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.
The Author: Tracey Wilen-Daugenti leads the Higher Education IBSG Practice at Cisco Systems Inc. Her academic credentials include a Masters and Doctorate in Business Administration and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in eLearning at Stanford University where she was a Visiting Scholar. She is an adjunct professor for a number of Bay area universities and a frequent guest speaker for global universities. She is the author of seven books, numerous papers and articles, and is a frequent guest in the media. Her website is www.hedtrends.com.