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Kolodzy, Janet; Grant, August E.; DeMars, Tony R.; Wilkinson, Jeffrey S. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2014
The emergence of the Internet, social media, and digital technologies in the twenty-first century accelerated an evolution in journalism and communication that fit under the broad term of convergence. That evolution changed the relationship between news producers and consumers. It broke down the geographical boundaries in defining our communities,…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Information Technology, Influence of Technology
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White, Elizabeth – College and University, 2012
In a relatively short time, technology applications have become an essential feature of the admissions business. They make the jobs of international admissions professionals easier in many ways, allowing for more robust communication with applicants and counselors, a streamlined application process, and quicker access to information about…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Change, Information Technology, Higher Education
Provenzo, Eugene F. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Since the 1960s, the rapid evolution of technology has created a new cultural geography--a virtual geography. "The Difference Engine: Computing, Knowledge and the Transformation of Learning" offers a conscious critique of this change and its effects on contemporary culture and education. This engaging text assumes that we are at a critical…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology, Computers, Hypermedia
Thomas, Michael, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
There have been many attempts to define the generation of students who emerged with the Web and new digital technologies in the early 1990s. The term "digital native" refers to the generation born after 1980, which has grown up in a world where digital technologies and the internet are a normal part of everyday life. Young people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Educational Change, Educational Technology
Grush, Mary – Campus Technology, 2010
The term "open education" has been in use at least since the 1920s, when it emerged as an educational experiment in the Soviet Union. But since the spread of the internet in the late 20th century, open education has come to be inextricably associated with information technology. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Open Educational Resources…
Descriptors: Open Education, Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Internet
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Novais, Maykon A. P.; Ramos, Monica Parente; Nappo, Solange A.; Sigulem, Daniel – American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This study involved fourteen semistructured interviews with teaching staff at a Brazilian university. These interviews were aimed at unveiling possible transformations caused by distance education in classroom teaching and in medical assistance practices. The discourses collected were analyzed using qualitative methods and divided into groups with…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Distance Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
Johnson, L.; Levine, A.; Smith, R.; Smythe, T.; Stone, S. – New Media Consortium, 2009
The New Media Consortium's Horizon Project is an ongoing research project that aims to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry within education around the globe over a five-year time period. The project's central products are the "Horizon Reports", an annual…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology