Book Details


The Distributed University for Sustainable Higher Education

Publication year: 2022

ISBN: 978-981-16-6506-6

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This book is discusses the re-imagining of the higher education sector. It exposes problems that relate to the way that universities have become over-managed business enterprises which may not reflect societal, national, or global educational needs. From there, it proposes some solutions, including three innovative programs, that make universities more responsive to needs, as well as reduce their impact on the environment. The central idea of this book is developing the ‘Distributed University,’ which distributes education to where it is needed, reducing local and global inequalities in access, and emphasizing local relevance in place of large centralized campuses, with a low impact on the environment. It emphasizes the distribution of trust in place of managerialism and collaboration in place of competition.

Subject: Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy and Politics, Environmental and Sustainability Education, Distributed university, university managerialism, work-based trust, collaborative learning, sustainable buildings, global educational inequality, low- to middle-income countries, global access to internet, overseas student fees, higher education, education reform, fourth industrial revolution, Open Educational Resources, online learning, international baccalaureate