A little more conversation, a little less factionalisation: thoughts for the postdigital future of online postgraduate education

Tim Fawns, Gill Aitken, Derek Jones

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In this concluding chapter, we depart from many of the typical conventions of a conclusion (synthesizing the content of chapters; tying up loose ends) and, instead, use the ideas and conclusions of the various authors within the book as points of departure for further, and always incomplete, dialogue. Rather than wrapping things up, we leave them open. How could we do anything else, when many of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for postgraduate education have yet to play out? In any case, for us, online postgraduate taught education is not something to be solved, streamlined or standardised—it is, and should remain, a rich tapestry of methods, purposes, contexts and practices. For these reasons, this chapter takes the form of a conversation between the editors, looking back over the chapters and forwards to the challenges of online postgraduate education in a postdigital context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Postgraduate Education in a Postdigital World
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Technology
EditorsTim Fawns, Gill Aitken, Derek Jones
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030776732
ISBN (Print)9783030776725
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePostdigital Science and Education
ISSN (Print)2662-5326
ISSN (Electronic)2662-5334

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