Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Web 2.0 Bane or Boon to Campus Operations and Management?


Higher education has become an online service industry. Students submit – and colleges accept or deny – applications online. Parents pay tuition on the web. Schools post curricula and students select courses and manage their college experiences via portals. Professors publish websites listing syllabuses, assignments and office hours. Classes, tests, and research can all be conducted online. Online services are now a necessary and expected part of campus life. Do you see online services disrupting classrooms? Or do you think it's up to the teachers to keep control of their students?

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