Cyberlearning is a movement to realize the transformative potential of learning technology by focusing on advanced scientific understanding of how people learn. This new understanding focuses on how learning is context dependent and socially mediated and is a learner-centered, active, constructive process. This view leads to the design of learning activities (not just design of information) with useful, constructive feedback (not just rewards) and opportunities to build knowledge with others (not just receive information from others).

Today’s research on how people learn is oriented toward improvement: Designs are tested with diverse students in realistic contexts and analyzed by a multidisciplinary research team, leading to insights for adjusting the design. As a result of this research and design process, cyberlearning projects seek to improve the design of ...

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