New Scholarship Initiative
Q: How are the processes and products of scholarship changing? What does this mean for the academy?
A: The New Schloarship Initiative. This initiative, which grew from work that originated in the Horizon Project , focuses on understanding the ways the practice of scholarship is changing, new forms of scholarly production, and the role of new media and especially the network, in scholarly work. The overall goal is to expand awareness of the many exciting developments in scholarly communication, and to help establish notions of quality and permanence.
Included are efforts aimed at identifying how to assess the contributions of emerging forms of scholarship, showcasing the ways institutions are supporting experimentation with new methods of expression and ways of visualizing information, and stimulating greater use, understanding, and awareness of the value of these forms.
Activities under this umbrella to date have included face-to-face and online conferences, new alliances with other groups working in this space, new publications, and experimentation with dialog-rich approaches to writing. Among the successes of the initiative so far are six volumes of new work in the areas of digital media and learning published by the MIT Press as part of the MacArthur Series on Digital Media and Learning, and the NMC’s media-rich annual Summer Conference Proceedings.
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