The Internet Generation and its implications on Higher Education Quality Management

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Title: The Internet Generation and its implications on Higher Education Quality Management
Authors: Dias, Alexandra M. Lourenço
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Date: 27-May-2016
Online since: 2021-04-21T15:44:40Z
Abstract: Generation Z, or Internet Generation, as it is commonly called, is the first to have Internet technology freely available and from a very early age. Since the web revolution in the 1990s, this generation has been exposed to an unprecedented amount of technology. As they became more compact and affordable, the popularity of laptops, tablets and smartphones grew considerably all around the world. It is expected by the time this generation enters the work market digital technology will be part of almost all career pathways consequently the impact in education is somewhat obvious and expected. The future holds exciting opportunities as the accelerating economic integration, changes in demographic trends, and advances in ICT bring great changes to Higher Education, and nonetheless they also pose several implications for universities. In this paper we consider Fiji Higher Education Institutions who performed a fundamental shift in their quality assurance, especially after the creation of Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC), regulating higher education institution standards and present blended learning as a pedagogical practice that can be successfully implemented as part of an educative restructuring process that ensures quality and high standards.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Pacific Journal of Education
Keywords: Higher educationVirtual learning environments (VLEs)Pedagogical practicesGeneration ZFiji
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: The Asia Pacific Quality Network Conference 2016 (APQN 2016), Natadua, Fiji Islands, 26-27 May 2016
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