design, digitization, Higher Education

Designing Postdigital Futures – Who against and why? A comment on a comment

In the context of discussing alternative narratives for digital educational technology, the paper “Designing Postdigital Futures” raises important points but also leaves some questions unanswered. It criticizes the dominant “engineering logic” in educational technology without clearly defining its targets or proposing how an alternative design approach could solve the problem.

AI / ChatGPT, digitization, Higher Education

Happy Birthday ChatGPT – Occasional Thoughts on Text AI in Higher Education

On November 30, 2022, we experienced the “iPhone moment of AI.” Here is my attempt to provide brief answers to the key questions. What do university educators need? What should universities and education policy do? What will happen to higher education? Guidance on what? What about examinations? What about the negative impacts? Where does humanity fit in? Conclusion: We cannot expansively address the challenge of integrating AI into higher education without considering the context (goals, policies, culture of higher education).

Higher Education, India, quality management

India’s higher education accreditation system. Restructuring in Turbulent Times.

The Indian higher education landscape is changing very dynamically. Within the framework of the “National Education Policy 2020” (NEP), reforms are being launched that are reminiscent of the European Bologna reform. The goals are ambitious and it shows again and again how challenging the tasks set are. An example is the system of accreditation.

COVID, digitization, Higher Education, STUDY, teaching

Higher Education Barometer 2022: Teaching is rated worse, which is due to online teaching – maybe…

The Stifterverband regularly surveys university administrations in Germany about their assessment of the general climate in their institutions. The publication a few days ago, which refers to the year 2021, shows an overall positive picture but also a clear kink in the assessment of one’s own teaching. The authors of the report suspect that it could be due to the switch to online teaching, but this does not seem very plausible in the overall picture.

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