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Gumport, Patricia J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2001
Offers critical reflection on higher education's past, describing some macro trends affecting public higher education in the United States and the responses by public research universities in particular. Briefly considers how technological innovations may reshape the academic future, and concludes with suggestions for how campus leaders might…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Levine, Arthur – Innovative Higher Education, 2001
Discusses how five powerful forces have the capacity to reshape higher education: the rise of an information economy, changing demographics, new technologies, privatization of higher education, and a convergence of knowledge producing organizations. Describes possible consequences of these forces, including a greatly expanded and more diverse set…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Population Trends
Swaffield, Bruce C. – International Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Reviews the history of the University Without Walls concept of continuing and adult education from its inception in 1981 to the current activities of the International Council for Innovation in Higher Education (ICIE). Identifies current issues, including technology and improving access to continuing education for adults throughout the world. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Continuing Education
Hoshman, A. Reza – International Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Examines ethical issues in computer technology in a global context by comparing lessons from the green revolution with the current information revolution. Identifies issues, such as inappropriate world views offered by Western software to developing nations and the need for culturally sensitive approaches to technological literacy. Identifies…
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Computer Literacy, Cultural Differences, Developing Nations
Hashimota, Kiyota – International Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Considers some frightening facets of the Internet that cannot in principle be solved with mere technological advances, including: (1) the overwhelming amount of information; (2) the relative lack of authoritative information; and (3) a general lack of explanation for individuals using the Internet. Urges higher education institutions to foster…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Higher Education, Information Theory, Internet
King, Jeff – International Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Urges distance educators to pay more attention to planning proper student interactions with "wetware," the internal processing/storage/retrieval systems and strategies used by the distance education learner. Notes that while hardware and software have developed, there has been little research into the differing learning styles of distance…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Media