Journal of Computing in Higher Education

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 96–103

The corrosive influence of competition, growth, and accountability on institutions of higher education


DOI: 10.1007/s12528-012-9057-z

Cite this article as:
Schwier, R.A. J Comput High Educ (2012) 24: 96. doi:10.1007/s12528-012-9057-z


Three agendas are at work in higher education that threaten the fundamental purposes and values of universities: competition, growth, and accountability. Instructional design and technology contributes to all three agendas through our emphasis on efficiency in teaching and learning, but could make a stronger contribution to the ideals of the university by attending to quality of teaching and learning and ways to merge research and teaching.


Competition Growth Accountability 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Curriculum StudiesUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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