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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
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O'Brien, Stephen – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2012
This paper is set within the context of university change in the Republic of Ireland. Irish third-level institutions are increasingly situated, whilst situating themselves, in the global advance of the so-called "entrepreneurial" university model. This model promotes knowledge as utilitarian and performative that, in turn, informs new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture, Educational Practices, Universities
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Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
The renewal of quality assurance in Australian higher education comes at a time when the higher education sectors in Australia and around the world are experiencing a number of key challenges. These include: ongoing decline in public funding of universities; the massification of higher education and demand for it during global recession;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Surveys, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Lamb, Brian; Groom, Jim – EDUCAUSE Review, 2010
Has the wave of the open web crested? What does "open educational technology" look like, and does it stand for anything? In this article, the authors discuss the rise of open educational technology. The present range of Web 2.0 service providers offers a self-evident strategic technology framework. Without much effort, online teachers and learners…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Course Content, Open Source Technology, Educational Technology
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Plucker, Jonathan Alan; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T. – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
This article presents the authors' response to Hisham B. Ghassib's article entitled "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?" The authors focus on one aspect of Ghassib's (2010) analysis of creativity and knowledge production in the sciences--specifically, the influence of technology on changing…
Descriptors: Creativity, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Reader Response
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2010
In the tug-of-war between researchers and IT for supercomputing resources, a centralized approach can help both sides get more bang for their buck. As 2010 began, the University of Washington was preparing to launch its first shared high-performance computing cluster, a 1,500-node system called Hyak, dedicated to research activities. Like other…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Researchers, Information Technology, Competition