More and more educational scenarios and learning landscapes are developed using blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios. Web 2.0 tools give learners more control, by allowing them to easily create, share or reuse their own learning materials, and these tools also enable social learning networks that bridge the border between formal and informal learning. However, practices of strategic innovation of universities, faculty development, assessment, evaluation and quality assurance have not fully accommodated these changes in technology and teaching. Ehlers and Schneckenberg present strategic approaches for innovation in universities. The contributions explore new models for developing and engaging faculty in technology-enhanced education, and they detail underlying reasons for why quality assessment and evaluation in new - and often informal - learning scenarios have to change. Their book is a practical guide for educators, aimed at answering these questions. It describes what E-learning 2.0 is, which basic elements of Web 2.0 it builds on, and how E-learning 2.0 differs from Learning 1.0. The book also details a number of quality methods and examples, such as self-assessment, peer-review, social recommendation, and peer-learning, using illustrative cases and giving practical recommendations. Overall, it offers a step-by-step guide for educators so that they can choose their own quality assurance or assessment methods, or develop their own evaluation methodology for specific learning scenarios. The book addresses everyone involved in higher education - university leaders, chief information officers, change and quality assurance managers, and faculty developers. Pedagogical advisers and consultants will find new insights and practices for the integration and management of novel learning technologies in higher education. The volume fosters in lecturers and teachers a sound understanding of the need and strategy for change, and it provides them with practical recommendations on competence and quality methodologies.
1) Introduction - Changing Cultures in Higher Education - 2) New Challenges for
Universities - 3) Learning Innovation for the 21st Century - 4) Changing Worlds
of Learning - 5) Transforming Universities.- Section A: New Strategies for a
Culture of Change and Innovation in Universities.- 6) Shaping Learning Cultures
- 7) Faculty Development in Context - 8) Open Content and Open Learning 2.0 - 9)
Strategic Integration of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education - 10)
New Directions for Higher Education - 11) Making User-Generated Content
Communities work in Higher Education - 12) Strategic Issues in University
Information Management - 13) Cretaing the Future - 14) Using Appreciative
Inquiry for an E-Learning Change Management Programme - 15) Fostering
Connectivity and Reflection as Strategic Investment for Change.- Section B:
E-Competence and Faculty Engagement for E-Learning.- 16) What is E-Competence ?
- 17) Learning in Communities - 18) Supporting Changing Cultures through
Emerging Practices - 19) Conspiracies and Competences - 20) Education Innovation
- 21) The Homo Zappiens and Its Consequences for Learning in Universities - 22)
Roles and Domains to teach in Online Learning Environments - 23) The Impact of
Collaborative E-Learning on Concepts of Teaching.- Section C: Innovation and
Quality through E-Learning in Universities.- 24) Moving from Control to Culture
in Higher Education Quality - 25) Quality for Global Knowledge-Intensive
Organizations - 26) Innovation and Quality for New Learning Cultures - 27) Can
Web 2.0 and Social Software help transform how we measure Quality in Teaching,
Learning, and Research - 28) The Development of a Theoretically Sound Concept of
Quality Criteria - 29) MedidaPrix Award - 30) The UNIQUe experience - 31) The
Organizational Impact of Open Educational Resources.
From the reviews: "If you are concerned with the unrealized potential of technology to increase the abilities of universities to prepare students for work in the twenty-first century, Ehlers and Schneckenberg's Changing Cultures in Higher Education: Moving Ahead to Future Learning may be of interest. ... Changing Cultures in Higher Education can be a useful resource for those who are interested in strategies and case studies about the use of technology to increase the readiness of our universities to prepare students for work." (Wayne L. Schmadeka, Technical Communication, Vol. 58 (4), November, 2011)
Ulf-Daniel Ehlers is Adjunct Associate Professor of the Graduate School for Management and Technology of the University of Maryland University College, and Assistant Professor in the Department for Business Information Sciences of the University of Duisburg-Essen. He has coordinated many European and national lighthouse projects, and is Vice-President of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning. Ulf has developed the Learners' Quality Model for e-learning, is advising governments and international NGOs in the fields of technology enhanced learning.
Dirk Schneckenberg is Professor of Strategic Management at the ESC Rennes School of Business in France. His research interests are organizational learning, knowledge management and innovation strategies for firms, as well as the necessity to rethink business and higher education for the 21st century. He has managed research projects funded by the European Commission and published around 40 refereed papers in journals, books and international conference proceedings.