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A digitális campus
The Digital Campus

Author(s): Ildikó Hrubos
Subject(s): Education, Higher Education , ICT Information and Communications Technologies, Globalization
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Higher Education Expansion; Globalization; Digitalization; Massive Open Inline Courses;

Summary/Abstract: In the middle of the 2010s the world’s higher education has found itself in a situation that induces and compels it to rapidly change its institutional system. In developed countries the higher education participation rate has reached and exceeded the 50% level, and with this the transition to universal access higher education has commenced, which is overstretching the framework structured to accommodate the phase of mass access to higher education. The focus of the expansion of higher education has shifted to other regions - to emerging and developing countries -, although it has not stopped in developed countries either. In our globalized world these processes are rearranging the balance of power and are changing the usual destinations of student and professor mobility. The effects of the IT revolution manifest themselves in new forms in all subsystems of society, including higher education and research. The ground gained by open, online forms of education weakens and dismantles significant elements of knowledge monopolies. The establishment and introduction of the system of Massive Open Online Courses is spreading rapidly. These endeavours are typical manifestations of the simultaneous effects of higher education expansion and globalization, which - combined with other elements – may also offer a solution to the challenges they themselves generate. Open online systems may contribute to the reduction of social inequalities that are present in higher education, and to the spread of the interdisciplinary approach. At the same time, as a result of their transparency they may even contribute to an increase in the quality and efficiency of education and research.

  • Issue Year: 25/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 538-545
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Hungarian