Towards a smart community: Rethinking the strategic use of ICTs in teaching and learning

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Title Towards a smart community: Rethinking the strategic use of ICTs in teaching and learning
Author Baskin, Colin; Barker, Michelle Carmel; Woods, Peter Robert
Journal Name Australian Journal of Educational Technology
Editor Roger Atkinson
Year Published 2003
Place of publication Myaree, Australia
Publisher ASET
Abstract In response to continuing pressures for change and reform in the higher education sector, this paper outlines and develops a 'smart community' model for developing the strategic use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in university teaching and learning. It presents the 'smart community' as a viable metaphor and model for articulating and managing integrated training, education, consultancy and research initiatives for staff and students alike, and details its application at a specific faculty and regional setting. The concept of a smart community is to develop innovative partnerships among community institutions and organisations, governments, local business and a range of private sector interests, to take full advantage of the digital economy. A smart community is considered to be one that has developed the means and methods to extract economic, social and cultural benefits from electronic networks. This paper identifies how one university has managed to pilot innovative services and applications to create new value and transform the 'rhythms' of its local, host community through the use of ICTs.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2003 Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 19
Issue Number 2
Page from 192
Page to 210
ISSN 0814-673X
Date Accessioned 2004-03-29
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Subject PRE2009-Educational Technology and Media
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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