Technology and the Politics of University Reform

The Social Shaping of Online Education

  • Authors
  • Edward C. Hamilton

About this book


Examining cases in educational technology from computer assisted instruction to MOOCs, this volume shows how social interests frame reform programs and realign organizational and pedagogical strategies around them to produce a particular environment for change in higher education. Technology is a contingent product rather than a driver of such changes, suggesting that the politics of reform in higher education is not a struggle against technology, but for it, and that the critique of online education could be re-imagined as a basis for innovation.


Online education e-learning online learning university reform educational technology technology studies higher education reform education education reform intervention learning Massive Open Online Course politics university virtual university

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-69991-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50351-0
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