Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 203–213 | Cite as

Using Technology to Enhance Higher Education

  • Susan L. Renes
  • Anthony T. Strange


Whether our students are sitting in the room with us as we teach, sitting in their home listening, participating by video-conference, or answering discussion questions on an online platform, technology can play a pivotal role in student learning. In this article we discuss technology in higher education, specifically its role in hybrid or online formats. As Renard (2005) so eloquently stated, "No generation has ever had to wait so little time for so much information" (p. 44). Presented here is a discussion of the types of students who benefit from distance learning, the factors that prompt instructors to engage in distance learning, and what instructors should know about distance education before they begin teaching with this kind of delivery.

Key words

Technology Distance Learning Higher Education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA

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