Bernie Goldbach wants to boost online connections to third level research in Ireland -
WE ARE REVIEWING a steady stream of third level research projects in Tipperary Institute and as we do, I realise that only a few have an RSS identity. In other words, they are parked in cul de sacs with no obvious way to enjoy a peer review or community scrutiny. Some of these projects have elements of intellectual property relating to up-and-coming Irish businesses. I believe those companies could benefit from the synergy of reviewing the projects with an eye to folding in the best-of-breed into Irish companies.
Absolutely, this is a cracking idea! I've experienced how the process could work while monitoring the progress of Robin Blandford's CommentCasting project, developed as a Final Year Project for B.Eng. in Digital Media Engineering in the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University. I'm sure Robin would confirm the benefits of blogging and connecting with podcasting bloggers like Brian Greene and Tom Raftery.
We should have a Reading List of third level projects and promote them in blogs and on social bookmarking services. My own final year project in UL - a Windows utility - didn't amount to a hill of beans but I'm sure that if blogging had been around at the time and I'd been as actively plugged in as Robin is to a peer review process, it would have been a whole lot better.