- If you’re going to be at #saahe2011 give me a shout if you’d like to meet #
- About to begin 3rd day of #safri session Jo’burg. Going well so far, intense but enjoyable. Looking forward to #saahe2011 on Thu #
- The theory of shared matter (Wired UK) http://ow.ly/1u4yza. The rise of Mendeley and social research #
- Increasing African scientific output http://ow.ly/1u31TD #
- Darwin Library, Now Online, Reveals Mind of 19th-Century Naturalist http://ow.ly/1u31Lu. Surely one of the great minds of humanity #
- Blogs Elbow Up to Journal Status in New Academic-Publishing Venture http://ow.ly/1u31Dm. Will b interesting to c how this works out #
- 2011-05-19: Beyond the First Five Links: Google’s Left-Hand Panel – Ian Barbour http://ow.ly/1u31nF #
- 2011-06-02: Increasing options for student learning through the use of mobile devices http://ow.ly/1u31jH #
- Have to wonder about the results of the study I just mentioned when u look at who sponsored it #
- New Survey Finds Americans Still Prefer the Phone Over Email, Texting, Social Networks http://ow.ly/1u31aU #
- The Internet Archive’s Video Library Goes HTML5 http://ow.ly/1u316w #
- Academics and universities should embrace blogging as a vital tool of academic communication and impact http://bit.ly/lHX75V #
- What if your CV is not enough? Part Two « The Thesis Whisperer http://bit.ly/jcCRsk #
- What if your CV is not enough? (part one) « The Thesis Whisperer http://bit.ly/mf5gSL #
- Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to writing good abstracts… try it now! | Impact of Social Sciences http://bit.ly/jJzIyA #
- Daily Papert http://bit.ly/lXTfak. Are there other ways to get the same learning effects, using more relevant methods? #
- Check out this SlideShare presentation : Giving a presentation http://t.co/2CNTzhM from @cristinacost #
- Check out this SlideShare presentation : Pgfutures2011 http://t.co/E7ARTTt by @cristinacost #
- Scientists restore memory of drugged rats, hope to do the same with people — Engadget http://engt.co/mdANZq #
- BioMed Central Blog : Open access publishing: ten-fold increase in ten years http://bit.ly/kPDmUz #
- British Library and Google Books partner up to digitize 250,000 out-of-copyright works — Engadget http://engt.co/iT97ON #
- New P2PU site launched http://bit.ly/in4E6P #
- xkcd: Core http://bit.ly/k4HaeJ #
I’ve been meaning to play around with Scribd for a while now but never felt I had anything useful to put up. After uploading some conference presentations on Slideshare a week ago and seeing the steadily climbing views, I finally decided to get a few abstracts together and upload them publicly. You can see them on my Scribd profile.
I’m looking into alternative forms of publishing (see my Mozilla project on a collaboratively authored South African textbook), especially since the majority of the local journals I’ll be publishing in aren’t online (yet). In order to get academic recognition, it’ll take years for my papers to filter out into the field if I rely purely on hardcopy. This seems to be a useful alternative to get my academic content out right now.
I’m also starting to wonder where I can aggregate all of my online spaces into one place. This blog would seem to be the natural place, but the structure doesn’t quite fit. I need an online business card that could direct people to the places that interest them. I’m playing around with a simple wiki at mrowe.co.za but don’t have the time to fiddle with the CSS to make it look right. If anyone has any idea about how to aggregate my different profiles (e.g. find me on Mendeley, Facebook, etc.), my feeds (this blog and Twitter, Flickr), my conference presentations and article abstracts, please feel free to drop me a line.
Here’s an example of one of my abstracts using iPaper:
Abstract – Knowledge, Attitudes Towards Social Software
I thought I’d share some photos I took while I’m on my way to Grahamstown for the Higher Education as a Social Space conference. I went about half of the distance on some of the smaller roads, went over the Du Toits Kloof pass, through Worcester, Robertson and Montagu to get to the Tredouw pass, and joined the N2 from there.
I’ve been in Sedgefield for 2 days now, mostly going through the conference Abstracts (all 150 of them) to get an idea of which presentations I’d like to see, as well as working on my own presentation. I think it’s going to be a great conference, which unfortunately means that I’ll probably spend most of the holidays trying to get my head around all the cool things everyone is doing.
Just in case you’re worried I’m working too hard, here’s a few pictures from the road trip, as well as from the beach down the road.