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How is Digitalisation Affecting the Flexibility and Openness of Higher Education Provision? Results of a Global Survey Using a New Conceptual Model

Orr, Dominic; Weller, Martin and Farrow, Rob (2019). How is Digitalisation Affecting the Flexibility and Openness of Higher Education Provision? Results of a Global Survey Using a New Conceptual Model. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019(1) pp. 1–12.

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Abstract

The adoption of open, online, flexible and technology-enhanced modes of learning (in short: of OOFAT) differs by higher education institution, despite the general cries of revolution and disruption due to digitalisation. This paper presents a new conceptual model for framing difference in three key educational processes (content, delivery and recognition) related to the potential of digitalisation to make these processes more flexible and more open. It is based on the results of a global survey of 69 higher education providers. The findings reveal six distinct archetypes of technology-enhanced higher education which vary according to the extent to which digitalisation is harnessed for content, delivery and recognition, and suggest different institutional strategies of digital adoption. It is hoped that this contribution will support comparative analysis of digitalisation strategies and peer learning between institutions.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Authors
ISSN: 1365-893X
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetICDE International Council for Open and Distance Education
Keywords: Open education: Technology enhanced learning; MOOCs; OER; e-learning; higher education; flexible learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Learning and Teaching Innovation - Academic
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 66299
Depositing User: ORO Import
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 08:02
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 03:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/66299
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