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ERIC Number: EJ1000547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Educational Technology as a Means for Connecting Improved Learning Outcomes and Scholarly Communications
Bush, Michael D.
Educational Technology, v52 n6 p26-30 Nov-Dec 2012
The practice of scholars publishing their thinking and research as peer reviewed work in print has become in recent years the primary measure for demonstrating competence in higher education. Unfortunately, this increased emphasis has at times been to the detriment of good teaching. Interestingly, several current trends suggest that the "publish or perish" phenomenon as practiced in recent years could very well have reached its zenith and is about to undergo significant changes. Moreover, these changes are occurring in parallel with the bursting of what some say is an "educational bubble" that could dwarf other recent financial crises. These trends include the changing academic landscape as new technologies facilitate online learning, and information distribution moves away from print to online delivery. At the same time, these same new technologies are facilitating the explosion of new information and knowledge in some fields while scholars in other fields are finding it increasingly difficult to report new research that is interesting and useful. This article places these changes in the historical context of higher education in the United States and suggests that educational technology has the potential to not only improve the learner experience, but also to provide opportunities for research and publishing as additional means of assessing professorial competence. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States