Adopting technology should mean adapting it to meet learning needs

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The thrust of this essay is that there is an increasing emphasis on the capabilities graduates need to have. We live in a changing, complex world and so postsecondary programs need to equip students with the capacity to adapt their learning into working in a variety of new situations. Planning for the unknown is always tricky and needs to be done with care. Using technology in designing postsecondary programs provides new opportunities but also adds another layer of complexity. Four aspects considered essential are: defining what we are asking students to ultimately achieve (graduate capabilities); designing at both program and course levels; working together in teams (the complexity demands that); and obtaining evidence that we are on the right track.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalOn the Horizon
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Graduates
  • Higher education
  • Internet
  • Technological innovation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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