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Transformation through expeditionary change using online learning and competence-building technologies

Norris, Donald M. and Lefrere, Paul (2011). Transformation through expeditionary change using online learning and competence-building technologies. Research in Learning Technology, 19(1) pp. 61–72.

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Abstract

This paper presents a patterns-based model of the evolution of learning and competence-building technologies, grounded in examples of current practice. The model imagines five simple stages in how institutions use ‘expeditionary change’ to innovate more nimbly. It builds upon three assertions. First, the pervasiveness of web-based knowledge-sharing in higher education’s communities, observatories and social networks makes it easier to: introduce relevant technologies, find people doing similar things, learn from their experiences, find and collaborate with early adopters of learning technologies, hear about relevant innovations, and discover and exploit news of opportunities, threats and trends. Second, expeditionary change based on such knowledge-sharing facilitates transformations in: production functions for learning, roles of faculty and mentors, business models, patterns and cadences of interactivity, use of open resources, and the roles of learners. Third, those transformations make it easier for disruptive forms of higher education to emerge; for example, dynamically updated curricula that address emerging and important knowledge gaps, and thereby increase students’ employability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 Association for Learning Technology
ISSN: 2156-7077
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEuropean Commission
Keywords: online education; organisational transformation; expeditionary planning
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 32483
Depositing User: Paul Lefrere
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 15:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32483
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