Fostering connectivity and reflection as strategic investment for change

Conole, Grainne; Brown, Ruth; Papaefthimiou, Maria; Alberts, Phil and Howell, Catherine (2010). Fostering connectivity and reflection as strategic investment for change. In: Ehlers, Ulf-Daniel and Schneckenberg, Dirk eds. Changing Cultures in Higher Education. New York: Springer, pp. 215–232.



This chapter describes the experiences of four projects under the Higher Educa-tion Academy (HEA) funded e-learning pathfinder initiative. The projects focused on institutional strategic change and in particular on embedding e-learning. Each adopted different approaches, tailored to their own specific institutional contexts. However the projects also worked at a cluster level, which enabled them to draw on commonalities and differences. Working within the cluster also enabled them to adopt a reflective approach to their projects and to consider the implications of their findings for future strategic change within their institutions.

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  • 3-642-03581-7, 978-3-642-03581-4
  • Keywords
  • changing cultures; HE Academy; e-learning; pathfinder projects
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • Grainne Conole