Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly Inquiry

Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly Inquiry

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Library & Information Science for 2019.

Antonella Esposito (University of Milan, Italy)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 343|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0830-4
ISBN13: 9781522508304|ISBN10: 1522508309|EISBN13: 9781522508311


The academic landscape has been significantly enhanced by the advent of new technology. These tools allow researchers easier information access to better increase their knowledge base.

Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly Inquiry is an authoritative reference source for the latest insights on the impact of web services and social technologies for conducting academic research. Highlighting international perspectives, emerging scholarly practices, and real-world contexts, this book is ideally designed for academicians, practitioners, upper-level students, and professionals interested in the growing field of digital scholarship.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Conferences
  • Digital Identity
  • Online Videos
  • Research Funding
  • Research Libraries
  • Social Media
  • Writing Groups

Reviews and Testimonials

Researchers in a wide range of academic disciplines present studies on specific aspects of academic practices enabled by the digital age and leading to the configuration of Research 2.0 as the emergence of research in transition. They cover contextual scenarios of Research 2.0, international perspectives, emergent scholarly practices, and potential innovation in researcher development. Among specific topics are scholars in the digital age: social scholarship and practices, the visibility of scholarly research and changing research communication practices: a case study from Namibia, self-organizing the scholarly practices: how PhD researchers use Web 2.0 and social media, research 2.0: the contribution of content curation and academic conferences, and digital identity of researchers 2.0: the case of their personal learning network.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Antonella Esposito has obtained the PhD (European Doctorate) in Education and ICT (E-learning) at the UOC – Open University of Catalonia and the MRes in Educational and Social Research, Institute of Education, University of London. She has been an e-learning practitioner for more than fifteen years, in the capacity of course designer and online tutor, mainly in the higher education sector in Italy. She has been working at the University of Milan, where she was director of the local e-learning center for seven years. Her current research interests are concerned with learning ecologies of doctoral researchers, digital scholars and open scholarship practices, social media and teacher/student engagement in higher education and research ethics in online settings.