Article from The Chronicle, December 9, 2005, (One year later what has been achieved?)
More than 200 college presidents, provosts, chief information officers, and other top academic leaders gathered here this fall to talk about the role of technology in colleges and universities and its effect on teaching and learning.
The Higher Education Leadership Forum was organized by The Chronicle and Gartner, a technology research and information company, to bring academic and technology leaders together to look at how technology is shaping colleges and universities, for good or ill.
Technology has altered almost every aspect of higher education, from libraries to teaching to student life. But in many ways we have only seen the beginning of the changes technology will bring.
Over the forum's two days, participants delved into many crucial questions about what higher education should be in the age of high technology.
Speakers and panelists looked at the big picture, at times asking the audience to reconsider the very mission of higher education and how technology fits into it.
Just because the Internet gives scholars and students access to "our own virtual Libraries of Alexandria" does not mean that education and research are improving, said Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, in a keynote address.
"We should not perpetuate the myth that technology is only a benign force," he said. He expressed concern that "we have all become too complacent about the far-reaching impact of technology on all our lives."....