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ERIC Number: EJ799779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Calling All Myth Busters!
Miller, Fredrick
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v30 n2 p4-6 2007
This article discusses 10 "IT myths": (1) Standardizing on a single computing platform reduces costs and enables better support; (2) Requiring students to own a computer (or laptop) will improve the quality of education at an institution; (3) Having a campus subscription to a music download service will reduce the incidence of online copyright violations; (4) Current students were "born digital" and need little instruction in the use and application of digital technologies; (5) There's "no significant difference" between online and face-to-face instruction; (6) In the future, people won't need a library because all needed resources will be available digitally; (7) In the future, people won't need to keep track of physical papers because everything will be digital; (8) Commercial software is more stable and has better support than open source software; (9) If one has a well-designed Web site, it will increase the number of applicants to his institution, help retain students, and increase alumni giving; and (10) If people have a campus emergency/disaster, they'll shift more of their communications online. The author hopes that someone will write about one or more of these IT myths and contribute to the debate swirling around them: Are these really myths, or are they proven solutions? (Contains 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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