Book launch
The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Changing Academic Practice

This event took place on 15th November 2011 at 3:00pm (15:00 GMT)

The Institute of Educational Technology has great pleasure in hosting a book launch for the recent book written by Martin Weller, "The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Changing Academic Practice". Martin is Professor of Educational Technology in IET and regularly writes about digital scholarshop and educational technology in his blog EdTechie edtechie.net. While industries such as music, newspapers, film and publishing have seen radical changes in their business models and practices as a direct result of new technologies, higher education has so far resisted the wholesale changes we have seen elsewhere. However, a gradual and fundamental shift in the practice of academics is taking place. Every aspect of scholarly practice is seeing changes effected by the adoption and possibilities of new technologies. This book explores these changes, their implications for higher education, the possibilities for new forms of scholarly practice and what lessons can be drawn from other sectors. This event is open to everyone and will also be streamed online. During the event, Martin will be talking about the book, its inception and its take-home messages; there will also be a Question and Answer session with Martin and the opportunity to talk with him further over refreshments after the event. There is also a competition associated with this event; more info about this can be found at: cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/5834. The Twitter hashtag for the event is #digitalscholar


The webcast was open to 200 users

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