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Utopian universities: a technicist’s dream

Armellini, A. and Hawkridge, D. (2012) Utopian universities: a technicist’s dream. Journal of Computing in Higher Education. 24(2), pp. 132-142. 1042-1726.

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Abstract: Following a brief introduction, our paper is in four main sections. First, we lay out the points on which we agree with James Mazoue's views expressed in "The Deconstructed Campus." Second, we offer a critique of his views. Third, we consider evidence-based research opportunities for building universities that may incorporate ideas along the lines Mazoue proposes. Fourth, we summarise foreseeable barriers to creating such institutions. Thus our first and second sections are a direct response to Mazoue, while the third and fourth go beyond what he has written. We conclude that Mazoue's arguments can only be sustained by adopting a technicist's view, by seeking to control reality. We assert that a technicist is a utopian. Our view is that higher education must be modernised, to improve students' learning, but through evolution rather than revolution
Uncontrolled Keywords: Evidence, higher education, research opportunities, educational trends, barriers, change strategies, educational research, influence of technology, computer uses in education, educational technology, educational policy, educational environment, college role, educational change
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education > LC5800 Distance education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1028.43 Computers in education. Web-based instruction. Educational technology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB14 Philosophy of education
Creators: Armellini, Alejandro and Hawkridge, David
Publisher: Springer
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Education, Training and Skills
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
Date: August 2012
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 132-142
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Computing in Higher Education
Volume: 24
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 1042-1726
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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