Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Technological Enhancement and Sustainability

  • Adam WongEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_101

Definition

Technological enhancement and sustainability can be defined as ‘improving the results of higher education through the use of information and communication technologies in a sustainable way’.

Introduction

As higher education becomes more important and affordable, and the costs of hiring teachers on the increase, there is a need to find sustainable ways that allow students in higher education to better achieving their learning outcomes, without using methods such as small-class teaching or distance learning. e-Learning can be the answer to this problem. The idea of e-learning and its applications have gotten impressive consideration lately. While many teachers at schools from primary schools to colleges know about this new learning mode, many are still dubious whether the selection of this innovation for learning would be appropriate for them. Instructors who need to embrace e-learning might not have obtained the adequate information and experience to adjust their present...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHung HomHong Kong

Section editors and affiliations

  • Noor Adelyna Mohammed Akib
    • 1
  • Tehmina Khan
    • 2
  1. 1.Universiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.School of AccountingRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia