A Challenge to Enhance the System of Education—a Comment from a Researcher Perspective

Sharples, Mike (2015). A Challenge to Enhance the System of Education—a Comment from a Researcher Perspective. In: Eberle, Julia; Lund, Kristine; Tchounikine, Pierre and Fischer, Frank eds. Grand Challenge Problems in Technology‐Enhanced Learning II: MOOCs and Beyond. SpringerBriefs in Education. Springer International Publishing, pp. 63–70.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12562-6_14

URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-3...

Abstract

Technology-enhanced learning is a complex dynamic system of technologies and practices, informed by pedagogy. Aspects of this system are very difficult to change because they are bound together in an interlocking set of curricula, standards and examining processes. Thus, an overarching Grand Challenge is for educational institutions to break this deadlock and become learning systems, with educational technology as the mechanism for institutional development as well as for enhancing learning. This creates a productive cycle where analyses of current practices, using learning analytics, inform objectives and strategies that are put into practice through a process of technology-enhanced learning design.

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