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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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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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Fischetti, John C. – Childhood Education, 2013
In this brief article, the author argues that if society defines schools as testing centers instead of learning centers where young people go to watch adults work, then teacher education programs are replaceable. Online technologies allow for the transmittal of information without the need for traditional classroom settings. However, if schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Information Technology, Problem Solving, Global Approach
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Goggin, Gerard – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2012
Technology plays a leading role in how media is imagined, and so how one feels about, understands, and participates in contemporary culture. At the same time, technology is key to the local and global imaginaries of the university. The role of technology in the university is now profound, and indeed has gained in complexity and ambiguity with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Internet
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Wildavsky, Ben – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2011
Because the globalization of traditional research universities has so far been largely an elite phenomenon, for-profit higher education has become the kind of high-growth worldwide industry that would attract entrepreneurs. The for-profit sector, by contrast, has targeted a vast and vastly different student market: non-elite learners, often poorly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Global Approach, Entrepreneurship
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Kasworm, Carol – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2011
Current understandings of a knowledge economy have been emerging from two defining forces: the rise in quality and intensity of knowledge as a key commodity for economic development and the increasing globalization through information technology of both knowledge exchange and economic activities. The future of adult higher education is focused on…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Global Approach, Lifelong Learning
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Doughty, Howard A. – College Quarterly, 2010
Education is many things, but it is primarily the mode of production and reproduction of socially sanctioned knowledge, including the technical skills and sustaining ideology needed to maintain cultural continuity while adapting to social change. To teach creatively and to explore and shape knowledge amidst vast technological changes is the test…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Change, Information Technology, Liberal Arts
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Jayasuriya, Kanishka – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2010
Over the last two decades institutions of higher education have been subject to new modes of regulatory governance. This essay applies a "regulatory lens" to higher education governance with a view to understanding the sometimes contradictory relationship between the globalisation and regionalisation of higher education and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Governance