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Academic blogging, academic practice and academic identity

Kirkup, Gill (2010). Academic blogging, academic practice and academic identity. London Review of Education, 8(1) pp. 75–84.

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Abstract

This paper describes a small-scale study which investigates the role of blogging in professional academic practice in higher education. It draws on interviews with a sample of academics (scholars, researchers and teachers) who have blogs and on the author's own reflections on blogging to investigate the function of blogging in academic practice and its contribution to academic identity. It argues that blogging offers the potential of a new genre of accessible academic production which could contribute to the creation of a new twenty-first century academic identity with more involvement as a public intellectual.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Tayor & Francis
ISSN: 1474-8460
Keywords: blogging; writing; academic practice; scholarly texts; identity; academic literacies
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20714
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 14:07
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 13:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20714
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