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Digital-Age Innovation in Higher Education
A Do-It-Yourself Approach

ISBN 9780367476755
Published May 24, 2021 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

Digital-Age Innovation in Higher Education recounts the creation, development, and growth of an innovation unit within a major university. This single case study follows the development of the EdLab at the Gottesman Libraries of Teachers College, Columbia University, which was charged with developing new services and products at a time when digital technologies were markedly beginning to impact the sector. The major steps taken – recruiting staff in key skill areas, developing projects, collaborating across organizational lines, securing resources, delivering new services, and more – are covered in detail, illustrating the opportunities and challenges presented by innovation mandates in long-established organizations with stable operations and traditional academic values and practices.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Wind Resistance: Why is it So Hard to Change Higher Education?

Chapter 2 – The Land that Time Forgot: Approaching the Library

Chapter 3 – Renovation as a Near Death Experience

Chapter 4 – The New Normal

Chapter 5 – Building a Lab in the Library

Chapter 6 – Projects, Projects, Projects

Chapter 7 – Collaborative Solutions

Chapter 8 – Publishing

Chapter 9 – Software Development

Chapter 10 – Design

Chapter 11 – Media

Chapter 12 – Consolidation

Chapter 13 – The Learning Theater Project

Chapter 14 – Efficiencies in Educational Research

Chapter 15 – Focus

Chapter 16 – The Unfinished Agenda

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Gary Natriello is Ruth L. Gottesman Professor of Educational Research and Professor of Sociology and Education in the Department of Human Development at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.