Managing Technological Change: Strategies for College and University Leaders / Edition 1

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Will Your Campus Culture Survive the Changes Brought by New Technology Retrofitting a college or university to become technologically competitive requires significant changes not only in hardware and software but in the basic management and operation of the academy. Managing Technological Change is a timely, practical guide for campus leaders seeking strategies for creating the new, technology-based academic organization.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This timely book will certainly become a required read for every university administrator grappling with the complexities of technology and education. Tony Bates has combined an impressive depth of experience and practice to produce an authoritative and well-reasoned approach. Bravo." (Bruce Pennycook, vice-principal, Information Systems and Technology, McGill University)

"Digital technologies are revolutionizing the practices of teaching and learning at colleges and universities all around the world. This book will be helpful for all those who are planning and managing such organizational and technological change on their campuses." (Timothy W. Luke, executive director, Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning, Virginia Tech)

"I found myself nodding frequently while reading this book. Many 'early adopters' will identify with the arguments presented and will appreciate the extAnded discussion. Bates shares insights that could save much frustration in dealing with both the technology and the impact of technology on academia." (James B. Patton, associate professor and Haskell Power Engineering Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maine)

"This book is a must read for anyone in higher education who deals with technology, teaching, administration, or some combination of these elements. [Managing Technological Change] hits a number of nails right on their heads. It holds true to its intended audiences: administrators, academic department heads, and faculty. The messages for each are important and timely. Not only is the book well written, but it is also comprehensive in nature. It covers topics of vital concern for all who are involved in technology-enhanced or technology-based learning. In summary, this book is founded on principles. It speaks to the relevant issues. It offers numerous examples. It is well constructed and written. Hats off to Tony Bates." (Byron Burnham, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning: 1, 2)

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Meet the Author

A.W. (TONY) BATES is director of Distance Education and Technology in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has more than thirty years of experience in applying, managing, and researching the application of technologies to higher education and is one of the world's most quoted authors in the field of distance education. A founding member of the British Open University, he has also worked as a consultant on the use of technology in university teaching for the World Bank, UNESCO, state higher education commissions in the United States, the Canadian International Development Agency, and for universities and government ministries of education in over thirty countries.

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Table of Contents

Confronting the Technology Challenge in Universities and Colleges.

Leadership, Vision, and Planning in a Post-Fordist Organization.

Planning and Managing Courses and Programs.

Technology Infrastructure and Student Access.

Supporting Faculty.

Calculating the Costs of Teaching with Technology.

Funding Strategies, Collaboration, and Competition.

Organizing for the Management of Educational Technologies.

Research and Evaluation.

Avoiding the Faustian Contract and Meeting the Technology Challenge.

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