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Visualizing ICT change in the academy.

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Publication date2007
Host publicationEnhancing learning through human-computer interaction.
EditorsE. Mackay
Place of Publicationhershey, Penn.
PublisherIdea Group
Number of pages20
ISBN (print)9781599043289 , 1599043289 , 9781599043302 , 1599043300
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This chapter introduces complexity theory as a theoretical framework for analyzing the influences of information and computer technologies (ICTs) on the structures, cultures, economies (reward systems), and pedagogical praxes in the Academy. An argument is made that the strategic adaptation of the Academy’s structures, cultures, economies, and pedagogical praxes to the knowledge economy can help build a future where Academy-based distributed learning networks will transmit ICT-mediated learning opportunities around the world, thus providing flexible access for a wide range of learners to fully participate in the global learning society. The author posits attunements to policies and practices to support institution-wide involvement in ICT initiatives.

Bibliographic note

This chapter employs social field theory to provide an analysis of traditional university structures and functions, and how these structures and functions can be adapted to better support the integration of information-computer technologies (ICT) into contemporary teaching and research practices. The chapter underwent review from two expert referees. It is the first chapter in Enhancing Learning through Human-Computer Interaction, an internationally authored Premier Reference Resource, published in the United States and the United Kingdom by Idea Group. Editor's Note: 'The issues in this chapter provide a testimony of professional practice that serves as a literature resource for postgraduate students. RAE_import_type : Chapter in book RAE_uoa_type : Education