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Digital resilience in higher education

Weller, Martin and Anderson, Terry (2013). Digital resilience in higher education. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 16(1) p. 53.

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Abstract

Higher education institutions face a number of opportunities and challenges as the result of the digital revolution. The institutions perform a number of scholarship functions which can be affected by new technologies, and the desire is to retain these functions where appropriate, whilst the form they take may change. Much of the reaction to technological change comes from those with a vested interest in either wholesale change or maintaining the status quo. Taking the resilience metaphor from ecology, the authors propose a framework for analysing an institution’s ability to adapt to digital challenges. This framework is examined at two institutions (the UK Open University and Canada’s Athabasca University) using two current digital challenges, namely Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Access publishing.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors, 2013 EDEN
ISSN: 1027-5207
Keywords: resilience; strategy; higher education; MOOCs; open access; digital scholarship
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 36988
Depositing User: Martin Weller
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 10:57
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 16:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36988
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