LIDA102 Impact of digital technology on business

Join the discussion on the impact of digital technology on business:

  1. Choose any business or work environment (for example your current career or future career)
  2. Think about examples of how digital technology has had an impact on your chosen business over the last 30 years.
  3. State your business or work environment and share a practical example of how digital technology has influenced change in your chosen area.
  4. Has the example contributed to a fundamental change in the way things were done, or it this a minor change?
  5. Do you anticipate significant changes in your industry as a result of digital technology in the future? Provide and example.

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There a lot of changes in educational field from last 30 years due to technology. People can learn and connect to the entire world with this technology.

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Definitely a lot has changed in the last 30 years, more so in the last 20 years within which started and then followed by Facebook and other social media sites… and in the last decade has seen the exponential use of social media which has in some way is the preferred choice of ‘instant’ news to followers compared to online news platforms and the physical newspaper…

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A lot will be changing due to the vast use of technology that is spreading across the continent, for instance the use of digital learning is now becoming a norm to most developed countries but it is also practiced is some developing countries and it is taking shape.

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There have been many impacts on business, which have both negative and positive impacts when digital technology was introduced to the world. Digital technology is more effective and well known by developed countries, but it is slowly becoming part of the developing countries.

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Open and Distance Learning
Technology had a tremendous impact on ODL education in terms of teaching and learning, facilitation, assessment, and research. Distance students’ learning is still separated by the physical distance between students and tutors/lecturers; however, most of the negative aspects such as loneliness, sending of assignments through the post office, marking of assignments, and the receiving of feedback that took too long have improved so much that distance students can now attend live classes wherever they are through video conferencing, receive feedback, and receive assessment marks instantaneously. They can form groups to peer assist and receive support online.

This is a mayor change and many aspects such as delivery mode will also change.

I agree with you—it has arrived, and most of us are so happy to be part of this revolution. Whatever the industry, we can only expect better, much more improved learning and business practices.

University libraries have been significantly impacted by digital technology in the past few decades. One example is the shift from physical card catalogues to online systems. Previously, users had to search through index cards to find books manually. Now, they can easily search online records, access resources remotely, and even borrow e-books. This change has revolutionised how users interact with library materials.

Looking ahead, digital technology will continue to shape university libraries. One change is the increasing use of digital collections and open-access resources. Libraries are adapting their acquisition strategies to accommodate the availability of scholarly content online. This shift may also impact how physical books and journals are obtained and stored.

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning can automate and enhance library services. AI-powered recommendation systems can help users discover relevant resources, while virtual and augmented reality may create immersive learning experiences or virtual tours of rare collections.

Advancements in digital technology have transformed university libraries, enabling them to provide personalised and accessible services while keeping up with the changing landscape of information and research. lida102