A new agenda for research on higher education and information technology
Paper i proceeding, 2008

There is a need for a more timely agenda for research on teaching and learning, and the use information technology in higher education. It is here claimed that many of the prior research issues within this area are obsolete. Information technology infrastructure previously provided solely by the institutions of higher education is now successively replaced by the students own technology which they bring to the educational context. The new agenda should orient towards (i) integration of students own technology in educational activities, and integration between on and of campus learning activities (ii) tools for supporting activities in classrooms such as presenting, visualizing and simulating, and (iii) issues of availability to participate in alternative ways, making educational activities available to new groups. The suggested agenda is discussed using a number of anecdotes collected in various educational settings.


Johan Lundin

Göteborgs universitet

Urban Nuldén

Göteborgs universitet

Lars Svensson

IRIS31 - The 31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia

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