The vendors are getting more aggressive. Everybody see the higher education environment as cash cows, but they fail to read national and international reports on government spending and the reduction of subsidies for education. Private organisations now organise and manage educational conferences for profit. Publication houses offer LMS freebies as part of the content.
Government ministers are getting uptight about the fact that ICT’s turned out to NOT be the Holy Grail and saviour of education for the masses with unprecedented improvement in pass rates. It becomes clear that a newly defined gap, called the digital divide, between the digital natives and the digital dinosaurs are actually widening. Academic support units realises that the only solution to work with technology laggards in education is to retire them.
Education purists are pumping out educational research papers and publish paradigms and conceptual theory that can kill if orally digested – outcomes based education fails – or did the implementation of another educational pedagogy fail?