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McHaney, Roger – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011
Two seismic forces beyond our control--the advent of Web 2.0 and the inexorable influx of tech-savvy Millennials on campus--are shaping what Roger McHaney calls "The New Digital Shoreline" of higher education. Failure to chart its contours, and adapt, poses a major threat to higher education as we know it. These forces demand that we as educators…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
Iiyoshi, Toru, Ed.; Kumar, M. S. Vijay, Ed. – MIT Press (BK), 2008
Given the abundance of open education initiatives that aim to make educational assets freely available online, the time seems ripe to explore the potential of open education to transform the economics and ecology of education. Despite the diversity of tools and resources already available--from well-packaged course materials to simple games, for…
Descriptors: Incentives, Access to Information, Instructional Design, Barriers
Lancaster, Frederick Wilfrid, Ed. – 1993
The essays collected in this volume present the personal visions of several individuals, mostly librarians and other information professionals, on what the library might look like 25 or 30 years from now. The contributors represent a wide variety of libraries and related institutions on four continents. The essays collected are:…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Artificial Intelligence, Change, Electronic Publishing
Buckland, Michael – 1992
Libraries exist for the benefit of the mind, but they have practical problems coping with the acquisition, storage, and handling of the documents and records with which they deal. Any change in technology that would have a significant effect on the methods available for these procedures could have important consequences for library service. The…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Change, Electronic Libraries
Crawford, Walt; Gorman, Michael – 1995
Policymakers and library administrators are being drawn to the idea of the "virtual library" and the "library without walls," the webs of electronic resources that supposedly will displace books, physical libraries, and most library staff, and are believing the virtual library to be imminent, adequate, and cost-effective. This…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Electronic Publishing, Futures (of Society), Information Networks