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Communication and Technology. Pertti Hurme (University of Jyväskylä): Knowledge Strategies and Higher Education: Perspectives on Organizational Development Eija Karsten (University of Turku): The Role of Personal Interaction in Forming a Virtual Community

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communication and technology
Communication and Technology
  • Pertti Hurme (University of Jyväskylä): Knowledge Strategies and Higher Education: Perspectives on Organizational Development
  • Eija Karsten (University of Turku): The Role of Personal Interaction in Forming a Virtual Community
  • Tapio Varis (University of Tampere): Learning in the Virtual University
knowledge strategies and higher education perspectives on organizational development

Knowledge Strategies and Higher Education: Perspectives on Organizational Development

Pertti Hurme

Organizational Communication & PR

Department of Communication

University of Jyväskylä

[email protected]

Portions of this paper were presented at the National Communication Association Convention in Seattle, November 2000

main topics of the presentation
Main topics of the presentation
  • Developments in Information and Communication Technologies & in Higher Education
  • IT Strategies, Strategies for Education and Research, Knowledge Strategies
  • Case: The Knowledge Strategy of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Jyväskylä
  • Observations of Organizational Development
digital future
DIGITAL FUTURE
  • The UCLA Internet Report 2000: Surveying the Digital Future
  • Nearly two-thirds of users and nearly half of non-users believe that new communication technologies including the Internet have made the world a better place
extrageneration francesco morace 2000
EXTRAGENERATION (Francesco Morace, 2000)
  • Sharing (Condivisione)
  • Creativity (Creatività)
  • Nomadism (Nomadismo)
four currents of change affecting higher education ward 2000
FOUR CURRENTS OF CHANGE AFFECTING HIGHER EDUCATION (Ward 2000)
  • The Communications Revolution
  • Shifts in the Intellectual Division of Labor
  • Shifts in the Funding Streams
  • Demographic Shifts and Accessibility
toward strategic thinking in higher education
TOWARD STRATEGIC THINKING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
  • The rapid development of ICT has opened up new possibilities for the universities.
  • Technological changes have led to profound changes in work practices.
  • Strategy for Education and Research was published by the Ministry of Education in 1995
  • Knowledge Strategy for Education and Research 2000–2004
  • Virtual University project 2000–
slide8
CASE
  • Faculty of Humanities, University of Jyväskylä
  • Departments: 13 (four major areas: History, Languages, Art, Communication)
  • Faculty and staff: 200
  • Students: 3600
  • Both traditional humanities departments and technologically advanced departments
case communication and collaboration
CASE: COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
  • Lack of information
  • Collaboration
  • Face-to-Face vs. Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Leadership and Commitment
the knowledge strategy of the faculty of humanities
THE KNOWLEDGE STRATEGY OF THE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
  • The Knowledge Strategy, confirmed by the Faculty Council in June 2000, is on the Web (in Finnish): http://www.jyu.fi/humdrum
  • An abridged English version of the Knowledge Strategy has been prepared (and will be made available on the web)
case plans to actions
CASE: PLANS TO ACTIONS

Faculty-wide planning (Knowledge Strategy Task Force)

  • ICT Course for faculty 2000–
  • ICT Course for students 2000–
  • A web-based Learning Platform to University-Wide Use 2000–
  • Network for Supporting Digital Content Production 2001–
  • Research Project on Learning Environments 2001–

- informal << formal

- networks << departments

- non-hierarchical << hierarchical

University-Wide Planning (Virtual University Project Task Force)

bibliography
Bibliography
  • The UCLA Internet Report 2000. Surveying the Digital Future.
  • Bernbom, G. (ed.) 2000. Information Alchemy. The Art and Science of Knowledge Management. Educause Leadership Strategies 3. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Council and Commission of Europe 2000. eEurope 2002. An Information Society for All. Action Plan Prepared by the Council and the European Commission for the Feira European Council. June 2000.
  • Creth, S. 2000. Optimizing Organization Design for the Future. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 32–38.
  • Hawkins, B. 2000. Technology, Higher Education, and a Very Foggy Crystal Ball. Educause Review, November/December 2000, 65–73.
  • Klor de Alva, J. 2000. Remaking the Academy. Educause Review, March/April 2000, 32–40.
  • Ministry of Education 1999. Education and Research Development Plan 1999–2004.
  • Ward, D. 2000. Catching the Waves of Change in American Higher Education. Educause Review, January/February 2000, 22–30.
these slides plus a few more are on the web

These slides (plus a few more) are on the web:

http://www.jyu.fi/~hurme/yvi01ph

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