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Meet the expert - Elisabetta Tola Meet the expert - Elisabetta Tola

Elisabetta Tola has a PhD in Microbiology and an MA in Science Communication at SISSA, Trieste, Italy. She is a lecturer in science communication, multimedia, radio production and in data journalism in various journalism schools and courses.

 She is co-founder of the science communication agency formicablu, in Bologna and Roma, where she coordinates projects exploring cross-media tools in science communication. She has been one of the presenters of the daily science programme Radio3Scienza on RAI Radio 3 since 2005. Elisabetta is currently involved in the production of the weekly science programme PiGreco Party, on air and in podcast since 2004 on Radio Città del Capo, Bologna. 

In 2010, she worked on seismic risk prevention, producing the docu-fiction Non chiamarmi terremoto. Her recent interest include data journalism and communication of agro-biodiversity.

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25/07/12 13:18
Let's try and see if we come to some more detailed ideas and suggestions

when looking for a tool or a system to get the info you require what is it that catches your attention?

Do you rely on the title? On the descrption?

Are you under the impression that fancy graphical presentation is crucial?

Someone suggested that a good tool to allow research for keywords is needed, but then there is the issue of how things are tagged and classified in the first place

Can you briefly describe the kind of 'thing' (a website, a wiki, a database, a search engine, a magazine like EUResearch or RTD which used to get everywhere, etc etc etc) that you'd suggest if you were the one to build tools useful for the work you're doing?

Someone has already cited experiences and projects set up to fill the gap, but again how do we get to know of the existence of these projects? And how are they going to be useful to people talking different languages and working with different school systems?
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RE: Further questions
25/07/12 13:32 as a reply to Elisabetta Tola.
The key categories I prefer when searching in data bases or deciding to open documents are:
1.) to which educational setting does the research refer ( e.g. non- formal learning, primary school...)
2.) the field of science education (e.g. conceptual knowledge, cognitive competences, epistemological competences, procedural competences)
3.) the methodology and philosophy of teaching (e.g. constructivist didactics, IBSE)
4.) the methodology of research (e.g case study, action research, qualitative or quantitative study)
5.) who is the author, which institutions are involved
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RE: Further questions
25/07/12 13:46 as a reply to Andrea Frantz-Pittner.
I remember a newsletter system (I´m not sure, but I think it was from "Forum Umweltbildung"- an environmental educational institution) where you could choose the categories you are interested in. So you got selected news concerning your field of work.
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RE: Further questions
25/07/12 14:05 as a reply to Andrea Frantz-Pittner.
Andrea Frantz-Pittner:
I remember a newsletter system (I´m not sure, but I think it was from "Forum Umweltbildung"- an environmental educational institution) where you could choose the categories you are interested in. So you got selected news concerning your field of work.


Thanks Andrea,

anybody else will contribute to build an 'ideal search'?

And do you know other tools in other coutries? Wouldn't be useful to have a common tool in multilingual function?
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RE: Further questions
25/07/12 14:23 as a reply to Elisabetta Tola.
I used to find Intute very helpful as a source of good web resources. Intute was created by a consortium of seven UK universities, working together with a range of partners. Subject specialists selected online resources to support education and research. Sadly, the website closed in 2011 due to funding cuts. Unfortunately, sustaining these valuable services over time is a major challenge.
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RE: Further questions
25/07/12 14:50 as a reply to Nora Maddock.
Nora Maddock:
I used to find Intute very helpful as a source of good web resources. Intute was created by a consortium of seven UK universities, working together with a range of partners. Subject specialists selected online resources to support education and research. Sadly, the website closed in 2011 due to funding cuts. Unfortunately, sustaining these valuable services over time is a major challenge.


Thanks Nora,

this is quite a problem indeed. These kind of resources do require funding and it's not easy to keep these services going.

Are there other tools like the one Nora has mentioned? Or you have suggestions for similar tools that could be produced, maybe using some open source platforms which can help keep the costs lower?
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RE: Further questions
25/07/12 16:20 as a reply to Elisabetta Tola.
actually I rely mostly on references mentioned to me by someone trustworthy, e.g. during a meeting, in seminars or newsletters.
so I guess my primary choice is looking who the information (also about meta-sources) is from.
i am not keen on fancy graphics.

i also like the "categories" you can define in larger info systems like from press agencies - so i get a daily mail with headlines, short text and link. this can be browsed easily.

and (to yesterday´s question) i store interesting things on our internal server, in a category where i would probably look for it later.
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25/07/12 16:34 as a reply to Elisabetta Tola.
eLife is an interesting new initiative using digital media and open-access to share the latest developments in science research and communication. It's a collaboration between researchers and major funders such as the Wellcome Trust and the Max Planck Society. The eLife journal is set to launch this Winter.
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RE: Further questions
25/07/12 18:22 as a reply to Nora Maddock.
Nora Maddock:
eLife is an interesting new initiative using digital media and open-access to share the latest developments in science research and communication. It's a collaboration between researchers and major funders such as the Wellcome Trust and the Max Planck Society. The eLife journal is set to launch this Winter.


that's a good news! so we wish eLife a good success, and let's hope it will help in the things we are discussing in these days.
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