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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Investing in Information Technology Pays Big Dividends

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From Volume 27 Number 4 | Summer 1999
By Diana Laurillard

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Open University

We tend to ecpect the new technology to promote economic prosperty and a more democratic society. However, there is no evidence that it improves the economic productivity of society as a whole, and neither is it socially inclusive. Higher eduction cannot afford to be a s profligate with its resource as the industrial world has proved to be, but it can support progress. It has the twin responsiblities of (1) achieving the potential of learning technologies for the way it conducts its core business and (2) playing iots role as the engine of a learning society.

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