The virtual university: Mickey Mouse or real learning?

Flew, Terry (1999) The virtual university: Mickey Mouse or real learning? Australian Quarterly, 71(1), pp. 34-41.



The new generation of digitised and converged communications and information technologies are fast making ‘virtual’ universities a reality. But what is the likely involvement of media, ente rta in ment and communications giants such as Murdoch’s News Corporation and Disney? What happens to the traditional university? While higher education is radically changing the world over, TERRY FLEW cautions that the changes are incremental rather than epochal and we shouldn’t blindly acccept claims they are fundamental.

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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500)
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 > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Australian Institute of Policy & Science
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:21

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