The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

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ISBN-13: 9780262258135
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 06/05/2009
Series: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 262,261
File size: 420 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cathy N. Davidson is the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English at Duke University.
David Theo Goldberg is Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine.

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The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
The "Digital Age" that we live in has been the subject of many (too many?) books, articles, essays and blogs in recent times. Everyone who has not lived in a cave in the last few years realizes that the pace of technological advancement is increasing, and many of the traditional forms of communicating, working and shopping are continuously being redefined. Despite all of this, the role and the form of higher education have hardly changed, aside from PowerPoint presentations replacing most writing-on-a-blackboard styled ones. On the other hand, it is unclear whether any of these new technologies do in fact aid the learning process. As someone who has implemented many of these trends in college classes that I had taught, I have to admit that the jury is still out on the actual impact that the new digital technologies can have on students. This short book raises many interesting points and it provides references to several novel learning and publishing tools that I will be happy to try out. The book itself was written using some of those tools in a very collaborative process. It provides a prescription for implementing many of these tools and techniques in academia. However, it is not clear to me what exactly would the implementation of those tools and teaching techniques accomplish. In fact, there is very little hard analysis in this book that one can find in most social-science publications. Overall, this book provides more starting points for further consideration than actionable ideas for further development of higher education. It is a worthwhile read if one doesn't expect too much.
Jonathan Gilroy More than 1 year ago
jasonli on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age" is a free primer for a to-be-published book. As such, it's a booklet that outlines a problem and states its parameters. Written very clearly and succinctly, it nevertheless is a bit thin on content. But worth a read, it's short and it's free.
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