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Digital Education and Learning

Disruptive Technology Enhanced Learning

The Use and Misuse of Digital Technologies in Higher Education

Authors: Flavin, Michael

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  • Uses Disruptive Innovation theory to present a ground-breaking study of how and why technologies succeed or fail in higher education
  • Develops and expands Disruptive Innovation by incorporating Activity Theory and the Community of Practice theory
  • Offers practical solutions to problems in technology-enhanced learning
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About this book

This book is about how technologies are used in practice to support learning and teaching in higher education. Despite digitization and e-learning becoming ever-increasingly popular in university teaching settings, this book convincingly argues instead in favour of simple and convenient technologies, thus disrupting traditional patterns of learning, teaching and assessment. Michael Flavin uses Disruptive Innovation theory, Activity Theory and the Community of Practice theory as lenses through which to examine technology enhanced learning. This book will be of great interest to all academics with teaching responsibilities, as it illuminates how technologies are used in practice, and is also highly relevant to postgraduate students and researchers in education and technology enhanced learning. It will be especially valuable to leaders and policy-makers in higher education, as it provides insights to inform decision-making on technology enhanced learning at both an institutional and sectoral level.

About the authors

Michael Flavin is Head of Curriculum Innovation at King’s College London, UK. He has two doctorates: one in Victorian literature, and one in technology enhanced learning. He has previously written two books on nineteenth-century studies.

Reviews

“Flavin uses this research to argue for a better understanding of how both students and lecturers use technologies in practice, to practice technology enhanced learning more effectively. The book, part of the Digital Education and Learning Series, explores the pedagogical potential and realities of digital technologies in a refreshing and practical way, that also provides the strong evidence-base required for making decisions at an institution level.” (Carmel Thomason, Innovative Practice in Higher Education, Vol. 3 (3), April, 2018)

“The book is a very insightful guide for students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers in computer-assisted learning, higher education, educational psychology and learning science. … we’d like to highly recommend this book which expands our understanding of the use and misuse of digital technologies in higher education. … With a fund of fresh insights into DTEL, the book will attract a wide readership from novice practitioners to established scholars.” (Xiqin Liu and Xiaowei Chen, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, December, 2017)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Flavin, Michael

    Pages 1-18

  • Free, Simple and Easy to Use: Disruptive Technologies, Disruptive Innovation and Technology Enhanced Learning

    Flavin, Michael

    Pages 19-52

  • ‘Why Can’t I Just Google It?’ What Disruptive Innovation Means for Higher Education

    Flavin, Michael

    Pages 53-86

  • Whatever Happened to the Digital Natives? Disruptive Innovation in the Higher Education Community of Practice

    Flavin, Michael

    Pages 87-109

  • Bidding the Waves Go Back: Engaging with Disruptive Innovation

    Flavin, Michael

    Pages 111-144

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57284-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57283-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disruptive Technology Enhanced Learning
Book Subtitle
The Use and Misuse of Digital Technologies in Higher Education
Authors
Series Title
Digital Education and Learning
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57284-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57284-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57283-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 150
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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