Education Development and Leadership in Higher Education: Developing an Effective Institutional Strategy

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Integrating teaching and learning principles with IT infrastructure and policy

Carmel McNaught

This chapter explores some issues that arise for education development staff who provide advice relating to decision-making about IT infrastructure and policy in their institutions. The chapter begins by exploring the nature of the modern university, contrasting especially the characteristics of corporate universities and those based on a collegial model. Some broad implications of these models for planning IT infrastructure and policy are outlined.

All modern universities, no matter what their character, have growing diversity and complexity. This is described and examples of how technology might either inhibit or facilitate effective educational practice are given.

There are two case studies in this chapter, one following on from the other. The lessons learnt from a large education development exercise in an Australian corporate university have been considered carefully and have been useful in framing an approach to working in the very different context of a much smaller collegial university in Hong Kong.


THE NATURE OF MODERN UNIVERSITIES

Universities worldwide are currently in an environment of intense change. In this environment, universities have had to reassess their fundamental business and the way they go about it. Information technology (IT) is viewed as an important factor in streamlining their operations.

One way in which the importance of IT can be seen is the increasing trans-national character of university teaching. For example, there was a three-fold increase in overseas student enrolments in Australian higher education institutions during the period 1997-2002, and these enrolments are now 10 per cent of the total higher education student population.

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