Scholars in an increasingly open and digital world: imagined audiences and their impact on scholars’ online participation: Learning, Media and Technology: Vol 43, No 1. Home. How Data is Destroying Our Schools – Save Maine Schools. The digital scholar and the academic job market: Including hyperlinks in your CV can make a big difference. How can academics ensure their job application stands out from the rest?
Patrick Dunleavy advocates going fully digital , where clearly clickable and open-access hyperlinks are provided for all your publications, writings and alternative outputs. Alongside the ease this provides the selection committee, adding digital links to all your recent top research articles will reassure UK selectors that your research falls under the HEFCE open access mandates for the next REF.
The rules governing academic CVs and résumés are complex. And they are generally different from those applying to all other spheres of the job market. In particular academic CVs often look as if they are lagging decades behind those in other sectors of life. Going Digital. Digtal Scholarship and what it means to the modern academic. 5 Digital Literacy Skills All Modern Learners Should Have [Infographic] Having good digital literacy skills just makes sense in a digital world.
The messages we create and consume, and the data we generate and absorb, require digital literacy skills to some degree. So if you’re new to them, start with checking out this infographic from Time to Know. It’s called Essential Digital Literacy Skills for the 21st Century Worker. This great graphic cites Professor Yoram Eshet, a leader in digital literacy research from the Open University of Israel. Prof. The paper goes on to describe the 5 key digital literacy skills below, taken from the article itself: 10 work skills for the postnormal era – Work Futures. Scientific Researchers Need to Open Up to Collaboration. What is Social Scholarship. Scholarship on Social Media and the Academic Self. Self-Citation and Blogging – Travis Holland – Medium. Public Writing and Digital Literacies – Travis Holland – Medium.
Three things for context: For several years now, I’ve taught in a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies program where, unsurprisingly, blogging is a big part of the curriculum.In that time, a colleague has been slowly but surely marching our terminology away from “blogging” and toward the idea of public writing instead.I’ve also been facilitating digital literacy workshops, at the same university, across three campuses and half a dozen topics.
We’ve reached a moment now where it is rather silly to even bother observing that our practices and adoption of the internet have changed writing. Instead, it is time to consider the pedagogical imperative of networked public writing (that is, public writing on networks like Medium, Wordpress and Twitter). Why I Won’t Use TurnItIn to Check My PhD Thesis – Travis Holland – Medium. I’m in the latter stages of preparing my PhD thesis for submission, and I’ve been told I have to submit the whole thesis through plagiarism-detection software turnitin.
The care and feeding of digital scholarship – Duke Libraries + Digital Scholarship. TDS_1 - OpenLearn - Open University - TDS_1. Why such a rapid pace of change? Change fatigue is the response individuals exhibit when the pace of change and the consistency of change becomes too much.
Its symptoms are diverse including resistance to change, anxiety, withdrawal and anger. It is not surprising that change fatigue is common in schools, after all change seems to have become a permanent companion and the pace of change only seems to accelerate. For those driving change, there is a constant balancing act that we play between implementing change at the pace we feel is required, while avoiding overload. THINK Global School - The World’s First Traveling High School. Thinking About “Learneracy” – Modern Learning – Medium. Choosing the (digital) pedagogical tool fit for the learning. Source: pixabay.com @byrev The list of digital technologies that might be used for teaching and learning is extensive.
E-learning technologies are sometimes defined as asynchronous (any-time) or synchronous (real-time). Flipped learning is that in which traditional teacher instruction is delivered between classes via online video or presentation technologies, and class time is used for application and collaboration. Blended learning melds traditional classroom pedagogies with online learning tools and environments. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. Why New Technologies Often Don’t Help Students. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies.
Companies do a great job showing off the improved bells and whistles of their shiny new products. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes. For example, as Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee explain in their book, The Second Machine Age, when factory managers first replaced the steam engines used to power manufacturing equipment with electric motors, the new technology had little impact on productivity. Initially, steam-powered factories organized equipment based on its proximity to a central steam engine, which powered the equipment through a branching system of axles, pulleys, gears, and crankshafts. Productivity gains came decades later when factory managers took advantage of electric motors to change the layouts of their factories.
The future of blogging is blogging. I need to learn to do a selfie face… Another of my annual goals was to write one blog post a week.
Unlike the books and film challenge, I fell short with this one, with 48 posts (including this one, may do another one yet). But I definitely upped my blogging game this year. It had rather drifted the past couple of years, and making myself write a post a week got me back into the habit. These Are The Job Skills Of The Future That Robots Can’t Master. We may live in a digital world, but soft skills like communication, problem solving, collaboration, and empathy are becoming more valued than technology, says Paul Roehrig, chief strategy officer for Cognizant Digital Business, a business and technology service provider.
“People skills are more and more important in an era where we have powerful and pervasive technology,” he says. “It sounds counterintuitive, but to beat the bot, you need to be more human.” When evaluating their hiring plans for 2017, 62% of employers rate soft skills as very important, according to CareerBuilder. But a recent survey by the Wall Street Journal found that 89% of executives are having a difficult time finding people with these qualities. I'm Nowhere In-between: Why we need 'seriously uncool' criticism in education - Long View on Education.
You know those t-charts that divide approaches to education into the old and the new?
Of course you do. And I bet that were we both to take five minutes to reproduce one from memory, we would come up with roughly the same list. All we’d need to do then is choose a side. Or perhaps stake out a position somewhere in the middle, a blend of the two. Nothing too extreme. School Should Be Impractical – The Synapse – Medium. Note: this originally appeared on my blog The Creative Classroom Schools are designed to be practical but this has a hidden drawback.
Innovation is often impractical because it’s unpredictable. So, what if the push toward “practical skills” in school is actually making learning impractical? And what if impractical ideas and skills we ignore are actually what students will use later in life? The Impractical Idea Driving Space Innovation. A Field Guide to 'jobs that don't exist yet' - Long View on Education. The statistic you either love or hate Thanks to the Shift Happens videos (2007), you will likely be familiar with this statistic about the future of work: “The top 10 in demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” People repeat the claim again and again, but in slightly different forms. Databite No. 76: Neil Selwyn. How to be an effective knowledge worker and ‘manage yourself’
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, at the moment I’m reading eight books on repeat every morning.