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The author studies the implementation of a Massive Open Online (MOOC) initiative which involved two distinct teacher education institutions at higher education institutions (HEIs), and where the implementation was led by a governmental body. Her aim was to see in what ways this initiative changed the teacher education involved, in terms of institutional organisation and pedagogics. Based on interviews with stakeholders from the government and from the two HEIs, she found that the process of implementing and piloting the MOOC faced various sorts of resistance. Her study might serve as a contribution to researchers and practitioners involved in development and running MOOCs as cross institutional initiatives, in that it addresses the diversity of challenges new study models are facing within HEIs.
Updated: Sep. 12, 2019
This article attempts to characterize what an ‘internationalized’ institution might look like, and what support might be required to achieve the personal and professional transitions within its communities that are necessary to achieve the transformative agenda. Transformative internationalization characterizes institutions where international concerns have become explicitly embedded into routine ways of thinking and doing, in policy and management, staff and student recruitment, curriculum and programs. The author concludes that internationalization can serve as the focus for a transformative agenda in HE. A responsible internationalization strategy will incorporate innovative approaches to curriculum development, student support mechanisms and academic development initiatives.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
The Scholarship of Research in Teacher Education in a Higher Education Institution in Transition: Issues of Identity
This article examines perceptions of professional and organizational identity of teacher educators in a ‘new’ University of Technology in South Africa. The findings show that most staff consider teaching and research as dichotomous. Research activities are seen to satisfy the institutional requirements for securing research funding and producing publications. Peer support in collaborative research groups with a focus on own practice is seen as an opportunity to strengthen research expertise.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010