New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 13

Accepted Abstracts

Technological Innovation in Higher Education System

Evelina De Nardis, Department of Science Formation (Italy)


In this contribution I discuss about the challenges faced by higher education systems in a time of radical technological changes  in which traditional areas and boundaries of domain were being eroded. So, the higher education systems would need to revise the approaches to education by developing new strategies  based upon digital technologies to widen access and increase quality of processes and products.  

The societies have been transformed by digital interactive technologies: the ways in which these have influenced the education system is object of debate.

Technological innovations are expanding the range of possible solutions and development of new forms of teaching and learning.  The  transformations underline that networked digital spaces exhibit dynamics dimensions of time and space. he institutions and policy makers, engaging with the technological innovations, try to find the best way to open and modernize the internal and external processes of higher education systems. Furthermore, it is crucial to ensure that all citizens are empowered to participate through online networking contexts and activities providing   means to learning based on knowledge shared in a global economy world.

It is not only the role of the teacher that has changed. The embedding digital technology has also changed the way students learn. The students can assume  responsibility for their own learning by designing their own study trajectories through the access to a vast storehouse of knowledge in ubiquitous World Wide Web.

The technologies facilitate various form of collaborations which allow  people to share knowledge and opportunities useful for the development of new digital skills. Higher education institutions have an enormous role to play during this transition: information, regardless of topic, is stored in digital forms. So, it becomes important to investigate on implications aroused from the shift to an analogical way to  access the information to one in which analogical and digital systems can converge.  

The role of innovations in digital technologies in the global world  has given rise to an emerging field of study identified as Digital Media and Learning. 



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