Editorial: The Challenges and Possibilities of the Impact Agenda

Learning, Media and Technology, 37(1), 1-3, March 2012

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last revised: 17 Feb 2013

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Rebecca Eynon

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

Universities across the globe are increasingly being asked to justify their existence by demonstrating their impact on society. It is an issue that has raised a great deal of debate in academic circles, with many concerned about what this shift means in terms of the role and purpose of universities, the kinds of research that is valued (or not) and the longer term impact on innovation and thinking. As well as these bigger questions, each field or discipline will have their own perspective on the implications of the impact agenda for their practice, and I would like to highlight some of the significant challenges as well as opportunities that I see for those engaged in research around learning, media and technology

Keywords: impact, education research

Suggested Citation

Eynon, Rebecca, Editorial: The Challenges and Possibilities of the Impact Agenda (January 1, 2012). Learning, Media and Technology, 37(1), 1-3, March 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206962

Rebecca Eynon (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St Giles
Oxford, OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk

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