Education Innovations Beyond Technology

  • Nancy Law
  • Allan Yuen
  • Robert Fox


The advent of the twenty-first century has been accompanied by increasing rates of change in social, economic, and cultural practices, brought about by sophisticated advances in information and communication technologies (ICT). Worldwide, since the 1990s, these global changes have continued to provide the contextual backdrop for the strong impetus to change education systems. Part of this pressure comes from the need for countries to attain or retain economic competitiveness in the face of accelerating globalization that is, in part, attributable to the changes brought about by the technological advances.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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