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Ritzer, George; Jandric, Petar; Hayes, Sarah – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
In the year that George Ritzer publishes the ninth edition of "The McDonaldization of Society," moving his famous theory firmly "Into the Digital Age," critical educator Petar Jandric and sociologist Sarah Hayes invited George to a dialogue on the digital transformation of McDonaldization and its critical application to Higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Systems, Global Approach, Consumer Economics
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Garcia, Antero; Luke, Allan; Seglem, Robyn – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this discussion with literacies researcher Allan Luke, the New London Group Member reflects on the role of multiliteracies in shaping literacies research and the continuing changes to technology, capitalism, and learning. Focused on looking toward future advances in literacies research, Luke reflects on the role of multiliteracies in…
Descriptors: Role, Multiple Literacies, Social Change, Educational Change
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Levine, Arthur – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
The United States is undergoing a transformation from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, information economy. The result is profound, accelerating, and unremitting change--demographic, economic, technological and global--which is disrupting the lives of many Americans. The result is that Americans will need upskilling and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, College Students, Knowledge Economy
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Mannheimer, Steve – Journal of Management Education, 2016
The author of this thought-provoking article joins an impressive cohort of current commentators and scholars united in their concern over the state of the art of reading. Mostly, they are concerned with the sustained, silent, generally solitary process of reading in which the reader is deeply focused on and immersed in the text. Their fear is that…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Cognitive Development, Reading Processes, Macroeconomics
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Chou, Meng-Hsuan – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This editorial introduces how we may begin to analytically study the shifting terrains of the Europe of Knowledge. Knowledge policies--higher education, research, and innovation--are integral to many sectors, and changes in the ways in which knowledge is governed will inevitably alter the shape and contents of other policy domains. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Information Technology
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Cox, Richard J. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Ask any tenure-stream or tenured faculty member about how well prepared he or she was for entering the academy, and you will get a clear sense of a lack of preparation. One estimate is that only about 50 percent received any training for university teaching. To compound the problem, universities prepare most doctoral students to become…
Descriptors: Ethics, Tenure, Higher Education, Teaching (Occupation)
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors present this interview with Joshua Kim, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL). Dr. Kim leads Dartmouth College's efforts around online learning and digital innovation for teaching and learning. He is a well-known conference speaker and consultant in the area of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Cuban, Larry; Jandric, Petar – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
In this article, Larry Cuban discusses his ideas about the topic of this Special Issue of E-learning and Digital Media "Networked Realms and Hoped-For Futures: A Trans-Generational Dialogue" with one of its co-editors, Petar Jandric. The conversation explores the historical relationships between education and information and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Prediction, Innovation
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Fleischmann, Katja – Journal of Learning Design, 2015
The article "Big Bang technology: What's next in design education, radical innovation or incremental change?" (Fleischmann, 2013) appeared in the "Journal of Learning Design" Volume 6, Issue 3 in 2013. Two years on, Associate Professor Fleischmann reflects upon her original article within this article. Although it has only been…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Design, Technological Advancement, Information Technology
Smith, Peter – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2015
With its October 2014 day-long conference on competency-based education and Higher Education Innovation Challenge (HEIC), the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is creating a space in which New England states and institutions can wrestle with the critical issues driven by abundant information. The HEIC lists multiple areas where the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Information, Student Records, Databases
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Peters, Michael A. – Open Review of Educational Research, 2015
This article features an interview with Pierre A. Lévy, Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa, Canada. He occupies the Canada Research Chair in Collective Intelligence where he is engaged in research on the design of a universal system for semantic addressing of digital documents. He completed his MA at the Sorbonne…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Internet
Bates, Marcia J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Allen Kent was a pioneer in many aspects of library and information science (LIS), and yet, as this author reads Kent's 1977 article, there is not much in it that has become ancient, irrelevant history. The questions he discusses are still alive in the discipline in 2014, whether it is called LIS (library and information science), information…
Descriptors: Library Education, Information Science, Library Science, Information Technology
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Teplovs, Chris – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2015
This commentary reflects on the contributions to learning analytics and theory by a paper that describes how multiple theoretical frameworks were woven together to inform the creation of a new, automated discourse analysis tool. The commentary highlights the contributions of the original paper, provides some alternative approaches, and touches on…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design
Ayers, Edward L. – Liberal Education, 2014
In 2011, the New American Colleges and Universities established a national award to honor the legacy of Ernest L. Boyer by recognizing an individual whose achievements in higher education exemplify Boyer's quest for connecting theory to practice and thought to action, in and out of the classroom. The 2014 Boyer Award was presented to Edward L.…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Awards, Recognition (Achievement), Scholarship
Fraser, James W. – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014
In this commentary, James W. Fraser, a noted historian of education, cites examples from several teacher education programs at more than 30 universities partnering with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in various ways. Additionally, Fraser reviews decades of challenges to traditional teacher preparation, looks at some current reforms, and…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational History, Historians, Teacher Education Programs
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