The active research projects of NIDA have come to an end. The dedication from Advisers, staff and volunteers past and present has been undaunting and News relevant to the most recent flagship programme ‘Connect with Science’ has continued to be sourced and posted, however, the time has now arrived for NIDA to close.
The Network will be closed at 30 June 2023; the website will no longer be updated, however, the archive is being maintained to enable access to the important work achieved. Thanks to all those who have participated throughout the years. The Advisory Team wishes you well for the future.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is an important tactic to maximize the potential of your work being seen. The Canadian organisation 'Science Writers & Communicators of Canada' is hosting a Zoom session on Optimizing Science Writing.
When: 24 Apr 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Register from https://sciencewriters.ca/event-5170603
There is a consensus that digital learning isn’t equally accessible to all sections of society in the South.
INASP’s blog https://blog.inasp.info/digital-gender-equity/ explores equity as it relates to women.
Read for ideas about how to design with gender in mind, and join INASP on 16th May to hear their expert panel discuss the question: how can gender-responsive pedagogy inform the design of online courses?
The World Literacy Summit 2023 is being held in Oxford, UK, bringing together leaders from 85 countries with a single focus – advocating, championing, and educating on the vital importance of improving literacy levels across the globe. The full programme can be accessed from https://virtual.oxfordabstracts.com/#/event/3714/program
and more information about the Summit can be found from https://www.worldliteracysummit.org/
The 2023 GOSE Workshop will take place May 23-25 2023 and will focus on sound in the ocean, including the science of underwater sound, animal sound production and reception, and people's use of sound underwater. International regulations related to underwater sound and the technologies that use sound will also be discussed.
Participants will share ideas about what people want to know and should know about these topics and related educational strategies and resources for a variety of audiences, including students, the public, and policymakers.
Further details and registration from https://gose2023.eventbrite.com
AuthorAid held their first meeting of the climate sciences online journal club on 15th March 2023
The first virtual meeting, and pre-discussion menti responses revealed a diversity of research topics related to climate sciences.
In the rapidly changing digital age, staying informed and resilient on the Internet is critical. UNESCO and Athabasca University have launched the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “The Media and Information Literacy for Inclusive and Better Futures” with the goal of empowering educators and learners to effectively analyse online information and make informed decisions about their digital consumption.
Link to registration from https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/launch-media-and-information-literacy-mooc-educators-and-learners-sign-now
Over the last 10 years INASP’s online learning has enabled over twenty thousand professionals across Asia, Africa and Latin America to develop new knowledge, master new skills and apply them in their workplace.
The new book, published with African Minds, synthesises learning, shares insights, and provides pragmatic advice on how technology can be leveraged effectively to enable individuals and organisations to strengthen core capacities.
Available open access full text from https://www.africanminds.co.za/digital-technology-capacity-development/
Want to learn more? Join INASP to debate some of the most issues around online learning in the 'Global South'.
For each of the webinars, we will be joined by a panel of experts from our global networks:
Register from https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=KyUFCgl1uEKqqCA8wZ2x7yYaTNWsf4NAucxGg3fd28JURVRFVE80TDdXRU0wMVlVWUJVV082UkUwVC4u&utm_source=INASP&utm_campaign=9d6d9873c6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_17_11_38_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c0e747b098-9d6d9873c6-1285978770
International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly, 11 February 2023
This year, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) will focus on the role of Women and Girls and Science as relates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in review at the forthcoming High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), namely SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 9 (industry, innovation, and infrastructure), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and SDG17 (means of implementation), while following up on discussions on water held during from the “Water Unites Us” 7th IDWGIS, the 2nd High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028, held in Dushanbe, and the 2nd UN Ocean Conference and its High-Level Symposium on Water held in Lisbon, as a contribution for the 2023 UN Water Conference, and other UN Fora.