Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

Living Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Sustaining Digital Technology Use in Professional Communities

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_236-1



The progression and evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT) has brought about large amounts of change structure-wise, including trade expansion, economic, and even concepts of globalization. Access through ICT has led to the enhancement of the availability of information. Looking back to the late 1990s, the Internet was just becoming available and mostly existed on university campuses or for the military. After a decade, Internet access and other technologies were seen more widely, and now many people have access to them.

In the last few years, it is undeniable that individuals, schools, colleges, and companies are spending more money and resources on technologies. However, there seems to be a lack of ongoing information about peoples’...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Science and Technology, Department of Computing and Information SystemsSunway UniversityBandar SunwayMalaysia
  2. 2.Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Department of Educational ResearchLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 1
  1. 1.Information SystemsVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia