Scholarship in the digital age


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Keynote presentation to conference at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru, North Wales, on 5 July 2011: "Improving practice through scholarship, raising the bar"

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Scholarship in the digital age

  1. 1. <ul><li>Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>in the </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Age </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges & </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities </li></ul>Coleg Llandrillo Cymru 5 July 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Lis Parcell </li></ul><ul><li>Senior E-learning Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@lisparcell </li></ul><ul><li>JISC RSC Wales </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>01792 295959 </li></ul><ul><li>@rscwales </li></ul>Paul Richardson [email_address] @paulbrichardson Sharon Crossan [email_address] @libshari
  3. 3. Research info: from the 80s... For image acknowledgments see final slide
  4. 4. now For image acknowledgments see final slide
  5. 5. The academic research cycle Source: Social Media a guide for researchers. Research Information Network, 2011, p.15
  6. 6. Social and professional networking e.g. – many groups such as ELESIG and GWELLA
  7. 7. Social bookmarking and social citation
  8. 8. Blogging and microblogging
  9. 9. Presentation sharing tools /
  10. 10. Collaboration tools for research and writing
  11. 11. Project management, meeting and collaboration tools
  12. 12. Social media: a guide for researchers
  13. 13. Digital literacy <ul><li>“ the ability to participate in a range of critical and creative practices that involve understanding, sharing and creating meaning with different kinds of technology and media.” </li></ul>From Futurelab: Digital literacy across the curriculum
  14. 14. JISC: Digital literacies for HE/FE <ul><li>ICT literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Visual & multimedia literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Life-planning </li></ul><ul><li>Digital scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>“ Digital literacy defines those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Digital scholarship <ul><li>the ability to participate in emerging academic, professional and research practices that depend on digital systems, for example: </li></ul><ul><li>use of digital content (including digitised collections of primary and secondary material as well as open content) in teaching, learning and research </li></ul><ul><li>use of virtual learning and research environments </li></ul><ul><li>use of emergent technologies in research contexts </li></ul><ul><li>open publication </li></ul><ul><li>the awareness of issues around content discovery, authority, reliability, provenance, licence restrictions, adaption/repurposing and assessment of sources </li></ul>
  16. 16. Information literacy at research level <ul><ul><li>Systematically maintain in depth, up to date subject knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand how research is generated and disseminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a range of sources in different media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search confidently across a range of media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply critical appraisal skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage a large volume of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have personal criteria to filter information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesise complex information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use appropriate tools for sharing and communicating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand ethical and legal requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construct a bibliography; referencing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From level 7/Master’s level in </li></ul>
  17. 17. 3 workshop topics for discussion Two key priorities and one question per group
  18. 18. Group 1 <ul><li>Thinking about your particular discipline or role, in what ways do you think digital communication can help or hinder you in developing scholarly activity? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Group 2 <ul><li>How could the development of digital scholarly approaches have an impact on other areas of work (eg teaching, student support, administration, management)? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Group 3 <ul><li>What new skills do you think are needed by the digitally literate researcher? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Image credits for slides 3-4 <ul><li>Card catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Abstracts and indices </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Theses </li></ul><ul><li>Government publications </li></ul><ul><li>Open access </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 logos </li></ul><ul><li>NLW Digital Mirror </li></ul>