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ERIC Number: EJ847841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Vision 2010: The Future of Higher Education Business and Learning Applications
Carey, Patrick; Gleason, Bernard
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v3 n1 Oct-Nov 2006
The global software industry is in the midst of a major evolutionary shift--one based on open computing--and this trend, like many transformative trends in technology, is being led by the IT staffs and academic computing faculty of the higher education industry. The elements of this open computing approach are open source, open standards, open architecture, and open communities. In this article, Patrick Carey and Bernard Gleason discuss future trends and resources likely to grow out of the open computing movement, including the development of modular components to address software needs and a communal approach to the development of new resources. Interoperability and integration will become easier as institutions establish an open, standards-based, service-oriented architecture that provides a flexible framework for the incorporation of various software tools. An open computing approach will generate practical innovation in the business and learning areas of higher education institutions as well as the cost savings that colleges and universities are desperately seeking.
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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