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Title: Collaborating for success: an analysis of the working relationship between academics and educational development professionals
Contributor(s): Bayerlein, Leopold  (author)orcid ; McGrath, Naomi  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2016.1215417
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Abstract: This paper analyses the development of a collaborative relationship between one academic and one educational development professional (EDP). The paper aims to assist academics and EDPs to establish successful long-term collaborations. Improving the success of such collaborations is important because the adoption of technology enabled learning and teaching materials in higher education requires academics and EDPs to collaborate successfully over extended periods. Despite the critical importance of successful collaborations between academics and EDPs, even well intentioned collaborations are subject to high rates of failure. In addition, existing guidance in the literature has thus far been unable to improve this situation successfully. This paper uses an autoethnographic research approach to analyse the development of a successful collaboration between one academic and one EDP over time. The paper's findings highlight the existence of a small set of key success factors, as well as the change in the relative importance of these factors during the lifespan of the collaboration. The paper is valuable for academics, EDPs, and higher education managers because it provides practical evidence-based guidance that supports the creation of successful and sustainable collaborative working relationships between academics and EDPs.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Studies in Higher Education, 43(6), p. 1089-1106
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0307-5079
Field of Research (FOR): 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
160506 Education Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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