How does Information Technology impact the methods, potential and purpose of education?

Furneaux, Craig W. (2004) How does Information Technology impact the methods, potential and purpose of education? In Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2004, Logan Campus, Griffith University. (Unpublished)


It is evident that information technology has affected changes to the methods, purpose and the perceived potential of education. While various authors differ in their opinion on the degree, desirability and destiny of these changes, all agree that change processes have certainly been underway. However, the process of change is far from over. Numerous authors auger grave peril for education institutions that refuse to integrate information technology into every level of the education institution. Some authors argue that the very nature of education itself will change. Information technology, whether perceived as a power for good or a power for evil, certainly has not been neutral. While effecting change has been difficult in many situations, contemporary information technology has by its very nature, been an agent of change in education institutions.

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ID Code: 794
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: information technology, education, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:24

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