Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ONS talks at the British Library, ACRL and a Slideshare feature

Update: the Columbia panel on Open Science video is now available.

This past week I gave two talks and participated in one panel discussion - with no jetlag or airport burn-out. Gotta love technology for allowing for that to happen.

My first talk was on Feb 11, 2009 at a session on Digital Lives at the British Library. This was a hybrid conference with a presence in the physical world as well as Second Life. I could see and hear the speakers in London from within Second Life and I'm assuming they saw my presentation just as clearly. Joanna Scott from Nature coordinated the SL session.

I then participated in a panel in Second Life on "Stepping into Science" on Feb 13, 2009. There was as good discussion about using Second Life for educational applications. The other panelists included:
  • - Troy McConaghy (Scientist and Educator who has been involved with Second Life for over three years)
  • - Dr. George Djorgovski (Caltech and Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA))
  • - Joanna Scott (Writer for Nature and manages Second Nature on Second Life)
  • - Adrienne J. Gauthier, M.Ed. (Instructional Technology Specialist, Steward Observatory)
  • - Tony Crider (Elon University)
Then on Feb 17, 2009 I presented for the Association of College and Research Libraries using Acrobat Connect Pro. Hope Kandel from LearningTimes did a great job in coordinating the technology and people several weeks before the event. The attendees used chat to ask questions during my talk then John Howard moderated by summarizing some of the questions verbally at the end. It went well I think.

And I just heard that my ACRL presentation on Open Notebook Science is currently showcased on Slideshare under the Education category.

Now I'm on my way to a physical conference at Columbia with Bora: Open Science: Good For Research, Good For Researchers?

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