Changing Cultures in Higher Education

Moving Ahead to Future Learning

By Ulf-Daniel Ehlers , Dirk Schneckenberg

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This practical guide for educators presents strategic approaches to innovation in universities, exploring new models of technology-enhanced education, and detailing the reasons quality assessment and evaluation in these new learning scenarios have to change.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-6420-3581-4
  • 568 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: March 10, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $129.00
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More and more educational scenarios and learning landscapes are developed using blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios. Web 2.0 tools give learners more control, by allowing them to easily create, share or reuse their own learning materials, and these tools also enable social learning networks that bridge the border between formal and informal learning. However, practices of strategic innovation of universities, faculty development, assessment, evaluation and quality assurance have not fully accommodated these changes in technology and teaching. Ehlers and Schneckenberg present strategic approaches for innovation in universities. The contributions explore new models for developing and engaging faculty in technology-enhanced education, and they detail underlying reasons for why quality assessment and evaluation in new – and often informal – learning scenarios have to change. Their book is a practical guide for educators, aimed at answering these questions. It describes what E-learning 2.0 is, which basic elements of Web 2.0 it builds on, and how E-learning 2.0 differs from Learning 1.0. The book also details a number of quality methods and examples, such as self-assessment, peer-review, social recommendation, and peer-learning, using illustrative cases and giving practical recommendations. Overall, it offers a step-by-step guide for educators so that they can choose their own quality assurance or assessment methods, or develop their own evaluation methodology for specific learning scenarios. The book addresses everyone involved in higher education – university leaders, chief information officers, change and quality assurance managers, and faculty developers. Pedagogical advisers and consultants will find new insights and practices for the integration and management of novel learning technologies in higher education. The volume fosters in lecturers and teachers a sound understanding of the need and strategy for change, and it provides them with practical recommendations on competence and quality methodologies.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. 1) Introduction
  2. Changing Cultures in Higher Education
  3. 2) New Challenges for Universities
  4. 3) Learning Innovation for the 21st Century
  5. 4) Changing Worlds of Learning
  6. 5) Transforming Universities.
  7. Section A: New Strategies for a Culture of Change and Innovation in Universities.
  8. 6) Shaping Learning Cultures
  9. 7) Faculty Development in Context
  10. 8) Open Content and Open Learning 2.0
  11. 9) Strategic Integration of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education
  12. 10) New Directions for Higher Education
  13. 11) Making User
  14. Generated Content Communities work in Higher Education
  15. 12) Strategic Issues in University Information Management
  16. 13) Cretaing the Future
  17. 14) Using Appreciative Inquiry for an E
  18. Learning Change Management Programme
  19. 15) Fostering Connectivity and Reflection as Strategic Investment for Change.
  20. Section B: E
  21. Competence and Faculty Engagement for E
  22. Learning.
  23. 16) What is E
  24. Competence ?
  25. 17) Learning in Communities
  26. 18) Supporting Changing Cultures through Emerging Practices
  27. 19) Conspiracies and Competences
  28. 20) Education Innovation
  29. 21) The Homo Zappiens and Its Consequences for Learning in Universities
  30. 22) Roles and Domains to teach in Online Learning Environments
  31. 23) The Impact of Collaborative E
  32. Learning on Concepts of Teaching.
  33. Section C: Innovation and Quality through E
  34. Learning in Universities.
  35. 24) Moving from Control to Culture in Higher Education Quality
  36. 25) Quality for Global Knowledge
  37. Intensive Organizations
  38. 26) Innovation and Quality for New Learning Cultures
  39. 27) Can Web 2.0 and Social Software help transform how we measure Quality in Teaching, Learning, and Research
  40. 28) The Development of a Theoretically Sound Concept of Quality Criteria
  41. 29) MedidaPrix Award
  42. 30) The UNIQUe experience
  43. 31) The Organizational Impact of Open Educational Resources.
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