Learners and teachers must contend with a seemingly overwhelming range of technologies designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning within the constantly expanding field of educational technology.
Numerous of these solutions presumptively use learning management systems to configure and deliver learning in closed contexts (LMS).
Although networked learning is on the rise, traditional classroom learning is by no means outmoded. Networked learning is quickly replacing traditional classroom instruction as the preeminent approach to online and blended education. It is also the most popular type of informal and self-directed learning.
Dron and Anderson present a novel approach in Teaching Crowds that relies on linkages between networks and collectives rather than divisions in order to comprehend and take advantage of the pedagogical possibilities of Web-based technology. The authors demonstrate how students can interact with social media platforms to build an unlimited field of emergent connections while acknowledging that online learning both necessitates and provides new paradigms of teaching and learning.
These relationships enable students to develop and achieve their own educational objectives by allowing them to benefit from one another's expertise. They contend that teaching pupils these abilities would better equip them to become independent, lifelong learners in a society that is becoming more networked.