Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education

Author: Henry C Lucas Jr
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813144327
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Universities for years have been the bright spot in our educational system. Today, these institutions are under siege from multiple constituencies including students, parents, legislators, government officials and their own faculties. Education has historically been a way for students to improve their lives and fortunes. However, the rising costs of college are a barrier to access for many students, reducing their chances for upward mobility. Is technology the solution, or is it just another costly problem for universities? The purpose of this book is to explore how new technology has the potential to transform higher education. However, this same technology also has the potential to disrupt universities. Much depends on how administrators, faculty and students apply technologically enhanced learning. Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education presents details on MOOCs, blended, flipped and online classes and their role in transforming higher education based on the author's experiences teaching all of these types of courses. These technology-enabled approaches to teaching and learning offer tremendous opportunities to schools, but they also threaten the traditional university. The book identifies some of these threats and opportunities and offers suggested strategies to take advantage of the technology. Is this technology enough to save the university system? While new ways of teaching and learning are exciting, they are only part of the puzzle. Radical change beyond what happens in the classroom is needed if our higher education system is to continue to flourish and some of these ideas are discussed in the last chapter of the book. The book is a call to action for educators to realize that the technology is both transformational and disruptive, and that some universities are going to fail in the next 15 years. Contents:PrefaceAcknowledgmentsOn the Nature of the University:IntroductionWhat Is a College Education All About?Why a Revolution?Technology-Enhanced Learning:Changing the Way We TeachBlending and FlippingA High-Quality Online MBA ProgramThe MOOC MovementDisrupting and Transforming the University:Deploying the TechnologyOpportunities and ThreatsCost and QualityA Vision for the FutureThe Art of SurvivalChanging the SystemReferencesAppendix Readership: Students, teaching professionals and policymakers who are keen to understand the impact of technology on higher education.

Disrupt This

Author: Karen J. Head
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 151260092X
Format: PDF
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In this smart and incisive work, Karen J. Head describes her experience teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the attendant pressure on professors, especially those in the humanities, to embrace new technologies in the STEM era. And yet, as she argues, MOOCs are just the latest example of the near-religious faith that some universities have in the promise of technological advances. As a teacher of rhetoric, Head is well versed at sniffing out the sophistry embedded in the tech jargon increasingly rife in the academy. Disrupt This! is a broader-based critique of the promises of technological "disruption" and the impact of Silicon Valley thinking on an unsuspecting, ill-prepared, and often gullible university community grasping for relevance, while remaining in thrall to the technologists.

Digital Technology as Affordance and Barrier in Higher Education

Author: Maura Smale
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319489089
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores college students’ lived experiences of using digital technologies for their academic work. Access to and use of digital technologies is an integral aspect of higher education in the twenty-first century. However, despite the tech-savvy image of them propagated by the media, not all college students own and use technology to the same extent. To ensure that students have the best opportunities for success, all in higher education must consider ways to increase affordances and reduce barriers in student technology use. This book explicitly examines urban commuter students’ use of digital technologies for academic work, on and off campus.

The Future of Higher Education

Author: Lasse Rouhiainen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539450139
Format: PDF, Docs
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Do you believe that traditional education could be improved with the development of new technologies? Are you interested in learning the best practices of running a successful and effective online course? Have you ever thought about the potential impact that artificial intelligence could have on classrooms around the world? In today's world, changes in technology are happening much faster than we can appreciate, and we have a unique opportunity to learn from and apply these tools in new and creative ways, impacting the ways that we learn every day. After reading this book you will know: Best practices and techniques for e-learning that you can quickly implement for your own Online courses. How artificial intelligence will impact our world in the not-so-distant future and the changes it will generate in the field of education. How immersive technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality can be implemented in education. A summary of skills that will be most sought after in the world of the future. And a whole lot more... You will also find valuable opinions on the world of technology and education from various experts in their fields. Take action today! Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button.

The Innovative University

Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118091258
Format: PDF
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The Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation , and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its traditions have come from and how it needs to change for the future. Through an examination of Harvard and BYU-Idaho as well as other stories of innovation in higher education, Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring decipher how universities can find innovative, less costly ways of performing their uniquely valuable functions. Offers new ways forward to deal with curriculum, faculty issues, enrollment, retention, graduation rates, campus facility usage, and a host of other urgent issues in higher education Discusses a strategic model to ensure economic vitality at the traditional university Contains novel insights into the kind of change that is necessary to move institutions of higher education forward in innovative ways This book uncovers how the traditional university survives by breaking with tradition, but thrives by building on what it's done best.

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

Author: David Unwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470748567
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Geographic Information Science and Technology (GISc&T) has been at the forefront of education innovation in geography and allied sciences for two decades. Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education is an invaluable reference for educators and researchers working in GISc&T, providing coverage of the latest innovations in the field and discussion of what the future holds for GI Science education in the years to come. This book clearly documents teaching innovations and takes stock of lessons learned from experience in the discipline. The content will be of interest both to educators and researchers working in GISc&T, and to educators in other related fields. More importantly, this book also anticipates some of the opportunities and challenges in GI Science and Technology education that may arise in the next decade. As such it will be of interest to chairs, deans, administrators, faculty in other subfields, and educators in general. Innovative book taking a look at recent innovations and teaching developments in the course provision of GI Science and Technology in higher education. Edited by leaders in the field of GISc&T who have been at the forefront of education innovation in GI Science and allied science subjects. Provides coverage of GISc & Technology in a range of institutional settings from an international perspective at all levels of higher education. An invaluable text for all educators within the field of GISc&T and allied subjects with advice from experts in the field on best practice. Includes coverage and practical advice on curriculum design, teaching with GIS technology, distance and eLearning with global examples from leading academics in the field.

The Digital Academic

Author: Deborah Lupton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315473593
Format: PDF, Docs
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Academic work, like many other professional occupations, has increasingly become digitised. This book brings together leading scholars who examine the impacts, possibilities, politics and drawbacks of working in the contemporary university, using digital technologies. Contributors take a critical perspective in identifying the implications of digitisation for the future of higher education, academic publishing protocols and platforms and academic employment conditions, the ways in which academics engage in their everyday work and as public scholars and relationships with students and other academics. The book includes accounts of using digital media and technologies as part of academic practice across teaching, research administration and scholarship endeavours, as well as theoretical perspectives. The contributors span the spectrum of early to established career academics and are based in education, research administration, sociology, digital humanities, media and communication.

Leading the e Learning Transformation of Higher Education

Author: Gary Miller
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579227988
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Published in association with The Online Learning Consortium. Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.

Misbehavior Online in Higher Education

Author: Laura A. Wankel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780524579
Format: PDF, ePub
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Misbehavior Online in Higher Education is rich in contemporary case studies, analytical reports, and up-to-date research providing detailed overviews of various misbehavior, including cyberbullying, cyberstaling, cyberslacking, and privacy invasion, hacking, cheating, teasing, and enhanced prejudicial attitudes.