Transnational Higher Education in Computing Courses

Experiences and Reflections

Editors: Carter, Jenny, Rosen, Clive (Eds.)

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  • Provides a focus on computer science – aimed at the teaching of a discipline in the context of internationalization
  • Presents a variety of cases/practical examples and experiences – a range of examples of successful teaching strategies that can be applied or adapted for use by readers for their own teaching
  • Examines themes of internationalizing the curriculum, understanding unintentional plagiarism, enhancing student learning and teacher development, mobility in European HE, cross-cultural issues, and international collaborations
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About this book

There has been exponential growth in transnational education (TNE) in the last few years as UK universities have looked to expand their markets. Recipient countries have sought short cuts to developing their higher education provision which has proved a lucrative income stream for some universities. But overseas collaborations are not without risk. Recipient countries can be concerned with external influence over curricula, quality being diluted and higher education being infected by neo-imperialism. These concerns are not without foundation.

There are risks for providers too. Reputations can be damaged if academic standards are compromised. Conflicts of interest can occur between quality of provision and the pot of gold on offer. Staff can view overseas collaborations as distracting from their research and commitment to home students.

Computing is a particularly popular subject for TNE, but critical thinking, analysis, independent learning, and creativity can be compromised. Preventing plagiarism is difficult. Constant changes in technology result in constant curricula revision which causes severe problems for overseas collaborations.

This book focuses on TNE in the computing domain. However cross-cultural issues challenge TNE management and administration whatever the subject area. If the ever present tensions are not continuously monitored they can quickly threaten the sustainability of the collaboration. This book identifies many of the threats and some of the solutions.

The readership for this book is truly global. Any international development officer in higher education considering an overseas collaboration will benefit from this book. Any academic becoming engaged in, or already involved with a TNE partnership, either as provider or recipient, will gain information and insight into the practice and issues. Researchers in TNE will discover more lines of enquiry. Students considering a course with an overseas provider or in coming to the UK to study will be better prepared thereby enabling a more fulfilling and rewarding experience.

Anyone who has an interest in TNE, whether at the senior executive level, operational level, delivering programmes or as a recipient of TNE should read this book.

The wealth of experience gathered here will provoke questions, prompt debate and offer solutions. It has been written by people who know the issues, bear the scars and are happy to share their knowledge. It will greatly benefit future transnational collaborations.


About the authors

Dr. Jenny Carter is a Subject Area Leader in Computing & Information Systems, in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Dr. Clive Rosen is Director of Passerelle Systems, an educational consultancy in Higher Education based in Newcastle Under Lyme, UK.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Bridging the Cultural Divide: Applying Critical Thinking in TNE Partnerships

    Pages 3-12

    Rosen, Clive

  • The Challenges of Managing a Transnational Education Partnership

    Pages 13-27

    Hart, Neil

  • International Student Achievement in Computer Science

    Pages 29-38

    Wilson, Dave

  • Sino-UK Educational Differences: The Impacts of Cultures and the Current Educational Curricular on Students in Computer Science

    Pages 39-59

    Rattadilok, Prapa

  • Revising ICT Programmes Through Learning Outcome Alignment: A Practical Exercise in Belarusian Universities

    Pages 61-69

    Moemeni, Armaghan (et al.)

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Higher Education in Computing Courses
Book Subtitle
Experiences and Reflections
Editors
  • Jenny Carter
  • Clive Rosen
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28251-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28251-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28250-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 249
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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