Teaching and learning about science

As part of my education program with CSU-Global, I’ve created a website where I can keep much of my thoughts and ideas concerning the teaching and learning of scientific content.


Ta da.



August 21 Eclipse Megamovie

Some of my eclipse images were accepted into the Google and CU-Berkeley Eclipse megamovie. They are up to version 0.8 right now.

An open letter to the AAAS

I signed this “Open Letter to The American Association for the Advancement of Science.”  I recently discovered that it got published as a paper in The Winnower with type: letter.  It even has a DOI: 10.15200/winn.140813.35294.

Passed the MOOC – “Copyright for Educators and Librarians”

I took the MOOC “Copyright for Educators and Librarians” which was taught from July 21 to August 18, 2014, and I passed with flying colors.  I am not exactly sure which colors, but I did pass.  Here is a blurb about the class.

Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.

It was taught by Kevin Smith of Duke University, Lisa A. Macklin of Emory University, and Anne Gilliland of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Moderating a session at the 2014 SLA Conference in Vancouver

It isn’t official yet, but I’ve been asked to moderate this session in Vancouver.

Monday, June 9 • 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Show All the Metrics: Uncovering and Rewarding the Broad Impact of Research

Speaking – Heather Piwowar, ImpactStory

Ambitious scholars have been including a few metrics on their CVs for years, for example indicating that a paper was recommended by Faculty of 1000, received a “Highly Accessed” badge on a journal website or SSRN, or was widely discussed in the media. New tools are starting to make it easy to track traditional and alternative metrics (altmetrics) at a large scale; we can expect it will become common to include impact data on CVs in the future. In this talk we’ll explore how this change will empower scholars and their publishing decisions, what opportunities and challenges exist for displaying and interpreting this data, what pitfalls we should avoid, and how libraries can help with the transition.

The ER&L Presentation – Walking the Walk: Starting Up and Cultivating Two Different Open Access Journals in LIS

Here it is.

Walking the walk for ER&L 2014 from Joseph Kraus

Interviewed by an LIS Student

Andrea Howland and I were interviewed by an LIS student at Clarion University concerning the social media presence for the Anderson Academic Commons.

Social Media at an Academic Library, Interview with University of Denver’s Anderson Academic Commons

Thanks Liz.