Dr. Laura L. Runge
ENG 6005 Scholarly Writing and Research
new technologies / Academia.edu /
Class Objectives: Reflect on writing practice and goals
Guest Speaker: Heather Meakin
Discuss Readings on networks and networking, blogs, new technologies
In class research: Create your own Academia.edu (or other) account
Discuss blog readings - current events in publishing
Due for today:
“LinkedIn and Academia.edu” from 23 Things for Research from Liz McCarthy (Bodleian Libraries), Kate Lindsay (IT Services), Steve Eyre (IT Services) at Oxford University, dated Oct. 29, 2012
“How to Increase your Faculty Profile… or LinkedIn for Academia,” Gary H. Pon PDF. (Also avail as PDF in files).
Philip Stewart, “The Academic Community” in The Academic’s Handbook, 3rd edition, eds. A Leigh Deneef and Craufurd D. Goodwin (Durham: Duke UP, 2007) 387-394. (In files.)
Post #13 Current events in publication
Notes and Discussion Questions:1: Guest Speaker: Dr. Heather Meakin
2. Affiliation and Networking
Societies: We have discussed the importance of belonging to appropriate academic society and professional groups. It is time for you to identify where you currently belong and where you need to be. What are the advantages and disadvantages of professional societies?
Online sites: We have information on a variety of professional networking tools that use social media format. Evaluate the pros and cons of Linked In, Academia.edu, Google Scholar, and others.
Affordances of new technologies: In scholarly publication, the digital turn creates new opportunities for conducting and sharing research, from collaboration to funding to platforms for publication. As a result, much information regarding publishing can be outdated. What are some of the most exciting new affordances in the digital environment? What bothers you about the digital turn? What raises uncertainties and questions? How does the digital turn affect such important values such as privacy, ownership, originality, access, impact?
Can you imagine publishing in new ways using new forms of technology? (For example, using video formats or other multi-media tools?) Why or why not?
3. Create your online presence