Beyond Bits and Bytes to Who and Where: People and Places Make IT Real in HIgher Educaiton

November 7, 2001

It is a set of questions that the higher education community has posed for years: How can we turn information technology from talk to action? How can we move from describing its promise to measuring its benefits? In short, how can we make IT real? Real as flesh and blood. Real as brick and mortar. The answer, of course, is with real people and real places. In this issue we’ll talk to some of the very real folks who are bringing IT’s benefits in higher education into clear focus, and we’ll consider some of the places where its relevance is clear, from sensitive installations in historic buildings to concepts for new facilities that are firing the imaginations of higher education’s leading planners. Join us on this journey to meet the people and places that make IT real to all of us.