Monday, April 30, 2012

The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice < Open Access Book

While industries such as music, newspapers, film and publishing have seen radical changes in their business models and practices as a direct result of new technologies, higher education has so far resisted the wholesale changes we have seen elsewhere. However, a gradual and fundamental shift in the practice of academics is taking place. Every aspect of scholarly practice is seeing changes effected by the adoption and possibilities of new technologies. This book will explore these changes, their implications for higher education, the possibilities for new forms of scholarly practice and what lessons can be drawn from other sectors.

Table of Contents

Digital, Networked and Open
Is the Revolution Justified?
Lessons from Other Sectors
The Nature of Scholarship
Researchers and New Technology
Interdisciplinarity and Permeable Boundaries
Public Engagement as Collateral Damage
A Pedagogy of Abundance
Openness in Education
Network Weather
Reward and Tenure
The Medals of Our Defeats
Digital Resilience

Martin Weller / September 2011 / 256 pp. /

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