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Pfeffer, T. Virtualization of universities: Digital media and the organization of higher education institutions. Springer, New York, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4614-2064-4. Pages: 183.
Addressed to a broad readership interested in digital media, organisational studies and higher education, this book explores the impact of digital media on research, preservation and dissemination of knowledge, and education at universities. Specifically, the evolution of information and communication technologies, their impact on key university functions – such as education, research and (academic) mass media – and the competences required for the effective use of educational technologies at universities are amongst the issues studied in this publication. Using the University of Klagenfurt as an in-depth case study, the author demonstrates how new information and communication technologies influence organisational culture and design, as well as administration and leadership processes at universities.Springer