Reinventing Higher Education

Author: Ben Wildavsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934742884
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"At its heart is the realization that higher education must evolve in fundamental ways if it is to respond to changing professional, economic, and technological circumstances, and if it is to prepare a vast population of students--traditional and nontraditional alike--for success in the coming decades. It examines the current higher education environment and its chronic resistance to change; the rise of for-profit universities; the potential future role of community colleges in a significantly revised higher education realm; and the emergence of online learning as a means to reshape teaching and learning and to reach new consumers of higher education."--Page 4 of cover.

American Higher Education in the Twenty First Century fourth edition

Author: Michael N. Bastedo
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421419912
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 1999, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century offered a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing American colleges and universities. This thoroughly revised edition brings the classic volume up to date. The contributors have rewritten every chapter to address major changes in higher education, including the rise of organized social movements, the problem of income inequality and stratification, and the growth of for-profit and distance education. Three new chapters cover information technology, community colleges, and teaching and learning. This edition seeks to capture several crucial dynamics in the nexus of higher education and society. Placing higher education within its social and political contexts, the contributors discuss finance, federal and state governance, faculty, students, curriculum, and academic leadership. They also grapple with growing concerns about the future of the academy and reflect more deeply on the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity within higher education. No other book covers such wide-ranging issues under the broader theme of higher education’s relationship to society. Highly acclaimed and incorporating cutting-edge research, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century is now more useful and engaging than ever. Contributors: Michael N. Bastedo, Philip G. Altbach, Patricia J. Gumport, Benjamin Baez, Peter Riley Bahr, Joy Blanchard, Corbin M. Campbell, Melanie E. Corrigan, Peter D. Eckel, Roger L. Geiger, Lawrence E. Gladieux, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Jillian Leigh Gross, D. Bruce Johnstone, Adrianna Kezar, Jacqueline E. King, Aims C. McGuinness, Jr., Michael Mumper, Anna Neumann, Robert M. O’Neil, Laura W. Perna, Gary Rhoades, Roman Ruiz, Lauren Schudde, Sheila Slaughter, Daryl G. Smith

Researching Higher Education

Author: Jennifer M. Case
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317382072
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Research on higher education has yielded many insights that have improved our theoretical and practical understanding but there are still many themes that continue to appear on research agendas, provoking renewed focus on these complex questions and problems. Researching Higher Education explores these issues, examining topics such as equity in access and participation, the relationship between higher education and society, how and what students learn and the professional development of academics. In this volume, contributors from Europe, Australia, Africa and the US critically address ongoing issues with a set of key questions to guide their analysis: What do we know? What are the missing links and gaps in past research? What are the implications for further research? Key themes include: The nature of higher education Higher education and society Staff and students in higher education Teaching and learning Curriculum and assessment Critical, engaging and international in scope, Researching Higher Education will be a valuable guide for academics, researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers in the higher education community.

Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research

Author: Michael B. Paulsen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319268295
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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.

Technological Innovation

Author: Jason Vaughan
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838959040
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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

FormaMente

Author: Aa.Vv.
Publisher: Gangemi Editore Spa
ISBN: 8849278187
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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

The Great Brain Race

Author: Ben Wildavsky
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400834236
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In The Great Brain Race, former U.S. News & World Report education editor Ben Wildavsky presents the first popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education--and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared. Every year, nearly three million international students study outside of their home countries, a 40 percent increase since 1999. Newly created or expanded universities in China, India, and Saudi Arabia are competing with the likes of Harvard and Oxford for faculty, students, and research preeminence. Satellite campuses of Western universities are springing up from Abu Dhabi and Singapore to South Africa. Wildavsky shows that as international universities strive to become world-class, the new global education marketplace is providing more opportunities to more people than ever before. Drawing on extensive reporting in China, India, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, Wildavsky chronicles the unprecedented international mobility of students and faculty, the rapid spread of branch campuses, the growth of for-profit universities, and the remarkable international expansion of college rankings. Some university and government officials see the rise of worldwide academic competition as a threat, going so far as to limit student mobility or thwart cross-border university expansion. But Wildavsky argues that this scholarly marketplace is creating a new global meritocracy, one in which the spread of knowledge benefits everyone--both educationally and economically.

Reinventing undergraduate education

Author: Shouping Hu
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470283585
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Engaging undergraduate students in research and creative activities has been advocated as an innovative strategy to promote student learning in higher education. This monograph systematically synthesizes the literature to provide both conceptual and empirical evidence to demonstrate the effects of such engagement on student learning and development from higher education. Student engagement in research and creative activities during the college years is associated with a variety of outcomes in both the cognitive and affective domains. The evidence also points out that colleges and universities can make a difference in undergraduate engagement in research and creative activities. The authors provided various examples of how different types of institutions integrate inquiry-oriented activities in the curriculum, institutionalize research-supportive programs, and foster a campus culture that values inquiry-based undergraduate education.This is the fourth issue in the 33rd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.