Prerequisites

None.

About this course

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Globally, higher education institutions are grappling with the effects of an increasingly digital world. This course provides an overview of how digitization impacts the economics, administration, academics, and research practices of universities and colleges. Higher education administrators, faculty, staff, and students will benefit from this course by exploring the emerging structure and role of higher education.

Participants will engage with key trends that are shaping higher education and learn how these trends are amplified by the growing digital structure of society. In order to prepare their institution to become digital, learners will go through processes of evaluating trends, determining impact on education practices, and finally produce a strategic department or organizational planning document.

What you'll learn

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  • Prominent digital technologies impacting higher education
  • The influence of technology on research practices
  • New models of teaching and learning enabled by digital technologies
  • Making sense of organizational and learning data
  • Creating a digital strategy for your university
  • Monitoring and tracking your progress toward digitization
Week 1: The Great Global Digitization
Week 2: The Economics of Digitization on Higher Education
Week 3: Digital Administration
Week 4: Digital Research
Week 5: Digital Teaching and Learning
Week 6: Becoming Digital

Meet your instructors

George Siemens
Professor and Executive Director, Learning Innovation & Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab
University of Texas at Arlington
Kelvin Bentley
E-Learning Consultant
Shirley Alexander
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Vice President of Education and Students, and Professor of Learning Technologies
University of Technology Sydney

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