ERIC Number: EJ946286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-12
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Reference Count: 14
Leading in a Technological Age
Yadgir, Sheri A.
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n10 p664-670 Sep 2011
Technology is advancing more rapidly than at any time in history since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. In fact, experts say that the world is leaving the Industrial Age of the 20th century and entering an Information Age that will lead into the future. These advances mean that important changes are being made in all areas of life--and academia is no exception. This paper discusses the ramifications of technological advancement on higher education in terms of content and delivery of coursework. Elements discussed were continuing education and technical support for faculty and staff; new ways to engage students--especially in online environments--including learning communities; and the transformation of college campuses to technological arenas, and in some cases virtual environments. Especially important is the discussion of leadership: What it will take to facilitate the changes required; how to keep staff members and students motivated through the transition; and who will be responsible for making the changes--as well as how they will be held accountable.
Descriptors: Technical Support, Campuses, Continuing Education, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Technological Advancement, Delivery Systems, Course Content, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology, Distance Education, College Administration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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