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New technologies on the way of higher education expansion

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  • D. V. Bogdanov

    () (Accounting and Economical Activity Analysis Chair, All-Russian Distance Institute of Finance and Economics, Volgograd, Russia)

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In accordance with various recent studies as well as European Declarations, almost all EU members proclaim that increasing and widening participation in higher education is a major policy objective. Due to certain initiatives in this field, the amount of students, choosing for higher education establishments, is increasing year after year. Nevertheless, these numbers provide the evidence of quantitative dynamics, while qualitative (e.g. social) change is aimed. A shift towards knowledge-based societies does not only imply a process of higher education massification; this institute must become more socially inclusive. This means, the students entering, participating in and completing higher education at all levels should reflect the diversity of European countries'populations. To fulfill such requirements, some measures aimed at educational process facilitation must be accepted, so that students were able to complete their studies without obstacles related to their social and economic background. In our opinion, the primary role in the educational reform belongs to technological modification and renovation. Thus, an overview of new technologies helping to expand higher education initiatives throughout Europe is of a great interest.

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  • D. V. Bogdanov, 2012. "New technologies on the way of higher education expansion," Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, Pro Global Science Association, vol. 4(2), pages 16-24, Decembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:4:y:2012:i:2:p:16-24
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    1. Adel Ben Youssef & Ludovic Ragni, 2008. "Uses of Information and Communication Technologies in Europe's Higher Education Institutions: From Digital Divides to Digital Trajectories," Post-Print halshs-00937212, HAL.
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    Keywords

    higher education; new technologies; distant education; Europe; universities; social policy.;

    JEL classification:

    • I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality
    • I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

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