Free the Facts

Here’s a great Flickr set by Dave Gray that explains the nature of scientific knowledge and illustrates the driving force behind the WikiEducator project my students and I are working on this term.

I’ve recently had conversations around the ideas of public scholarship Gray presents with SFU professor Richard Smith (Twitter @smith) and Dr. Sam Ladner (Twitter @sladner). Read Write Web also recently posted a story, Scientific Journal to Authors: Publish in wikipedia or Perish,  on the changing nature of academic publishing and authority. Do we need to Wake Up and Smell the New Epistemology?

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