simply lacked any sense of responsibility or respect and simply ignored me …” (more)

[Tales from Academia, 17 November]

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Will traditional science journals disappear?

Posted in Research on May 18th, 2015 by steve

UK“The Royal Society has been celebrating the 350th anniversary of Philosophical Transactions, the world’s first scientific journal, by holding a series of meetings on the future of scholarly scientific publishing. I followed the whole event on social media …” (more)

[BishopBlog, 17 May]

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Ireland should follow the Danish model of science communication

Posted in Research on May 29th, 2014 by steve

“More than 90% of people believe – if the straw poll conducted on this site recent is accurate – that communication is essential for a scientist to be successful in his career. This result fits all the anecdotal evidence that is available …” (more)

[Seán Duke, Science Spinning, 29 May]

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The importance of rhetoric

Posted in Life on August 27th, 2013 by steve

“As a young boy I had, I believe, a very bad stammer. I don’t really remember this – I was very young at the time – but I understand I received some treatment for it; in any case the problem was overcome and my speech was fine. However, there is a legacy …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 26 August]

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Why do we communicate science?

Posted in Research on March 26th, 2013 by steve

“At the weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in a science communication master class as part of the Famelab competition. During it, the question of ‘why do we communicate science’ was raised and the same sort of answers I had heard before were given …” (more)

[Science is Delicious, 25 March]

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The Changing Landscape of Global Academic Communication

Posted in Research on February 8th, 2013 by steve

“It is fascinating to see how academic communication is changing around the world. A new generation of scholars is using online tools to grapple with issues of public concern. In the past, the communications choices were fairly simple …” (more)

[Nigel Thrift, Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 February]


You … are part of the network: why network analysis matters in science communication

Posted in Research on November 21st, 2012 by steve

“No man (or woman) is an island, as the saying goes. We’re all part of a global network comprised of many, many smaller and interlinking ones where people are connected to each other based on location, friendships, profession etc …” (more)

[Marie Boran, The Strange Quark, 21 November]

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Communicating science in the age of the internet

Posted in Research on July 13th, 2012 by steve

“Here’s an interesting test for those on Twitter. You see a tweet giving a link to an interesting topic. You click on the link and see it’s a YouTube piece. Do you (a) feel pleased that it’s something you can watch or (b) immediately lose interest. The answer is likely to depend on content, but also on how long it is …” (more)

[BishopBlog, 13 July]

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