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Changing the Education Culture through Technology


Technology has a potentially rich, but largely unrealised, role in teaching and learning. This role is defined variously by what the teacher has available, has had time to learn, or can find an appropriate use for, and by what students have access to, are familiar with, and are willing to use. In all of these ways, technology usually plays an adjunct role to others, more traditional modalities for teaching and learning, including lecture, laboratory, library, textbook, tutorial, and practicum. Researchers perceive problems arising from the significant cultural and organisational differences affecting the management and leadership environment of the modern higher education institutions integrating technology in relation to traditional higher education institutions. This present study describes and analyzes the culture effects in higher education organisations that are challenging the future pre-eminence of the use of technological tools in teaching in higher education. This study tries to explain that, in order to understand opportunities for change in higher education institutions, one must understand that the external environment is by far the most powerful source of internal change. The findings support the view that transformational leadership, collaboration and the classroom culture are three major characteristics of change in higher education institutions, where integrating technology is considered as a way to help the university to be a more effective learning organisation.


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hal-00197212 , version 1 (14-12-2007)


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Nouhad Rizek, Elias M. Choueiri. Changing the Education Culture through Technology. Conference ICL2007, September 26 -28, 2007, 2007, Villach, Austria. 17 p. ⟨hal-00197212⟩


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