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ERIC Number: ED503631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Virtualization of Research Universities: Raising the Right Questions to Address Key Functions of the Institution. Research & Occasional Paper Series. CSHE.6.03
Pfeffer, Thomas
Center for Studies in Higher Education
The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the variety of information and communication technology (ICT) applications at traditional universities and to integrate them into a holistic picture of the institution. Using the distinction of three key elements of scholarly activity (research, publication, education), it suggests a functional perspective of the organization as a way to raise questions for the assessment of ICT applications in universities. This may lead to a better understanding of the different rationales in research, publication, and education. Acknowledging these differences might enable finding ways for using ICTs to foster academic productivity in each of the different aspects separately and also for contributing to their integration in the organization of the university. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A