Jonathan Scott

Research & Innovation in Pedagogic Science, Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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Pedagogic Science, biomedical science

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Cardiff University

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Jonathan Scott
Posted about 3 years ago
How might we extend the pedagogical benefits of a site like the Khan Academy to Higher Education?
Perhaps content creation, re-mixing and curation could be the aforementioned required elements? Application virtualization as well as increasingly capable flash/java/html5 web apps could make for a very powerful learning environment in this respect. Another consideration...even if an adequate system was put together, how do we begin to incorporate this into institutions with largely immutable pedagogical habits?
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Jonathan Scott
Posted about 4 years ago
Gary Flake: Is Pivot a turning point for web exploration?
Agreed. Imagine using Pivot for open-science research to sift through thousands of complex biomedical arrays and assays from a plethora of papers and databases, semantically described and tagged with metadeta, to produce visual representations of real science. Complex trends in areas like systems biology and pharmacology could be quickly identified and new avenues for future research could be identified at breathtaking speed, laying the path for things like new drug discoveries and scientific paradigms to boot. This prospect also serves excellent promise for science learning on a universal level, and could also be just the trick to really engage the 'layman' in what science is really up to. Obviously there are issues with quality of research and this is where peer-review science can really be put to the test. The real question is how can the scientific community use these modern tools to finally transform itself into the 21st century? I have faith in science to work this one out.
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Jonathan Scott
Posted about 4 years ago
John Lloyd: An inventory of the invisible
I agree with Heath. It's awfully ironic to look for a strict meaning or message in this talk. As Hans said, it is more like poetry in that you'll get what you want from this; in particular I found this a great reflection on the philosophy of science and a brilliant reminder of the awe-inspiring riddles that our universe so often presents. Does it have a purpose at TED..? I couldn't get off of this site for hours after watching this vid!
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Jonathan Scott
Posted over 4 years ago
Kevin Kelly: The next 5,000 days of the web
I get the feeling I wish I could squeeze all of the inspiring and lucid talks into one big melting pot of ideas and expose it to the world in a 3 minute video. just like squeezing all of the matter in the universe into a singularity and then exploding it into a universe of creativity and inspiration I suppose! I heard something the other day and thought that it was a great example of the current and unfortunate delusion of the human experience of the universe: "There's no space for the universe...the world's a mess". This person really needs a bit of Carl Sagan in their life. And a hug ;]