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Scholarship & Technology: Where do we go from here?


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Intersection of web 2.0 technologies and scholarly publication.

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Scholarship & Technology: Where do we go from here?

  1. 1. scholarship & technology where do we go from here?
  2. 3. " New technologies are always used to do old tasks--until some driving force causes them to be used in new ways." ~Marshall McLuhan
  3. 4. overview <ul><li>notions of scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>read / write web </li></ul><ul><li>30,000 feet @ 450 mph </li></ul><ul><li>only questions </li></ul>
  4. 5. tradition teaching research service
  5. 6. scholarship… <ul><li>peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>formal publication </li></ul><ul><li>authoritative </li></ul><ul><li>authentic </li></ul>
  6. 7. Boyer’s notions <ul><li>scholarship of discovery </li></ul><ul><li>scholarship of integration </li></ul><ul><li>scholarship of application </li></ul><ul><li>scholarship of teaching </li></ul>1997
  7. 8. are notions of scholarship changing?
  8. 9. are notions of how scholarship is generated and shared changing?
  9. 10. enter the read / write web
  10. 11. the evolving web… <ul><li>participatory </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>open / transparent </li></ul><ul><li>networked </li></ul>
  11. 12. … changes <ul><li>r/w web has generated a huge increase in publishing opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>open sharing of information / ideas has rapidly increased generation of new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional publishing mechanisms will not be able to keep pace </li></ul>
  12. 13. impact? <ul><li>research </li></ul><ul><li>teaching </li></ul><ul><li>service </li></ul><ul><li>peer review </li></ul><ul><li>formal publication </li></ul><ul><li>authority </li></ul><ul><li>authenticity </li></ul>
  13. 14. what new opportunities for scholarship might be considered?
  14. 15. open access peer reviewed journals
  15. 16. danah boyd on OAJs
  16. 19. Harvard faculty go open access <ul><li>passed a motion (13 February 2008) that will allow Harvard to freely distribute scholarly articles produced by FAS professors </li></ul>
  17. 20. science 2.0 <ul><li>Open Notebook Science project </li></ul><ul><li>Useful Chem </li></ul>
  18. 21. The Institute for the Future of the Book
  19. 22. Knowing Knowledge by George Siemens
  20. 25. where will peer review take place?
  21. 28. blogging educational publishing platform <ul><li>open access / easy web-publishing </li></ul><ul><li>digital presence </li></ul><ul><li>making connections / create community </li></ul><ul><li>participating in conversations </li></ul><ul><li>“ incubator scholarship” </li></ul>
  22. 29. “ How does technology enable a professor to project expertise beyond the private classroom and into a public space?” Henry Jenkins, Director of Comparative Media Studies Program, MIT
  23. 30. Jenkins on role of blogs in scholarly publication
  24. 31. new media and other publishing opportunities
  25. 33. Howard Rheingold on Wikipedia… <ul><li>Collaboration and collective action </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory media </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia is an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group </li></ul>
  26. 34. podcasting as a new publishing opportunity?
  27. 36. web-based video as academic publishing?
  28. 38. gallery of teaching Carnegie foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  29. 39. thoughts & questions