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ERIC Number: EJ905124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 8
Thinking about Technology Effects on Higher Education
Fahmy, Mohammed F.
Journal of Technology Studies, v30 n1 p53-58 Win 2004
Technology and technological applications are, indeed, a continuous process that dates way back in human history. Every time a new technology comes around, a process of change accompanies its implementation. Higher education, like any other sector in the society, is affected by technology applications and always races to institute the necessary changes to implement it. As a matter of fact, many of the new technological applications were discovered and developed into prototypes, which were tested and modified on many campuses. However, the full implementation, which needed resources beyond academe's reach, was always a long and laborious process. If higher education and academe are to improve the rate of change that technological applications bring, they need to find new ways to fund such efforts. Educational institutions started to seek partnerships with industry, government, and the private sector as means of providing part or most of the costs associated with the implementation of such new technologies. It is believed that it is through such partnerships that the process of change will be accelerated better than it is today.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Organizational Change, Influence of Technology, Technological Advancement, Partnerships in Education, Resource Allocation, Tenure, Science and Society, Technology Integration, Financial Support, Research and Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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