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From analogue to digital scholarship: implications for science communication researchers

Holliman, Richard (2010). From analogue to digital scholarship: implications for science communication researchers. Journal of Science Communication, 9(3) C05.

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Abstract

Digital media have transformed the social practices of science communication. They have extended the number of channels that scientists, media professionals, other stakeholders and citizens use to communicate scientific information. Social media provide opportunities to communicate in more immediate and informal ways, while digital technologies have the potential to make the various processes of research more visible in the public sphere. Some digital media also offer, on occasion, opportunities for interaction and engagement. Similarly, ideas about public engagement are shifting and extending social practices, partially influencing governance strategies, and science communication policies and practices. In this paper I explore this developing context via a personal journey from an analogue to a digital scholar. In so doing, I discuss some of the demands that a globalised digital landscape introduces for science communication researchers and document some of the skills and competencies required to be a digital scholar of science communication.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author
ISSN: 1824-2049
Extra Information: Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0.
Keywords: science communication research; digital scholarship; information literacy skills
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 23218
Depositing User: Richard Holliman
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 13:58
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 19:23
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23218
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