In the face of great challenges and opportunities higher education institutions are using collaborative technologies to transform the way they operate. This paper outlines the positive outcomes.
As the future of higher education unfolds, institutions are being forced to rethink their decades- or even centuries-old models of learning, research, administration, and student life. Forward-thinking institutions are replacing traditional approaches in these areas with more collaborative ones made possible through technological advances. These collaborative educational models remove traditional barriers of the classroom and the campus, and allow for stronger, more flexible connections among students, professors, researchers, administrators, and other stakeholders.
This paper outlines what collaborative technologies and approaches work at universities, how universities have effectively deployed these programs and innovations, and the positive effects that have resulted from the new innovations. The impact is described in depth for all major aspects of campus life, including academic, research, student, and administrative life.