The digital scholar
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Week 2: Discovery


Discovery is the first of Boyer’s scholarly functions. As you saw in Week 1, this is the creation of new knowledge in a specific area or discipline. In Chapter 5 of The Digital Scholar Martin Weller has broadened this out to mean research and this week you will look at some of the impacts of digital technologies on research activity.

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By the end of this week you will have:

  • developed an understanding of how researchers approach new technology
  • considered new approaches to research afforded by digital scholarship
  • reflected on your own practice and research possibility.

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