Higher Education in a Web 2.0 World

Today’s publication of the Higher Education in a Web 2.0 WorldReport looks at the projected future trends in the use of technology in higher education.

A committee of inquiry was set up after discussions between the Academy and JISC examined the online experiences of young people currently entering higher education, and how this impacts on their studies.

Findings from the report show that students typically spend four hours a day online, a figure that looks set to rise as teenagers make increasing use of Web 2.0 technology in their daily lives.  One of the challenges for the higher education sector is therefore to ensure that staff can keep pace with the advancing technology which many of their students rely on every day, using the technology to enhance the student learning experience.

More on this soon…

Read a summary of the report at
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/documents/heweb2.aspx

Listen to a podcast with members of the Committee of Inquiry http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2009/05/podcast80heinaweb20world.aspx

Download the full report in PDF

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