Impact of the proliferation of information and technology in Higher Education

  1. Martínez García, Javier
Aula abierta

ISSN: 0210-2773

Year of publication: 2012

Volume: 40

Issue: 3

Pages: 97-106

Type: Article

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Higher education is undergoing a radical shift from localized, teacher-centered, face-to-face courses to student-centered online and hybrid courses offered by global universities. The traditional delivery of education is being supplemented and replaced by digital education models. The proliferation of information on the Web, the proliferation of instructional systems vendors, and the burden on faculty to design hybrid courses threaten the quality of digital learning. This study reviews the literature on instructional quality and pedagogy as applied to e-learning and distance education. Recommendations are made for simplifying the hybrid education lexicon and utilizing established taxonomies of digitally-based educational models to refine faculty training in course redesign and institutional support to foster the development of quality contemporary education.

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