Communicating Chemistry

Although focused more on communicating research activities rather than teaching and learning, Alan Cann’s blog post on the ‘(Post)Digital Researcher‘ is worth flagging here. He links to an article in Nature Chemistry, titled ‘Communicating Chemistry’, which discusses the use of social networking and other web 2.0 tools to “disseminate results, collaborate, and share data and knowledge.” Apparently, Chemists are not, compared to other disciplines, keen to adopt new web-based models of scholarly communication and appear more reluctant to share the results of their work informally, through blogs, and formally, through Open Access repositories.