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Salla Sissonen

As an afterthought to the chapters in the book, this epilogue plays with the idea of looking to the future by briefly examining what is happening at earlier stages of education today. By understanding some of the objectives of the Finnish national core curriculum 2014 and taking a look at the practices at school, we can imagine the optimal skillsets that a now 12-year-old child will have when they enter higher education in a few years’ time. Optimally, we will be faced with a person with a developed understanding of how they learn best, a creative learner and problem-solver with skills in meaningful use of technology. This chapter argues that it does not mean the efficient future learners will not require teaching; on the contrary, we will continue to need competent pedagogical thinkers to guide the students on their individual paths to lifelong-learning.

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Higher Education in the Digital Age

Moving Academia Online

Edited by Annika Zorn, Jeff Haywood and Jean-Michel Glachant

The European higher education sector is moving online, but to what extent? Are the digital disruptions seen in other sectors of relevance for both academics and management in higher education? How far are we from fully seizing the opportunities that an online transition could offer? This insightful book presents a broad perspective on existing academic practices, and discusses how and where the move online has been successful, and the lessons that can be learned.
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Annika Zorn, Jeff Haywood and Jean-Michel Glachant

The introduction discusses how the digital trend that has substantially disrupted other sectors is transforming the higher education sector or even posing a threat to academic institutions’ core business. What could be the rationale for higher education institutions to incorporate a comprehensive digital agenda into their core strategy? Outlining the main developments over the past years in the areas of education, research and knowledge sharing, the authors argue that academic institutions are still far from grasping the full potential of what the digital offers to the academy. Not only does the adoption of online and open practices allow universities to respond to major challenges facing them today, but a digital vision also allows higher education institutions to re-define their role in society. Subsequently, the authors outline how the examples discussed in the book, stemming from a variety of academic contexts, will enrich our understanding of what ‘moving online’ might entail and how to make it work in practice.

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Balancing the core activities of universities: for a university that teaches

Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management

Gert Biesta

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Cooperation and leadership in academia: the roles of non-academics

Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management

John Rogers and Eileen Schofield

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Developing the ‘third place’: the collaborative roles of universities in territorial knowledge creation

Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management

Roger Normann and Hans Chr Garmann Johnsen

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The development of action research processes and their impacts on socio-economic development in the Basque Country

Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management

Mari Jose Aranguren, James Karlsen, Miren Larrea and James R. Wilson

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The ‘form’ of ‘reform’. The postwar university in Britain, 1945–1992

Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management

Keith Tribe

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From state to market via corruption: universities in an era of privatization

Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management

Philip Cooke and Fumi Kitagawa

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Funding higher education in the great recession: an international perspective

Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management

David Bell