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The Future of E-Learning in Higher Education : Using the scenario planning method to develop four scenarios on the futures of technology-enhanced higher education.

Schoppers, P.A.C. (2018) The Future of E-Learning in Higher Education : Using the scenario planning method to develop four scenarios on the futures of technology-enhanced higher education.

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Abstract:This thesis develops four scenarios of potential futures of e-learning in higher education. One of its main contributions is the consideration of the organizational aspects of e-learning, in addition to the technological and pedagogical. Firstly, it reviews the definitions of e-learning and develops a list of defining characteristics. Secondly, based on an extensive literature review, six groups of e-learning effects are described: 1) effects on pedagogical outcomes, 2) effects on institutional outcomes, 3) effects on students and faculty), 4) moderating effects, 5) effects on e-learning development and HR, and 6) effects on the policy of innovation leaders. Thirdly, an overview of existing e-learning implementations both from within and outside of higher education, provide insights into the capabilities of e-learning. Combining all findings from the previous chapters resulted in 59 elements and 6 e-learning domains, which form the basis of the scenarios. The four scenarios are placed on the two opposite ends of two dimensions. The two dimensions are ‘acceptance and use of technology' and ‘approach to organizing'. This results in four scenarios: 1) The Conservative, 2) The Marketeer, 3) The Foundationalist, and 4) the Futurist. The thesis ends with a discussion on the capacity for change of universities.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:54 computer science, 70 social sciences in general, 77 psychology, 79 andragology, 80 pedagogy, 81 education, teaching, 85 business administration, organizational science, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74962
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