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ERIC Number: EJ783888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Do Electronic Technologies Increase or Narrow Differences in Higher Education Quality between Low- and High-Income Countries?
Capshaw, Norman Clark
Peabody Journal of Education, v83 n1 p117-132 Jan 2008
The disruptive technologies of the Internet and computers are changing our world in myriad ways. These technologies are also increasingly being employed in higher education but to what effect? Are the effects on higher education quality measurable, and if so, what is the effect on the traditional gap between high-income and low- to middle-income nations on this score? This theme is pursued in this article, which uses a variety of methods to probe the question. Because great controversy attends the notion of institutional quality, measures differ, and the effect of these technologies on that quality depends to a great extent on the definition being used. Low- to middle-income countries' usage of the Internet and computer technologies lags behind that of high-income countries, but projections indicate they are catching up. (Contains 4 figures, 7 tables and 11 footnotes.)
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A