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Digitizing Higher Education

University of Texas Arlington via edX

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Globally, higher education institutions are grappling with the effects of an increasingly digital world. This course provides an overview of how digitization impacts the economics, administration, academics, and research practices of universities and colleges. Higher education administrators, faculty, staff, and students will benefit from this course by exploring the emerging structure and role of higher education.

Participants will engage with key trends that are shaping higher education and learn how these trends are amplified by the growing digital structure of society. In order to prepare their institution to become digital, learners will go through processes of evaluating trends, determining impact on education practices, and finally produce a strategic department or organizational planning document.


Week 1: The Great Global Digitization
Week 2: The Economics of Digitization on Higher Education
Week 3: Digital Administration
Week 4: Digital Research
Week 5: Digital Teaching and Learning
Week 6: Becoming Digital

Taught by

George Siemens , Kelvin Bentley , Shirley Alexander and Abelardo Pardo


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