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Title: Supporting leadership development in European Universities: a mixed methods study of digital education leadership literacies for higher education
Author: Arnold, Deborah
Director: Sangrà Morer, Albert
Keywords: leadership
digital education
leadership literacies
leadership development
higher education
Issue Date: 21-Feb-2022
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Abstract: This exploratory mixed methods case study research addressed the problem of how a framework of digital education leadership literacies can support European campus-based universities in implementing strategic and organizational change to improve the way technology is used for teaching and learning. The study applied qualitative and quantitative approaches through a Delphi study; a thematic analysis of (a) case study data collected from three campus-based universities (France, Belgium, United Kingdom), and (b) selected digital education leadership development programmes; statistical analysis of data collected via a survey with academics (n=102); and a final online focus group. The main findings of the study confirm Digital Education Leadership Literacies for Higher Education (DELLHE) as a theoretically and empirically grounded novel concept and framework. The results highlight the need to focus more explicitly on cultural, pedagogical, ethical, relational, and environmental issues in digital education leadership development, and to take a whole-institution approach to developing leadership capacity for digital education.
Language: English
Appears in Collections:Tesis doctorals

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