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Disruption, destruction, construction or transformation? The challenges of implementing a university wide strategic approach to connecting in an open world.

Disruption, destruction, construction or transformation? The challenges of implementing a university wide strategic approach to connecting in an open world.

Bryant, Peter, Coombs, Antony, Pazio, Monika and Walker, Simon (2014) Disruption, destruction, construction or transformation? The challenges of implementing a university wide strategic approach to connecting in an open world. In: OCWC Global Conference 2014: Open Education for a Multicultural World. OpenCourseWare Consortium.

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Abstract

The University of Greenwich embarked on an innovative and ambitious strategic process to implement an institution-wide vision for learning innovation. At the heart of this vision was an aspiration to enhance the connectedness of learners at a curricula and teaching and learning level. Critical to its success was the use of learner generated and produced content, shared openly through social media. This paper seeks to explore and understand the resistances and challenges of implementing the openness agenda of Greenwich Connect in the first year, and reflect more widely on the issues that impacted on the success of the initiative in achieving its goals. We argue that whilst many of the activities and projects that were part of the implementation of Greenwich Connect change were perceived as disruptors and destructors, the development of these digital age practices and skills resulted in transformative and constructive enhancements in teaching, learning and assessment.

Keywords: Higher Education, Social Media, Openness, Digital Age, Technology Enhanced Learning

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: OCWC Global Conference 2014: Open Education for a Multicultural World
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education, Social Media, Openness, Digital Age, Technology Enhanced Learning
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Educational Development Unit
Greenwich Research into Innovative Pedagogies (GRIP)
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 15:31
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13211

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