IT Issues in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities

IT Issues in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Lazarus Ndiku Makewa (Center for Research Implications and Practice, Kenya) and Baraka Manjale Ngussa (University of Arusha, Tanzania)
Release Date: September, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 169
ISBN13: 9781799810292|ISBN10: 1799810291|EISBN13: 9781799810315|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1029-2


Effective use of technology in areas that include admissions, record keeping, billing, compliance, athletic administration, and more hold untold potential to transform higher education by introducing significant efficiencies and dramatic cost reductions in serving students. How the institution organizes itself will to a large extent depend on how the IT systems are established and maintained. The design, development, management, utilization, and evaluation of these IT systems will be necessary for the university to operate successfully.

IT Issues in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the integration and management of information technology in higher education with a focus on issues of security, data management, student access to information, and staff competency. This publication explores present-day educational environments as well as educators’ methods of applying technology to student success and highlights topics that include personal devices and institutional culture. It is ideally designed for academic professionals, lecturers, students, professors, IT experts, instructional designers, curriculum developers, administrators, higher education faculty, researchers, and policymakers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Governance
  • Digital Communication
  • Digital Integration
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Educational Technologies
  • Information Security
  • Institutional Culture
  • Online Systems
  • Organizational Models
  • Personal Devices

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Lazarus Ndiku Makewa is former Chairperson, Department of Educational Administration, Curriculum and Teaching and Dean, School of Education, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. He is currently the Dean, School of Education and the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lukenya University, where he is also a Professor of Educational Communication Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Communication and Technology from Moi University. He enjoys teaching as much as he is motivated to do research. Prof. Ndiku has published over 50 articles in referred journals, written and authored three (3) books: Educational Instruction: Goals, Resources, Methods and Assessment, Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies and Handbook for Planning Technology Initiative. He has presented at various international conferences, and contributed over 10 chapters to a number of books and encyclopedias. Prof. Ndiku has authored and/or co-authored more than sixty (60) publications.