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Managing investment in teaching and learning technologies

Coen, M. and Nicol, D.J. (2007) Managing investment in teaching and learning technologies. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 11 (1). pp. 25-28. ISSN 1360-3108

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Information and communications technologies are radically changing the way that teaching and learning activities are organised and delivered within HE institutions. A wide range of technologies is being deployed in quite complex and interactive ways, including virtual learning environments (VLEs), mobile communication technologies, digital libraries and on-line resources. A key challenge for university leaders is to maximise the benefits derived from these investments for all institutional stakeholders (not just teachers and learners), while at the same time minimising cost and risk (Ford et al, 1996). This requires not only co-ordinated strategies for change management but also new approaches to decision-making and to the evaluation of changes resulting from these decisions.