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Ritzer, George; Jandric, Petar; Hayes, Sarah – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
In the year that George Ritzer publishes the ninth edition of "The McDonaldization of Society," moving his famous theory firmly "Into the Digital Age," critical educator Petar Jandric and sociologist Sarah Hayes invited George to a dialogue on the digital transformation of McDonaldization and its critical application to Higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Systems, Global Approach, Consumer Economics
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Fleischmann, Katja – Journal of Learning Design, 2015
The article "Big Bang technology: What's next in design education, radical innovation or incremental change?" (Fleischmann, 2013) appeared in the "Journal of Learning Design" Volume 6, Issue 3 in 2013. Two years on, Associate Professor Fleischmann reflects upon her original article within this article. Although it has only been…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Design, Technological Advancement, Information Technology
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Peters, Michael A. – Open Review of Educational Research, 2015
This article features an interview with Pierre A. Lévy, Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa, Canada. He occupies the Canada Research Chair in Collective Intelligence where he is engaged in research on the design of a universal system for semantic addressing of digital documents. He completed his MA at the Sorbonne…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Internet
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Goggin, Gerard – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2012
Technology plays a leading role in how media is imagined, and so how one feels about, understands, and participates in contemporary culture. At the same time, technology is key to the local and global imaginaries of the university. The role of technology in the university is now profound, and indeed has gained in complexity and ambiguity with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Internet
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
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Parry, David – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
While recognizing that digital access is not evenly distributed in the United States, which is to say nothing of the global distribution, one can safely say that this transformation is already here; people are already at the moment in which the ability to use social media, and particularly social media as amplified through the power of the mobile…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Multiple Literacies, Access to Information, Spatial Ability
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Avgerinou, Maria D. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
In this article, the author has advanced the view that the world is currently on the threshold of a new status quo--the hegemony of the image. Yet, this seems a mixed blessing, for people, and especially young people, are not equipped with the necessary critical viewing and thinking skills to survive it. Nevertheless, this unfortunate situation…
Descriptors: Definitions, Critical Viewing, Lifelong Learning, Visual Literacy
Harris, Christopher – School Library Journal, 2009
John Palfrey is one busy guy, with an impressive gig. In 2008, he was named the Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. And when he's not teaching courses on intellectual property and Internet law, there's a good chance he's overseeing the L school's research library. Palfrey,…
Descriptors: Interviews, Internet, Computer Attitudes, Influence of Technology
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Emery, Jill – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Twitter provides rapid information in a short form, and it is extremely easy to follow the updates of others because of myriad software applications with which it works on both mobile devices and traditional computing hardware. Currently, most academic librarians are using Twitter primarily as a tool at library conferences and seminars to capture…
Descriptors: Internet, Librarians, Use Studies, Information Networks
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Magolda, Peter M.; Platt, Glenn J. – About Campus, 2009
The recent creation of Web 2.0 applications dramatically alters the ways in which universities recruit and educate students. Technology insiders usually attribute the phrase "Web 2.0" to Tim O'Reilly, author and publisher of the ubiquitous O'Reilly series of technology books ( Although there is no shortage of definitions of Web…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Internet
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Bertolo, Emilia – Bioscience Education e-Journal, 2008
Web 2.0 tools are changing the way we work online. As lecturers, we need to understand how these emerging technologies impact both on our students' learning and on our own teaching practice. This means we must ourselves become more confident in our use of Web 2.0, to be able to cope with the rapidly changing nature of these technologies. In most…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Virtual Classrooms, Internet
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Benkler, Yochai – EDUCAUSE Review, 2008
The networked information economy and society present a new social, technical, and economic environment within which the university functions. To understand the new challenges and opportunities this environment presents, a usable characterization of the core new characteristics of both the environment and the university as a system and how those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperation, Technological Advancement, Socialization
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Harmon, Joseph C. – College Teaching, 2007
It is not uncommon for college students to be instructed to use scholarly library resources and to avoid using the Internet. This article argues that students should be allowed to use open-Web resources and that the classroom is the best place to teach students how to evaluate the quality of information available on an Internet they will use long…
Descriptors: Internet, College Students, Educational Resources, Information Literacy
Frederick, Francie A.; Hankins, Rhonda – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2007
Gathering and displaying governance documents and photos online can help educate the public, promote transparency, and preserve historical artifacts. Under the leadership of a board chair with lifelong interest in history and respect for the historical record, the Office of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System has discovered that…
Descriptors: Universities, Governing Boards, History, Information Retrieval
Galuszka, Peter – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
One of the most prominent engineers and entrepreneurs in the country, Dr. Randal D. Pinkett keeps a high profile on issues related to minorities, technology and education. The holder of five degrees, Pinkett has built an academic record that includes a doctorate and MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was also named a…
Descriptors: Internet, Minority Groups, Access to Computers, Access to Information
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