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Hegemony of printed books in Australian tertiary education a concept under challenge

Burch, Tony 2005, Hegemony of printed books in Australian tertiary education a concept under challenge, International journal of the book, vol. 2, pp. 25-30.

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Title Hegemony of printed books in Australian tertiary education a concept under challenge
Author(s) Burch, Tony
Journal name International journal of the book
Volume number 2
Start page 25
End page 30
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1447-9516
1447-9567
Keyword(s) evolution of learning resources
books
future of the book
tertiary sector
scholarly publishing
e-learning
book industry
teaching materials
Summary This paper is about challenges to the hegemony of printed books in Australian tertiary education and the potential demise of that hegemony. Not because the book in its traditional form is considered by some to be outdated and not because ofcompeting products that might put the use of the traditional book under threat - our Australian 'book-industry' might well rise to such challenges given that competitiveness is a driving feature of business. This paper is about challenges to the hegemony of printed books in tertiary education because of forces entirely outside the 'book-industry's' control.

The function of traditional printed books within tertiary education is changing. Education is a user-pays product, and competitive pressures ensure students are given greater voice in the types of learning resources provided, with the evolution of electronic and communication technologies allowing student learning resources to be made available in a myriad of ways. Thus a traditional printed book may be an inflexible tool in a dynamic environment.
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Language eng
Field of Research 150102 Auditing and Accountability
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2005, Common Ground Publishing
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