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How should the higher education workforce adapt to advancements in technology for teaching and learning?

Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (2012). How should the higher education workforce adapt to advancements in technology for teaching and learning? The Internet and Higher Education, 15(4) pp. 247–254.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.12.002
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Abstract

In a time of change, higher education is in the position of having to adapt to external conditions created by widespread adoption of popular technologies such as social media, social networking services and mobile devices. For faculty members, there must be opportunities for concrete experiences capable of generating a personal conviction that a given technology is worth using and an understanding of the contexts in which it is best used. The paper examines approaches to educational professional development at The Open University, including recent initiatives related to faculty development in relation to mobile learning. The paper reflects on what can be learnt from these experiences and proposes a lifelong learning perspective which can help the higher education workforce to adapt. Faculty members have to commit to lifelong learning, remembering that ‘professional role model’ to students is one of the main roles of the teacher.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Elsevier
ISSN: 1096-7516
Keywords: mobile learning; faculty development
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 30754
Depositing User: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 09:13
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2014 01:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30754
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