ERIC Number: ED455751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education on the Web.
NEA Higher Education Research Center Update, v7 n1 Feb 2001
The investment in information technology has doubled for colleges over the last 10 years, and the next big evolution, the development of Web-based learning, is well underway. Most colleges and universities have a strategic plan for distance education or are developing one. The effort is led by community colleges and private universities, both of which have a tradition of providing access to broad communities of students. The biggest constraint to moving education to the Web is not technical resources, but staff development. Faculty members need assistance in their efforts to integrate technology into instruction. At present, colleges and universities are more likely to use the Internet for marketing and internal communication than for distance education or instruction on campus, but there is no doubt that the Internet is changing the way colleges and universities do business. It is imperative that college and university faculty members keep abreast of this new teaching medium as it evolves. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Distance Education, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Information Technology, Strategic Planning, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.nea.org/he/heupdate/vol7no1.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Higher Education Research Center.
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