The university in transition: Reconsidering faculty roles and expertise in a web 2.0 world

Laurie Craig Phipps, Alyssa Wise, Cheryl Amundsen

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Discussion of changing notions of faculty expertise and the role of technology within the educational enterprise is nothing new. However, the current demand for change in teaching and learning practices is particularly strong, in part due to the pressures arising from emerging technologies and the shifting nature of faculty expertise. Web 2.0 technologies enable social connectivity, academic interactivity, and content co-creation. Thus, they change the ways of interacting with information and can support collaborative and constructivist approaches in higher education. This both inspires and requires a corresponding expansion in faculty's role: from imparter of knowledge to orchestrator of learning experiences. Within the general metaphor of orchestration, other specific roles and functions will also be required; for example, scripting, translating, introducing, and co-exploring. As educators attempt to reimagine an educational paradigm in this context, the integration of new technologies must be grounded in how they can support educational experiences and outcomes that are focused on learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination
PublisherIGI Global
Pages93-111
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781466621787
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Phipps, L. C., Wise, A., & Amundsen, C. (2012). The university in transition: Reconsidering faculty roles and expertise in a web 2.0 world. In Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination (pp. 93-111). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2178-7.ch006

The university in transition : Reconsidering faculty roles and expertise in a web 2.0 world. / Phipps, Laurie Craig; Wise, Alyssa; Amundsen, Cheryl.

Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination. IGI Global, 2012. p. 93-111.

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Phipps, LC, Wise, A & Amundsen, C 2012, The university in transition: Reconsidering faculty roles and expertise in a web 2.0 world. in Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination. IGI Global, pp. 93-111. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2178-7.ch006
Phipps LC, Wise A, Amundsen C. The university in transition: Reconsidering faculty roles and expertise in a web 2.0 world. In Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination. IGI Global. 2012. p. 93-111 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2178-7.ch006
Phipps, Laurie Craig ; Wise, Alyssa ; Amundsen, Cheryl. / The university in transition : Reconsidering faculty roles and expertise in a web 2.0 world. Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination. IGI Global, 2012. pp. 93-111
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