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Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships

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The early boom of Web-based education in the 1990s, both in the United States and abroad (e.g., in Australia and the UK), saw a flurry of publications on the subject of university and industry partnerships, with a focus on ways in which online learning might lead to new models of collaboration and engagement across previously clearly delineated borders. Ten years later, as we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, we see a similar moment of opportunity for collaboration. Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships: Concepts, Models, and Applications is a comprehensive collection of research with an emphasis on emerging technologies, community value, and corporate partnerships. The contributions in this collection provide strategies to implement partnerships. Outlining various concepts from an educational and technological standpoint, this reference book serves as a resource for academic administrators, instructors and community practitioners.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface:
    1. WHAT WE’VE LEARNED FROM THE EDITING AND COLLABORATION PROCESS
    2. CONCLUSION
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Innovative Models for Technology-Based University Collaboration with K-12 Schools
    1. Chapter 1: An Architecture of Participation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WILDCAT WRITERS AND THE STUDENT RESEARCH TEAM
      4. TOWARD A NEW APPROACH: PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH
      5. SIX CURSERS, ONE SCREEN: WEB 2.0 AS SYNERGIST FOR PARTICIPATORY INQUIRY
      6. LIMITATIONS OF PAR AND WEB 2.0
      7. THE LIFEWORLD SPEAKS BACK: OUTCOMES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 2: SAGE
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORY OF THE PROJECT
      4. THE FOCUS ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
      5. SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AS THE MAIN TOPIC
      6. THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY
      7. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
      8. COMMUNITY IMPACT
      9. EDUCATIONAL IMPACT ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
      10. VALUE OF THE PROJECT FOR UNIVERSITIES
      11. A LOOK AHEAD
      12. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Birds, Bands and Beyond
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CONTEXT OF PROJECT
      3. OVERVIEW OF BEST PRACTICES
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Using the XO Laptop to Build a Digital Bridge Between Primary Schools and Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ONE-TO-ONE COMPUTING AND THE XO LAPTOP
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Engaging STEM
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. HISTORY AND CONTEXT
      3. DETAILS ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY IN ENGAGING STEM
      4. IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND FACULTY
      5. OVERVIEW AND BEST PRACTICES
  9. Section 2: Service-Learning with Emerging Technologies
    1. Chapter 6: Hybridizing F2F and Virtual Collaboration between a Government Agency and Service-Learning Technical Writing Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT OF THE PROJECT
      4. TIMELINE OF MOMENTS AND MODES OF COLLABORATION
      5. EDUCATIONAL IMPACT OF THE PROJECT
      6. COMMUNITY IMPACT OF THE PROJECT
      7. VALUE OF THE PROJECT IN FORMING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
    2. Chapter 7: Integrated Product Teams at The University of Alabama in Huntsville
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. OVERVIEW OF THE USE OF TECHNOLOGIES
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Tightrope Walking
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. SERVICE-LEARNING IN IRELAND
      3. SERVICE-LEARNING AT NUI GALWAY
      4. IT PROJECT
      5. SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES
      6. REFLECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Digital Storytelling within a Service-Learning Partnership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF CASE STUDY
      3. CONTEXT AND HISTORY OF PROJECT
      4. PROJECT BACKGROUND
      5. PARTICIPANTS
      6. TECHNOLOGY AS CATALYST: DIGITAL STORYTELLING
      7. MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES: DEVELOPING SOLID PARTNERSHIPS
      8. MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES ON IMPACT
      9. STUDENT PERSPECTIVES
      10. COMMUNITY IMPACT
      11. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GOOD PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES
      12. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 10: Critical Success Factors for Partnering with Nonprofit Organizations on Digital Technology Service-Learning Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ANALYSIS OF PARTNERSHIPS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 11: “How Do We Know What They Need?”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
    7. Chapter 12: Service-Learning, Technology, Nonprofits, and Institutional Limitations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: NONPROFITS AND THE INFORMATION/COMMUNICATION GAP
      3. SERVICE-LEARNING, NONPROFITS, AND ICTS
      4. TOWARD A MODEL OF HIGH-IMPACT ICT-FOCUSED SERVICE-LEARNING
      5. A CASE STUDY OF ICT-FOCUSED SERVICE-LEARNING
      6. DISCUSSION
  10. Section 3: Online Learning and Professional Development
    1. Chapter 13: Preparing 21st-Century Faculty to Engage 21st-Century Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FACULTY WORKLOAD AND THE LANGUAGE OF ONLINE EDUCATION
