Academic work, like many other professional occupations, has increasingly become digitised. This book brings together leading scholars who examine the impacts, possibilities, politics and drawbacks of working in the contemporary university, using digital technologies. Contributors take a critical perspective in identifying the implications of digitisation for the future of higher education, academic publishing protocols and platforms and academic employment conditions, the ways in which academics engage in their everyday work and as public scholars and relationships with students and other academics. The book includes accounts of using digital media and technologies as part of academic practice across teaching, research administration and scholarship endeavours, as well as theoretical perspectives. The contributors span the spectrum of early to established career academics and are based in education, research administration, sociology, digital humanities, media and communication.

chapter 1|19 pages

The digital academic

Identities, contexts and politics
ByLupton Deborah, Mewburn Inger, Thomson Pat

chapter 2|16 pages

Towards an academic self?

Blogging during the doctorate
ByMewburn Inger, Thomson Pat

chapter 3|11 pages

Going from PhD to platform

ByFrost Charlotte

chapter 4|16 pages

Academic persona

The construction of online reputation in the modern academy
ByP. David Marshall, Barbour Kim, Moore Christopher

chapter 5|15 pages

Academic Twitter and academic capital

Collapsing orality and literacy in scholarly publics
ByStewart Bonnie

chapter 6|13 pages

Intersections online

Academics who tweet
ByLemon Narelle, McPherson Megan

chapter 7|14 pages

Sustaining Asian Australian scholarly activism online

ByKhoo Tseen

chapter 8|17 pages

Digital backgrounds, active foregrounds

Student and teacher experiences with ‘flipping the classroom’
ByForsey Martin, Page Sara

chapter 9|18 pages

A labour of love

A critical examination of the ‘labour icebergs’ of Massive Open Online Courses
ByFreund Katharina, Kizimchuk Stephanie, Zapasnik Jonathon, Esteves Katherine, Mewburn Inger

chapter 10|16 pages

Digital methods and data labs

The redistribution of educational research to education data science
ByWilliamson Ben

chapter 11|6 pages


ByGoldrick-Rab Sara, Mewburn Inger

chapter 12|6 pages


ByDaniels Jessie, Mewburn Inger