Learning, knowledge, innovation: Studying the changes in knowledge production, organisation and transfer through digital innovation
“Knowledge is always preceded by intuition.”
As Humboldt’s principle outlines, we see knowledge itself – its derivation, organisation and communication – undergoing a fundamental transformation. The trend towards interconnected research, the ongoing expansion of information infrastructures and digital innovation in teaching and learning illustrate these transformations. At the same time, digitalisation of traditional knowledge transfer tools, such as journals, monographs and scholarly publications requires new ways of communicating information.
How does the digital society define knowledge production, organisation and transfer? The research programme learning, knowledge, innovation aims to not only understand but also to shape this process. We combine approaches from economic sociology, digital humanities, educational science and innovation economics to deliver findings with an interdisciplinary scope. In addition to our scientific publications, we develop skills , science transfer formats and training for non-academics.
The programme learning, knowledge, innovation ties together research on the changing dynamics in knowledge production, organisation and transfer within three thematic priorities:
Knowledge transfer and impact
Innovation in education and teaching
Research and transfer
In cooperation with FZI Research Center for Information Technology, the research project DREAM started in 2018. The focus of the project lies on the development of a prototype as a web platform and as an app – ploc (pocket library for open content) where researchers can easily find, recommend and share open access research artifacts. Apart from that we conduct a qualitative study on innovative research infrastructures to find out under which conditions such infrastructures evolve and the reason why such infrastructures are successful or not.
The Pelagios project, funded by the A W Mellon Foundation, and in collaboration with the University of Exeter, the Open University, The Austrian Institute of Technology and the University of London uses linked open data to develop networks of relations between different digital historical sources, and enables researchers to ask new questions of historical materials.
On the basis of our research, we have developed forums for science transfer as well as training formats. We have established a blog Elephant in the Lab as a platform for discussing new forms of impact. In addition, the Impact School, a teaching concept for doctoral and post-doc researchers has been developed in cooperation with Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. Together with the “Impact Distillery” we organize the bimonthly meetup “Impact of Open Science”.
- Innovation · Knowledge
DREAM (Digital Research Mining)As part of the DREAM project, a mobile application is being developed that simplifies the search for scientific open access publications and suggests suitable...
- Innovation · Knowledge
Pelagios Commons: Linking the places of your pastBeing able to link one document to another — and move easily between them — is one of the enabling features of the World...
Completed research projects
Alexandra GiannopoulouFellow: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Benedikt Fecher, Dr.Head of Research Project: Knowledge Dimension
Christian KobsdaAssociated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Gert G. WagnerAssociated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Jan Christian SahlAssociated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Jonas KaiserAssociated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Marcel Hebing, Dr.Associated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Martin SchmidtAssociated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Nataliia SokolovskaResearcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Philip NebeStudent Assistant: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Rebecca KahnResearcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Sascha Friesike, Prof. Dr.Associated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Sönke Bartling, PD Dr. med.Associated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Teresa VölkerStudent Assistant: Learning, knowledge, innovation
Journal articles and conference proceedings
Blagoyev, B., Felten, S. & Kahn, R. (2017). The Career of a Catalog: Organizational Memory, Materiality and The Dual Nature of the Past at the British Museum (1970 – Today). Organization Studies(Special Issue: Uses of the Past). Publication details
Fecher, B., Fräßdorf, M., Hebing, M., & Wagner, G. G. (2017). Replikationen, Reputation und gute wissenschaftliche Praxis. Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 68(3). Publication details
Fecher, B., Friesike, S., & Hebing, M. (2015). What Drives Academic Data Sharing? PLOS ONE, 10(2). Publication details
Fecher, B. & Puschmann, C. (2015). Über die Grenzen der Offenheit in der Wissenschaft – Anspruch und Wirklichkeit bei der Bereitstellung und Nachnutzung von Forschungsdaten. Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 66(2-3), 146–150. Publication details
Lectures and presentationsConnecting Collections
ICHG 2018: 17th Annual International Conference of Historical Geographers (Session: Linked Open Data for Linked Pasts). Polish Academy of Sciences. University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland: 17.07.2018
Rebecca KahnPelagios Commons: Decentralizing Knowledge Creation in the Web of Historical Data
ICHG 2018 International Conference of Historical Geographers (Session: Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing in Historical Geography – Projects, Ideas, Perspectives). Polish Academy of Sciences. University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland: 16.07.2018
Rebecca KahnOpen Access: Eine Frage der Infrastruktur
16. KOBV-Forum 2018: Von Openness, Schranken und Veränderungen. KOBV-Zentrale. Takustraße 7, Berlin, Germany: 27.06.2018
Dr. Benedikt FecherBerliner Bibliothekswissenschaftliches Kolloquium. Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften, Berlin, Germany: 24.06.2018
Dr. Benedikt FecherRecogito: Semantic Annotation Without the Pointy Brackets
Hybrid Narrativity: Annotating Comics Workshop (Session: Annotating Comics). University of Paderborn, University of Potsdam. Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany: 18.06.2018
Rebecca KahnPelagios Commons: Linked Data without the Pointy Brackets
Digital Classicist Seminar, Berlin. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Interdisziplinäre Forschungsverbund Digital Humanities in Berlin, DARIAH-DE. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 16.10.2017
Rebecca KahnPelagios Commons: Decentralising the Web of Historical Knowledge
Digital Cultural Heritage. CODATA-Germany. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 30.08.2017
PanelsBerufsbildung 2018: Wo bleibt die e-Didaktik?
Bildungsmesse „didacta“. Bildungsmesse "didacta". Messegelände Hannover, Hannover, Germany: 22.02.2018
Organisation of eventsLinked Data, Geodata and Humanities Research: More Than Semantics
One day workshop. with attending Vip: Workshop presenter. 22.05.2018. Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom (International)
NominationsCo-Coordinator: DARIAH EU GeoHumanities Working Group.