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Visualizing ICT change in the academy.

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Publication date2008
Host publicationInformation communication technologies : concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications
EditorsC. Van Syke
Place of PublicationHershey, Penn.
PublisherIGI Global
Pages3695-3715
Number of pages21
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This chapter was selected from ICT literature in the Idea Group publisher’s database for republication in this reference set. The chapter introduces complexity theory as a theoretical framework for analyzing the influences of information and computer technologies (ICTs) on the structures, cultures, economies (reward systems), and pedagogical praxes in the Academy. An argument is made that the strategic adaptation of the Academy’s structures, cultures, economies, and pedagogical praxes to the knowledge economy can help build a future where Academy-based distributed learning networks will transmit ICT-mediated learning opportunities around the world, thus providing flexible access for a wide range of learners to fully participate in the global learning society. The author posits attunements to policies and practices to support institution-wide involvement in ICT initiatives.