Editorial: Volume 34, Issue 3. Technology enhanced learning, research impact, and open scholarship

Cochrane, Thomas and Redmond, Petrea and Corrin, Linda (2018) Editorial: Volume 34, Issue 3. Technology enhanced learning, research impact, and open scholarship. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34 (3). i-viii. ISSN 1449-3098

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Abstract

This guest editorial explores the potential impact of alternative metrics and social research networks to enhance technology enhanced learning (TEL) research and practice, particularly in the realm of open scholarship. Conventional measures of research impact are based upon
a publications’ impact factor. Article or author-level metrics can provide a better view of the contribution to the field of research of a specific research project. However, metrics are based upon citation counts can take years to accumulate. This can result in a significant lag between the original research, communicating research outcomes to the wider research community, and research impact. TEL researchers are in a unique position to spearhead the growing movement towards open social scholarship and alternative metrics. Alternative metrics
provide a powerful addition to conventional measures of research impact, facilitating a dynamic conversation around TEL research. Social media conversations provide the foundation for a collaborative open scholarship of technology enhanced learning as both an enhancement and alternative to conventional modes of research impact measurement. This guest editorial outlines key tools currently used to measure impact. We argue that a culture
of open scholarship enhanced via social media and measured via alternative metrics creates an effective feedback loop between research and practice.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 05:59
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2018 01:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology enhanced learning, altmetrics, alternative metrics, impact factor, Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning, open social scholarship, research impact, social network, social media
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.14742/ajet.4640
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34623

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