Scientists and social media: an important new study
on technology and communication ~ both matter not just in education for to adjunct faculty advocacy and organizing
Out of all academics, how are scientists using new technologies to communicate? Pew has a new study, based on surveying nearly 4,000 scientists, and the results are important for higher education and technology.
The short version: the future belongs to young and female Earth scientists.
The long version: there are many observations about science and communication in the study as a whole, but I’ll focus here just on implications for education.
It’s unsurprising but useful to know that 87% of the AAAS respondents saw communication with the public – not just their peers – as important. Broadly speaking, science is not a cloistered field. Put another way, communication isn’t being forced on an unwilling group of disciplines.
When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods:
When it comes to digitally communicating with…
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