The Information Technology Revolution

Higher education institutions do not operate in a vacuum and undergraduates do not declare their major in one either. Any discussion of higher education in general, and the declaration of a college major specifically, needs to start with the driving force behind today’s hypercompetitive global marketplace—the information technology revolution. Dubbed “the most significant revolution of the 21st century” by Cambridge University political scientist David Runciman, the information technology revolution has altered, and will continue to alter, the very fabric of how people work, live, love, communicate, and do just about everything else.2 New York Times editorialist and best-selling author Thomas Friedman ...

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