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1st Edition

Exploring Institutional Logics for Technology-Mediated Higher Education

ISBN 9780367660413
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This book articulates the complexities inherent in higher education’s multi-faceted response to the forces of mediatization—or how institutions change when their social communication gets mediated by technology—and introduces a novel perspective to comprehend them in a systematic way. By drawing on archival analysis and six organizational case studies, the author empirically traces the emergence of a cyber-cultural institution within higher education. As these case studies demonstrate, this new institutional logic requires creativity, individual recognition, and an underlying platform powered by cyber technologies and digitization of content. Using an analytical lens, this cyber-cultural perspective answers many questions about why faculty refuse to adopt online education, why students struggle with mediated teaching, and what possibly could be done to take online education to its next level.

Table of Contents

    1. Undergraduate Education in the US

    2. Finding Perspectives

    3. Macro Contradictions

    4. Micro Conflicts

    5. Mediatization

    6. An Integrated View

    7. Looking Ahead

Appendix A: Theory Selection

Appendix B: Research Methodology

Appendix C: Interview Protocol

Appendix D: Interinstitutional System Ideal Types

Appendix E: A sample of field level agencies


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Neelam Dwivedi is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.