Books : reviews

Martin Weller.
The Digital Scholar: how technology is transforming scholarly practice.
Bloomsbury. 2011

Martin Weller’s latest text, The Digital Scholar addresses the problems, potential and promise faced by higher education in light of digital innovation. While industries such as music, newspapers, film and publishing have all been subject to dramatic changes in their business models and practices, higher education has so far resisted a radical overhaul. A fundamental and gradual shift in the practice of academics is, however, taking place.

The Digital Scholar captures and crystallizes this movement, employing new research and expert opinion to trace the currents of change refiguring the landscape of higher education today. Taking a broad view of scholarship, Walter’s text reviews and explores the implications of changes in collaboration, dissemination, methodology and pedagogy which are rewriting the traditions of scholarship throughout the world.