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The Unbundled University, the Market and Digital Technology

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more The research presented in this course will be useful to a wide range of stakeholders and senior decision makers within higher education. You might be a university manager, a strategist or head of a teaching and learning unit. The course is also ideal for policy makers within governments, as the research has implications for education policy, and people interested in the future of higher education. You can use the hashtag #FLunbundleduniversity to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • The language of unbundling as it relates to higher education provision.
  • Digital technology as an enabler or driver of unbundling.
  • The role of the market in higher education.
  • Mapping the Higher Education Terrain: South Africa and England.
  • Unbundling in the higher education sector.
  • Implications of unbundling for stakeholders.
  • Issues and debates about unbundling and rebundling.

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Rating 4.5 based on 4 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 4 hours per week
Starts May 20 (10 weeks ago)
Cost $89
From University of Cape Town, University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Neil Morris, Bronwen Swinnerton, Sukaina Walji, Laura Czerniewicz, Alan Cliff
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Politics & the Modern World

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Associate Higher education professional $68k

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Rating 4.5 based on 4 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 4 hours per week
Starts May 20 (10 weeks ago)
Cost $89
From University of Cape Town, University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Neil Morris, Bronwen Swinnerton, Sukaina Walji, Laura Czerniewicz, Alan Cliff
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Politics & the Modern World

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