ERIC Number: ED409800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Information Technology and the Future of Post-secondary Education.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
This volume presents three analytical discussions of issues in the application of technology at the postsecondary level, both in the provision of distance education and its use in support of teaching, learning, research, administration, management, and libraries in institutions of higher education institutions. Part 1, "Responding to the Triple Challenge Facing Post-Secondary Education: Accessibility, Quality, Costs" (by Stephen Ehrmann) offers an overview of how technology can meet these challenges suggesting types of instructional arrangements and the infrastructure needed to support such arrangements. Part 2, "The Future of Face-to-Face and Distance Teaching in Post-Secondary Education" (by William Renwick) focuses on the impact of technology on these two modes of education and the new interrelationships between them. It discusses institutional responses to rapidly changing demands and expectations by universities, polytechnics, colleges, and others in European nations. Part 3, by Gordon Bull, "Student Owned Computing: The Issues for Higher Education Management" raises issues (academic, resources, human and social) to which higher education institutions are confronted when students themselves are well equipped with new information technology. These include cost to the student, cost to the institution of supporting infrastructure, the need for standards, and the role of network services. (Contains 43 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Demand, Educational Quality, Educational Television, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Management, Information Systems, Information Technology, Open Universities, Postsecondary Education, Student Costs, Technological Advancement
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.