Session S51c (Wednesday, 9:30am, Thomas 118)

P744: Chemical education and the practice of science in the dawn of the social semantic web

Robert Belford, Nitin Agarwal (University of Arkansas – Little Rock, USA), Peter Murray-Rust (University of Cambridge, UK), Harry Pence (State University of New York – Oneonta, USA), David Wild (Indiana University, USA), Antony Williams (Royal Society of Chemistry, USA)

The end of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) that have changed the way our society shares and communicates information. Web 2.0 technologies have become ubiquitous and emerging web 3.0 (semantic) technologies are beginning to impact the practice of the chemical sciences. What are the implications of these evolving technologies for 21st century educators? This presentation will attempt to contextualize contemporary ICT challenges to education and the practice of science, and then through a series of short video recordings or live broadcasts using the open source BigBlueButton conference management system, introduce several visionaries and pioneers in cheminformatics and information sciences, who will discuss current research and future trends in the social semantic web.

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