1.3.5. Information technology and the end of the traditional university business model

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Location: R7/8

Session Type: Presentation

Chair: Ms Arlene Griffiths, Director Client Relations & Business Development UK & USA, IDP Education (UK) Ltd (United Kingdom)

Information technology and the end of the traditional university business model (1184)

Information technology is transforming many aspects of life: the newspaper business model is changing as print newspapers become a thing of the past; online shopping has enabled consumers to purchase goods with an easy click of the mouse;  and the global positioning system (GPS) is allowing us to predict a future where driverless cars are a possibility. How will information technology impact our universities?  While acquiring knowledge will remain important, the method of doing so is changing. The idea of having physical locations as spaces of learning is being challenged. Just think of the analogy with the way we watch movies: While watching films has stayed relevant as a form of entertainment, it doesn’t necessarily mean we have to go to cinemas to watch them. How can universities ride this new era of technology change as they continue to provide students with a rewarding experience?


Key interest area (KIA): Mult
Sector(s): HE

Speakers:
Dr Keith Suter, PhD, Managing Director, World of Thinking, Australia