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Digital Transformations in Nordic Higher Education

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  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access
  • Expands the scholarly and policy debates surrounding digital transformation (DT) in higher education
  • Explores how international digitalisation trends impact technical and pedagogical activities in higher education
  • Investigates how digital transformations have gained ground before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Digital Transformations in Higher Education: Setting the Stage

  2. Organizational Manifestations of Digital Transformations—Before and Following COVID-19

  3. What Next?

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About this book

This open access book expands the scholarly and policy debates surrounding digital transformation in higher education. The authors adopt a pluralistic conceptual framework which uncovers three analytical elements – contexts, mediations, and type of effects – for unpacking empirical manifestations. The publicly funded higher education systems in Nordic countries provide solid empirical insights into how digital transformations have gained ground before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and chapter contributions demonstrate how international digitalisation trends (such as in the global EdTech industry) impact on the core activities of higher education institutions (HEIs). The findings underscore the importance of assessments that consider multiple sub-systems within HEIs, as well as the complex relationships between them. By unpacking Nordic dynamics in the light of global processes and developments, the approach adopted and the results generated are of relevance to a much broader, global audience of students and researchers in higher education.

Reviews

“The past ten years have seen a burst of exciting Nordic scholarship around the topic of digital technologies and education – offering a unique blend of pragmatism, criticality and an underpinning hope for fundamental change and improvement. This collection of essays is a great example of such work – remaining optimistic about the future, but also well aware of the digital difficulties that are likely to lie ahead.” (Professor Neil Selwyn, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

 

“Whether you are looking to understand the impact of EdTech platforms, explore new teaching and learning practices, or navigate the challenges of digital technology and education in the wake of COVID-19, this book on the digital transformation of higher education in the Nordics is an essential read. The book is well-written, engaging, and accessible, making it a valuable resource for scholars, educators, and policymakers alike.” (Professor Barbara Wasson,Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology, University of Bergen, Norway)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and Management and Center for Digital Transformation (CeDit), University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

    Rómulo Pinheiro

  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Information Systems and Center for Digital Transformation (CeDit), University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

    Cathrine Edelhard Tømte

  • Department of Learning in Engineering Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

    Linda Barman, Lars Geschwind

  • Department of Political Science, The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

    Lise Degn

About the editors

Rómulo Pinheiro is Professor of Public Policy and Administration and Deputy Head in the Department of Political Science and Management at the University of Agder, Norway.

Cathrine Edelhard Tømte is Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Deputy Director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CeDiT) at University of Agder, and Visiting Professor for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE),  University of Bergen, Norway.

Linda Barman is a lecturer at the Department of Learning in Engineering Sciences, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Lise Degn is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA), Aarhus University, Denmark.

Lars Geschwind is Professor in Engineering Education Policy and Managment, coordinator of the research group HEOS (Higher Education Organization Studies) and Head of the Learning in STEM Division at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.   

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Digital Transformations in Nordic Higher Education

  • Editors: Rómulo Pinheiro, Cathrine Edelhard Tømte, Linda Barman, Lise Degn, Lars Geschwind

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-27758-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-27757-3Published: 14 June 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-27760-3Published: 14 June 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-27758-0Published: 13 June 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 278

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Higher Education, Education, general, International and Comparative Education

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