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E-Innovation in Higher Education
As a result of globalization, society today is characterized by rapid and significant changes, leading to the ability
to innovate and define strategies, and to transformations that can be applied in practice, affecting all social, cultural,
educational, political and economic areas, and changing our way of thinking, interacting, acting and communicating.
Some of the most important factors driving these changes are information and communication technologies (iTC),
as they can influence varied and significant aspects of social life that have a tremendous impact on social relations,
knowledge and production of goods; the way work is produced and organized, by introducing smart methods in the
stages of the production process; and also influence cross-border political democracy to enable citizen participation.
The growth of iCTs has led us to a digital society, to knowledge and networks that significantly change how
we are positioned and live in society through cyber culture, which Lemos and Cunha (2003: 12) referred to as “the
sociocultural pattern that emerges from the symbiotic relationship between society, culture and new technologies”.