Academic Reputation Building Mechanisms in Online Learning Environments

2016-10-26T21:59:55Z (GMT) by Hamid r. Jamali
<p>A presentation made at the 9th Annual Iranian Conference on e-Learning (ICeLeT), 11-13 March 2015, Kharazmi University, Tehran, IRAN. <br></p><p>Abstract: Currently academic reputation building is mainly based on research activities and publications. Online reputation building platforms such as ResearchGate, ImpactStory, GrowKudos, Academia and alike all mainly focus on research. Some of these also take into account interactions among peers and knowledge exchange activities; however, teaching and education related activities are totally missing in current reputation building activities. This paper studies a range of online reputation building platforms such as Altmetrics platforms, academic social networking services, and online learning environments to find out about any data and measure of reputation related to teaching and learning activities. Then, considering the types of data potentially available through different types of learning platforms, teaching related reputation building mechanisms and measures are proposed. </p>