This Acrobat format book is for undergraduate and graduate college and university students, and for others thinking about enrolling in higher education courses. The information and ideas presented will help college students to obtain an education that will be useful throughout their lives in our rapidly changing Information Age world.
Change is one of the themes of this book. We are living at a time of a rapid technological change. The rate of change is increasing. Such change brings with it both threats and opportunities. Students can shape their informal and formal education to diminish the threats and increase the opportunities.
Gaining a competitive advantage is one of the underlying themes of the book. Computer technology empowers and enables its users. This means that in any academic area of study, a student can gain a competitive advantage by developing a higher level of “traditional” expertise in the area and by developing an increased level of expertise in using computers in the areas.