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Higher education in the digital age : moving academia online

Higher education in the digital age: moving academia online

Editor(s): GLACHANT Jean-Michel, HAYWOOD Jeff, ZORN Annika

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The European higher education sector is moving online, but to what extent? Are the digital disruptions seen in other sectors of relevance for both academics and management in higher education? A discussion within the European Higher Education sector has emerged as to what extent this trend of going online is of relevance and what the rational for Higher Education Institutions could be to incorporating an online agenda into their core strategy. This book contributes to the debate on what moving online may offer to academic institutions and their scholarly practice by sharing successful case studies of academic online-isation. While there is a growing literature - including practical guides - on how individual academics may use specific online tools, no comprehensive overview is currently available on how a move online in academia can be grasped in its various dimensions. This book offers a comprehensive framework to understand moving online in academia, addressing the core activities of an academic institution – education, research, and research communication. Further, while more and more universities are experimenting with, for example, new forms of online teaching and learning, these experiences are scattered across Europe and thus often inaccessible to academics and academic management interested in fully seizing the opportunities that a move online may offer. Discussing a broad variety of case studies, the book provides a lens to understand and compare the various dynamics facilitating a move online within traditional academic institutions.

Contributors: D. Bernardo, A. Birdi, P. Bryant, C. Canestrini, C. Gilson, J.- M. Glachant, J. Haywood, L. Marr, I. Peña-López, G. Porcaro, S. Sissonen, B. Stewart, S. Williams, A. Zorn

  • Contents:

    Annika Zorn, Jeff Haywood and Jean-Michel Glachant

    1. The transformation of distance learning at Open University. The need for a new pedagogy for online learning?
    Liz Marr

    2. Making education better. Implementing pedagogical change through technology in a modern institution
    Peter Bryant

    3. Translearning. Unfolding educational institutions to scaffold lifelong networked learning
    Ismael Peña-López

    4. How to design a 21st century online course that makes learning happen for all
    Annika Zorn, Salla Sissonen and Chiara Canestrini

    5. Leading innovation: Digital education in a traditional university
    Jeff Haywood

    6. CORE. Bringing the economics curriculum online
    Alvin Birdi

    7. Identity at the core. Open and digital scholarly leadership
    Bonnie Stewart

    8. Sharing knowledge at a research university. Experiences from London School of Economics
    Sierra Williams and Chris Gilson

    9. Effective online communication for policy advisors. Experience from Bruegel think tank
    Giuseppe Porcaro

    10. Moving a higher education school online. Florence School of Regulation’s all-around online-ization
    Annika Zorn, Daniela Bernardo and Chiara Canestrini

    Annika Zorn, Jeff Haywood and Jean-Michel Glachant

    Salla Sissonen

Chapters are available here in the post-print version / accepted version after peer-review with permission from the publisher Edward Elgar and the chapter authors.

The published formatted versions are available at Edward Elgar.