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ERIC Number: ED496935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 64
Abstractor: ERIC
How Does Technology Affect Access in Postsecondary Education? What Do We Really Know? Report of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative Working Group on Access-Technology. NPEC 2004-831
Phipps, Ronald A.
National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC)
This report examines the relationship between technology and access to postsecondary education, and identifies four basic themes: technology and access to postsecondary education in general; access to technology-based learning; preparation for using technology; and the effectiveness of technology in learning. The report presents a review of the more recent literature concerning each of these themes, and in addition, offers new analyses of national data that expands and further informs the knowledge base. The report concludes with some recommendations for additional data collection through National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) surveys. Specifically, chapter 1 provides a commentary of a literature review that targeted sources published since 1990. Over 120 materials were examined. To further inform these issues, chapter 2 provides additional analyses of national data that have not been previously published and offers recommendations for revisions to national surveys and other actions to be taken. Finally, chapter 3 reviews and synthesizes the data from the previous chapters and presents some conclusions. The following are appended: (1) Definitions of Distance Education and Distance Learning; and (2) Definition of Technology Infrastructure for Postsecondary Education Institutions. (Contains 8 tables.)
National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC). 1990 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-654-6500; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.
IES Funded: Yes