Digital Difference. Perspectives on Online Learning by Ray Land

By Ray Land

A feeling of disquietude turns out ever current while discussing new electronic practices. The modifications incurred via those should be profound, complex in nature and far-reaching. ethical panics stay available. Discussing the way during which electronic tradition inside schooling may well range from its 'analogue' predecessors incurs the danger of resorting to more and more roadworn meta¬phors of latest frontiers, 'cyber' domain names, inter-generational conflicts and, necessarily, the futurist utopias and dystopias characterized by means of Western media during the 20th century. those imaginings now appear to belong to an past period of net pondering. we're freer, over 20 years on, to re-examine electronic distinction from new views. Are electronic studying environments now orthodox, or do the swiftly rising applied sciences carry a brand new promise and a brand new enviornment of distinction for pedagogical perform? What are the issues of rift, and the issues of continuity, among digital studying areas and their equivalents within the actual? What traits of distinction may still hindrance us now? The writings during this assortment from 3 continents replicate a fancy embody of tradition, strength and expertise. themes diversity from social questions of intake, velocity, uncertainty, and hazard to person problems with id, selfhood and wish. moral matters come up, regarding fairness and authority, in addition to structural questions of order and ambiguity. From those subject matters emerges an enticing schedule for destiny academic study and perform in greater schooling over the arriving decade. The booklet will curiosity academics, practitioners and bosses from all disciplines, in addition to academic researchers.

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He smashes the calabash, and the wisdom scatters everywhere, so that everyone has some, but no one has it all. Anansi wanted to control access to stories, and to define everyone’s relationship with knowledge, and this is one way of looking at the traditional ‘sage on the stage’ approach to teaching. Online, though, it is impossible to make authority/truth claims as if in a vacuum; the online space is one where the presence of other knowledge, and the willingness and ability of students to locate and articulate this, is never very far from the surface.

INNOCENCE, DANGER AND FUN In a story about Mulla Nasrudin (sometimes Nasreddin), a mystic Turkish jester/fool: Nasrudin sat on a river bank when someone shouted to him from the opposite side: ‘Hey! 6 19 MACLEOD AND ROSS Nasrudin’s response hints at several possibilities for the online learner: that the place one is may be perfectly adequate; that there is not necessarily a need to rush off somewhere else. This may be particularly the case at times when ignorance is felt most keenly. Moments of not-knowing can be extremely uncomfortable, and extremely productive.

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