Case Studies on Information Technology in Higher Education: Implications for Policy and Practice

Case Studies on Information Technology in Higher Education: Implications for Policy and Practice

Lisa Ann Petrides (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)
Release Date: July, 1999|Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 257
ISBN13: 9781878289742|ISBN10: 1878289748|EISBN13: 9781930708464|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-74-2


As higher education strives to maintain goals of quality, efficiency and effectiveness, information technology is already playing an integral role. There is a growing need to examine issues, trends, controversies, challenges and opportunities facing higher education leaders and administrators as they begin to assess the value of information technology.

Cases on Information Technology in Higher Education is a collection of cases by researchers and practitioners that investigates examples of integrating IT in higher education, examining both successes and failures in college and university settings. This book further explores the ways in which the application of IT in higher education is both similar and uniquely different from industry, bridging the gap between two. Students, practitioners and researchers will benefit by gaining valuable knowledge in the understanding and application of IT.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Lisa A. Petrides is an assistant professor of education in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the coordinator of the Education Leadership and Management EdD-MBA program, a joint degree program offered by the Educational Administration Program and the Columbia Business School. Dr. Petrides is also a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of management systems and information technology, information and decision-making, higher education and workforce preparation, and issues of access and equity in education. She has worked as an information management consultant, developing management information systems for government contracts and business management. She currently works with a wide array of Internet-based technologies for classroom teaching. She received a PhD in education from Stanford University and an MBA in information systems and policy from Sonoma State University, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Educational Testing Service in the Educational Policy Research Division.