Short Guide to Evaluation of Digital Work – Mlawiki

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Modern Language Association provides this guide to evaluating digital work for promotion and tenure in the academic world. The main criteria it proposes are:

  • accessibility
  • reviews
  • expert consultations
  • dissemination through conferences and publications
  • linkages
  • assessment
  • deposit plan

This short guide gathers a collection of questions evaluators can ask about a project, a check list of what to look for in a project, and some ideas about how to find experts in one place. This assumes that evaluators who are assessing digital work for promotion and tenure are: Are new to the review of digital scholarly work and therefore could use a framework of questions to start with, Prepared to review the materials submitted by a candidate in the form it was meant to be accessed but need ideas of what to look for, and Will also ask for expert reviews from others and therefore need suggestions on where to look for relevant expertise. This is an annotated expansion on the Evaluating Digital Work PDF which was prepared as a one page checklist for a presentation to the ADE/ADFL in 2007 see blog entry about the event.

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Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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