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Conceptualising the Digital University

The Intersection of Policy, Pedagogy and Practice

  • Bill Johnston
  • Sheila MacNeill
  • Keith Smyth

Part of the Digital Education and Learning book series (DEAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Visioning the Digital University

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 19-38
    3. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 39-60
  3. Deconstructing the Digital University

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 63-84
    3. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 85-103
    4. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 105-125
    5. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 127-148
    6. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 149-176
  4. Reimagining the Digital University

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 179-202
    3. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 203-215
    4. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 217-233
    5. Bill Johnston, Sheila MacNeill, Keith Smyth
      Pages 235-244
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-265

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Digital Humanities Digital University Tertiary learning and digital technology MOOCs and distance learning Digital pedagogy

Authors and affiliations

  • Bill Johnston
    • 1
  • Sheila MacNeill
    • 2
  • Keith Smyth
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Psychological Science and HealthUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Academic Quality and DevelopmentGlasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK
  3. 3.Learning and Teaching AcademyUniversity of the Highlands and IslandsInvernessUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99160-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99159-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99160-3
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