Social Justice & Public Scholarship in the Digital Age

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The landscape of scholarship has changed dramatically with the rise of digital technologies, yet we train scholars as if it's 1983. We, must begin to reimagine scholarly communication for the public good in the digital era. If academe can find a way to be digitally engaged and more fluent in the digital lexicon of the 21st century in which we find ourselves,
then, there is hope I believe for scholars to be a force for social good -- that is, an engaged citizenry & a more democratic, equal and just society.

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Social Justice & Public Scholarship in the Digital Age

  1. 1. Social Justice & Public Scholarship in the Digital Era Jessie Daniels, PhD Law & Society Association Meetings May 28, 2014
  2. 2. Twitter: @JessieNYC #LSAMN14 #publicscholarship
  3. 3. the need for social justice
  4. 4. 8.4 times more likely
  5. 5. training scholars like it’s 1983
  6. 6. legacy academic scholarship
  7. 7. pre-21st century, analog, closed, removed from the public sphere, solitary, monastic “legacy”
  8. 8. This was the only option for publishing.
  9. 9. We typed words & paragraphs on paper.
  10. 10. That technology had some problems.
  11. 11. This was “cut and paste.”
  12. 12. This is where we would go to find & read information.
  13. 13. This is how we looked things up.
  14. 14. Most journals not available to the public.
  15. 15. changing landscape of scholarship
  16. 16. 21st century, digitized, open, connected to the public sphere, collaborative, worldly “digital scholarship”
  17. 17. changing knowledge production
  18. 18. peer-review is changing
  19. 19. publishing is changing
  20. 20. profits
  21. 21. changing activism
  22. 22. Tahrir Square
  23. 23. changing the scholar-activist
  24. 24. academics-journalists-activists
  25. 25. Summits
  26. 26. hybrid scholars
  27. 27. require hybrid training
  28. 28. MediaCamp Workshops for Academics, Activists
  29. 29. The POOC: Opening Education
  30. 30. videos open to anyone
  31. 31. readings open to anyone
  32. 32. Knowledge Streams
  33. 33. activismscholarship journalism
  34. 34. Data Maps
  35. 35. Data Visualizations
  36. 36. Produced 4 e-Books
  37. 37. reimagining scholarly communication in the digital era

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