Kernel 3 – Digital Scholarship (Liminal Days: Jan 13th and 18th)

Welcome to Kernel 3

We now turn our focus to how “the digital” (digital identities working in digital environments to create connections in digital networks) has influenced scholarly practices. This of course will vary from discipline to discipline so a rich conversation will be needed for us to understand each other’s perspectives. Questions to consider:

  • Who reads scholarly work in your field?
  • How much of scholarly work in your field  is available for those outside your field to access but also to understand?
  • Why would or wouldn’t this matter?
  • What impact does our scholarship have on those outside of our respective fields, in academia but also in the general public, and what is our responsibility to those people?

Things to do this week:

  1. Reflect, post and connect in your blogs Liminal day between Kernel 2-3 is Jan 13th so the post should reflect on kernel 2 or think ahead to kernel 3. There are no word limits or due dates. Reflections can be on anything related to our conversations – try to tie it back to the kernel topics or the larger ideas of digital pedagogy.
  2. There are three readings this week and one podcast. The first is about what social media has to do with scholarship. Then there are two “versions” of part of Bonnie Stewart’s dissertation about open scholarly practices (a little meta). Finally, I’ve added a podcast interview with George Veletsianos – the podcast page has a transcript if you would prefer to read rather than listen.
  3. Share with us an article related to your discipline that can be accessed and understood by those outside your discipline. (Do this through Twitter, using #DigPINS).
    1. Make sure it is accessible to anyone (not behind a paywall), otherwise it can be from a journal, a blog, or any other source you think it is a worthy contribution to your field.
    2. Use this as an opportunity to use Twitter this week and reply to what your colleagues are posting (always using #DigPINS so we can all see the interactions).
  4. Synchronous session with Laura Pasquini on Tuesday, Jan. 16th at 3pm for SNC participants
  5. Kernel 4 prep – Liminal day: Jan 18th:

– SNC participants should use Slack to set a date for a synchronous session with Robin DeRosa
– Get ready to reflect post and connect in your blogs (again) – we will transition to Kernel 4 (our last) on January 18th

Materials for this Kernel:

Beyond Academic Twitter: Social Media and the Evolution of Scholarly Publication – Leila Walker

In Abundance: Networked Participatory Spaces as Scholarship –  Blog Post – Bonnie Stewart

In Abundance: Networked Participatory Spaces as Scholarship – Article- Bonnie Stewart

Research in Action Podcast – Episode 42: Dr. George Veletsianos on Sharing Research Online