Changing the Conventional University Classroom highlights the interventions practiced around the world by higher education instructors forced to make necessary changes in the conversion from face-to-face educational instruction to the use of online and virtual platforms during the COVID pandemic.
Shedding light on how successfully service learning has been adopted to the existing curriculum and the emergence of a new breed of students, who are aligned with the needs of the community and undertake collaborative work to solve real world issues, Volume 47 is invaluable to both researchers, teachers and scholars.
Role of Education and Pedagogical Approach in Service Learning is a collection of case studies and interventions adopted by academics across the globe to explain and explore the concepts of social responsibility in education, social justice and civility.
Role of Leaders in Managing Higher Education highlights the importance of leaders in educational institutions. Showcasing a richly diverse authorship, the collection discusses the autonomy of faculty members based on bonds created through ethics, the style of leadership, and the concept of democracy and social justice.
ICT and Innovation in Teaching Learning Methods in Higher Education is a collection of interventions and collaborative practices from across the world that showcase the multifaceted ways of how various institutions have been engaged in supporting teaching and learning with the use of technology.
This volume of essays from leading British, North American and Australasian contributors looks at the issues of the convergence of distance and conventional education. The term 'convergence' refers to the breaking down of barriers between open and distance learning and conventional institutions, and the creation of more and more institutions working across a range of modes. Such convergence has been driven by a number of factors, including the new technologies for teaching and learning, the impact of lifelong learning policies, the entry of larger than ever numbers of adult part-time students into tertiary education, and the demands of both employers and individuals for professional and work-related education throughout their working lives. The fourteen chapters engage critically with a range of aspects of convergence, including: * how well is open and distance learning carried out by conventional institutions for which it may continue for a lengthy period to be seen as of secondary importance? * to what extent will open and distance learning be more effectively carried out by conventional institutions able to offer a variety of modes to a wide range of learners? * how well will the variety of learners be served by systems that are converging? * what are the managerial issues at institutional level where converging systems are being developed?
Today’s universities fail students, leaving them stranded in an alien world that differs markedly from the ivory tower institution that ostensibly molded them for the future. The Authentic University proposes to overcome the manifold shortcomings of the contemporary postsecondary school by offering an innovative education that corresponds to the realities of the modern era. This university blends three distinct concepts of student-centered education to provide students with a personalized learning experience that develops distinct skills and competencies required by today’s employers. Students can save time, money, and effort while learning the information and applications that they want and need. Contained within the covers of this groundbreaking book lies a thorough description of everything that educational stakeholders must know about the Authentic University, including supporting literature and practical models alongside strategies for planning and implementation. The world has passed the university by and will not wait for education to keep pace with its ever-evolving information and communication technology situated in an increasingly entrepreneurial economy. We, as educational stakeholders, must meet the challenge of change in an urgent way. The first step toward bringing the university into the modern era begins with this book; the manual for a radically new type of education termed the Authentic University.
In this important collection, Deborah DeZure and a panel of contributing editors have selected the landmark articles on teaching and learning in higher education published in ""Change"" from its inception to the present. Since its launch in 1969, ""Change"" magazine has been the bellwether of higher education. It has framed the key issues confronting the academy, attracted the best minds, and shaped the debate. Through the articles and incisive commentaries we follow the controversies, witness the reception of innovations, and trace the threads of continuity of the past thirty years. What emerges is both an indispensable set of perspectives and a rich resource of models and ideas. These articles demonstrate the vitality and relevance of the voices from the past. They offer valuable insights and inspiration as we plan for the future, and consider how to foster effective teaching and learning environments. Organized by topic, the articles in each section are introduced by a recognized authority. Deborah DeZure's ""Introduction and Conclusion"" offer both the context and an analysis of trends. This compelling book constitutes both fascinating reading and an important compass for administrators in higher education, directors of faculty development, and deans, department chairs and faculty engaged in leadership roles in the academy. It is an invaluable introduction and survey for anyone who wants to familiarize him or herself with the issues and trends.