Digital futures research and society: action, awareness and accountability

Doyle, Joanne and McDonald, Lisa and Cuthill, Michael and Keppell, Mike (2015) Digital futures research and society: action, awareness and accountability. In: 32nd Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference: Globally Connected, Digitally Enabled (ASCILITE 2015) , 29 Nov-02 Dec 2015, Perth, Australia.

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The contemporary Higher Education research environment demands ‘real-world’ impact as a key means of accounting for public sector funding. As such, there is increased pressure on researchers and research institutions to ensure research delivers outcomes for public good. This paper reports on research focused on a Digital Futures collaborative research program. The aim of the research was to explore how researchers and research stakeholders understand research impact. Impact was articulated as ‘making a difference’ however that ‘difference’ was translated by research participants as meaning the tangible impacts relating to quantitative components of research activities. The more subtle influences of research impact on society were less well articulated. Results from this research suggest that in the complex world of impact, action, awareness and accountability, as elements of research practice, are key to creating maximum value from knowledge creation initiatives.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 06:31
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 01:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: research impact; technology; learning; evaluation; higher education; collaboration
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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