The Learning Revolution: The Challenge of Information Technology in the Academy

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The Learning Revolution is an enlightening survey of change in the teaching/learning process of higher education. Chapters contributed by prominent educational leaders examine how various colleges and universities are responding to today’s pressing challenges, particularly those concerning productivity, quality, access, and competitiveness. Technology’s role in educational change is a central theme as contributors share information on its uses, possibilities, and benefits.

Contents include:

• An overview of the learning revolution by Diana G. Oblinger & Sean C. Rush, IBM

• Changes driving the transformation of higher education by Michael Hooker, Chancellor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

• Information technology as change agent by Charles N. Tuller, Sr. VP, IBM • How technology moves institutions from preaching change to practicing it by Gregory C. Farrington, Dean, University of Pennsylvania •

Mobile computing, teaching, and learning by Donald G. Sargeant, Chancellor, University of Minnesota, Crookston

• Project Vision: Active and collaborative learning at Penn. State by Robert Dunham, Executive VP, Pennsylvania State University

• Reengineering an undergraduate curriculum by Jack M. Wilson, Dean, Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute

• Collaborative education and the use of discussion databases by Steven H. Nickles, Professor of Law, Wake Forest University & Craig Runde, Director, West Legal Publishing

•Transforming a teaching institution to a learning institution by Terry O’Banion, Executive Director, League for Innovation in the Community College

• The library of the future Suzanne E. Thorin, University of Indiana & Virginia O. Sorkin, US Library of Congress

• Balancing tradition and change by Thomas K. Hearn, Jr., President, Wake Forest University

• A learning enterprise for the cyber century: The Western Governors University by Hon. Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of Utah

• The wired campus and institutional futures by William F. Massy, President, Jackson Hole Higher Education Group & Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

• Asynchronous learning networks by A. Frank Mayadas, Program Officer, Sloan Foundation

• Challenges of the learning revolution by Diana G. Oblinger & Sean C. Rush, IBM

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