#Change11 MOOC Digital Scholarship & Future of Learning

Digital scholarship has become the favorite topic this year. Here Martin Weller discusses digital scholarship.  Martin explains:

Digital scholarship is more than just using information and communication technologies to research, teach and collaborate; it also includes embracing the open values, ideology and potential of technologies born of peer-to-peer networking and wiki ways of working in order to benefit both the academy and society.

The term ‘open scholar’ has also been used by some and can be seen as almost synonymous with digital scholar. The open scholar ‘is someone who makes their intellectual projects and processes digitally visible and who invites and encourages ongoing criticism of their work and secondary uses of any or all parts of it – at any stage of its development’ (Burton 2009).

Also refer to this paper on Learning, Teaching and Scholarship in a Digital Age.

What is most important in today’s learning as a digital scholar? Engage in the 4 Ds: dialogues, discourse, dialectic and dissemination of ideas, information and “knowledge”, cooperate or collaborate with others and participate in the creation or construction of networks and communities in an open, ongoing basis.

Digital scholar engages in networks, encourages and supports “Future of Learning”

Postscript: This slideshare of Future of Learning by Jane Hart is wonderful