The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Scholarly Practice

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A&C Black, Sep 1, 2011 - Education - 208 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 Digital Networked and Open
1
2 Is the Revolution Justified?
14
3 Lessons from Other Sectors
29
4 The Nature of Scholarship
41
5 Researchers and New Technology
52
6 Interdisciplinarity and Permeable Boundaries
64
7 Public Engagement as Collateral Damage
76
8 A Pedagogy of Abundance
85
10 Network Weather
114
11 Reward and Tenure
128
12 Publishing
141
13 The Medals of Our Defeats
154
14 Digital Resilience
168
References
185
Index
199
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9 Openness in Education
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Martin Weller is Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University. His main area of interest is in e-learning. He is the author of Virtual Learning Environments: using, choosing and developing your VLE as well as Delivering Learning on the Net: the why, what and how of online education.

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