The Innovative University

Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118091258
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The Innovative University illustrates how higher education canrespond to the forces of disruptive innovation , and offers anuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional universityand its traditions have come from and how it needs to change forthe future. Through an examination of Harvard and BYU-Idaho as wellas other stories of innovation in higher education, ClaytonChristensen and Henry Eyring decipher how universities can findinnovative, less costly ways of performing their uniquely valuablefunctions. Offers new ways forward to deal with curriculum, facultyissues, enrollment, retention, graduation rates, campus facilityusage, and a host of other urgent issues in higher education Discusses a strategic model to ensure economic vitality at thetraditional university Contains novel insights into the kind of change that isnecessary to move institutions of higher education forward ininnovative ways This book uncovers how the traditional university survives bybreaking with tradition, but thrives by building on what it's donebest.

American Higher Education

Author: John R. Thelin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317498623
Size: 28.17 MB
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Higher education in the United States is a complex, diverse, and important enterprise. The latest book in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series brings to life issues of governance, organization, teaching and learning, student life, faculty, finances, college sports, public policy, fundraising, and innovations in higher education today. Written by renowned author John R. Thelin, each chapter bridges research, theory, and practice and discusses a range of institutions – including the often overlooked for-profits, community colleges, and minority serving institutions. A blend of stories and analysis, this exciting new book challenges present and future higher education practitioners to be informed and active participants, capable of improving their institutions.

Higher Education At Risk

Author: Sandra Featherman
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620360705
Size: 22.98 MB
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Sandra Featherman believes that colleges are in denial about the severity of the threats to the current model of higher education. Based on her own experience as a president, as a trustee, and as a board member who has worked in private and public universities – and on interviews with the presidents of major institutions – she offers both a trenchant analysis of those threats and clear prescriptions about the painful but necessary decisions that colleges need to make to ensure they remain viable, accessible and affordable, and deliver a high-quality education. Sandra Featherman considers higher education to be at a game-changing moment. When markets don’t function well – as is the case with today’s college marketplace with offerings that cost too much and return too little – it opens the door to new types of suppliers, who offer new ways of providing what students are looking for, particularly the increasing cohort of mature, working students. In the face of new competitors – for-profit education companies, technology start-ups, and foreign universities vying for international students – trustees and senior level administrators are generally stuck in a traditional ethos and with decision-making processes unsuited to these times. They know what used to work, and find it easier to follow old ways than to make the difficult transition to new ways of delivering education. She lays out a strategy: that emphasizes the centrality of students and how to provide them with the most effective learning environment; that is clear-eyed about focusing on the core missions, and abandoning practices that constrain or impede them; and that requires constant self-monitoring to learn from and act upon what works. She offers a blueprint for redesigning institutions, for paring away what is unnecessary and cost ineffective, and for adopting the best technologies, all in the service of developing meaningful degree programs at an affordable price, and widening access for under-represented groups. She ranges over the implications of budget decisions, accreditation, and MOOCs; addresses government regulation and tuition costs; presents promising new models; and concludes with 11 key recommendations that should be heeded by all higher education administrators and trustees.

Unrelenting Change Innovation And Risk

Author: Daniel J. Phelan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475812647
Size: 39.17 MB
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Arguably, the nation’s community colleges have experienced more change in the last several years than they have over the prior 115 years of their existence. Rapid changes in technology, external pressures for accountability and student completion, aggressive competition from other higher education institutions (i.e., public, for-profit, and private), changes in enrollment demographics, as well as new economic, market, and operational models stand to completely disrupt this relatively young enterprise. Unrelenting Change provides useful, practical examples for community college leaders as they seek to thoughtfully and strategically align their organization for the new dynamic in higher education. Furthermore, Unrelenting Change offers insights into the change process, including institutional assessment and readiness, consideration of cultural implications, strategic intentions toward innovation, as well as risk, failure, and success. Rather than perceiving change and disruptive innovation as merely happenstance, or luck, the author provides discernment into the topic so as to give community college leaders solid, guidance, if not improved odds, in undertaking this important, competitive edge for the future of their intuitions, and by extension, their students.

Architectures And Frameworks For Developing And Applying Blockchain Technology

Author: Shi, Nansi
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522592598
Size: 64.14 MB
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The blockchain revolution has drastically impacted global economics and the strategic practices within different industries. Cryptocurrency specifically has forever changed the face of business and the implementation of business online. While innovative, people are still in the early stages of building and developing blockchain technology and its applications, and it is critical that researchers and practitioners obtain a better understanding of this global phenomenon. Architectures and Frameworks for Developing and Applying Blockchain Technology is an essential reference source that presents the technological foundation, recent research findings, developments, and critical issues associated with blockchain technology from both computer science and social science perspectives. Featuring topics such as artificial intelligence, digital economy, and network technology, this book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, industry leaders, IT consultants, engineers, programmers, practitioners, government officials, policymakers, and students.

