What is New Scholarship?

Increasingly, scholars are beginning to employ methods unavailable to their counterparts of several years ago, including prepublication releases of their work, distribution through non-traditional channels, dynamic visualization of data and results, and new ways to conduct peer reviews using online collaboration. New forms of scholarship, including creative models of publication and non-traditional scholarly products, are evolving along with the changing process. Some of these forms are very common — blogs and video clips, for instance — but academia has been slow to recognize and accept them. Proponents of these new forms argue that they serve a different purpose than traditional writing and research — a purpose that improves, rather than runs counter to, other kinds of scholarly work. Blogging scholars report that the forum for airing ideas and receiving comments from their colleagues helps them to hone their thinking and explore avenues they might otherwise have overlooked.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

  • as we think about new scholarship, schools have to grapple with what "counts." - jean.tower jean.tower Feb 23, 2012
  • As new scholarship begins to take a stronger foothold, mechanisms for filtering 'voice' from 'scholarship' need to be developed. This is about allowing authentic expression to foster and promote new learning at a faster pace, without undervaluing scholarly research and the need to have a sustained basis for subject integrity. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Mar 3, 2012

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative expression?

  • The potential for aggregating knowledge from around the world is huge, as is the variety of ways that this can be achieved. By drawing on the best, no student needs to miss out on the opportunity to extend and build on their own talents. The differences will be in 'scholarship' of the products or access points, which can vary from such different offerings as the Kahn Academy (a bit too much hype) to MITX. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Mar 3, 2012
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