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8. The Institutional Context

It is clear that an understanding of the learning process and the way in which technology can best support it, are necessary for successful teaching. However they are not sufficient conditions for success. There are other factors which are also important determinant s of successful implementation, but which lie outside the model of learning. These factors relate to the current institutional culture in UK higher education. The main factors are as follows:

The greatest underlying institutional barrier to development is the value attached to teaching.

..”The greatest challenge is to persuade a majority of those involved in higher education to see teaching as their prime activity, and as one posing intellectual challenges and offering rewards comparable to those of standard research.”
The MacFarlane Report, 1993.
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