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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajc1/4437163129/
  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>www.rsc-wales.ac.uk </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. ...to 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 http://www.rin.ac.uk/system/files/attachments/social_media_guide_for_screen.pdf
  6. 6. Social and professional networking e.g. Academia.edu LinkedIn.com Ning.com – many groups such as ELESIG and GWELLA
  7. 7. Social bookmarking and social citation http://www.delicious.com/lisparcell/digital_scholarship
  8. 8. Blogging and microblogging http://blog.cpjobling.me/ twitter.com http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
  9. 9. Presentation sharing tools http://www.slideshare.net / http://www.slideshare.net/lisparcell/
  10. 10. Collaboration tools for research and writing http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com
  11. 11. Project management, meeting and collaboration tools http://bigbluebutton.org/ http://www.elluminate.com/
  12. 12. Social media: a guide for researchers http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/social-media-guide-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 http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdf
  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>http://www.jisc.ac.uk/developingdigitalliteracies
  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 http://library.wales.org/information-literacy/national-information-literacy-framework/ </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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt/3304667756 </li></ul><ul><li>Abstracts and indices http://www.flickr.com/photos/binglib/2342711185 </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian consultation http://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt-library/536407209 </li></ul><ul><li>Theses http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthonycramp/4034671172 </li></ul><ul><li>Government publications http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennieb/52581192/ </li></ul><ul><li>Open access http://www.flickr.com/photos/wakingtiger/3157622608/ </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 logos http://www.flickr.com/photos/stabilo-boss/93136022 </li></ul><ul><li>NLW Digital Mirror http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=temperancenlwms8323b </li></ul>

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