Measurements are carried out after each follow-up period. The laboratory carrying out the analyses of the blood and urine sample is blinded to the study protocol and patient allocation sequence. The self-administered questionnaires are posted to the patient with return envelops or given to the patient to answer while waiting for his appointment with the physician. Reminder letters are sent to patients who fail to respond to the self-administered questionnaires within a week.
The knowledge revolution accelerated this trend: With massive growth of free open educational resources, knowledge became available and accessible to everyone with a simple Internet connection. All these conditions currently call into question the role and operationalization of educational processes in Higher Education, since universities are no longer the one central source of knowledge generation.
In this chapter, the authors analyze the current situation in Higher Education, in terms of why a demand for transformation of educational models has been almost entirely unable to generate sustainable changes in curriculum development.
Aside from theoretical foundations, the authors also analyze literature and what the practitioners have to say in that respect.
The ultimate goal of this chapter is to set the basis for an analytical framework for discussions about the transformative process of Higher Education in order to be able to bring curriculum development a step forward, in a sustainable way.
Chapter Preview Top Introduction Educational visionaries and reformers have long predicted a significant transformation of teaching and learning where technology would play a principal role.
These visionary changes cover a spectrum that moves from cognitive approaches, such as customization of learning e. However, technological implementations in education have consistently fallen short of generating profound revolutions.
Why have our most visionary dreams not been realized? The answer to these apparently simple questions is rooted in a complex combination of a variety of factors associated to the interplay between technological developments, scientific advancement and societal evolution.
The first strong impact of technology in higher education was at the time of the industrial revolution. The demands from labor markets became more complex, since not only was expert knowledge needed, but also the development of social skills and autonomous learning, in order to cope with the new societal and workplace rules.
This is one of the biggest attempts to gather resources from all European higher education institutions, so as to cope with the complexity of educating professionals in a networked society and globalized market.
One key point of this reform was the change from subject-centered curriculum toward a competences-based one. More than a superficial change, it turned to be a conceptual move from rooting formal education in behavioral and cognitivist learning theories, toward implementing socio-constructivist theories of learning as framework for understanding learning process and designing teaching practices.
However, the appropriate implementation of socio-constructivist learning theories demands an adequate use of ICT and emerging technologies and devices.
What shapes the understanding of teaching and educating?
How is this competencies-based approach implemented? Which teaching competences are needed to successfully implement it? And what does faculty staff development look like in a competences-based era, settled in a subject or fields-centered institutional structure?
These are questions that are still waiting for practical answers. The transformation of teaching and learning in professional education nowadays certainly depends on the effective implementation of well-selected suitable technologies according to each educational situation.
Although, innovation is the only clear learning outcome from the past 20 or 30 years of attempts to transform education by implementing different technologies. For achieving the dramatically different results that the educational community has longed for, innovators should change the rules, fundamentally altering the environment in which learning occurs.
Particular technologies and technology standards are a key part of this process. However, no technology or standard has value in itself.
Value comes from what is done through the implementation of those standards in the creation and use of effective and affordable learning materials; based on coherent and consistent implementation of learning theories, which will reflect how the learning processes is really understood.Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low income communities in the United States and around the world.
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Impact of Technological Advancement on the Higher Education Curriculum and Program Development: /ch The current educational structure was created in response to the demands of an industrial society, which, alongside workers, needed an elite of highly.
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