EurekAlert: NSF funds Natural History Museum of Utah, College of Ed to develop online curriculum

EurekAlert: NSF funds Natural History Museum of Utah, College of Ed to develop online curriculum . “The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant with total funding expected to reach $1.3 million this month to the Natural History Museum of Utah and the College of Education at the University of Utah to develop and evaluate an on-line learning environment to support student learning in the biosciences.”

Forbes: Introducing A Digital Science Program For Incarcerated Kids

Forbes: Introducing A Digital Science Program For Incarcerated Kids. “One thing Michael Krezmien noticed about working with incarcerated teens, is that they’re not a population that typically catches the attention of education researchers –or educational funding organizations. And this is a problem, he realized, as research suggests that the consequences of failing to address the educational needs of incarcerated juveniles are dire…. And as Krezmien notes, this makes them much more likely to be unemployed and to become dependent on public assistance and to end up in adult prisons. Krezmien hopes the new tool that he and his team have created will begin to change that.”

Wired: What Happens When Science Just Disappears?

Wired: What Happens When Science Just Disappears? . “KAY DICKERSIN KNEW she was leaping to the front lines of scholarly publication when she joined The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials. Scientific print-publishing was—and still is—slow and cumbersome, and reading its results sometimes required researchers to go to the library. But as associate editor at this electronic peer-reviewed journal—one of the very first, launched in the summer of 1992—Dickersin was poised to help bring scientists into the new digital age.”

Larry Ferlazzo: National Geographic’s “Open Explorer” Lets Anyone Create Their Own Expedition

Larry Ferlazzo: National Geographic’s “Open Explorer” Lets Anyone Create Their Own Expedition. “National Geographic has just unveiled Open Explorer. They call it a ‘digital field journal’ where anyone can document their exploration of anything (they use ‘your backyard’ as one simple example), as well as follow the explorations of others (many are much more involved than a backyard).”

Techdirt: Hated Science Publisher Elsevier To Help EU Monitor Open Science – Including Open Access

Techdirt: Hated Science Publisher Elsevier To Help EU Monitor Open Science – Including Open Access. “Techdirt has written many stories about the publisher Elsevier. They have all been pretty negative: the company seems determined to represent the worst of academic publishing. It’s no surprise, then, that many academics loathe the company. Against that background, news that the EU ‘Open science Monitor’ will use Elsevier as a subcontractor is surprising, to say the least.”

Pew: The Science People See on Social Media

Pew (pew pew pew pew pew!): The Science People See on Social Media. “Millions of people see science-related information on their Facebook feeds or elsewhere on social media, but the kinds of science stories people most likely encounter are often practical tips with ‘news you can use’ or promotions for programs and events rather than new developments in the science, engineering and technology world.”