Mishra, SK (2008): Possibilities of quality enhancement in higher education by intensive use of information technology.
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Quality of higher education is a multi-dimensional concept. It lies in effectiveness of transmitting knowledge and skill; the authenticity, content, coverage and depth of information; availability of reading/teaching materials; help in removing obstacles to learning; applicability of knowledge in solving the real life problems; fruitfulness of knowledge in personal and social domains; convergence of content and variety of knowledge over space (countries and regions) and different sections of the people; cost-effectiveness and administrative efficiency. Information technology has progressed very fast in the last three decades; it has produced equipments at affordable cost and it has now made their wider application feasible. This technology has made search, gathering, dissemination, storing, retrieval, transmission and reception of knowledge easier, cheaper and faster. Side by side, a vast virtual library vying with the library in prints has emerged and continues growing rapidly. One may hold that the e-libraries are the libraries of tomorrow when the libraries in prints will be the antiques or the archival objects of the past.
This paper discusses in details how information technology can be applied to enhance the quality of higher education at affordable cost. It also discusses the major obstacles to optimal utilization of information technology and measures to remove them.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Possibilities of quality enhancement in higher education by intensive use of information technology|
|Keywords:||Information Technology; Quality in Higher Education; e-library; e-book; e-journal|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics > A23 - Graduate
A - General Economics and Teaching > A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics > A20 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I23 - Higher Education Research Institutions
|Depositing User:||Sudhanshu Kumar Mishra|
|Date Deposited:||11. May 2008 05:19|
|Last Modified:||01. Mar 2013 05:26|
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