ERIC Number: EJ1173986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
On the Relationship between Society and Higher Education: What Path Should We Take?
Márquez-Ramos, Laura; Mourelle, Estefanía
Distance Education, v39 n1 p19-36 2018
The current network society, with its primacy of information and communication technologies, is challenging the higher education model. The needs and expectations of today's students differ from those of students in the past, and educational practices should adapt to modern times. But what changes will we see in the relationship between societal transformation and the higher education system? In this research paper, we set out a quantum-based approach in order to analyze this relationship and to advance the understanding about the role that distance education will play in the future. Under this perspective, we provide an illustration that allows for the representation and evaluation of future scenarios.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Educational Practices, Social Change, Distance Education, Role of Education, Educational Development, Educational Trends, Teacher Role, Student Development, Educational Methods, Barriers, Performance Factors, Correlation, Educational Objectives, Educational Change, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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