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ERIC Number: EJ873986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Beyond Text: The Challenge of Multimedia Scholarly Discourse
Ingraham, Bruce
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v1 n3 Feb-Mar 2005
In recent years, much has been written about the application of contemporary information and communication technologies (ICT) to teaching and learning. Despite the fact that teaching and learning, at least in higher education, ultimately rest on scholarship, researchers have paid less attention to the implications of new technologies for the conduct of scholarly discourse. By scholarly discourse, the author means the exchange of ideas and arguments--traditionally published in peer-reviewed journals and monographs--through which the knowledge base of any discipline is advanced. In this essay, the author aims to call attention to the general concept of multimedia scholarship and to initiate some wider discussion of it. If the academic community is to engage fully with multimedia scholarship, the text orientation of scholarly discourse must move from paper to electronic mediation. As that shift takes place, it will become both possible to exploit the potential of multimedia within scholarly discourse and necessary to address any problems implicit therein.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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