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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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Special thanks to my friend Lev Gonick, Ph.D. Thank you for continuing to create a vision for tertiary education leaders on new possibilities and paths for innovative education on campus and in the community. I appreciate your willingness to share some of your vision in this book and to support me in my interest in exploring the potential of technology in education.

Thank you to my academic ally Joe Cevetello, Ed.D. Your interest in higher education and your passion to change the status quo by envisioning the nextgeneration opportunities for K-20 are admirable and inspiring. Your generosity in sharing your vision in this book is greatly appreciated.

Special thanks to my mother and mentor Patricia D. Wilen, Ph.D., who has supported me through my entire educational journey. Thank you for encouraging me to continue to pursue advanced degrees even when it seemed impossible. Thank you also for spending countless hours reviewing, editing, and contributing to all of my papers and books. I appreciate your excitement and willingness to investigate the uses of newer technologies in education as well as your ability to grasp new concepts and explore them in depth. Thank you for your multiple contributions to this book. ← xi | xii →

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