With the advent of the Internet, scholars from across fields from anthropology to education began to consider its implications for life and learning. Cyberculture is the term that scholars and theorists coalesced around to discuss the culture and participation of members of online communities. This entry examines cyberculture and how it is used to support and describe out-of-school learning.

What Is Cyberculture?

Cyberculture has been defined in many ways. David Bell, a prominent cyberculture theorist, defines it as how people live together online, bringing scrutiny to the nature of people’s social interconnections and information sharing. As access to computer technology at home changes how people interact with the Internet, their access to, and participation in, cyberculture changes. Manuel Castells, a well-known cyberculture theorist, says that we ...

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