“We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” (Marshall McLuhan). What will the landscape of higher education and technology look like as we move into an uncertain future? The rapid acceleration of technology and its impact within education are in a constant flux. Initially, digitization of assets has […]
Characteristics of United States Higher Education system. In order to understand Higher Education’s effect on social mobility in the United States, it is important to understand the characteristics and components of the Higher Education system. Structurally, Higher Education in America lends from both British and German University models (European Union. 2015. Internationalisation of Higher Education […]
California created a “Higher Education Master Plan”, a model that aimed to deliver high-quality education available to all.
The debate of online-vs-traditional learning is extremely relevant today. At a time when online learning is growing in maturity, this path superficially seems to offer a valid and flexible educational option for today’s learners. However, the question remains, which is more likely to result in learner attainment? Critics of online learning propagate the notion that […]
Educational systems of the future will not be able to cope with the increased demand from learners, without the assistance of technology. As desire increases in developing countries for access to Higher Education, physical infrastructure and traditional learning resources will struggle to meet the demand. Mobile technology has a key part to play in bridging […]
“A society which is mobile, which is full of channels for the distribution of a change occurring anywhere, must see to it that its members are educated to personal initiative and adaptability” (Dewey, P85). Mobile Technology has had a dramatic impact on today’s Higher Education systems, and the majority of technologist and academics agree that […]
Two years ago, Professor Sir Ron Cooke’s report on on-line innovation in higher education noted that the UK higher education sector has a worldclass ICT infrastructure.
According to research by Unesco, educators are getting close to capitalising on the full potential of mobile technology.
Theoretical learning models that support mobile devices Different pedagogy and practice have been identified that support theoretical learning models using mobile devices. Early definitions of M-learning, focused more on the features of mobile technology, but this has since been superseded by more fundamental notions that mobility is the central issue (Winters, 2006). This suggests that […]
Proliferation of mobile technology Mobile technology refers to devices that are both transportable and offer instantaneous access to information (Coates et al., 2009). The manifestation of mobile technology is frequently embodied by smartphones and tablet devices. In 2016, 2.2 billion Smartphones were sold worldwide (Gartner, 2017). Smartphones are an integral part of many people’s […]