Sharing as a valued and desirable practice

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Sharing as a valued and desirable practice

  1. 1. “Sharing”  as  a  valued  and  desirable   educa3onal  prac3ce     George  Veletsianos,  PhD   Assistant  Professor,  Learning  Technologies   The  University  of  Texas  at  Aus3n  
  2. 2. Networked  Par3cipatory  Scholarship:  The  emergent  prac3ce  of  scholars’  use  of  par3cipatory  technologies  and  online  social  networks  to  share,  reflect  upon,  cri3que,  improve,  validate,  and  further  their  scholarship  (Veletsianos  &  Kimmons,  2012)  
  3. 3. What  is  the  rela3onship  between  technology   and  scholarship?  
  4. 4. Emerging  Technologies  shape     and  are  shaped  by  prac3ce   Veletsianos  (2010)  
  5. 5. Social  media  are  predicated  upon  sharing   Rela3onship  between  academia  &  sharing?  Barab,  Makinster,  Moore,  and  Cunningham  (2001)  even  note:  “change  efforts  [in  K-­‐12]  have  oen  been  unsuccessful  due  in  large  part  to  the  lack  of  a  culture  of  sharing  among  teachers”  
  6. 6. Is  this  the  complete  picture?  Or  is  it:  One  snapshot  in  3me?  One  angle/perspec3ve?  One  neighborhood  in  a  village  of  many?      
  7. 7. Goal:  To  understand  the  sharing  ac3vi3es  and   prac3ces  of  academics  
  8. 8. Results  
  9. 9. 1.  “Closed”  Scholarly  prac3ces  enacted  openly  
  10. 10. 2.  Academic  and  disentangled  selves  
  11. 11. 3.  Course  trailers  
  12. 12. Implica3ons  
  13. 13. Scholars’  social  media  prac3ces  and  innova3ons  (e.g.,  self-­‐publishing,  sharing  dra  versions  of  a  manuscript)   appear  to  ques3on  and  circumvent  tradi3onal   elements  of  scholarly  prac3ce.  
  14. 14. “Sharing”  and  the  opportuni3es  it  affords  for  enhancing,  refining,  and  rethinking  scholarly   prac3ce.  
  15. 15. Teach  “sharing”  as  a  literacy  (e.g.,  in  colleges  of  educa3on  and  doctoral  prepara3on  programs)  
  16. 16. Thank  you!   George  Veletsianos,  PhD  University  of  Texas  at  Aus3n,  Learning  Technologies   @veletsianos   www.veletsianos.com  

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