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Publication date: 23 October 2019

Anna Visvizi, Miltiadis D. Lytras and Akila Sarirete

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International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-6266

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Management and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-628-1

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Publication date: 4 October 2019

Anna Visvizi, Miltiadis D. Lytras and Akila Sarirete

Over the past few decades, the higher education landscape underwent dramatic changes, causing strain on higher education institutions (HEI) worldwide. The academic debate…

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Over the past few decades, the higher education landscape underwent dramatic changes, causing strain on higher education institutions (HEI) worldwide. The academic debate is filled with very well-argued accounts of these developments. Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) add an additional layer to this already complex reality. Against this backdrop, it is necessary that the question of managing and administering HEI today be rethought. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing, augmented, virtual and mixed reality (R+), Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, bear the promise to effectively assisting HEI administrators in navigating their institutions through the period of profound change. This chapter offers a brief account of that.

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Management and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-628-1

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Publication date: 4 October 2019

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Management and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-628-1

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Publication date: 4 October 2019

Miguel Torres-Ruiz and Marco Moreno-Ibarra

In this chapter, we describe the challenge and experience to spread out information and communication technologies (ICT) and how to implement them progressively, in order…

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In this chapter, we describe the challenge and experience to spread out information and communication technologies (ICT) and how to implement them progressively, in order to improve administrative, academic, and pedagogical issues. As a case study, institutional strategies to tackle these issues in the higher education institutions (HEI) that belong to the Instituto Politécnico Nacional of Mexico (IPN) are described. The main challenge of HEI to incorporate cutting-edge technology in order to form professionals according to educational models and needs of the worldwide is pointed out. Thus, the intended focus of this work is to elevate the discourse and generate awareness about information and communication technologies to translate the language for being legible and understandable to deans, directors, and general authorities of HEI so that they can clearly make decisions with respect to the benefits that current technologies bring to the education institutions, and thus they can keep in mind investing important economic resources in future and mature technologies. Nowadays, HEI of the IPN are facing problems regarding the allocation of budgetary resources, so the strategies and analytical discussion of how ICT can envision the growth of HEI is a very timely issue to be presented to the Mexican government.

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Management and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-628-1

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Publication date: 13 September 2011

Akila Sarirete, Azeddine Chikh and Elizabeth Noble

The purpose of this paper is to define a community memory for a virtual communities of practice (CoP) based on organizational learning (OL) concept and ontologies.

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The purpose of this paper is to define a community memory for a virtual communities of practice (CoP) based on organizational learning (OL) concept and ontologies.

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The paper focuses on applying the OL concept to virtual CoP and proposes a framework for building the CoP memory by identifying several layers of ontologies such as generic, knowledge, domain, and task ontologies. A CoP of e‐learning is used as an example of semantic learning organization and as an application for the proposed framework.

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Applying the proposed framework on the CoP of e‐learning and more specifically in the instructional engineering domain shows that community knowledge can be reified and shared among the members. This framework can be used as a backbone for other CoP in other fields.

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This present work proposed a general framework for the CoP memory using a knowledge engineering approach and proposing different forms of ontologies as a backbone for the memory. It also suggests that the knowledge capitalization is important as well as the contextual element.

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Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 23 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-5626

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Publication date: 4 October 2019

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Management and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-628-1

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Publication date: 4 October 2019

Peter Mihályi

It is a widely shared view among policymakers, as well as among higher education specialists that the development of the higher education sphere is a key to foster…

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It is a widely shared view among policymakers, as well as among higher education specialists that the development of the higher education sphere is a key to foster economic growth and to reduce the gap between Hungary and the more advanced Western countries. It is also believed that the underfunding of the Hungarian universities is the main reason why the Hungarian universities cannot climb higher up at the international ranking lists. This chapter takes issue with both of these propositions. It will be shown that at the current level of development more money will not help much. There are (at least) four structural obstacles in the way of improving the quality of Hungarian higher education.

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Management and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-628-1

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Publication date: 4 October 2019

Haifa R. Jamal Al-Lail and Eman A. A. Mohamed

For Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to survive they need to be agile, to introduce innovations, and to effectively manage change. HEIs are guardians of the history…

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For Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to survive they need to be agile, to introduce innovations, and to effectively manage change. HEIs are guardians of the history, values and traditions that they reside within and represent. Effat University – established in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – is a successful case in point presents a female HEI that is working continuously on being agile, while striking the balance between innovation and change within a tight framework of solid traditional values to ensure higher quality performance and valued organizational outcomes. This case study is presented in four sections. First, the conceptual framework supporting the case study is outlined. Then, description of Effat University IQRA-Based Quality Model follows. Then, the application of Effat University IQRA-Based Quality Model on Effat College of Engineering as a case study is elaborated. Summary and conclusions ensue.

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Management and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-628-1

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Publication date: 4 October 2019

Aishah Abdul Razak, Mohamad Izani Zainal Abidin and Thomas M. Connolly

Studies have shown various benefits of using technology especially digital games in making classroom learning more engaging and motivating. In Scotland, a new approach to…

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Studies have shown various benefits of using technology especially digital games in making classroom learning more engaging and motivating. In Scotland, a new approach to education called the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) was implemented in 2010. This approach moves away from traditional ways of teaching to more active learning. One of the popular approaches among teachers is the use of digital games-based learning (DGBL). This chapter presents the findings from some interviews with lecturers of education, in charge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses at Scottish Universities on how pre-service teachers are being prepared to embrace CfE in general and DGBL in particular, and also what are their views on DGBL and its role within the CfE. Although it was found that the characteristics of CfE, such as being less prescriptive, based on teacher's interpretation and context-based, allowed DGBL to fit well into the new curriculum, the lecturers in general do not see the need for emphasis on DGBL at university level. There is a lack of courses on DGBL and the pre-service teachers who are keen to take forward this approach are expected to do so in their own time. Based on the findings from the interviews, some recommendations are made for the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in promoting DGBL among the pre-service teachers.

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Management and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-628-1

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