Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education
At this intersection of learning, technology, design, and organizational change lies the foundation of a new academic discipline of digital learning. Coalescing around this new field of study is a common critical language, along with a set of theoretical frameworks, methodological practices, and shared challenges and goals. In Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education, Joshua Kim and Edward Maloney explore the context of this new discipline, show how it exists within a larger body of scholarship, and give examples of how this scholarship is being used on campuses.
What Kim and Maloney demonstrate in this foundational text is an understanding that change is a complex dynamic between what happens in the classroom and the larger institutional structures and traditions at play. Ultimately, the authors make a compelling case not only for this turn to learning but also for creating new pathways for nonfaculty learning careers, understanding the limits of professional organizations and social media, and the need to establish this new interdisciplinary field of learning innovation.
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"Kim and Maloney offer a nuanced exploration of what higher education institutions need to consider in order to evolve and thrive in changing times. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in where higher education is going and what to do when we get there."—Kathryn E. Linder, Oregon State University, editor of The Business of Innovating Online: Practical Tips and Advice From Industry Leaders
"As technology transforms how we live and work, universities are waking up to their obligation to educate students as adaptable lifelong learners. Kim and Maloney have written an important study of the currents changing how we teach and learn, sounding an articulate call for institutional change. They offer a valuable reminder that, to serve the learners of tomorrow, universities must foster a culture of innovation today.Joshua Kim and Edward Maloney"—Joseph E. Aoun, President, Northeastern University, author of Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
"Malone and Kim assemble a range of evidence from across academia to offer both illumination and inspiration for learning innovation, alongside practical steps for college and university progress. They demonstrate that higher education is in the midst of a renaissance in teaching and learning, even while increasing pressures hit that sector."—Bryan Alexander, Georgetown University, author of Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education
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