Digital Scholarship in the Humanities seminar, part 1
Our colleagues from the Institute of Educational Technology here at the OU hosted a great seminar today, and gave me plenty of inspiration for further work.
- Is not just for geeks
- Has researchers caught in a dilemma: embrace the new ways, or continue with the old ones that lead to tenure and promotion?
- Interdisciplinarity now resides in the network
- We are all broadcasters now: in a long tail content production system, all academic outputs can be turned into digital resources
- We are operating in an attention economy: universities are based around a pedagogy of scarcity, but what is the pedagogy of abundance?
- We need to rethink research: start now and do something useful, without waiting for the money to come around
- New skills will be required: video editing, visualisation, networking, analytics, data curation, writing for online audiences
- It’ll impact even if you ignore it: e.g. conferences nowadays are amplified digitally
- It’s about alternatives: the old models (e.g. in publishing) are not dead, but they live in a new ecosystem
- Don’t just focus on the risks: think also of the benefits of open systems
Martin’s presentation is available on Slideshare if you want to know more.
The next two speakers in a later post!