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Becoming a digital scholar


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Workshop for PhD students at University of Buckingham, May 2016

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Becoming a digital scholar

  1. 1. 19 May 2016 Becoming a digital scholar University of Buckingham Professor Rhona Sharpe Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development
  2. 2. Writing workshops B
  3. 3. The Editor’s perspective: Targeting a journal
  4. 4. New objectives • Make informed decisions about using networked technologies • Communicate your research to a wider audience • Increase the impact of your work and potentially increase citations • Make an active and positive contribution to your developing digital footprint
  5. 5. Scholarship Old Medical Library, New Haven, techbint on Flickr CC BY 2.0
  6. 6. Scholarship Frédéric BISSON Flickr CC BY 2.0 Christchurch City Libraries Flickr CC BY NC NC 2.0 Scholarship
  7. 7. Digital scholarship
  8. 8. H818: The networked practitioner Open Studio, multimedia posters, virtual conference, badges, Cloudworks . . . beyond
  9. 9. Digital scholarship Digital Networked Open
  10. 10. Author 1 book Co-editor 2 books Editor for 3 journals 10 book chapters 8 referred journal papers 26 reports 12 invited keynotes 20+ conference papers 16 funded research projects Reviewer for 10+ journals Reviewer for international grants & awards
  11. 11. h-index of 16 Chair a network of 2000 researchers Author for OER and (M)OOCs Editor for an open online journal Member of virtual project steering groups Website manager for project dissemination Online tutor and guest lecturer
  12. 12. I´m a PhD student … in a super formal, controlled course structure, with all the traditional barriers that validate or not my progress. … … So, the solution I found was engaging with the academic community, as much as I can, through Blogs, Moocs (from respected universities), Twitter, FB, LinkId and networks like Academia, etc. They are my community, my peers, my tutors and they are from different disciplines, helping me with different perspectives and with that enrich my research. Andreana commenting on ‘The control of your network’, EdTechie blog, 8 February 2016
  13. 13. Possible definitions of digital scholarship 1. Changes in scholarly practices brought about by digital and networked technologies. 2. Scholarly practices that take place in a digital, networked and open world 3. Enriching research perspectives by engaging with a community of scholars
  14. 14. Your turn to introduce yourselves Collect a name in every square You can use the same name twice But only one name per square Collect examples of digital scholarly practices When you have a name in every square – shout ‘Bingo’!
  15. 15. Examples of digital scholarship In groups Share the examples of digital scholarly practices that you collected.  Which were the most common?  Any that are new to you? Be prepared to feedback 1. Examples of digital scholarly practices that you have in your groups 2. And examples that you would like to know more about.
  16. 16. Digital, networked, open
  17. 17. Digital, networked, open Open access publishing Open educational resources Open source software Digital scholarly profiles Research communication Online research tools Reference management Personal learning networks Digital publishing models Open data Open courses Lazy web Social citation Online conferences Measuring impact Digital data analysis Open peer review Open licensing
  18. 18. What kind of digital scholar are you?
  19. 19. Openness options 1. I will only publish in open access journals 2. I will share all learning material that I create and own openly online, as soon as I create it. 3. I release some resources openly if it’s not too much extra work 4. I have concerns about intellectual property and releasing my content openly Unit 2, The Networked Practitioner, Open University
  20. 20. ‘Open access' aims to make the findings of academic research available electronically, immediately, without charge and free from most copyright or licensing restrictions. Open access publishing
  21. 21. Claims of open access publishing  Increases visibility and opportunities for use  Increases citations and personal impact
  22. 22. Claims of traditional publishing
  23. 23. What are the advantages and disadvantages of open access publishing? societyauthors funders students publisherslibraries
  24. 24. Benefits of open access publishing • Access to information from anywhere • Increased visibility of researchResearchers • Increased return on investment • Increased visibility Funding agencies • Increased access for target audience • Financially more attractiveLibraries • Unrestricted access to materials • Equality of learning Teachers and students • Access to knowledge • Access to publically funded research Citizens and society • Enhanced and accelerated research cycleScience
  25. 25. Spot the difference
  26. 26. Spot the difference
  27. 27. Types of open access publishing Gold – publisher providers open access Green – self-archiving in open repositories Hybrid – authors charged a fee for open access Fair OA – authors pay article processing fees – if they can.
  28. 28. Open Access and the REF Which publications have to be available on Open Access? Journal articles Conference articles (with an ISSN) Books & book chapters
  29. 29. Open access research for the REF Journal articles and conference proceedings must be available in an open-access form to be eligible for the next REF. In practice, this means that these outputs must be uploaded to an institutional or subject repository. This requirement will apply to journal articles and conference proceedings accepted for publication after 1 April 2016” Now!
  30. 30. True or false?  Publishing your work open access increases citations.  It is more expensive to publish open access  You have less rights if you publish open access  Open access journals lack quality and prestige Inspired by ‘Take control of your Phd journey: learn about open access publishing’, Arctic University of Norway, Slideshare
  31. 31. Openness options 1. I will only publish in open access journals 2. I will share all learning material that I create and own openly online, as soon as I create it. 3. I release some resources openly if it’s not too much extra work 4. I have concerns about intellectual property and releasing my content openly Unit 2, The Networked Practitioner, Open University
  33. 33. Publication as a process – as well as a product
  34. 34. Your experiences A. I have published in academic journals B. I have a paper in preparation C. I have an idea for a paper
  35. 35. article idea
  36. 36. article keynotes editing reviewing projects reading reports chapters conferences idea
  37. 37. article idea “I write to develop my ideas” “I publish to share my ideas”
  38. 38. From gestation to publication In press In submission In preparation In gestation
  39. 39. Opportunities to publish proposal lit review abstract poster book review
  40. 40. Digital tools for writing
  41. 41. Digital tools for boundary management
  42. 42. Scholarly communication: blogs Audience Community Persistence!
  43. 43. Scholarly communication: Twitter Web links Live tweeting Tweetchats #hashtags communities
  44. 44. Scholarly communication: website Promotion Consistency Authorship Referencing
  45. 45. Scholarly communication: (M)OOCs Public engagement in research
  46. 46. Sharing scholarly outputs Choose one scholarly output to share 1. Check you have permission to publish 2. Select a place to store 3. Choose an appropriate Creative Commons License 4. Add tags or keywords to aid discoverability 5. Choose a place to share with hashtag #digitalscholar proposal lit review abstract poster book review
  47. 47. 1. Check you have permission If it has been previously published, check you have permission to share online. (note: being the author is not sufficient) If it has not been previously published, check it is all your own e.g. images, figures. Check the copyright restrictions on any component parts.
  48. 48. 2. Select a place to store Think about format e.g. Slideshare / Prezi for presentations, Vimeo for videos. Think about community e.g. ResearchGate or LinkedIn
  49. 49. 3. Choose a Creative Commons license Decide if you want to allow - Redistribution - Versioning - Commercial use
  50. 50. 4. Choose keywords or tags
  51. 51. 5. Choose where to share Think about audience E.g, Twitter, Facebook, community groups
  52. 52. 6. Invite friends to comment and share Well done!