Broadband technologies, techno-optimism and the "hopeful" citizen

Allen, Matthew 2006, Broadband technologies, techno-optimism and the "hopeful" citizen. In Weiss, Joel, Nolan, Jason, Hunsinger, Jeremy and Trifonas, Peter (ed), International handbook of virtual learning environments, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht , Netherlands, pp.1525-1547, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-3803-7_61.

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Title Broadband technologies, techno-optimism and the "hopeful" citizen
Author(s) Allen, MatthewORCID iD for Allen, Matthew
Title of book International handbook of virtual learning environments
Editor(s) Weiss, Joel
Nolan, Jason
Hunsinger, Jeremy
Trifonas, Peter
Publication date 2006
Series Springer international handbooks of education ; v. 14
Chapter number 61
Total chapters 63
Start page 1525
End page 1547
Total pages 23
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of Publication Dordrecht , Netherlands
Keyword(s) educational technology
computers and education
learning and instruction
business information systems
Summary Using the internet to promote or facilitate learning has a relatively long history. As early as the mid-1980s, at a time when the internet itself was relatively experimental, a few early pioneers such as Hiltz were exploring the possibilities that networked computer communications technology could provide for education. Not only were universities the birthplace of the internet as a research network, they also had both staff with interests in using technology for learning as well as the critical infrastructure which might permit early development and adoption. But, with the widespread public uptake of the internet from 1994 onwards, online learning has become much more widespread-through traditional institutions of learning (schools, colleges, and universities), and also through the auto-didactic qualities of both the internet itself and many who use it; and finally through the opportunities which commercial “providers” of education and training imagine might be embedded in this new technology to deinstitutionalize learning.
ISBN 140203802X
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-3803-7_61
Field of Research 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2006
Copyright notice ©2006, Springer
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