Rizal Research Paper

5250 Words Sep 4th, 2013 21 Pages

Productivity maybe the central problem for education and educational research for the remainder of this decade. Failure to deal successfully with this issue must inevitably lead to continued reduction of in the real income of teachers and the loss of competent teachers to higher- salaried jobs. The result will be declines in student achievement, followed by lagging economic growth for the nation. Some early signs of these are already visible.

Unfortunately, we presently lack the empirical tools needed to improve productivity. In the short term, educational policy makers must be guided by experience, judgement, and opportunity. Options include larger classes, reduction in administrative staff, reduction in nonessential
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What is missing, however, is any overarching sense of purpose along with any practical sense of what the shape and consequences of successful innovations might look like. Missing, as well, is any sense of urgency--either that which should accompany the optimism of the true-believer or that which should derive from the realization that in someone else's hands information technology threatens higher education's historic monopoly over the certification of students.

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY First, the demand for IT-based teaching and learning programs will grow substantially, probably exponentially, over the next decade. In an economy that is itself increasingly knowledge-based, the new information technologies offer an economical means of providing the continuous education as well as a more readily accessible form of post-secondary education and credentialing. Second, IT will change teaching and learning profoundly, no matter what the response of traditional higher education institutions. Just as the development of the printing press forever changed the teaching enterprise, IT represents a fundamental change in the basic technology of teaching and learning. The transformation will take a long time, long enough for critics to claim that perhaps higher education can thrive without fundamentally changing itself in response to the new technology. If traditional colleges and universities

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