The Open Journal of Astrophysics works in tandem with manuscripts posted on the pre-print server arXiv. Researchers submit their papers from arXiv directly to the journal, which evaluates them by conventional peer review. Accepted versions of the papers are then re-posted to arXiv and assigned a DOI, and the journal publishes links to them.
Development of the software that powers the journal's peer-review system was led by Arfon Smith, chief scientist at the popular code repository GitHub.
What is this? In short, it's an open review engine for digital media. The goal is to provide a way for a bunch of people to get together (think editorial board) and make comments on a thing (think academic paper). This thing only needs to have a URL (that's open) to be reviewable.
... says she, for one, is unlikely to submit her work there. "We have a small number of well established and high quality journals in astronomy that everyone respects," she says.
Isn't it crucial that we pay attention to the things going on outside of education, and try to make connections to how it applies to learning? Blogs and Twitter were not made for education, but people made the connection, and now these are two things that I see as "crucial" to my own learning.
As I said at the beginning of this post, this is not about how to use "Pokemon Go" in the classroom. This is about paying attention and being observant to our world. The next big idea for your classroom could already exist; you might just need to find it and tweak it.
There's something very attractive about seeing everything as connected; it serves a basic need to rationalise everything in terms of cause and effect. It offers the mechanics of countless feedback loops that, if we could only count them all, would allow us to uncover 'the big picture'. There's also something extremely wonderful about the aesthetics of the network diagram, its volume, its physics, its emergence, its power. It is like the rendering of a hidden truth suddenly emerging before our eyes and taking us behind the scenes of everything we want to see through it.
Decís que los robots nos quitarán el trabajo. De momento ya nos están quitando media vida con sus notificaciones incansables y permanentes..— fernand0 (@fernand0) September 2, 2016