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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.

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author
ISBN: 3-319-12561-3, 978-3-319-12561-9
Keywords: educational technology; learning and instruction
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 44852
Depositing User: Mike Sharples
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 15:47
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2019 16:31
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