Martin Weller (Open.U)

Open Scholarship and Online Identity

SoLAR Storm open webinar:
Thurs 10th Jan 2013
1400 MST, 2100 GMT
(Time Zone Conversions)

Replay (launches Blackboard Collaborate Java client)

Abstract: Open scholarship represents a set of possibilities and challenges for researchers. This presentation will explore these, looking at new research methods, dissemination possibilities, and use of alt metrics for impact as well asĀ  the drawbacks of developing an online academic identity. Models for considering online identity will be explored.

Bio: Martin Weller is Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University. He chaired the OU’s first major elearning course in 1999 with 15,000 students and has been the director of the VLE and SocialLearn projects at the OU. He is currently leading a Hewlett funded project researching the use of Open Educational Resources. His research interests are in digital scholarship, open education and the impact of new technology. His recent book The Digital Scholar, was published by Bloomsbury Academic under a Creative Commons licence. He blogs at


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