A practical and visionary look at creative educational leadership in today’s digital environment FeaturesCritical questions at the beginning of each chapter help readers focus on key objectives. Case studies with discussion questions and activities provide opportunities for readers to analyze applied situations. End-of-chapter learning aids include Key Principles for Leaders to Know sections that summarize each chapter's content and Web Resources that provide links to additional information.

Web 2.0 Learning Environments in Distance Learning

Web 2.0 learning environments in distance learning
Chih-HsiungTu and J. MichaelBlocher

Distance learning has grown at meteoric rates over the past decade. Christensen Aaron, and Clark (2002) argued that distance learning is disrupting traditional education; this is the theory of disruptive innovation, an innovation that, by its implementation, disrupts the status quo. The theory of disruption can provide researchers, practitioners, and policymakers with a new perspective on increasingly effective, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities in our society. Distance learning is disruptive to traditional learning for several reasons:

  • It targets prospective students who in the past have been unable to access education because of the lack of time, money, and/or skills.
  • It targets prospective students who appreciate a simple educational and ...
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