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Should Academics Talk to Katie Couric? - The Chronicle
Once more into the breech of consumption. Don't make me think! "Academic writing has the benefit of scholarly rigor, full documentation, and original thinking. But the transmission of our ideas is routinely hampered — understandably, given academe’s publication, evaluation, and tenure conditions — by a great deal of peer-oriented jargon."
rhetoric  academicwriting  scholarship2.0 
march 2016 by mcmorgan
Coming Down From the Clouds: On Academic Writing - The Chronicle
A defense rather than an apologia for scholarly writing. We're not writing for The General Public. We're writing on the edge of knowledge - and that requires some effort. "Yes, some academic writing is more abstruse than it needs to be. No doubt, scholarship should not be hidden behind expensive paywalls. And, yes, academics, like all people, are shaped by the conditions of their employment. ... But the story is more complicated." "there is a risk when we mistakenly assume that public and scholarly writing are the same thing — that one is good and clear and the other is needlessly complex."
scholarship2.0  composition  academia2.0  academicwriting 
march 2016 by mcmorgan
Digital Writing Uprising: Third-order Thinking in the Digital Humanities | Literacies | HYBRID PEDAGOGY
Oh boy. Right on time for WCW - to find a new name as Digital Writing for Professionals - and considering rhetorical velocity.
wcw  erhetoric  digital_literacy  scholarship2.0 
november 2013 by mcmorgan
Losing interest in social media: there is no there there
George Siemans placing social media (FB, Twitter, g+) in its place. Ephemeral. Distribution. Theres a place for the ephemeral, the emotive, but the considered work is foundational. I was thinking the same thing - even g+ is California - but more as a matter of pace and obligation: g+ and others demand a pace and regularity that I'm just not interested in engaging. Nor are many of my students.

"What has Twitter and Facebook done for me? Nothing, really. Other than perhaps attending to my emotive needs of being connected to people when I’m traveling and whining.
Social media=emotions.
Blogging/writing/transparent scholarship=intellect.
Put another way, Twitter/Facebook/G+ are secondary media."
Twitter  g+  FB  socialmedia  socialnetworking  social_obligations  scholarship2.0 
july 2011 by mcmorgan
Open Contempt - UBC Wiki
via zombiescholar. Brian Lamb on OER, new academic cultures, EduPunk and all the rest of it this place is getting to me I can't take it any more I could get out of here and move to Canada that's where stuff it happening or maybe someplace in Cumbria Far Sawrey looked good
scholarship2.0  ple  mooc  zombies  edupunk  OER 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
zombiescholar [licensed for non-commercial use only] / More Brains!
Weller and Groom. State of the academy: " The uptake of new technologies in research and associated practices can be seen as a barometer for innovation within higher education. ... We suggest one possible antidote to this zombification of higher education is the use of new technologies and particularly the cultural norms they embody." Yes, and yes again. Complication arises when the local culture is a Dawn of the Dead shopping mall.
ple  mooc  OER  research  scholarship2.0  D2L  en3177 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
A tale of two books
Martin Weller on how he composed his latest book: mining, tweeting, shouting, and testing.
publishing  scholarship2.0 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
V Bush - As We May Think - The Atlantic
Classic for history of new and social media, hypertext, internet. The only good use of microfilm ever created. 1945
history  internet  augmentation  newmedia  notetaking  scholarship2.0  writing 
january 2011 by mcmorgan
Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers - The Chronicle
Overview of recent studies and commentary on affects and position of online and extra-curricular writing. Ranges from "stylistically impoverished," to Yancey: "If we don't invite students to figure out the lessons they've learned from that writing outside of school and bring those inside of school, what will happen is only the very bright students" will do it themselves, Ms. Yancey says. "It's the rest of the population that we're worried about."
writing  blogging  literacy  academicwriting  scholarship2.0  PLE  MOOC 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
ZSR | The Future Of - Blogging as Scholarship
We've turned the corner on scholarly blogging. Next you know, Time will cover it. Some valuable links in this short post. "If scholars are to be truly evaluated on their impact to the field, a blog that fosters healthy debate and discussion, and ideally advances ideas or problems within the field, is a strong indicator of immediate impact. "
blogging  scholarship2.0  socialmedia  twwt  en3177 
july 2010 by mcmorgan
SocialGumbo
S Florida to UW-Stout PhD candidate in ? with work in "qualitative inquires into why people write online" which is a brilliant question.
socialmedia  scholarship2.0 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
Abject Learning: Content [and preliminary thoughts]
Brian Lamb's notes on content management, the changing state of learning, rss feeds and what t all entails at the end of 2008. Nicely linked.
twwt  mobilelearning  scholarship2.0  ple 
january 2009 by mcmorgan
The Ed Techie: The punk zine approach
Martin Weller's notes on epunk, the perpetual beta, and the long tail. Imagine how the pressure lifts from faculty and students when we think epunk.
