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Higher Education in an Era of Digital Competition: Choices and Challenges

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The time has come to look at the technology in a larger context… . It is refreshing to see a book which steps back and considers the issues…in the greater context of a rapidly changing global educational environment. — Robert Threlkeld, Dean, Learning and Technology, California State University, Fresno

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edited by Donald E. Hanna
Atwood Publishing, 2000
362 pages. Paperback.

 

Higher Education in an Era of Digital Competition: Choices and Challenges focuses upon critical knowledge and perspectives that will guide us in building a new system of higher education.

 

The authors begin with a fundamental belief that higher education can use new technologies as a positive shaping force in creating a responsiveness to all people and their increasing need for education and learning throughout a lifetime. Yet this is not, per se, a book about technology.

 

Rather, the book provides a framework for viewing technology, especially the new digital technologies, as an agent of positive change within universities. The authors’ goal is to assist the reader in developing a more complete understanding of how teaching and learning, knowledge generation and preservation, organizational design and evaluation, and leadership can all function together within a changing and increasingly competitive external environment to produce a new responsiveness and diversity within higher education.

 

Readers say….
Donald Hanna’s book is the most up-to-date analysis of the changing electronic environment in which all institutions of higher education find themselves. — Steve Crow, Executive Director of the North Central Association Commision on Higher Education

 

Here is a book that walks wisely and well between … ideological extremes. — Parker J. Palmer, author of  The Courage to Teach

 

The time has come to look at the technology in a larger context… . It is refreshing to see a book which steps back and considers the issues…in the greater context of a rapidly changing global educational environment. — Robert Threlkeld, Dean, Learning and Technology, California State University, Fresno

 

This is the best book I’ve read on the real issues facing higher education in an era of change… — Bob Mendenhall, President, Western Governors University

 

[It] is a comprehensive look at the scope of the changes currently occurring in universities. It reports on these monumental changes without judgments…allowing the reader to make up her or his own mind. This book fills a critical gap… –Sally M Johnstone, Director, Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications

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