Although not a magical way to transform higher education, disruptive technology must interrupt our usual policies, practices, and assumptions.
BiographyDr. Meyer is on the editorial boards of four journals relating to technology and/or online learning: Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Journal of Educators Online, Teaching & Learning, and The Internet and Higher Education. Her passions include research (using any appropriate methodology) into online learning and the changes technology is driving through higher education. She just published a book on virtual universities for the New Directions in Higher Education Series, has two previous monographs on online learning, and is pursuing research this year on the blogging phenomenon and other Web 2.0 tools. Additional information can be found at: http://itweb2.memphis.edu/fcv/viewprofile.php?uuid=kmeyer
In spring 1999, the Open University (OU) of the United Kingdom created the U.S. Open University (USOU) to coincide with the explosive growth of online education in the United States.
During 2003, the North Dakota University System began to be concerned about the cost of supporting multiple course management systems.