scholarship2.0  social_learning 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
The Tristram Shandy Web | IULM
An interesting flash-based project, making use of TS: texts, critical studies, computational analysis - and an interesting design
newmedia  webdesign  scholarship2.0 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
work/space: Hacking Text
Mark Bernstein provides a short, illuminating little account of why symbolic-analytic work relies heavily on (a) knowing your work environment, (b) being able to hack together tools on the fly, and (c) situating both of those into a broader rhetorical pur
writing  writingspace  wiki  scholarship2.0  workspace  mobilelearning  notetaking 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Readers Not Wanted: Student Writers Fight to Keep Their Work Off the Web - Chronicle.com
wants to require those students, like others at West Virginia, to submit their writing projects electronically
publishing  freelancing  academic  scholarship2.0 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
The Professor as Open Book - New York Times
While many professors have rushed to meet the age of social networking, there are some who think it is symptomatic of an unfortunate trend, that a professor’s job today is not just to impart knowledge, but to be an entertainer.
socialpractices  socialnetworking  en3177  scholarship2.0 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
Web 2.0 Backpack: Web Apps for Students
When shopping for phyical notebooks wears you down. Parallel this with top 10 apps for education. In both cases, IMSs are given a good drumming.
web2.0  bibliography  eLearning  education  scholarship2.0 
august 2007 by mcmorgan
Keen vs. Weinberger on web 2.0- WSJ.com
An extended and close debate on web 2.0, the values behind it, and the representation of it.
authority  web2.0  tagging  tags  taxonomy  socialpractices  scholarship2.0  fyc 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
Librarians Find a Place in a 'Web 2.0' World
"only a human guide or a classification system controlled by librarians can effectively sort the wheat from the chaff, Mr. Mann writes." Libraries have always had a space in web 2.0, even with increased findability.
web2.0  scholarship2.0  library2.0  findability 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
WikiMindMap
Displays Wikipedia articles in a mind map format.
scholarship2.0  twwt  mindmap  mindmapping  wikipedia  conceptmap  visualization 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
The Chronicle: 6/15/2007: The New Metrics of Scholarly Authority
On the changing measures of authority and scholarship under web 2.0. An OV and a what to watch for: You'll gain your academic kudos by getting your academic stuff on line and engaging in academic exchanges. Jensen is dead reasonable and even a little ta
web2.0  authority  scholarship2.0 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
Web 2.0: The Sleep of Reason, Part I - Britannica Blog
Gorman goes back to the interplay of print = Authority and net does not. Good entry point to the main issues: "Print does not necessarily bestow authenticity, and an increasing number of digital resources do not, by themselves, reflect an increase in exp
web2.0  rhetoric  literacy  socialpractices  authenticity  scholarship2.0  credibility  authority 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
Listio - Popular Web 2.0 Applications
A web 2. metafilter, tracking social networking and social practices apps
web2.0  socialsoftware  socialpractices  socialnetworking  scholarship2.0 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
rwclibrary's bookmarks on del.icio.us
An academic library's use of del tagging to gather starting research sources for users. Collections like these might become part of the library's role. Librarians, after all, are highly skilled at creating collections and entry points.
socialsoftware  scholarship2.0  tagging 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
An Anthropologist Explores the Culture of Video Blogging: The Chronicle
Vlogging, like blogging, connects people, and relies on a (rhetorical construction of) authenticity: "If you could name a core value on YouTube, it's authenticity," says Mr. Wesch.
blogging  blogs  web2.0  vlogging  scholarship2.0  twwt 
may 2007 by mcmorgan
Uses and Potentials of Wikis in the Classroom
seeing wikis and teaching with wikis as challenging the print literacy grounding of teaching. worthy of more study
wikis  twwt  socialsoftware  scholarship2.0  education  orality 
january 2007 by mcmorgan
CompFAQs from CompPile | CompFAQs
wiki used for human-aggregation of writing related bibs (and FAQ?)
wikis  web2.0  scholarship2.0  twwt 
november 2006 by mcmorgan
Wikis in the Classroom: A Taxonomy - WildWiki
Mark Phillipson Very useful shot at classifying wikis. Solid list of wikis and bib.
wikis  wiki  twwt  erhetoric  scholarship2.0 
august 2006 by mcmorgan
The New Yorker: Can Wikipedia conquer expertise
"Wikipedia is an online community devoted not to last night’s party or to next season’s iPod but to a higher good. It is also no more immune to human nature than any other utopian project. Pettiness, idiocy, and vulgarity are regular features of the s
wikipedia  web2.0  scholarship2.0  socialpractices 
july 2006 by mcmorgan
The Chronicle: Book 2.0
article on Warks' Gamer Theory. low theory and high theory
books  book  academic  ifbook  scholarship2.0 
july 2006 by mcmorgan

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