Technological Innovation

Author: Jason Vaughan
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838959040
Size: 63.53 MB
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Everyone agrees that innovation is a worthy aim, but what does innovation actually entail? And what does it mean for a library organization? For this issue of Library Technology Reports, Jason Vaughan reviewed professional literature, both scholarly and mainstream, and surveyed library directors to learn their views on how technological innovation is impacting today’s libraries. Identifying common threads from a mix of perspectives, his findings provide clarity on the subject as well as an ideal way for readers to begin a discussion at their own organization. Gathering a range of insights about technological innovation, Vaughan presents A summary of General Electric’s GE Global Innovation Barometer Phrases and words common to job ads referencing innovation Criteria of awards for technological innovation Analysis, charts, and graphs of responses to a 10-question survey of research library directors

The Future Of The Post Massified University At The Crossroads

Author: Jung Cheol Shin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319015230
Size: 14.72 MB
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The modern university started as an innovative model - a research-driven teaching and service model in the 19th century -, but the contemporary university is in a crisis of identity. The major challenge is how to harmonize different missions, e.g., teaching, research, and service. The triple function has become questionable and research now dominates the other two functions in contemporary higher education. This book takes a step towards further academic and policy discussions on the restructuring the triple functions of university and designing the future of the post-massified university.

Online Learning In Music

Author: Judith Bowman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998820X
Size: 47.26 MB
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Online Learning in Music: Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices offers fresh insights into the growth of online learning in music, perspectives on theoretical models for design and development of online courses, principles for good practice in online education, and an agenda for future research. Author Judith Bowman provides a complete overview of online education in music, including guidelines and accreditation standards for online instruction as well as a look at current research on online learning in music. She also explores several theoretical models for online course design, development, and implementation, before presenting a creative approach to online course design, both for fully online and also for blended courses. As a whole, the book challenges stereotypical views of professors as "sage on the stage" or "guide on the side," characterizing the online professor instead as Director of Learning. Necessary reading for all who work in online learning in music, it also suggests important ways both to prevent problems and also to resolve those that do arise.


Author: Aa.Vv.
Publisher: Gangemi Editore Spa
ISBN: 8849278187
Size: 75.83 MB
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Index - Indice OPENING SESSION Welcome address Alessandra Briganti Universities: the twin challenges of fiscal austerity and technological change Rainer Masera The impact of the crisis on the structure of higher education systems Andrea Gentile Adoption of good practices in bad economic times: support of workplace learning of electronics engineering students through social web George Liodakis, Ioannis O. Vardiambasis, Nikos Lymberakis, Ioannis A. Kaliakatsosa MOOCS: A REVOLUTION IN THE MAKING How MOOCs present massive opportunities for research on learning Gary W. Matkin MODERNIZING NATIONAL AND REGIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORKS Analytical study on online communication tools within e-learning systems Mohammad Khair Abu Qdais, Jehad Al-Sadi Beyond the tipping point: American higher education in transition Craig D. Swenson PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION IN COURSE DESIGN AND DELIVERY Mobile MBA: Attempting to improve learning outcomes and reduce length of studies through an integrative approach Wolfram Behm Teaching algorithm in adaptive e-learning Blanka Czeczotkova, Tatiana Prextová Digital video, presence and pedagogy Patrick Carmichael Ontology based learner-centered smart e-learning system Yeong-Tae Song, Kyungeun Park, Yongik Yoon HIGHER EDUCATION IN A TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS UCD Flexible third level education for unemployed in a time of economic crisis Eleni Mangina, Paul Evans, Lorraine McGinty Individualisation and diversification of higher education systems for mastering the challenges of the critical issues of the globalization Helge Gerischer, Christian-Andreas Schumann, Claudia Tittmann, Jana Weber, Feng Xiaoo Challenging the firewalls of the mind: opportunities for universities to overcome the constraints of austerity Charlotte Fregona AUGMENTED REALITY APPLICATIONS: ENGAGING MINDS Antigravitational rotate live-scene as tridimensional, multiagent and cognitive educational space Maria D'Ambrosio SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF DISTANCE LEARNING Mentoring teaching skills within the context of open distance learning Hettie Van Der Merwe SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING: WORTHWHILE OR WORTH FORGETTING? Using a social computing platform to train cultural mediators Achilles Kameas The implementation framework of social media for distance learners in Africa Nazarene University Mary Ooko, Collins Oduor THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVING QUALITY WHILST REDUCING COSTS Quality in online education: using a formal quality model Robert W. Robertson Quality Assurance in times of crisis: example of Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education Jasmina Havranek, Sandra Bezjak OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AS TOOL TO EQUALIZE ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE Open education: commercial or social model Sergio Martinez Martinez MODERNIZING NATIONAL AND REGIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORK Competency-based education: leveraging educational technology to support emerging economic demands Margaret Korosec, Paul Bacsich CONCLUSIONS GUIDE towards the future Laura Ricci CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INDICATIONS FOR THE AUTHORS