The Digital New Economy and the Virtual Educator

  • Heather Menzies Carleton University


As we take up and are taken up by the new multimedia technologies, we cannot overlook the effects of larger economic trends associated with digitization, downsizing, globalization, privatization and free trade. As educators, we are faced with the challenge of trying to develop virtual education as an extension of a culture of education grounded in human-to-human communication as opposed to the business of education in which information is viewed as a commodity.
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