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Growth Strategies And Intellectual Capital Formation In New And Emerging Heis, Ellen Hazelkorn Jan 2003

Growth Strategies And Intellectual Capital Formation In New And Emerging Heis, Ellen Hazelkorn

Books/Book chapters

Higher educational institutions are being asked to contribute more effectively and efficiently to economic growth, innovation and intellectual capital. As they do so, the academy has also come under pressure. The content of academic work, the role of faculty, and the balance between teaching, research and service, have, arguably, been restructured, reconfigured and redefined. For academics within traditional universities, pressures for accountability and social relevance have challenged what many valued as ‘their autonomy’. But, for staff within new and emerging HEIs, those formed or reconstituted circa. 1970, there have been different pressures. Many were hired originally as teachers and now ...


Icts As An Aid To Inclusivity? : Barriers To Benefits For Adult Learners In The Ennis Information Age Town, Anna Greenhalgh Jan 2003

Icts As An Aid To Inclusivity? : Barriers To Benefits For Adult Learners In The Ennis Information Age Town, Anna Greenhalgh

Masters

The subject of this thesis is the potential role of ICTs as a means of addressing social exclusion. ICTs have been recognised for their double-edged promise: while they may open opportunities in work, education and social practices, their benefits may be inaccessible to disadvantaged members of society. This subject is explored by means of a case study of adult learners who have been exposed to a ‘social experiment’ involving technological endowment of an Irish community: the Ennis Information Age Town project. This large-scale private sector initiative, which ran between 1997 and 2002, has the potential to inform future ICT projects ...


Transformations: Theory And Practice In Early Education: Proceedings Of The Conference Held In University College Cork, Saturday, 5th April, 2003, Noirin Hayes, Margaret Kernan Jan 2003

Transformations: Theory And Practice In Early Education: Proceedings Of The Conference Held In University College Cork, Saturday, 5th April, 2003, Noirin Hayes, Margaret Kernan

Conference Papers

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