Higher Education in the Digital Age: Technology Issues and Strategies for American Colleges and Universities

Higher Education in the Digital Age: Technology Issues and Strategies for American Colleges and Universities

by James J. Duderstadt, Douglas E. Van Houweling, Douglas Van Houweling, Daniel E. Atkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573565202

ISBN-13: 9781573565202

Pub. Date: 12/30/2002

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Academic management and administrative processes rely heavily on technology in business offices, virtual laboratories, digital libraries, and the like. Technology also has an impact upon teaching, freeing classrooms from constraints of time and space. Yet many university leaders are hesitant to set technology as a priority. This book is designed to address the

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Academic management and administrative processes rely heavily on technology in business offices, virtual laboratories, digital libraries, and the like. Technology also has an impact upon teaching, freeing classrooms from constraints of time and space. Yet many university leaders are hesitant to set technology as a priority. This book is designed to address the subject from a perspective appropriate to leaders. An important concept covered here is that the new advances in information technology drive a significant restructuring of our social institutions, which will provide access to knowledge and education that was formerly restricted to the privileged. The generation raised with this technology demands new approaches to teaching and learning-this poses a unique challenge to traditional faculty members. The authors of this book believe "It is our collective challenge as scholars, educators, and academic leaders to develop a strategic framework capable of understanding and shaping the impact that this extraordinary technology will have on our institutions." They believe that academic institutions will change in form and character, and that such changes will affect the mission, function, and possibly even the concept of the university. The role of leadership is to both see over the horizon and adapt leadership styles to an environment of constant change. Leadership must formulate a clear and consistent institutional vision.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573565202
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2002
Series:
ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Higher Education Faces a Brave New World
The Evolution of Information Technology
Issues, Trends, and Themes
The Impact of Information Technology on the Activities of the University
The Impact of Information Technology on the Form, Function, and Financing of the University
The Impact of IT on the Higher Education Enterprise
Visions for the Future of the University
Strategies and Recommendations
Institutional Strategies
Responding to Market Forces
Addressing the Needs of the Nation
The Future of the University in the Digital Age
Index

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