Is the Internet the springboard which will take universities into a new age, or a threat to their existence? Will dotcom degrees create new opportunities for those previously excluded, or lead them into a digital dead-end? In the first book-length analysis of the meaning of the Internet for the future of higher education, David Noble cuts through the rhetorical claims that these developments will bring benefits for all.
In recent years, the volume of information being carried by and spread through technology has given the false impression that technology could very well serve education. However, critics see that the heavy involvment of technology defies the purpose and integrity of the educational process.
Publisher: Citizens International (2002)
Paperback: 35 pages