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ePolicy In Practice- How is a University in Bangladesh Becoming Digital? - By Dr. Pär-Ola Zander - Department Of Communication and Psychology Aalborg University, Denmark
Background for ePolicyInPractice May 2011, Aalborg University & signed a MoU with University of Dhaka This project is deepening this partnership further I will present an overview of what we plan to do
Research Idea - Domain A lot of efforts are put into Digital Bangladesh, vision 2021 Implementation Evaluation Yet no one knows the effects of Digital Bangladesh on the institutional level in higher education Therein lies our contribution Broad approach: Neither research on hardware, nor software, nor humans, but their interaction
ePolicyInPractice Discover and document novel ways for students to learn through ICT Developed University Discover novel ways of administrating university through ICT An exploration of the mechanisms of digitalization - How is the policy ‘felt’? - What can be generalized to other universities?
e-Didactics and PBL Teacher and student-driven innovation (user-driven innovation) How? Course design workshops and needs analysis Explore “post-lecture” approaches in Bangladesh Infuse well-tried “western” practices to these lead users Not “best practice”, but “best inspiration”
E-Infrastructure Infrastructure Communications Case processing (Booking resources, promotion, travel expenses…) Computerization of infrastructure is possible! Strictly technically. No problem. Challenge: Change mindsets, find smart workflows
Researching Infrastructure Why? Teaching is not independent from its infrastructure Signal? How are teachers’ motivations to adopt ICT affected by the state of administration? Agility: Changes in curriculum, teaching forms The interesting question is not if this must change What happens when it is changed? Systematize local knowledge Investigate by participatory scenario creation and need analysis
Future 2011, The forthcoming days: Workshops, interviews, observations Generating motivation 2012: Workshops on how the identified ideas can be supported and realized Scope of project depends on financial situation Money currently bottleneck.Resources AAU resources (time) DU resources (time & facilities) Pending funding applications (DFID, DANIDA, EU)