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ERIC Number: EJ955498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Digital Futures: Changes in Scholarship, Open Educational Resources and the Inevitability of Interdisciplinarity
Scanlon, Eileen
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v11 n1-2 p177-184 Feb-Apr 2012
Digital scholarship is becoming a contested area. The huge potential offered by the affordances of the technological possibilities has been illustrated by a range of contributors both in this issue and elsewhere. Other commentators are less convinced about the nature of the changes and the inevitability of changes to the practices of academics. Reviewing the arguments here, this article emphasises the importance of cultural communities and collaborative partnerships between disciplines, and looks to the potential of a new openness in scholarly practices for fostering and being fostered by such interdisciplinary working. The challenge for the future of digital scholarship in humanities research is to grasp the obvious possibilities of this new technological landscape to develop an approach to this work which will fulfil its potential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom