Rewarding Digital Scholarship

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Some thoughts about how digital activity by academics might be included in formal promotion and recognition procedures.

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Rewarding Digital Scholarship

  1. 1. Digital Scholarship
  2. 2. Teaching and Learning Innovative use of technology in courses Technology based different course approach Impact upon others teaching Online activity for a course using a new technology using a blog to create an open course your content has been used by others Running forums/ support
  3. 3. Scholarship Engagement with an online community Central status within that community Innovative application to ed Activity has been useful to others No. blog posts Subscribers, technorati, comments Practical examples Links, comments Content creation Videos, podcasts
  4. 4. Academic service/admin Innovate technology use in project Providing useful service to the university Developing model of innovation Eg wiki, twitter Blog that informs inst. debate Proj approach that is adopted
  5. 5. Key elements <ul><li>Sustained activity </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Academic/ educational value </li></ul>
  6. 6. Issues <ul><li>A much more fluid environment </li></ul><ul><li>Use of metrics, should we develop our own? </li></ul><ul><li>The personal/work boundary is blurred </li></ul><ul><li>Granularity is more varied </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing quality will be more difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Online community is often less objective, more personal </li></ul>

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