oa Alternation - The potential crisis facing South African Universities

Volume 12, Issue 1a
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



The South African Higher education system, shaped as it was by History, needs to bootstrap itself into the 21st century. An analysis of the various position papers and policy documents make it clear that our education planners are not preparing for the revolution in Higher Education that is being driven by advances in Information Technology and communications. Instead of just considering IT as a facilitator of Higher Education, it is imperative that education policy and planning recognize IT as a driver of Higher Education or we run the risk of being mired in bureaucracy while the information revolution passes us by.

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