What the Internet Is Doing to Us

Thursday, October 27 | 9:10am - 10:00am ET | Ballroom B, Level Three
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
The Internet poses more than a shift from bricks-and-mortar to an online, digital world. It is fast eroding the authority of traditional gatekeepers in society, from media companies to traditional economic and political institutions. This session is about identifying the social, economic, and political impacts of the Internet on our individual and collective futures.

Outcomes: Gain an appreciation of the communication’s shifts posed by Internet technology * Better understand how the social networks are eroding the authority of traditional societal gatekeepers * Question how higher education and other traditional institutions will change as a result of social, economic, and political shifts

Winner of the 2016 EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award. Award sponsored by Moran Technology Consulting, Gold Partner.


  • Michael Richichi

    Assistant Vice President of Information Technology and Deputy CIO, Baruch College/City University of New York
  • Timothy Chester

    Vice President for Information Technology, University of Georgia