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The Future of Online Teaching and Learning and an Invitation to Debate

Callaghan, George; Baxter, Jacqueline and McAvoy, Jean (2018). The Future of Online Teaching and Learning and an Invitation to Debate. In: Baxter, Jacqueline; Callaghan, George and McAvoy, Jean eds. Creativity & Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 261–278.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78298-0_13
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Abstract

This chapter opens by re-visiting the social and economic context of UK higher education, a context dominated by globalisation, new liberalism and competition, but also shaped by the opportunities associated with digital learning. It revisits theories of pedagogy and issues arising from the chapters focusing particularly on: online forums in teaching, developing a learning community through digital technology and analysing how such technology shapes the identity of teachers. Finally, it argues that despite constraints, challenges and work intensification, technologies are an important resource within Higher Education, increasing access and broadening reach whilst also contributing to the formal and informal education of citizens and positively contributing to the creation of critical publics - publics with the capacity to challenge established social norms and centres of power.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Authors
ISBN: 3-319-78297-5, 978-3-319-78297-3
Keywords: e-learning; TEL; Neoliberalism; Criticality; online teaching; pedagogy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
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Item ID: 55693
Depositing User: George Callaghan
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 10:25
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55693
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