Technological Impact on Higher EducationChallenges and Opportunities from the Perception of Two Important Segments
G. Padmavathi

G. Padmavathi, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (Deemed to be University), Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India. 
Manuscript received on 18 April 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 April 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2018 | PP: 85-89 | Volume-7 Issue-4, April 2018 | Retrieval Number: D5354047418/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: Technology has transformed the higher education system in this decade. Some important initiatives of this decade like, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), user friendly Mobile Communication Technology and Wearable Technologies have redefined the teaching/ learning process. Explosive growth in the number of online courses, pervasiveness of mobile devices, and the impact of social media have created lot of awareness and innovative ideas and practices among the present generation of learners. This is high time that the two important segments of higher education namely, the teachers and the learners (students) revisit the conventional methodologies of teaching/ learning process and upgrade their methods to be on par with the global scenario and tune themselves with the ever growing technological advancements. This study discusses some of the significant technologies in higher education, how the growth in education technology opened up both challenges and opportunities for both the communities in brief. The global views and experiences of some significant players are summarized here.
Keywords: Higher Education, Technology Support, Challenges, Opportunities, Student-Teacher Perception, Global Views.

Scope of the Article: Education Systems