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ERIC Number: ED427740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 13
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Education, Commerce, and Communications: The Era of Competition.
Turoff, Murray
Consequences of the coming worldwide competition in courses, degree programs, and training, and what it may mean for higher education in the future are discussed. Traditionally, institutions of higher education had some security in what amounted to geographical monopolies corresponding to the physical campus location. The educational consumer is now becoming free from that constraint. This will probably mean the emergence of virtual organizations and serious survival concerns for those institutions and associated faculty that cannot adapt or compete in the new environment. The power of intelligent consumer feedback on courses, degree programs, and institutions, gathered on the Web and provided for the customer will be a major factor in the evolution of a truly free enterprise marketplace in learning. The key to the future is the incorporation of technology for group communications into regular classes and the movement of all university student services on to the networks. Contains 18 references. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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