Via Scoop.itLibraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning

“Looking at this across the disciplines you start to see how important the knowledge-creation activity plays into the sense of identity. The overriding theme is that one does not become a “scholar” until they have created something new. This is symbolic with the dissertation, but students all mentioned the value of journal articles, conference papers/presentations, and other means of creation, such as constructing datasets, writing algorithms, composing musical scores, or producing a play. In their eyes, it is the act of creation that distinguishing the student from the scholar.”
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