Introduction: ICT-driven change in higher education: Learning from e-learning

Shurville, Simon; Brown, Tom
December 2006
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change;2006, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p245
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the adoption of electronic learning (e-learning) in higher education which was driven by the emergence of information and communication technologies (ICT). According to the authors, e-learning refers to a family of approaches to education ranging from enhancing face-to-face teaching via an independent resource-based learning that are mediated and supported via ICT. They mentioned several factors that drive higher education to adopt e-learning and associated ICTs. The authors also provide an overview of the papers discussed within the issue which pertain to e-learning and educational technology.


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