Published on March 12, 2014
Public Sociology in the Digital Era Jessie Daniels, PhD Hunter College - Sociology Department March 12, 2014
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"Academics are living in a fool's paradise if they think they can hold on to their ivory tower. The public is no longer prepared to subsidize our academic pursuits. We have to demonstrate our public worth." ~ Michael Burawoy, 2004
legacy academic scholarship
learning from journalism
pre-21st century, analog, closed, removed from the public sphere, monastic “legacy”
This was the only option for publishing.
We typed words & paragraphs on paper.
That technology had some problems.
This was “cut and paste.”
This is where we would go to find & read information.
This is how we looked things up.
Many journals or books not open & accessible.
How many inches?
expansion of digital technologies
peer-review is changing
From ‘MOOC’ to ‘POOC’
changing the scholar-activist
Unique Visitors (each month): ~ 200,000 Total Visitors (since 2007): 2.7 million
Individual Blog Posts: 1,579 Comments from readers: 10,476 Subscribers: 9,861 Authors: 123
publishing is changing
how we measure success is changing
New Metrics for Measuring Academic Success
21st century, digital, open, connected to the public sphere, worldly “digital”
funding is changing
MediaCamp Workshops for Academics, Activists
The POOC: Opening Education
videos open to anyone
readings open to anyone
Produced 3 e-Books
“metrics that matter”
Changing Landscape of Higher Ed
2004 ASA Presidential Address zero mentions of “digital” or “Internet”
reimagining scholarly communication in the digital era
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