Category: Science & Education

“Proeftuin” – Citizen Science Lab – ingenious academic project

Three Dutch Universities (Radboud University, Wageningen University and University of Twente) developed a large Citizen Science project, “Proeftuin” Citizen Science, by opening their labs to the mobile sensor industry [1].  It seems to be a smart solution that responds to the needs of collaboration between industry and academia, that was possible with European funding (ERDF..

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Developing critical thinking skills with Kialo

Welcome Kialo, “a debate platform powered by reason”, with focused discussions where  you can develop a good balance in your reasoning. The platforms uses pro en con arguments – in intuitive colours – and uses a rating system for contributors to value them. You can visualise the discussion and the strength of the arguments in a discussion topology..

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How to organise your own Open Science Café?

During my weekly trendwatching round I came across the FOSTER portal. The FOSTER portal is an e-learning platform with training resources for those who need to know more about Open Science, or need to develop strategies and skills for implementing Open Science practices in their daily workflows. They recently published a very interesting article /manual..

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SemanticScholar

Soms komen trends bij elkaar. SemanticScholar is hier een mooi voorbeeld van. Het combineert data mining, natural language processing en artificial intelligence om uit de almaar groeiende hoeveelheid publicaties datgene te vinden wat het meest relevant is. SemanticScholar is gemaakt door AI2 en biedt een non-profit platform dat het mogelijk maakt om te zoeken naar..

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