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Science 2.0 – “A fool with a tool is still a fool”
Lecturer: Kapoor, words: 514, online version: http://www.scribd.com/doc/55218062 Pip Cloo (…), Koen Glotzbach (345346), Giulia Meyer(346395); Group E Literacy is a concept which is often used to describe a set of skills, containing the ability to read and write [1]. This autonomous model of literacy is a result of conducted academic research on literacy, while it can also be approached and understood differently [2]. Literacy has partly replaced orality when the printing press came to exist. From then on people had to be literate to get educated according to Western and American teaching methods. Yet, literacy can be divided into smaller parts referring to other skills, like technical, visual and media literacy. Technical literacy can refer to the set of skills containing the ability to use (new) technologies [1].

Science 2.0
We chose to develop a three day curriculum in which we will teach about ‘science 2.0’, which is a part of technical literacy. As the internet allows us to find data, publish data and reproduce data, it could be the new platform for academic learning, publishing and researching. It is essential to know your way through the internet when collecting data.

Groups of learners
With this three day curriculum we want to educate researchers who are also lecturers at universities. These researchers have to work in The Netherlands, in this case the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and could be both females and males between the age of 40-65. We would also like to educate international students at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam how to use the internet for their studies and later on when they start their careers. These are also males and females, between the age of 18-28.

Goals
The teaching methods as the goals for both groups are different. The goals of day one are to teach the student where to search for information and where to find the most efficient information in a small amount of time. The goals of this day for the researchers are to teach them how to collaborate online, how to do brainstorming, how to find social relevance for the study and how to efficiently search for information. The goals for day two are to make the student aware of how to start doing a research with the help of relevant information, the student also learns how to separate relevant from irrelevant information. By the end of day two researchers know how to use online tools to collect data, they know what transactional data is in combination with its potentials and problems and they know what Electronic

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Meeting Systems are. Day three teaches the student to bring in practice what they have learned in day one and two, further they know how to represent information and how to get attention for their piece. Regarding to the researchers this is also their goal for day three.

Exercises
We have conducted some exercises to engage the groups; these can be found in the appendices and are explained per day. We came up with interactive exercises, which differ per day to avoid routine. Both groups will have different activities, with which we try to complete our learning goals. Hopefully by the end of the three days both groups will be literate to use the internet while doing research.

References
[1] Education for All Global Monitoring Report. (2006). Chapter 6, Understandings of literacy. UNESCO Report. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001416/141639e.pdf [2] Street, B. (1993). Cross-Cultural approaches to literacy (chapter 1: New Literacy Studies). Cambridge University Press.

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Appendix – Course curriculum
General set-up per day
Recap What you already know Theory Lunch Practicing what you learnt Recap o Students: small competition o Professors: popquiz

Afternoon programme course
Day one: How to prepare for research Students Professors form groups to work with in a team, it is going to [G] practice creating creative surveys: create a be a match survey, using the topic of your RQ from day one the groups have to search for the right and using the Qualtrics platform information/ article in the most efficient and fast [C] practice not getting RSI: warming up & setting way, in the piece of information they have to bureaus in line with guidelines search for the answer on different questions [G] practice creating creative surveys and using in the end a quiz with the questions will be taken online focus groups: setup a chatroom using and the team with the most answers right is the chatzy.com to discuss the survey of another day winner group [I] write a short description/review (+/- 500 words) of one of the tools we used so far Day two: How to conduct research form different groups than the day before to learn [G] practice creating creative surveys: create a how to work together with different researchers survey, using the topic of your RQ from day one (team mates) and using the Qualtrics platform the students get a subject and have to design a [C] practice not getting RSI: warming up & setting research question and find relevant information. bureaus in line with guidelines The students have to make a presentation about [G] practice creating creative surveys and using what their subject is, why they want to research online focus groups: setup a chatroom using it and where they found the relevant information chatzy.com to discuss the survey of another The students have to present one relevant and one group irrelevant source they found. The most funny [I] write a short description/review (+/- 500 words) presentation is going to be the winner of one of the tools we used so far Day three: How to present research the students form new groups, to learn how to [G] practicing publication strategies: discuss what start a new research on a different topic strategies you would use for the research students are going to decide on a topic which [I] write a short description/review (+/- 500 words) seems interesting to them (on a front where of one of the tools we used so far most people do not like to talk about: illness, shame) and they will search for the most useful piece the students are going to make a plan of how to [G] = groups of 3 to 5 people present this piece on the internet and what is the [I] = individually best way to get attention for it – the most [C] = class original presentation wins

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