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The digital scholar
The digital scholar

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Week 7: The downside of digital scholarship


You have looked at how digital scholarship is impacting upon the four types of scholarly activity, and how it can relate to professional recognition. While you have considered the issues involved, there has largely been a positive stance on digital scholarship. However, it is important to consider some of the negative aspects. These are not necessarily reasons not to adopt digital scholarship approaches, but you should be aware of such issues, both for yourselves, but also for any impacts on students.

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By the end of this week you will have:

  • gained an appreciation of the potential problems with digital scholarship
  • considered the nature of online identity of the digital scholar.