Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A "Diffusion of Innovation" Analysis of the Acceptance of Digital Activities, Products, and Services as Scholarship in a Boyer Model of Academic Scholarship
by McBride, Dwight D., Ed.D., Pepperdine University, 2018, 200; 10840034
Abstract (Summary)

This Delphi study explores the opinions of experts on their interactions with the adoption of digital products, services, and activities. Although there are a wide assortment of digital products and digital spaces that have the ability to make significant contributions to scholarship, still traditional monographs and textual publications dominate how research and opinions are shared. Even through scholars have widespread adoption of social spaces and digital technologies including self-publishing, many of their institutions and peer review platforms are still hesitated to recognize their contributions to scholarship (Gruzd, Staves, & Wilk, 2011). The conceptual framework of this study is built upon Earnest L. Boyer’s (1990) four principles of scholarship: the scholarship of discovery; the scholarship of integration; the scholarship of application; and the scholarship of teaching. In addition, the theory of diffusion of innovation by Rogers will guide the analysis component of the research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Polin, Linda
Commitee: McManus, Jack McManus, Schmieder, June
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 79/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational evaluation, Education Policy, Educational technology, Higher education
Keywords: Boyer, Ernest, Delphi study, Diffusion of innovation, Digital spaces, Digital technologies, Scholarship
Publication Number: 10840034
ISBN: 9780438207417
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