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ERIC Number: EJ850701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Opening Universities in a Digital Era
Palfrey, John; Gasser, Urs
New England Journal of Higher Education, v23 n1 p22-24 Sum 2008
The digital era brings with it far-reaching changes. These changes can and will be good for society, on balance, if individuals are able to look down the road and around corners and plan ahead accordingly. Those individuals in higher education have an enormous role to play during this transition. Much turns on whether they are able to seize the right opportunities and to mitigate the greatest harms associated with the ways that Digital Natives are interacting with information, institutions, and one another. In this article, the authors explain how institutions can take advantage of the opportunities this new era provides by making scholarship freely accessible online in formats today's students understand, teaching students the skills to sort through the torrents of digital information to which they have access and supporting future innovations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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