This morning I attended a workshop on Promotions Relating to Teaching and Learning as part of the ReSULT (Research and Scholarship Underpinning Learning and Teaching) research theme. The meeting considered evolving institutional criteria for teaching related promotions. Many aspects of best practice were discussed, including peer mentoring, evidence, portfolios, etc, but at one point the discussion veered to towards the nature of scholarship, which immediately brought to mind Martin Weller's new book The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice:
Weller goes on to describe a number of metrics operated by universities and organizations by which contributions via digital scholarship can be recognized. Reward is, of course, a matter for the employer.