Evolving paradigms : methods of delivery and teaching philosophies for a digital age

Charlesworth, Zarina M. (Haute école de gestion Arc, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Sarrasin, Natalie B. (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Murphy, Hilary, C. (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Education and the way it is delivered is undergoing profound change. The advent of digital technologies and their increasingly ubiquitous nature has not only educators, but students and administrators alike, on the shifting sands of paradigms in transition. In addition to this, there is a certain amount of conjecture about what is actually happening on the ground. This paper presents research that originates in the practice of sixteen digital technology "champions", all lecturers in the higher education management classroom. The main objective of the research was to explore the impact of technology on teaching practice. Qualitative inquiry, through the use of semi-structured interviews (n=16), provided the methodology for the study. The findings presented in this paper identify issues of major importance to the participants and relate them to the learner-centred paradigm of education. Directions for future paradigm change are discussed and suggestions made for the successful adoption of technology-enhanced learning within this framework.

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Economie et Services
HEG VS HES-SO Valais-Wallis - Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme
EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
HEIG-VD Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud
HEG Arc - Haute école de gestion Arc
Institut Interdisciplinaire du Développement de l’Entreprise
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Porto, Portugal, 23-25 November 2016
Porto, Portugal
23-25 November 2016
328-337 pp.
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Proceedings of the 2016 European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) conference
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