Veletsianos: critical scholarship needed to improve digital learning
October 11, 2016
Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology George Veletsianos’ opinion piece about the ways digital learning is changing and what is needed to improve this mode of education was published in University Affairs.
Here’s an excerpt:
“In the context of digital learning, emerging approaches and emerging technologies are often viewed from a functional and instrumental perspective. A critical perspective on digital learning is desperately needed, and I hope that future scholarship will engage with this perspective, not simply to criticize online learning for being unlike face-to-face learning, but to drastically improve the design and functions of education overall.”