Tapping the Affordances of the Web for SoTL: Crowd Sourcing Peer Review

Tapping the Affordances of the Web for SoTL: Crowd Sourcing Peer Review

September 22, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


We have to now, as you know what
people are doing where giving papers here at the conference
on digital history on the effects of
various kinds of technologies, whether they are clickers or iPad’s or
whatever, on student learning in different
disciplines and fields and all very exciting. I think one of the things I’d love
to see the ISSOTL community start dealing with is the affect on the availability, the
distribution, and the usability of scholarly work on teaching and learning that makes use of the affordances of the web and of technology. So how could for example, the ISSOTL community develop the capacity to do rapid turnaround on pieces a
scholarship to teaching with still some form of peer review, but not the kind of peer review that slows things to a halt in other
fields. And also not the sort a peer review that we know from studies that have been
done on the sociology of scientific publication are utterly unreliable. Because you give it to three other
reviewers, you get a different review. How can you almost
crowdsource peer reviewing? Is the way to do that that anything
can be put on the web and then whether it stays or not or how it stays
depends upon how the community responds to it. And I’m
only going to start reading articles they thirty people have said they’ve
already read and they give a thumbs-up to– it becomes like restaurants. So everything becomes part of an ongoing conversation and not a what almost looks like a set of world histories of dead people