      4. TWITTERING OUR WAY TOWARD TENURE?
      5. PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY TO BE ONLINE EDUCATORS
      6. BENCHMARKS
      7. CONCLUSION: MOVING FROM RECRUITMENT TO RELEVANCE
    2. Chapter 14: Digital Partnerships for Professional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: MOVING TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ONLINE
      3. HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF RESPONDING TO STUDENT WRITING ONLINE (RSWO)
      4. TECHNOLOGY-AS-CATALYST IN RSWO
      5. FORMING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
      6. COMMUNITY IMPACT ON RSWO
      7. EDUCATIONAL IMPACT: VALUING RSWO
      8. STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS: COLLEGE, K-12, COMMUNITY
      9. PROBLEMIZATION AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Web-Based Information Science Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE WISE PILLARS
      4. THE FUTURE OF WISE
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. Appendix
    4. Chapter 16: Teachers in Action
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CONTEXT OF TEACHERS IN ACTION
      3. TEACHERS IN ACTION
      4. TECHNOLOGY AS PROJECT CATALYST
      5. COMMUNITY IMPACT
      6. TEACHERS IN ACTION EDUCATIONAL IMPACT
      7. VALUE FOR THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
      8. BEST PRACTICES/STRATEGIES FOR FORMING PARTNERSHIPS
      9. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
    5. Chapter 17: Leveraging the Technology-Enhanced Community (TEC) Partnership Model to Enrich Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ABOUT THE CASE
      4. THEORETICAL CONTEXT
      5. THE TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED COMMUNITY (TEC) PARTNERSHIP MODEL
      6. STRATEGIES TO INCORPORATE COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 18: The Tennessee Public Health Workforce Development Consortium
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. HISTORY OF THE TENNESSEE PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT’S USE OF TECHNOLOGY AS A CATALYST
      4. EDUCATIONAL IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND FACULTY
      5. LOGISTICS OF MULTI-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
      6. BEST PRACTICES/STRATEGIES FOR FORMING COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
    7. Chapter 19: Enhancing a Rural School-University Teacher Education Partnership through an E-Mentoring Program for Beginning Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. HISTORY OF THE PROJECT
      3. USE OF TECHNOLOGY AS A CATALYST OF THE PROJECT
      4. VALUE OF THE PROJECT IN FORMING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
      5. EDUCATIONAL IMPACT OF THE PROJECT (STUDENTS AND FACULTY)
      6. VALUE OF THE PROJECT FOR THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
      7. LESSONS LEARNED
    8. Chapter 20: Leveraging Online University Education to Improve K-12 Science Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE SCIENCEMASTER PROGRAM
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
  11. Section 4: Transcending Boundaries of Technologies and Using Technologies to Transcend Boundaries in Partnerships
    1. Chapter 21: Rearticulating Web 2.0 Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LOCAL TEACHING CONTEXT
      4. OVERVIEW OF ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE PROJECT
      5. OVERVIEW OF THE BEST PRACTICES: RE-ARTICULATING THE PERSONAL TO THE POLITICAL
      6. CONCLUDING REMARKS: FROM PERSONAL TO SOCIAL AND POLITICAL
    2. Chapter 22: Mobile Phones and Cultural Connections
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GETTING BEYOND THE WEBSITE TO CONNECT
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION AND LESSONS LEARNED
    3. Chapter 23: Incarcerated Students and the Unintended Consequences of a Technology-Driven Higher Education System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 24: Using Photovoice with NGO Workers in Sierra Leone
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. PROJECT HISTORY AND CONTEXT
    5. Chapter 25: From Collision to Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT: VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR INFORMAL LEARNING
      4. THE AHA! MOMENT
      5. THE EVALUATOR AS RESEARCH COLLABORATOR
      6. GOVERNMENTAL AND INSTITUTIONAL MANDATES
      7. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 26: Here and Now or Coming in the Future?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE BENEFITS OF E-LEARNING
      4. THE CHALLENGES OF E-LEARNING IN AFRICA
      5. HERE AND NOW OR COMING IN THE FUTURE?
  12. Section 5: Using Digital Technologies to Cross Generational and Cultural Divides
    1. Chapter 27: The Tools at Hand
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. UC LINKS AS A SOCIOTECHNICAL ACTIVITY SYSTEM
      4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 28: Partners in Storytelling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL IMPACT
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 29: Bridging the Gaps
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE STUDY NARRATIVE
    4. Chapter 30: Developing the Role of ‘Values’ Within Information and Communication Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. GOVERNMENT POLICY AND COMMUNITY PRACTICE
      3. BALANCING SOCIAL CAPITAL AND ICT
      4. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
      5. DEVELOPING SL TO ENHANCE CROSS-CURRICULAR ICT PROVISION
      6. THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF ICT
      7. SHARING BEST PRACTICES
  13. Section 6: Universities, Digital Technologies, and the Public Good
    1. Chapter 31: You Can’t Step Into the Same Network Twice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORY AND CONTEXT
      4. CONTROL AND INNOVATION: WHAT COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS CAN TEACH US
    2. Chapter 32: Using Digital Technology to Enhance a Century Old Partnership between University and Cooperative Education Employers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FEEDBACK SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
      5. PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING SYSTEM, PAL
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. LESSONS LEARNED
    3. Chapter 33: An Open Network of Digital Production Centers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. HISTORY
      3. CONTEXT
    4. Chapter 34: Community-University Engagement in an Electronically-Defined Era
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE HABIT OF PARTNERSHIPS
      4. THE HABIT OF TECHNOLOGY
      5. THE CHARITY CENTRAL PROJECT
      6. MULTILEVEL PARTNERSHIPS
      7. MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY
      8. THE BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT
      9. LESSONS LEARNED
      10. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 35: Encouraging Public Involvement in Public Policymaking through University-Government Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. HISTORY AND CONTEXT
    6. Chapter 36: The Rise and Fall of Tobacco in the Lake City Market Area
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROJECT DESCRIPTION
      5. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 37: Conclusion - Remediating the Community-University Partnership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
      3. EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND THE COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
      4. HIGHER EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
      5. EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AS SUSTAINABLE COLLABORATIVE SPACE
      6. REMEDIATING THE COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
      7. THE IMPORTANCE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS
      8. SUSTAINING TECHNOLOGICAL PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH VIRTUAL SPACE
      9. MEETING TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES
      10. EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND 21ST-CENTURY PARTNERSHIPS
      11. NEXT STEPS FOR PARTNERSHIPS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors