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Aftermath of the MOOC wars

Can commercial vendors support creative higher education?

Christopher Newfield

smelled like money to others. The MOOC pitch drew on Silicon Valley’s perfected brand of populist capitalism, in which technology is deployed to form a mass market by giving the people exactly what they want or need. MOOCs were going to liberate the

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Thomas J. Eveland

relevance in a world of ever-changing course delivery methods, teaching technologies and student populations. The volume has more than seventy contributions organised into eight chapters spanning effective instruction, course design, student learning

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Barbara Robertson and Mark J. Flowers

classroom instruction outside of the classroom. This study investigates the impact of lecture videos on student outcomes. Lecture capture technology 2 was used to produce the videos for multiple online and face-to-face sections of an ‘Introduction to

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Liminal spaces, resources and networks

Facebook as a shaping force for students’ transitions into higher education

Sally Baker and Eve Stirling

Introduction British higher education is experiencing some of the most far-reaching shifts it has ever seen. The combined forces of neoliberal discourses, globalisation and ever-developing technologies are driving what Mann (2008: 2 ) refers

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Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Giulia Messina Dahlberg, and Sylvi Vigmo

. All the images here focus on some part of the human anatomy, and in two of them digital technology is visible: a digital calendar, perhaps hinting at the support provided to all students in relation to their abilities (or lack thereof) to plan their

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Susan Wright and Penny Welch

-liberalism, explored engaged scholarship, service learning and citizenship education ( Bernstein 2009 ) as well as critically examining the impacts on ‘excellence’ and ‘equality’ of management technologies and governance (for example, Morrish and Sauntson 2010

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Walking on the edge: Educational praxis in higher education

Lill Langelotz, Kathleen Mahon, and Giulia Messina Dahlberg

educational praxis just and good ‘for all’? The development and spread of digital technology and internet access have added further complexity and weight to these already difficult issues. As Tummons and Beach (2020) put it, technology can enable greater

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Sam Pryke

future reference. In my experience, an academic who has some general level of IT (information technology) experience and competence, but certainly would not class themselves as IT proficient, can get to grips with Socrative in an hour. Its simplicity of

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Encounters with borders

A migrant academic's experiences of the visa regime in the Global North

Priya Dixit

years, there have been increasing amounts of research about the effects of new global security measures regarding mobility, especially surveillance technologies. Studies have examined effects of surveillance technologies on the identity of the liberal

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‘Being TED’

The university intellectual as globalised neoliberal consumer self

Wesley Shumar

TED began in 1984 as a technology and design conference that was the idea of Richard Saul Wurman. The acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Originally a conference primarily for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, TED expanded to