PD Sessions @ Zoom #5 - Importing Theories to Enable Collaborative Work in Higher Education
Online event
Friday, 26th of July 2019
Start Time
12:00 pm
Finish Time
1:00 pm

ARMS is pleased to announce the next upcoming webinar for members:
The ARMS Singapore Chapter is hosting the fifth PD Session @ Zoom

Importing Theories to Enable Collaborative Work in Higher Education

Friday 26 July

Join us online for a webinar by Dr David Huang, National Institute of Education, Singapore
 The rise of the knowledge economy in the 21st century requires higher education to enhance collaborations both locally and internationally in order to enhance its ability to create and disseminate new knowledge and to maximize its impact in society. This emerging trend calls on managers in higher education to shift their focus from supporting individual work to facilitating collaborative work. Yet, research is scant on how to enable higher education institutes to conduct collaborative work. 

In this presentation, I use three examples to illustrate my endeavour in importing theories from various disciplines to inform the development of collaborations in higher education. The first example is about using social theories and social network analysis to support the development of research collaborations within an institute. From a social design perspective, the second example reveals how the design of social interactions may facilitate the building of social relationships for collaboration. Building on interesting findings from Game Theory, the third example informs the enhancement of research policy and organisational environment for collaboration. The endeavour contributes to the advancement of higher education as an emerging field of research and a field of practice in the knowledge economy. 

Discussions are made from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. From the theoretical perspective, the limitations of import theories are discussed as an opportunity for bootstrapping research on higher education as an emerging field of research. From the practical perspective, implications for higher education management practice are highlighted which include challenges specific to the examples presented in this paper as well as issues to deal with when importing theories from other disciplines. 
Time: 12pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Date: Friday 26 July 2019
Cost: Free
CPE: Accredited members (ARMAs and ARMFs) can claim 1 CPE hour per session.
Zoom webinar link
Webinar ID408 591 420
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Zoom webinar link                                                          Webinar ID: 408 591 420
About the Presenter
Dr David Huang
Dr David Huang is the Associate Dean/ Research Administration and Support at the National Institute of Education (NIE) of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP) of NIE. 
David has 15 years’ experience in research management and conducts research on learning and instruction, innovation and research management etc. He served as the Convenor of ARMS’ Conference and Major Events Committee (CMEC) and is currently an editorial board member of the Journal of Research Administration (JRA). 
David is the recipient of the ARMS-NCURA Global Fellowship 2016, the Australian Government’s Endeavour Fellowship 2017 and the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Fellowship 2018. He is also an ARMS Training Fellow. 

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