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Higher Education and Technological Acceleration

The Disintegration of University Teaching and Research

  • Considers recent transformations in 21st century higher education across Europe and Asia

  • Examines the relationship between new media technologies, research ethics, pedagogical strategies, and the contemporary university.

  • Studies the call for creativity and critical thinking in the curriculum, the push for e-learning, and the advent of the digital humanities

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ingrid M. Hoofd
    Pages 1-33
  3. Ingrid M. Hoofd
    Pages 35-64
  4. Ingrid M. Hoofd
    Pages 139-151
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-170

About this book

Introduction

This book critically examines the relationship between new media technologies, research ethics and pedagogical strategies within the contemporary university. It debates whether recent transformations of higher education, rather than an effect of neo-liberalization, are actually an outflow of the technological acceleration of the university’s own contradictory ideals around knowledge and democracy. The book sets up this argument by likening the university to a ‘vision machine’ which quest for total scientific and social transparency has recently caved in on itself, negatively affecting staff and student well-being. The book asserts that this situation reveals the essential tension at the heart of the university system, and explores the acceleration of this tension by analyzing a variety of teaching and research advances from Europe and Asia. Examining among other issues the call for creativity and critical thinking in the curriculum, the push for e-learning, and the advent of the digital humanities, this text offers a key analysis of the university’s founding ideals and its constitutive relationship to technological acceleration.

Keywords

new media technologies, research ethics and pedagogical strategy Academia and the digital humanities University and technological acceleration Transparency in pedagogy Neo-liberalism knowledge and democracy in higher education Communication and activism in higher education Post-colonialism Research excellence Metrification in education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

About the authors

Ingrid M. Hoofd is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Culture at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her research analyses the ways in which left-wing academics and activists mobilize "speed-elitist" discourses in an attempt to overcome oppression. She is the author of 'Ambiguities of Activism: Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed' (2012).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Higher Education and Technological Acceleration
  • Book Subtitle The Disintegration of University Teaching and Research
  • Authors Ingrid M. Hoofd
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51409-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-51751-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-70413-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-51409-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 170
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    Technology and Digital Education
    Digital Humanities
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