CYBERLEARNING: THE IMPACT ON INSTRUCTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Web 2.0 cyberlearning tools are changing the world and in particular, education (Richardson, 2009). Technology is having a significant effect on how people work together, how they communicate, and how they lead organizations. The shift is from a world of fragmentation to one of connectivity and integrated networks (Downes, 2007). This transference is fueled by the trend toward a global economy and by the increased use of technology and mass communications in the everyday world, and specifically, in the use of cyberlearning as an educational tool (Katz, 2008). The National Science Foundation Task Force on Cyberlearning (2008) defined cyberlearning as "learning that is mediated by networked computing and communications technologies" (2). Montfort and Brown (2012) suggest the National Science Foundation's cyberlearning definition was focused "clearly on the networking technologies that are defining the Information Age (e.g. cloud computing and social media)" also positing the term could encompass new and emerging forms of technologies that can be used for education (2). The authors propose to investigate how educators can make this change happen in complex educational organizations. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Lemoine, Pamela and Richardson, Michael D., "CYBERLEARNING: THE IMPACT ON INSTRUCTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION" (2013). Faculty Bibliography. 2257.