Handbook of Digital Higher Education


Handbook of Digital Higher Education

9781800888487 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Rhona Sharpe, Professor of Practice, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Oxford, UK, Sue Bennett, Professor of Education, Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Wollongong, Australia and Tünde Varga-Atkins, PhD, Centre for Innovation in Education, University of Liverpool, UK
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 848 7 Extent: 416 pp
With the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly escalating higher education’s move online, this timely Handbook offers holistic conceptualisations of digital higher education which consider personal, pedagogic, and organisational level change. Key findings from digital education research are aligned with case studies of institutional practices, to consider the current and future role of digital technologies in higher education.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly escalating higher education’s move online, this timely Handbook presents holistic conceptualisations of digital higher education which consider change at personal, pedagogic, and organisational levels. Key findings from digital education research and case studies of institutional practices consider the current and future roles of digital technologies in higher education.

Examining the changing roles of learning and teaching in digital higher education, the Handbook critiques the current state of the field and considers the impact of digital technologies on the symbiotic relationship between research and practice, pointing to the importance of reflexive professional practice. Through conceptual frameworks and methodologies, chapters demonstrate that researching digital higher education needs to be pluralistic, longitudinal and developmental in order to be rigorous, credible and have impact. The Handbook concludes with a look to future directions of digital higher education, including the key principles of innovation, inclusivity, collaboration and engagement, and sustainability.

This Handbook’s diverse critical approaches to digital change will be invaluable to researchers and students of education policy and organisational innovation. Dealing extensively with how strategic and policy decisions surrounding digital higher education are made, implemented and evaluated, it will also prove useful to institutional leaders and policy makers in higher education.
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‘With contributions from current leaders in digital higher education, the Handbook combines a state-of-the-art review of the scholarly landscape with advice that can be adapted and applied by educators in different contexts. This is a timely and comprehensive addition to the literature and will support individuals and organisations in reviewing their post-pandemic practice.’
– Helen O''Sullivan, University of Chester, UK

‘This wide-ranging, critical and highly topical volume offers a rich set of international perspectives on cutting-edge research in digital higher education, challenging preconceived notions and conventional narratives about how these technologies act on and with individuals, academic institutions, and societies. It will be an important point of reference for the field as we gradually emerge from the pandemic and consider the complex role and potential of the digital in future society.’
– Lesley Gourlay, University College London, UK
Contributors: Phillip Abramson, Lina Adinolfi, Shirley Agostinho, Shirley Alexander, Alejandro Armellini, Liz Austen, Martine Baars, Matt Bangerter, Helen Beetham, Liz Bennett, Sue Bennett, Abi Brooker, Linda Castañeda, Matt Chen, Linda Corrin, Simon Cross, Ingrid D’Souza, Shane Dawson, Paula G. de Barba, Björn B. de Koning, Muhterem Dindar, Nina Bonderup Dohn, Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Francesc M. Esteve-Mon, Rebecca Ferguson, Jamie Fulcher, Dragan Gašević, Amanda Gigliotti, Mikkel Godsk, Veronica Halupka, Michael Henderson, Christothea Herodotou, Melissa Highton, Josephine Hook, Craig Horton, Sanna Järvelä, Jennifer Jones, Stella Jones-Devitt, Lucas Kohnke, Kyungmee Lee, Allison Littlejohn, Lori Lockyer, Barbara Macfarlan, Rosie Mackay, Negin Mirriahi, Benjamin Luke Moorhouse, Kristofer Nagy, Rikke Toft Nørgård, Andy Nguyen, Fred Paas, Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodriguez, Tina Papathoma, Abelardo Pardo, Don Passey, Ana Yara Postigo-Fuentes, Bart Rienties, Ann M Rogerson, Kirsten Schliephake, Rhona Sharpe, Marta Sobocinski, Jacqueline Trebilco, Tünde Varga-Atkins, Thao Vu, Shân Wareing, Freda Wolfenden, Jacqueline Wong, Farshida Zafar


