ERIC Number: ED359982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Information Technology: A Model for Brandon University.
Bazillion, Richard J.
Information technology is having a profound effect on higher education in North America, and Brandon University in Manitoba (Canada) is in a position to join this movement in its early stages. The case for integrating information technology into the curriculum is argued, and the potential role of the new library complex in the teaching function is outlined. The recent expansion of the campus information network, MONET, has enhanced opportunities for faculty members, but this technology has yet to be extended to students. The new library is planned to allow the incorporation of information technology into the curriculum, should the university and the community elect to move students into the information technology age. Practical suggestions are offered to accomplish this. A first step is to begin developing courses that apply information technology to the specific research assignments required of students. A second, longer-range task is to create new courses on the history, sociology, and psychology of the information society, so that students gain an intellectual context in which to place contemporary events. It will also be essential to ensure that the technological infrastructure of the campus does not become progressively obsolete because of financial constraints. An appendix provides an annotated bibliography that lists 45 sources of additional information. (Contains 42 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Faculty, College Libraries, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Technology, Library Development, Library Role, Models, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brandon Univ. (Manitoba).
Identifiers - Location: Canada