Thursday, 6 October 2016

#edenRW9 A scholarly life online @veletsianos

Finally, I got to meet George Veletsianos ( and the pleasure of hearing his keynote liveblog from EDENRW9. 

open/social/digital scholarship: how does that influence each of our professional practice?

But we as academics are not only online for professional reasons, we are also humans with lives... online. 

Digital residents (individuals that consider the web of part of their live), digital visitors (those who use the web to engage in a particular activity, more practical, less part of life). 
So different people use the web for different purposes in different ways. 

What: share information, collaborative authoring, post draft papers, author open textbooks, open teaching, public P&T materials, crowdsourcing... not always rewarded by the institutes for putting or working online, but the mindset is changing. Online participation is becoming more encouraged by institutes (opportunity). 
Institutions and academics are still looking at social media in different ways.  Social media activities are rife with tensions, dilemmas, and conundrums. 
acceptable identity fragments (Kimmons & Veletsianos, 2016) 

Academics filter their posts to cater to specific groups.... (inge remark: this also means less overlap is happening, so less potential stepping stones). 
Disclosures might be tactical: political, encouraging reflection (Veletsianos & Stewart, 2016). 

When institutions view social media with a functional perspective.. they become part of an audit culture, and a complex data assemblage that confronts the individual academic (burrows, 2012). 
So what does it mean to look at academic impact through social media (see paper on twitter).