Encouraging Academics to Blog

Always keen to get skeptics and the fearful to engage with technology for the purposes of communication and conversation: The development of academics' digital and social media skills is being hampered by poorly pitched and inappropriate training methods, according to a University of Cambridge academic who is running a programme that encourages researchers to blog. Interesting work by Helen Webster: It works by giving participants a topic of inspiration, such as "networking", before they are…

Too much data? @timeshighered

In the information age, there's increasing amounts of data availabe: Could society be placing too much reliance on the quantity of information at its disposal when it should be equally focused on its accuracy? subject of a conference on 5th November The Big Data event at the British Academy, due to take place on 5 November, will assemble academic researchers and statisticians to discuss how best to use the increasingly accessible sets of public data…
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