This webinar is hosted in English
Steve Tuffill will discuss Our Peer-Reviewed World: where Evaluation by Peers Becomes the World of Social Media Overnight
I intend to illustrate how the educative world has changed, in terms of the self-regulation of academic authority now depends more on the opinions of a vast majority of a global community who are focused on specific segments of the world of knowledge. Academic work has now opened itself up to a world that barely existed before social media entered the sphere. Moreover, social media sites like FaceBook and LinkedIn have altered the face of boundary judgement and scientific best practice that are the mainstream of social reality.
While prior to the modern age of the Internet, stretching across the globe with millions more people connecting with millions more, it is hardly unbelievable that Wikipedia has become the most peer-reviewed living document since the peer-review process began at the Royal Society back in England in 1665.
Doctor of Education
Steve Tuffill is a freelance copy, technical writer and student screenwriter, based in Valencia, California.
Steve has been writing professionally since 1998. More recently, he has published over 160 articles on the Web on general subjects and was an active member of the Toolbox.com IT Wiki, taking part in the editing, revising and final publication of over 600 articles over the space of three years. He has produced technical copy for the publishing house, Ziff-Davis, created Web copy for companies in Los Angeles and is currently engaged in writing copy for a photographer’s memoirs. Having performed many functions in his working life, Steve is always engaged with technology in every position he has held, but mainly persuading those around him of the power of collaborative writing.
Steve sees himself not as a formally trained teacher or in an industry instructor role, but an ad-hoc trainer, jumping into many situations, mainly computer-based, where people need help with technology. He has worked with sales personnel, bankers and other office staff and has written SOPs. During 2009, he took on the role of project manager and trainer in a California dairy where a new route-accounting software and hardware solution was being launched. He complements his didactic role in industry with judicious editing and grammar-correction, ensuring that no bad grammar or spelling errors occur in any copy he has had a hand in. His curation Web site, New Words, is a compendium of information on how to write not only technical and creative copy, but also “how-tos” on English language spelling and grammar"