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This talk outlined some heuristics available to assess digital media scholarship, but questions how they might all come together to be useful.

This talk outlined some heuristics available to assess digital media scholarship, but questions how they might all come together to be useful.

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  • several research projects over the next year, examining the Perspective of AUTHOR tenure portfolio interviewing authors of new media work Want your feedback… -- multiple heuristics and taxonomies for defining that work
  • Heuristic for READER to use to understand NM Where I started, but not really meant for Digital scholarship Since then….
  • Heuristic for authors to use when designing and/or explaining DS -- based on NAVIGATION
  • Heuristic for authors based on GENRES (these are what IML students produce -- “DS across the Curriculum”,they call “Multimedia in the Core” OTHERS… Experiential Encyclopedic Multi-perspectival Multi-layered Comparative Interactive Networked Mobile Visualization Annotation Open Architecture
  • Heuristic based on DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Heuristic based on PEER_REVIEW CRITERIA of MANIFESTO WEBTEXTS, based on call and checked against submissions: Readership: Is the manifesto timely and relevant to the readership of Kairos? Could the manifesto bring a new readership to Kairos? Form: Does the author understand “manifesto” as a text form? Does it call to action? Media: Is the medium in which webtext is produced appropriate for Kairos? Does the chosen medium make sense in terms of the piece’s argument? Respnose: Is the webtext provocative? Info not usually made available.
  • Heuristic based on bridging PRINT and DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP Content arrangement documentation tone Web-Based Allowances form/content relationship navigation design multimedia incorporation Emerging conventions navigation instructions design rationale
  • Council of Editors of Learned Journals Heuristic for ADMINISTRATORS and EDITORS to affirm the standards and legitimacy of online journals (Only useful for authors to ask themselves which online journals they might want to publish in…)
  • Heuristic for TENURE stakeholders. Categories in which digital scholarship can more easily fit YET: individuals and institutions….
  • SUCH AS!!! (from co-presenter’s talk today)
  • How I ended up with this graphic….still uncertain it does what it needs to do (problem of junior faculty who do DS) -- Where are publication venues placed on this semantic map? -- How does their placement (of venue) relate to the kinds of work published in that venue? -- Where are individual texts placed on the map? -- Where do readers position their expertise on the map? -- What is the distance between a reader (of the text, the journal, or a T&P member) as audience and a particular text?-- What strategies can authors use to shorten the distance between reader and text? -- Should authors be the sole ones responsible for this bridge? CONTEXT!!!!
  • If the heuristics seem confusing and multitudenous, it’s because they are. DO WE KNOW WHAT OUR DEPT”s CRITERIA IS??? So what can we do to prepare ourselves (and help others prepare for making their DS “count”?) Consider these strategies…. But, still, individual contexts of institutions will always be the end-most factor/limitation in what strategies should be used -- or *whether*-- DS will be valued.
  • Feedback???

Computers & Writing 2008 talk by Cheryl E. Ball Computers & Writing 2008 talk by Cheryl E. Ball Presentation Transcript

  • New Media Scholarship Taxonomies, Heuristics, & Strategies to Connect (?) Authors, Editors, Departments, & Tenure Committees
  • Four to Six Years Ago…
    • Audience
    • Purpose
    • Context
    • Emphasis
    • Arrangement
    • Proximity
    • Organization
    • Color
    • Contrast
    • Framing
    • Sequence
    • Etc.
    (Ball & Arola, 2004)
  • Types of Kairos Hypertexts
    • Linear
    • Exploratory
    • Looping
    • Sequential
    • Matrix
    • Menu
    • Multi-windowed
    • Timeline
    • (Kalmbach, 2006)
  • Scholarly Multimedia Genres
    • Documentary
      • Expository
      • Observational
      • Interactive
      • Reflexive
    • Argumentative
    • Essayistic
    • Narrative
    • Game
    • Others….
    • (Anderson, 2007)
  • Heuristic for Multimedia Scholarship at IML
    • conceptual core
    • research component
    • form//content
    • creative realization
    • (Kuhn, 2008)
  • Heuristic for Manifesto Issue
    • Readership
    • Form
    • Media
    • Response
    • (DeWitt & Ball, 2007)
  • Heuristic for Online Scholarly Texts
    • Content
    • Web-based allowances
    • Emerging conventions
    • (Warner, 2007)
  • CELJ Suggested Guidelines for Online Publications
    • Peer Review, Editorial Staff, and Editorial Board
    • Affiliations
    • Mission Statement, Submission Guidelines, Timely Review
    • Contract or Publication Agreement
    • Style
    • Editing
    • Web Design
    • Timeliness and Regularity of Publication
    • Accessibility
    • Availability
    • Indexing and Abstracting
    • ISSN
    • Archiving
    • Advertising
  • Boyer’s Framework from Scholarship Reconsidered (1990)
    • discovery
    • application
    • integration
    • teaching (SoTL)
  • Some department’s criteria for scholarship
    • originality
    • lucidity
    • intellectual depth
    • significant contribution
    (Braun, today)
  • Digital Scholarship Axis Ball, 2008
  • Strategies for Understanding Digital Scholarship
        • textual performances
        • seminars/colloquia
        • in-text reading/analysis guides
        • extra-textual T&P binder narratives
        • co-articles in print journals
        • CommentPress-type pre-production commentary/review
        • post-production review and commentary
        • senior (?) scholars writing reviews (print & T&P)
  • Strategies for Understanding Digital Scholarship
    • What would you suggest???
  • References
    • Anderson, Steve. (2007). Regeneration: Multimedia Genres and Emerging Scholarship. Institute for Multimedia Literacy. http://iml.usc.edu/?page_id=12
    • Ball, Cheryl. (2008). CCCC 2008 Presentation. See www.ceball.com.
    • Ball, Cheryl, & Arola, Kristin. (2004). ix: visual exercises . Bedford.
    • DeWitt, Scott Lloyd, & Ball, Cheryl E. (2008). Logging On [Special issue: Manifestos!]. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 12(3). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.3
    • Kalmbach, James. (2006). Reading the Kairos archives: Ten years of nonlinear history. Kairos 11(1).
    • Kuhn, Virginia. (2008). The Components of Digital Scholarship. In From Gallery to Webtext. Kairos, 12(3).
    • Warner, Allison. (2007). Constructing a tool for assessing scholarly webtexts. Kairos 12(1).