Briefings

Briefing March 2019

This briefing explores some of the potential impacts of the unbundling project.

It explores the impact of the project:

Systematically map the emerging partnerships and innovations in educational technologies and public-private business models in South African and UK higher education sectors

Determine the factors influencing the unbundling and marketisation of higher education

Demonstrate the potential benefits and risks of unbundling and marketisation of higher education in the context of South Africa’s economic growth plans

The article is available to download at: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/sil/impact/2019/00002019/00000001/art00015#

 

Briefing No.2 December 2017

This briefing is the second in a series of publications from the project team.

It explores partnerships between public universities and private companies which deliver unbundled online education, focusing on the division of labour between companies and universities, and the perceived benefits and drawbacks of partnerships to the delivery of online education. It draws on data from the first phase of our research project, which involved desk research and interviews with senior stakeholders leading Higher Education in South Africa.

Click this link to download the briefing. The Unbundled University. Briefing No. 2

We welcome any comments and feedback on this briefing.

 

 

 

Briefing No.1 March 2017

This  briefing is the first in a series of publications from the project team.

It sets out the scope of the research project and describes the South African and UK Higher Education context in which the research is located, providing insight into the different conditions in each country. It explores the key developments in Higher Education over previous decades in each context,  which have led to the crisis of the public university and the increasing commercialisation of the Higher Education sector. ‘Unbundling’ and ‘marketisation’, as they are understood by the project team, are considered and the role that technological innovation plays in these phenomena is discussed. The briefing also sets out the research questions for this project.

Click this link to download the  briefing. The Unbundled University. Briefing No. 1

We welcome any comments and feedback on this briefing.