Note: this is a simple summary of what discussed amongst the members. I have kept the suggestions anonymous. If you prefer to be named, just drop me a line.
A question asked by an ALT member:
I am looking for government reports on the future of higher education and the role of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in that future.
The suggestions made by ALT members :
- Transforming higher education through technology-enhanced learning (2009) –http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/learningandtech/transforming.pdfThree sections in the book: 1) National policy in the technology-enhancement of higher education; 2) Institutional transformation of learning and teaching through technology; 3) Transformation through technology-enhanced pedagogy.
- The future of higher education: How technology will shape learning (2008) –http://www.nmc.org/pdf/Future-of-Higher-Ed-%28NMC%29.pdf. This is a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit Sponsored by the New Media Consortium.
- Research and Development Series – Higher Education futures: key themes and implications for leadership and management (2010) – http://www.lfhe.ac.uk/filemanager/root/site_assets/research_resources/research/series_2/S2-4.1%20Kubler%20&%20Sayers%20-%20Higher%20Education%20Futures.pdf. The impact of technology can be found in chapter 4.
- The Universities Australia 2013-2016 Agenda – http://www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/page/about-us/policy-statement/.Drivers behind the change: the emergence of the digital economy and new technology; globalisation and the Asian century; economic and industrial restructuring; and the need to improve productivity.
- Collaborate to compete: Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK higher education – http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2011/201101/.
Recommendations made in the report:
Recommendation 1: Technology needs to enhance student choice and meet or exceed learners’ expectations
Recommendation 2: Investment is needed to facilitate the development and building of consortia to achieve scale and brand in online learning
Recommendation 3: More and better market intelligence about international demand and competition is required
Recommendation 4: Institutions need to take a strategic approach to realign structures and processes in order to embed online learning
Recommendation 5: Training and development should be realigned to enable the academic community to play a leading role in online learning
Recommendation 6: Investment is needed for the development and exploitation of open educational resources to enhance efficiency and quality
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