Creating a ‘world class’ programme: reciprocity and constraint in networked global collaboration

Boud,D, Dahlgren,LO, Dahlgren,MA, Larsson,S, Sork,TJ and Walters,S 2006, Creating a ‘world class’ programme: reciprocity and constraint in networked global collaboration, International journal of lifelong education, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 609-622, doi: 10.1080/02601370600989327.

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Title Creating a ‘world class’ programme: reciprocity and constraint in networked global collaboration
Author(s) Boud,DORCID iD for Boud,D
Journal name International journal of lifelong education
Volume number 25
Issue number 6
Start page 609
End page 622
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0260-1370
Summary The article reflects on the construction of a common Master’s programme across four universities located on four continents, in order to explore the role of networks in international educational collaboration. The study draws on the documented processes of the principal members of the programme team. It is presented as a case study of the development of the programme that uses ideas drawn from actor‐network theory to draw attention to the conjunction of human and non‐human actors that shaped the resulting web‐based courses. Constraints arising from major institutional and systemic obstacles were addressed through the effects of the actor‐network. The reciprocity of action and de‐centring of individual activity made possible through the collaboration enabled the human actors to sustain a level of innovation within their own institutions that would not have been possible through them acting alone.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02601370600989327
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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