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Case studies on information technology in higher education : implications for policy and practice
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London : Idea Group Publishing., 2000
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iv, 257 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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30000010225587 LB2395.7 C37 2000 Open Access Book

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As higher education strives to maintain goals of quality, efficiency and effectiveness, information technology is already playing an integral role. There is a growing need to examine issues, trends, controversies, challenges and opportunities facing higher education leaders and administrators as they begin to assess the value of information technology. Cases on Information Technology in Higher Education is a collection of cases by researchers and practitioners that investigates examples of integrating IT in higher education, examining both successes and failures in college and university settings. This book further explores the ways in which the application of IT in higher education is both similar and uniquely different from industry, bridging the gap between two. Students, practitioners and researchers will benefit by gaining valuable knowledge in the understanding and application of IT.

Table of Contents

Lisa A. PetridesJames I. Penrod and Ann F. HarborJames H. Ryan and Gary E. MillerRichard Smith and Brian Lewis and Christine MasseyGunapala EdirisooriyaAli JafariMark Lowry Decker and Morrie Schulman and Christopher BlandySheryl BurgstahlerDubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic and Andy BusuttilAndreea M. Serban and Gregory A. MaloneLisa A. Petrides and Sharon Khanuja-Dhall and Pablo ReguerinScott R. Sechrist and Dorothy E. FinneganKandis M. SmithRobert Heckman and Dave Maswick and Jamie Rodgers and Kevin Ruthen and Gary WeeRosalind Latiner Raby and Joyce P. KaufmanRobert S. StephensonJan K. HartZane L. BergeBizhan NassehSiva KumariDan Lim
Prefacep. i
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Section I Planning and Management Processes
Chapter 2 Designing and Implementing a Learning Organization-Oriented Information Technology Planning and Management Processp. 7
Chapter 3 Penn State's World Campus: Mainstreaming a Virtual Campus Initiativep. 20
Chapter 4 Policy Processes for Technological Changep. 34
Chapter 5 Information Management in Higher Education Administration: A Slow Drive on the Information Superhighwayp. 43
Chapter 6 Development of a New University-Wide Course Management Systemp. 55
Chapter 7 The Selection and Implementation of a Web Course Tool at the University of Texas at Austinp. 66
Section II Impact on People and Culture
Chapter 8 Access to Internet-Based Instruction for People with Disabilitiesp. 76
Chapter 9 Social Impacts of Computer-Mediated Communication on Strategic Change Processesp. 89
Chapter 10 Implementing Relational Database Systems: Implications for Administrative Cultures and Information Resource Managementp. 102
Chapter 11 The Politics of Information Managementp. 118
Chapter 12 Risks and Rewards: Good Citizenship and Technologically Proficient Facultyp. 128
Section III Teaching and Learning
Chapter 13 Higher Education Culture and the Diffusion of Technology in Classroom Instructionp. 144
Chapter 14 The Impact of Information Technology on Roles and Role Processes in Small Groupsp. 157
Chapter 15 The International Negotiation Modules Project: Using Computer-Assisted Simulation to Enhance Teaching and Learning Strategies in the Community Collegep. 168
Chapter 16 The Harvey Project: Open Course Development and Rich Contentp. 185
Chapter 17 The Role of Computers and Technology in Health Care Educationp. 195
Section IV Reflections on a Changing Environment
Chapter 18 Why Not Reengineer Traditional Higher Education?p. 209
Chapter 19 Forces of Change: The Emergence of a Knowledge Society and New Generations of Learnersp. 217
Chapter 20 Adopting Information Technologies for Instructional Environmentsp. 228
Chapter 21 Fostering a Technology Cultural Change: The Changing Paradigms at the University of Minnesota Crookstonp. 240
About the Authorsp. 247
Indexp. 255