[Irtalk] Inventing the Electronic University

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 12:29:22 SAST 2015

​Higher education is confronting a fundamental change. The transition from
print on paper to digital and electronic technologies is transforming
instruction, scholarly communication, and the storage and preservation of
knowledge. *What is required is not the automation of old systems, but the
restructuring of institutions.* The drive for autonomy, needed for
effective scholarship, and the push for standardization, needed to assure
easy and open access to information, will create conflicts difficult to
resolve. ​

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