The New "Space" of the University in the Digital Age

The New "Space" of the University in the Digital Age

Carl A. Raschke (University of Denver, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch200
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Abstract

While critics of the new computer-mediated learning styles utter jeremiads about the impending apocalypse of higher education in general, technophiles argue that the changes are all salutary. In fact, some see no difference between faculty cultures and online and traditional schools (Johnstone, 2001). In the same vein, the proliferation of digital classrooms across the instructional spectrum and online learning have touched off a firestorm of controversy concerning the “effectiveness” of new computer-mediated pedagogies versus traditional face-to-face, or “presential,” instruction. Various studies have been conducted and the findings circulated (Smith, Smith, & Boone, 2000).

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