Title

The Globalization of Higher Education through the Lens of Technology and Accountability

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2011

Publication Title

Journal of Educational Technology

Abstract

Technology has ushered in a new era in higher education making knowledge of technology essential for administrators. Technology is transforming higher education by providing a global interconnectedness that reshapes educational, social, economic and cultural life. The globalization of networks based on travel, mobile phones, broad-band Internet and other information and communications technologies, are creating change on an unprecedented scale. Similarly, technology enables complex data transfers essential to knowledge-intensive production and distribution. Globalization forces higher education institutions to examine their participation in the international environment and to assess their involvement in a seemingly transparent world. The potential for technology in global higher education coupled with the mobility of people, information and ideas will expand the influence of technology, globalization and higher education.

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