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The digital scholar
The digital scholar

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Week 6:  Reward and tenure


One reservation about digital scholarship that often arises is that whilst engaging in activities such as blogging, or using social media may be rewarding personally, it is not recognised by institutions. If you wish to progress in a career as an academic, the emphasis is on traditional activities still, such as publishing articles in recognised journals. It is this relationship with reward and tenure that we will examine this week.

Watch Martin Weller discuss how scholarly work is recognised:

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By the end of this week you will have:

  • gained an understanding of how digital scholarship might be recognised for tenure
  • an appreciation of how digital scholarship and traditional scholarship can be complementary practices.