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Educational Foundations Supporting IT in Higher Education

Educational Foundations Supporting IT in Higher Education
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Author(s): Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 85
Source title: Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain) and Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4233-1.ch001

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Abstract

Technology has always been welcomed in higher education as a means to improve student learning. However, technology application in higher education is usually driven by the technology fad itself without support from educational foundations in learning. This chapter argues that successful employment of IT in higher education requires a careful consideration of basic foundations in learning philosophy and learning. These foundations provide both the theoretical and empirical support to sustain technology as an integral component of technology in higher education learning. In addition to the historical and contemporary comments on educational foundations, examples are provided to assist the reader in implementing the suggestion to strengthen learning by the promise of technology to improve learning in higher education.

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