• A Learning Systems Approach to Cross-Cultural Virtual Organizations
    Globally linked virtual organizations (VOs) hold the promise of successfully tackling complex problems and designs that lead social, industrial and technological innovation. Yet these cross-cultural virtual organizations (CCVOs) appear to be hampered by problems of communication, conflict and productivity. One approach to mitigating these problems is to ask how such CCVOs can pattern the so-called
  • Adapting Smartphones as Learning Technology in a Korean University
    iPhone and Android technology only became available in Korea in 2010, yet today, nearly every student in Korea’s top university carries either an iPhone or Android enabled phone. Students are plugged in and communicating constantly. One Lifelong Learning class1 investigated the use of smartphones among Education and Engineering students. Both the process of the class
  • Big Stories, Small Stories: Beyond Disputatious Theory Towards ‘Multilogue’
    As an ‘international’ student of comparative education, I entered the field of comparative international education, bringing with me a very different academic tradition and cultural history. There was a reason I had come into the fi eld with my own small stories, thinking they meant something in a larger canvas, and I was not alone:
  • Building Strength Through Knowledge Networks in Higher Education
    The paper discusses the underlying economic shifts that cause a paradigm shift in the way that higher education contributes to society’s progress. In particular, the movement from industrial production towards a knowledge economy and from national systems of education toward global networks of learning has laid the foundation for this paradigm shift. The value of
  • Development of a Global Lifelong Learning Index for Future Education
    Since the transition from industrial society to a knowledge-based society, the source of national competitiveness is also changing. In this context, lifelong education has become a new competitive strategy for countries. This study broadly consists of three steps. Step I features a theoretical review of global lifelong learning indices and a comparison of the indices
  • Fostering Community-based Learning Leadership: A Korea–Zambia Project Design
    Leadership in education begins with the establishment of a strong link between education and a healthy society. In the world’s poorest areas, too often formal education systems have been imported with little thought as to how they integrate with the life of local communities. As a result, development projects aimed at education focus on inputs
  • How Collective Intelligence Redefines Education
    While collective intelligence systems become ubiquitous for learning in knowledge industries, civic life and personal lives, they have yet to be embraced into formal schooling systems. Still, learning, knowledge and assessment protocols adhere, in large part, to the educational system’s logic of the industrial era. The temptation is to view schooling as falling behind with
  • Learning Implications of Korean Online Communities: Towards a New Paradigm of Social Learning
  • Postmodernism Debates and Comparative Education: A Critical Discourse Analysis
    Detailed discourse analysis is presented for two articles that suggest that postmodernism has little to offer comparative education and should be resisted. The two texts, focusing on postmodernism as the antithesis of comparative education and on the “lost promise” of postmodernism, demonstrate the use of language to convey messages that limit or control the meaning
  • Re-Imagining Comparative Education: Postfoundational Ideas and Applications for Critical Times
    Re-Imagining Comparative Education presents a re-imagining of the field of comparative education, and its responses to contemporary social theory. The essays included seek to substantively open up new avenues of theorizing and research by exploring the application of post-foundational theoretical perspectives in the field, through readable and understandable case studies. Re-Imagining Comparative Education is one
  • Renegotiating Desire in North America: Risky education
    This article assumes that desire, like fear, is an inescapable human condition; both are conditions that construct us as subjects of social relationships, and are capable of being embedded in discourse, episteme and institutions. This article is framed around three questions. The first: how can desire be understood and applied to the various processes of
  • The Cost of Not Educating the World’s Poor: The New Economics of Learning
      The book traces how global instability, problems of environmental degradation, spread of global disease, migration and political instability are a cost of viewing the uneducated poor as separated from a network of fast-growing global knowledge. This book shows how powerful global learning systems are rapidly forming and linking the rich world with the world
  • Using Collective Adaptive Networks to Solve Education Problems in Poor Countries
    Can education problems in poor countries be successfully addressed using knowledge economics? The old development model posits that poor countries must follow the rout e of richer countries, progressing up a scale of development. But, an emerging theory of development and collective adaptive applications applied to new learning theory suggests new possibilities. This paper outlines
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