The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age
Publication Date: June 2009
Publisher(s): MIT Press
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Digital education; Education technology; Educational institutions; Distributed learning
Coverage: United States
In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the Internet is its capacity for world-wide community and the limitless exchange of ideas. The Internet brings about a way of learning that is not new or revolutionary but is now the norm for today's graduating high school and college classes. It is for this reason that Davidson and Goldberg call on us to examine potential new models of digital learning and rethink our virtually enabled and enhanced learning institutions.