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Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education

Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

The Internet has transformed higher education by changing the way universities and colleges teach students. As a result, many institutions are struggling to understand how the next generation of Internet technologies, including Web 2.0, multimedia, virtual presence, gaming, and the proliferation of mobile devices, will impact their students and infrastructures. .edu: Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education discusses how higher education institutions can use these technologies to enable learning environments. In the future, students will have complete access to any higher education resource, including expert scholars, lectures, content, courseware, collaborative dialogues, information exchanges, hands-on learning, and research – no matter where they are located. If fully enabled, this new learning environment will blur the lines between on- and off-campus experiences and remove barriers to learning and research – greatly improving the quality of education for students globally.
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Conclusion and Future Directions


The emergence of the network society and the process of transformation of new information and communication technologies have created a paradigm shift evolving mankind into an information knowledge society.1 These technologies have changed education by creating new fields of study and new disciplines.2 The impact has created a new outlook for distance education, creating expanded learning environments for learners both now and in the future.3

Key technological trends that will shape the future of knowledge society:

        •     Broadband Internet access is becoming more widespread, especially in well-advanced economies, driven by peer-to-peer file sharing and always on features

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