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

chapter 2|16 pages

Towards an academic self?

Blogging during the doctorate

chapter 3|11 pages

Going from PhD to platform

chapter 4|16 pages

Academic persona

The construction of online reputation in the modern academy

chapter 5|15 pages

Academic Twitter and academic capital

Collapsing orality and literacy in scholarly publics

chapter 6|13 pages

Intersections online

Academics who tweet

chapter 8|17 pages

Digital backgrounds, active foregrounds

Student and teacher experiences with ‘flipping the classroom’

chapter 9|18 pages

A labour of love

A critical examination of the ‘labour icebergs’ of Massive Open Online Courses

chapter 10|16 pages

Digital methods and data labs

The redistribution of educational research to education data science

chapter 11|6 pages


chapter 12|6 pages