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30 Days of Academia: Your Guide to Routledge in April 2011


Over the course of April, Routledge are giving free open access to all Education journals, with no academic subscription or institutional affiliation necessary and no strings attached.  The Routledge stable includes some mighty journals for those involved in Technology, Disability and Education, including Disability and Society, the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research and Studies in Higher Education. Together, these journals and their peers offer access to hundreds of pieces of groundbreaking research.

To celebrate, from Friday April 1st onwards, I will introduce and link a selection of papers that have been hugely influential in developing and challenging my thinking on disability, technology and education. This curated compilation represents a guided tour of some of Routledge’s ‘Greatest Hits’, to inform readers outside universities (in particular, techies, geeks, accessibility professionals, and others) and, I hope, help open up and apply disability theory and digital inclusion research for debate amongst new audiences. The list will also have relevance for scholars and academics in the field, and those whose universities do not currently subscribe to these journals (for example, my own institution, the University of Nottingham, does not supply access to the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, I have my associate lectureship at Sheffield Hallam to thank for this particular literature hack!).

So, over the course of April I invite you to join me as I introduce each paper. You can subscribe to the blog to receive an alert via RSS feed or email when each post goes live, or simply drop by in over the course of the month and see what my suggested bibliography has to offer. If you are considering compiling a similar list in conjunction with Routledge’s Education free-for-all, be sure to signpost below. Comments and suggestions are welcome!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Pang Jee Ching permalink
    22/03/2011 3:35 am

    I am looking forward for April…

  2. slewth permalink
    20/04/2011 1:49 pm

    Apologies folks, I’ve subsequently discovered that the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is *not* covered by this open access agreement. This is a shame, as the SJDR has direct equivalence with Disability and Society, and contains some great education, theory and technology papers.


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  2. #4 ‘Disability, Technology and e-Learning’ edited by Jane Seale « 32 Days Remaining
  3. #7 Three papers on Disability and the Internet « 32 Days Remaining
  4. #4 ‘Disability, Technology and e-Learning’ edited by Jane Seale | Slewth Press

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