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- ItemOpen AccessBook Review: Dede & Richards, Eds., The 60-Year Curriculum: New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy(2022-03-19) Olcott Jr, Don; Panda, SantoshThe 60-Year curriculum: New models for lifelong learning in the digital economy examines new vantage points for higher education reform and global shifts in workforce development driven primarily by new models of lifelong learning. The chapter authors have provided insightful and occasionally provocative analyses of how universities in the digital economy will need to reconceptualise their models of lifelong learning given the impacts of digital technologies and increases in life expectancy resulting in longer careers and the need for education, training, upskilling-re- skilling-upgrading. In sum, these trends mean that “what we learn, when we learn it, how we learn it, and who we learn it from will all change” (Scott, p. 25).
- ItemOpen AccessBook Review: Transforming Universities with Digital Distance Education: The Future of Formal Learning(2020-11-20) Olcott Jr, Don; Panda, Santosh"Transforming universities with digital distance education: The future of formal learning" arrives at a timely demarcation point to consider the future for digital universities. The author provides an insightful and occasionally provocative analysis of how universities might reframe what they do, how they do it, and most importantly how they can best serve students using digital distance education in both traditional higher education and vocational and technical education.
- ItemOpen AccessLeadership for Development: Re-shaping Higher Education Futures and Sustainability in Africa(2021-11-19) Makoe, Mpine; Olcott Jr, Don; Panda, SantoshLeading change in higher education has been a major challenge in countries of limited resources, such as those in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most African universities have struggled with this transition mainly due to lack of the requisite information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, inadequate expertise for online pedagogies and inability to provide computers to their students and staff. When faced with the recent changes, caused mainly by the COVID-19 pandemic that forced every person to work and learn remotely, many academic leaders were completely ill-prepared to deal with changes of this magnitude. The aim of this paper is to provide recommendations for shaping the future of higher education in Africa going forward. This will be done by analysing trends and opportunities created by these changes with the aim of accentuating the need for a renewed Pan-African Ubuntu that embraces the future, respects the unique dignity, cultures, languages and heritage of nations pre- and post-colonialism, and inspires the African Union Agenda 2063, The Africa we Want.
- ItemOpen AccessWhy Open Teaching Matters! Harnessing the Power of Leadership, Culture and Service(2022-07-19) Olcott Jr, Don; Panda, Santosh'Institutionalising open education-open teaching in the university culture is about leadership envisioning and leading sustainable change.' This article seeks to to provoke a dialogue and we welcome your feedback in our social media spaces.