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Digital Education and Learning

Conceptualising the Digital University

The Intersection of Policy, Pedagogy and Practice

Authors: Johnston, Bill, MacNeill, Sheila, Smyth, Keith

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  • Define the 'digital university' according to a more holistic and integrated account
  • Analyses how technology can redefine the concept of the university and extend higher education as a public good
  • Examines the challenges, possibilities and opportunities that digital technology and practice bring to higher education
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Despite the increasing ubiquity of the term, the concept of the digital university remains diffuse and indeterminate. This book examines what the term 'digital university' should encapsulate and the resulting challenges, possibilities and implications that digital technology and practice brings to higher education. Critiquing the current state of definition of the digital university construct, the authors propose a more holistic, integrated account that acknowledges the inherent diffuseness of the concept. The authors also question the extent to which digital technologies and practices can allow us to re-think the location of universities and curricula; and how they can extend higher education as a public good within the current wider political context. Framed inside a critical pedagogy perspective, this volume debates the role of the university in fostering the learning environments, skills and capabilities needed for critical engagement, active open participation and reflection in the digital age. This pioneering volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of digital education, as well as policy makers and practitioners.

About the authors

Bill Johnston is Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde, UK. Before retiring in 2010 Bill was Senior Lecturer at Strathclyde’s Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement.

Sheila MacNeill is Senior Lecturer in Digital Learning at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. 

Keith Smyth is Professor of Pedagogy and Head of the Learning and Teaching Academy at the University of the Highlands and Islands, UK.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Neoliberalism and the Digital University: The Political Economy of Learning in the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 3-17

    Johnston, Bill (et al.)

  • The Digital University: An Impoverished Concept

    Pages 19-38

    Johnston, Bill (et al.)

  • Exploring the Digital University: Developing and Applying Holistic Thinking

    Pages 39-60

    Johnston, Bill (et al.)

  • The Myth of Digital Transformation

    Pages 63-84

    Johnston, Bill (et al.)

  • Digital Participation and Open Communities: From Widening Access to Porous Boundaries

    Pages 85-103

    Johnston, Bill (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99160-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99159-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conceptualising the Digital University
Book Subtitle
The Intersection of Policy, Pedagogy and Practice
Authors
Series Title
Digital Education and Learning
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99160-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99160-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99159-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 265
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
Topics