The final conference of the European knowledge transfer project e.KnowNet will be held on December 1 in the Museum of Technology in Berlin. It will focus on the use of digital media to facilitate the flow of new scientific knowledge from research labs to the broader public. The conference is being organized by the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) of Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with OnlineEduca 2010, the largest global e-learning conference. The project is financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union. The conference language is English. Participation is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested.
As part of the e.KnowNet project, the platform ScienceTweets on Photochemistry was developed as a virtual knowledge environment. It allows access to the latest photochemistry research results – visualized and clearly explained for laypersons. Using this type of digital information and communication technologies, scientists can make interesting new insights available to a broader audience. In this way, interest in scientific content can be awakened and lifelong learning can be promoted. The concept and technology of the platform are adjustable and can be applied to other scientific disciplines.