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The Digitalization Push in Universities

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 39th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2016 - Proceedings
EditorsP. Biljanovic
Place of PublicationRijeka, Croatia
PublisherCroatian Society for Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics MIPRO
Pages1025-1031
ISBN (Electronic)9789532330885
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

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ISSN (Print)1847-3938

Conference

ConferenceInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Digitalization is spreading across our current society and is a major source of the changes - incremental and also radical - encountered in daily life. It changes the content of jobs: some jobs are no longer needed, and new jobs are also needed. Digitalization in universities has several implications - in teaching, research, and in administration. The opportunities provided by digitalization are manifold. In our paper, we separate two digitalization related topic areas - i.e., networking and digitalization itself. Our paper focuses on academic publishing and we will analyze its role in the current academic world. The approach selected emphasizes the role of an individual researcher and, in particular, publishing the results of their work in academic forums. Digitalization provides a wide variety of new forums but also the means to recognize the impact of the forums and affect it. Networking as a phenomenon is also based on digitalization - physical networks and social networking related applications can be beneficial for researchers. Because teaching is the most visible work of universities, the role of digitalization in this sector is also addressed briefly in this paper.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland