Title

Unconstrained Learning: Principles for the Next Generation of Distance Education

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2012

Originally Published In

The next generation of distance education: Unconstrained learning. New York: Springer Press.

Page Numbers

1-19

Abstract

The world of education is being radically altered with the change being driven by technology, openness, and unprecedented access to knowledge. Older correspondence-style methods of instructional delivery are passé and “classroom adapted to the web” approaches to learning are often ineffective and do little to harness the transformational potential of technology. E-Learning scenarios, mobile technologies, communication and information access, and personal learning environments are becoming mainstream and, as a result, control of the learning process is shifting away from institutions and into the hands of learners. This volumes promotes a forward-thinking agenda for research and scholarship that highlights new ideas, deep insights, and novel approaches to “unconstrained” learning.