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Technology Will Continue to Drive Changes in Education, Business

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Technology Will Continue to Drive Changes in Education, Business

Technology Will Continue to Drive Changes in Education, Business

Technology Will Continue to Drive Changes in Education, Business

JWT, the world’s fourth-largest advertising agency and the largest in the United States, has said that its research concludes universities are enthusiastically taking hold of the flame of the technological revolutions that the 21st century has brought, and this factor in turn shall continue to alter the lives of students.

It cannot be denied that in the first decade of the 21st century and, by all measurable criteria, shall continue to do so for a long time to come. Now that computers are a daily part of the lives of the vast majority of people in the United States, Moore’s Law can take hold in the social setting.

The United States continues to be the strongest developer and distributor of new technology, so it really comes as no surprise that trending.

Universities are beginning to offer classes in how to become an entrepreneur. This journalist knows that the local community college in his rural hometown is offering studies in the ways of the entrepreneur, and the press release from JWT confirms that it’s not some local trend from an out-of-the-loop region of the national psyche.

a remote possibility (bad pun intended). Online classes offered by universities have increased their number substantially in the last 10 years, and like so many other emerging technologies under the academic umbrella this format of classes has become almost mainstream. Along with remote learning via the Internet, virtual reality tools for interactive learning and realistic simulations have grown in number by leaps and bounds in the last decade.

And then there are the latest technology trends in campus entertainment. The iPod and the iPhone, on- and near-campus scavenger hunts using GPS devices and the Internet forums, and the widespread ownership among student bodies of laptop computers all make fun-time talking and electronic gaming exciting in ways that few could have imagined only ten years ago.

But perhaps most significantly, technology’s spread on the university campus is reflecting its ever-increasing presence in the world of business, where most students will end up in one format or another after they graduate with their degrees.

“Everyone from marketers to employers wants to learn more about what makes the Millennial generation tick and how they’re going to shape the coming decades. These students will bring the culture forged during the university years into the wider world, shaping broader society. As they grow up, the way we work, socialize, parent and even run the world will change — the future is in their hands,” says Ann Mack, JWT Director of Trendspotting.

Sources of information used to research this news story:

JWT (PR Newswire, US Newswire), “JWT Explores the University of Today and the Future”

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A Change in Technology, a Change in Higher Education

Posted by Rachel Evans on
A Change in Technology, a Change in Higher Education
A Change in Technology, a Change in Higher Education

A Change in Technology, a Change in Higher Education

When I was a kid, we lived in a rural area; actually I still live in a rural area. My parents actually had a rotary phone and even a party line where you had to wait to use the phone if the neighbor was on the other end. Talk about the lack of privacy. So I can definitely see how over the years.

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In fact, in the last decade, the impact technology has had on my life has been a positive experience that will last me a lifetime. I went from a dial up modem on my first computer to a Wi-Fi connection my newest computer which has given me a chance to learn and research at great speed.

The that has been developed over the last ten years has allowed me to return to college full-time; a task that I never thought I would be able to complete at this stage in my life. The great aspect of this is that I have been able to take full time classes on line through an accredited college.

In the beginning I was nervous about taking classes online, the new programs that I needed to use for the classes were intimidating. But through step by step instructions and helpful customers’ service representation, I was able to download the programs for my classes that enabled me to write papers in APA format, use a webcam for speeches and group projects as well as learn how to use video chat to communicate with my peers. I would have never thought this type of techniques could be used in such an efficient manner.

The numerous hours that I have spent on line researching for my class papers, discussion questions and whatever assignments my professors have managed to throw my way has been the best learning experience that I could ever have imagined. Researching online has been a much simpler task since the . I can find numerous peer-reviewed and scholarly articles right at my fingertips.

The change in which has had an impact on my life. In fact the impact will be seen in eight weeks when I receive my MBA from Baker College. I would have never thought this would have been possible. The completion of my degree will be one of the larger goals that I can cross off my bucket list.