Higher Education and the Opportunities and Challenges of Educational Technology

Posted: 16 Jul 2018

See all articles by J. M. Leimeister

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Stefan Strecker

FernUniversität in Hagen - Enterprise Modelling Research Group

Dennis Kundisch

Business Information Systems, esp.. Digital Markets

Franz Lehner

Independent

Petra Schubert

Independent

Date Written: June 25, 2018

Abstract

Present educational technology creates a multitude of options for designing and delivering higher education courses – finding a proper set-up of teaching strategies and corresponding teaching and learning tools, i.e., interlinking them purposefully and meaningfully, however, presents a profound challenge to course instructors when (re-)designing their courses.

Examples of technology-driven innovations in teaching higher education courses include the use of mobile and video technology in teaching strategies such as the inverted/flipped classroom and the use of collaboration technology in so-called ‘blended learning’ approaches which mix different modes of interaction between instructor and students, e.g., virtual and classroom interaction. Obviously, the students’ learning experience is readily enhanced by abundant online resources including educational videos on virtually every topic – and level of usefulness (whether guided by the course instructor or not).

Keywords: Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Technology

Suggested Citation

Leimeister, Jan Marco and Strecker, Stefan and Kundisch, Dennis and Lehner, Franz and Schubert, Petra, Higher Education and the Opportunities and Challenges of Educational Technology (June 25, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202495

Jan Marco Leimeister (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Pfannkuchstraße 1
Kassel, 34121
Germany

Stefan Strecker

FernUniversität in Hagen - Enterprise Modelling Research Group ( email )

Universitätsstraße 41
Hagen, 58084
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/evis

Dennis Kundisch

Business Information Systems, esp.. Digital Markets ( email )

Warburger Str. 100
D-33098 Paderborn
Germany

Franz Lehner

Independent ( email )

Petra Schubert

Independent ( email )

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