The report, which is written in English, gives a good and detailed overview. I like the approach and support the main conclusions.
Digital technology is changing the physical and social context of education. Digital networks and devices allow teachers and students to develop new and more adequate ways of teaching and learning. But the new forms of education requires deep changes in teaching and learning practices.
Today – higher education institutions are not fully exploiting the possibilities in digital technology. The central struggle is pedagogical. How do we teach? How do we learn?
More quotes from the introduction:
- a competency framework for teachers’ digital skills must be developed.
- it is not the digital technologies per se that solve teaching and learning challenges.
- it is how digital tools are implemented and used pedagogically that matter for students’ learning outcome, not the technology itself.
The report emphasizes that elearning is “too big” a task to be managed locally, by particular teachers or institutions. The transition requires a strategic national perspective. We need
- national frameworks and infrastructure for integrating new modes of learning and teaching across the higher education system
This means that
- digital technologies must be integrated into course designs and their use facilitated by
- digital technologies and pedagogy should be integral to higher education institutions’
strategies for teaching and learning
- Helge Høivik. Gjennom kverna: Om digitalisering av høyere utdanning. Blog post from the meeting.
- Kari Gerhardsen Vikestad. Hva skulle du ønske du visste før du satte igang med digitalisering av undervisningen etter PISA-modellen? YouTube video (2:07).