Hall, Richard and Winn, Joss (2011) Questioning technology in the development of a resilient higher education. E-Learning and Digital Media, 8 (4). pp. 343-356. ISSN UNSPECIFIED
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This article considers the impact that peak oil and climate change may have on the future of higher education. In particular, it questions the role of technology in supporting the provision of a higher education which is resilient to a scenario both of energy depletion and the need to adapt to the effects of global warming. One emerging area of interest from this future scenario might be the role of technology in addressing more complex learning futures, and more especially in facilitating individual and social resilience, or the ability to manage and overcome disruption. However, the extent to which higher education practitioners can utilise technology to this end is framed by their approaches to the curriculum, and the sociocultural practices within which they are located. The authors discuss how open education might enable learners to engage with uncertainty through social action within a form of higher education that is more resilient to economic, environmental and energy-related disruptions. It asks whether more open higher education can be (re)claimed by users and communities within specific contexts and curricula, in order to engage with an increasingly uncertain world.
|Keywords:||critical pedagogy, curriculum, disruption, higher education, open education, resilience, technology, ref25, refdoi|
|Subjects:||X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education|
|Divisions:||College of Social Sciences > Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD)|
|Depositing User:||Joss Winn|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2011 12:51|
|Last Modified:||08 Apr 2013 08:25|
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