Digital Transformation in Higher Education

Anadolu University
There have been radical changes in all kinds of organizations and ways of doing

business in the digital age. The first examples that come to mind are technological

changes in communication and banking, healthcare, in addition to manufacturing

business, and applications such as e-trade, social media, e-state and mobile

communication. As a result of these changes and transformations, technology

helps us do business more rapidly, efficiently and cost-effectively, as well as

process and transfer information very rapidly to use it in decision-making

processes. It is obvious that the education sector cannot remain unresponsive to

such changes. The sector certainly takes advantage of opportunities provided by

technology. Technology-aided practices that started in the form of distance

education have now evolved and diversified to include e-learning, open course

materials, massive online courses, mobile learning and micro-learning. Today, it

is generally accepted that learning is not constrained to four walls of schools, and

can take place anywhere anytime. However, it is hard to say that higher-education

institutions have gone through the administrative transformation that allows

them to take full advantage of technological advancements. Great investments

have been made on infrastructure and equipment, and applications related to e-

learning, distance education and mobile learning have been developed.

Nevertheless, higher-education institutions are not willing enough to change their

traditional organization and education processes. Administrative endeavors focus

on the success of technological transformation. Carrying out traditional

procedures with the aid of technology is seen as a reform. Factors such as

effectiveness and efficiency of education processes, satisfaction of stakeholders

and cost of investments are not taken into consideration.

In view of above arguments, this course is designed to draw attention to the

administrative aspect of digital transformation in higher education.

Transformation in higher education is needed not only to take advantage of but

also to fulfill requirements of the digital age. However, such transformation

should be based on a holistic approach that embraces all components of

education. In this respect, this course consists of four parts:

1. Changing Paradigms in Education and Higher Education: This part of the

course concentrates on the quality and history of transformation in

education, as well as the paradigms that influence educational and

administrative activities.

2. Digital Transformation in Higher Education:This part of the course is

related to the effects of technological progress in the digital age on higher


3. Administrative Aspect of Digital Transformation: This part of the course

focuses on the administrative aspect of transformation in higher education

from the perspective of the concept of system and scientific approach.

4. Learning Management Systems as a Means of Digital Transformation: This

part of the course examines the role of Learning Management Systems

(LMS), integrated sets of software that allow the presentation of resources

and activities, interaction and cooperation among stakeholders, in the

transformation of higher education.

Language: Turkish


Duration: 0 weeks

Hours of study: 25 hours

EQF-Level: EQF level 5 - Foundation/Diploma of Higher Education



Delivery mode: Learn anywhere online



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