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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More on OA articles for teaching and learning

Bora Zivkovic, Open Access for the Classroom, A blog around the clock, October 16, 2007.  Excerpt:

When I went to the Lawrence Hall of Science with Janet, I wore a PLoS T-shirt, of course. The volunteer at the museum, a high school student..., saw my shirt and said "PLoS! Awesome!"

I asked her how she knew about it and why she seemed to like it so much and she told me that they use it in school all the time because it is full of cool information, it is free to read and free to use in presentations and such. Obviously, for her and similar students, the material in scientific papers does not go over their heads, no matter how dry the Scientese language used to write them. And a high school is certainly not going to be able to afford subscriptions to a variety of science journals and magazines. So Open Access is the ideal solution to bring the science to the next generation....

And of course, the same goes for college classes as well.