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Regional universities and the revolution in higher education

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Tim RobertsTim Roberts
The revolution in higher education is already well under way, and regional universities are leading the charge. This paper describes the nature of the revolution by examining the changes in higher education that have already taken place, and predicting other far more radical changes yet to come. It suggests that the increasingly universal acceptance of information and communication technologies will have profound implications for the methods by which courses are taught, the underlying pedagogies employed by educators, and the types of interactions that take place between educators and students, and outlines the reasons why regional universities are playing such a significant role in the front-line of the revolution. Institutional hierarchies that understand the nature of this revolution, and consequently change the ways in which their institutions operate, are likely to survive and prosper. Others that are inherently more conservative, perhaps being mindful of previous successes, and hence reluctant to divert from the ways that served them so well in the past, may find their students seeking other alternatives.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

Refereed papers from the 5th International Conference on Information Technology in Regional Areas (ITiRA), Caloundra, Queensland, Australia, 15 - 17 December 2003

Start Page

198

End Page

204

Number of Pages

7

Start Date

15/12/2003

Finish Date

17/12/2003

ISBN-10

1876674679

Location

Caloundra, Qld.

Publisher

ITiRA 2003 Conference Committee, Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

ITIRA Conference