Foreword: Why digital higher education matters xx
Laura Czerniewicz
List of abbreviations xxii
1 Introduction to the Handbook of Digital Higher Education 1
Rhona Sharpe, Sue Bennett and Tünde Varga-Atkins

2 Educational design and productive failure: the need for a culture of
creative risk taking 14
Michael Henderson, Phillip Abramson, Matt Bangerter, Matt Chen, Ingrid
D’Souza, Jamie Fulcher, Veronica Halupka, Josephine Hook, Craig Horton,
Barbara Macfarlan, Rosie Mackay, Kristofer Nagy, Kirsten Schliephake,
Jacqueline Trebilco and Thao Vu
3 A model for learning analytics to support personalization in higher education 26
Abelardo Pardo, Negin Mirriahi, Dragan Gašević and Shane Dawson
4 Learning design as an efficient educational development methodology:
conceptualization, assessment, and practice 38
Mikkel Godsk
5 How digital is my curriculum? Embedding signature digital capabilities
in engineering 51
Tünde Varga-Atkins
6 Computational thinking in higher education: a framework for mapping
and developing learning activities 65
Nina Bonderup Dohn and Rikke Toft Nørgård
7 Future Skills as new currency for the world of tomorrow 84
Ulf-Daniel Ehlers
8 Enabling online learning: who are the educators? 99
Tina Papathoma, Allison Littlejohn and Rebecca Ferguson
9 Designing instructional support in online learning environments:
insights from research on supporting self-regulated learning in MOOCs 111
Jacqueline Wong, Martine Baars, Björn B. de Koning and Fred Paas
10 International inclusive teaching and learning 123
Don Passey
11 Higher education instructors’ inclusive design practices during
COVID-19: a Hong Kong perspective 135
Lucas Kohnke and Benjamin Luke Moorhouse

12 From learning design to teacher design practice: researching how
teachers design for technology integration 149
Sue Bennett, Shirley Agostinho, Lori Lockyer, Jennifer Jones, Amanda Gigliotti
13 Critical approaches in digital education research 161
Helen Beetham
14 Researching the impact of learning through COVID-19 and beyond:
time for some critical and counterfactual thinking? 173
Stella Jones-Devitt and Liz Austen
15 Why don’t I feel empowered? Autoethnography and inclusive critical
pedagogy in online doctoral education 187
Kyungmee Lee
16 Multimodal research for studying collaborative learning in higher education 199
Sanna Järvelä, Muhterem Dindar, Marta Sobocinski and Andy Nguyen
17 Spherical 360-degree video recording and viewing in educational
research: a case-study from India 211
Simon Cross, Freda Wolfenden, and Lina Adinolfi
18 How knowledge claims relating to academics’ digital literacies can be
developed 224
Liz Bennett

19 An institutional approach to embedding digital and information literacy
into taught programmes 236
Rhona Sharpe
20 Understanding the learner perspective to inform institutional learning
analytics strategy and practice 248
Linda Corrin, Paula G. de Barba and Abi Brooker
21 Making sense of learning data at scale 260
Bart Rienties and Christothea Herodotou
22 Students’ academic digital competencies in higher education:
development of a cross-institutional model 271
Rikke Toft Nørgård
23 Digital teaching competence development in higher education: key
elements for an institutional strategic approach 286
Linda Castañeda, Francesc M. Esteve-Mon and Ana Yara Postigo-Fuentes
24 Technology-based assessment and academic integrity: building capacity
in academic staff 299
Ann M. Rogerson
25 Emergency professional development in higher education: lessons from
the COVID-19 pandemic 310
Alejandro Armellini and Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodriguez
26 An institutional approach to developing and implementing a strategy for
digital education 324
Shirley Alexander
27 Fostering a culture of radical technological innovation within the
boundaries of the educational system in higher education 339
Farshida Zafar and Fred Paas
28 The importance of diversity and digital leadership in education:
a feminist perspective from higher education 351
Melissa Highton
29 Digital education: less change and more change than predicted 363
Shân Wareing

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