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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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García, Annette Hestres – American Journal of Distance Education, 2017
This article presents an interview with Gilberto Garcia Batista, who is professor at the University of Pedagogical Sciences. The interview is conducted by Annette Hestres García, a doctoral student at The Pennsylvania State University in the Dual-Title Lifelong Learning and Adult Education/Comparative & International Education and Women's,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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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
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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
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Seale, Maura – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
In 2012, more than a decade after the original Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (hereafter the Standards) were institutionalized as the goal of academic library instruction, the Information Literacy Competency Standards Review Task Force convened by ACRL recommended…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Librarians, Library Administration
Pulley, John – CURRENTS, 2013
The alumni relations profession has undergone profound changes in the past century. Alumni officers have responded to opportunities and threats presented by advancing technologies, shifting cultural norms, and unstable world economies. Innovations such as Facebook and smartphones have changed everything, and in a flat world, alumni relations…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Alumni Associations, Administrators
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Fowler, Zoe; Stanley, Grant; Murray, Jean; Jones, Marion; McNamara, Olwen – Professional Development in Education, 2013
This article focuses on a virtual research environment (VRE) and how it facilitated the networking of teacher educators participating in an Economic and Social Research Council-funded research capacity-building project. Using the theoretical lenses of situated learning and socio-cultural approaches to literacy, participants' ways of engaging with…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Capacity Building, Communities of Practice, Educational Environment
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Meyer, Paul – Journal of Instructional Research, 2013
Online teaching is in its adolescence and needs to mature in order to overcome some of its growing pains to reach its potential in the field of education. Reflecting upon the author's first three years teaching online, he notes practices and commitments that could help instructors better participate in and facilitate lifelong learning for…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Practices, Andragogy, Instructional Effectiveness
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Camp, Michael – Journal of General Education, 2012
Liberal arts universities are under mounting pressure to maintain their position of relevance in an increasingly technological and economically competitive world, while professional journalism is steadily losing ground to social media. This essay argues that a new partnership between journalism schools and the academic community would be…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Journalism Education, Partnerships in Education
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Powers, Lisa; Alhussain, Ruqaya; Averbeck, Clemens; Warner, Andre – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2012
There is a dramatic shift in the tools that are used in today's technology-based distance education. While distance education is not new, there are new types of socially rich, mobile technologies that empower learners to be more in control of what they learn, when they learn it, and how they learn it. Students are taking more responsibility for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Summer, Matthew – Journal of College Admission, 2012
From a data and CRM point of view, computers have drastically changed college admission. No longer are the days of 10 people crammed into an office built for one person, looking at a screen with a green blinking key, typing in thousands of characters an hour. Rows and rows of filing cabinets have been reduced, and putting students on hold to go…
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Admission, Recruitment, Internet
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Likkel, Lauren – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2012
The online writing software Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a useful tool for assigning writing assignments in large college classes. In this system, students submit essays online and are guided in how to rate essays using criteria written by the instructor. The instructor does not have to grade the essays, and CPR has educational benefits that…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Internet, College Science, Essays
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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
Levin, Blair – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Knowledge is humanity's first and final frontier. From the Edenic exodus to flights beyond earth, mythic narratives reveal that going where no one has gone before to learn what no one has known before drives people like no other quest. That quest, for many millennium largely driven by spiritual needs, has become core to economic and social…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Educational Improvement, Colleges
McHaney, Roger – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011
Two seismic forces beyond our control--the advent of Web 2.0 and the inexorable influx of tech-savvy Millennials on campus--are shaping what Roger McHaney calls "The New Digital Shoreline" of higher education. Failure to chart its contours, and adapt, poses a major threat to higher education as we know it. These forces demand that we as educators…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
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