Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Computer-assisted instruction; Internet in education;
Yesterday's methods of instruction are no longer sufficient for today's global world or today's learners. Networked learning provides the capability of making connections with people and information for lifelong learning. This literature review seeks to define Networked Learning and Personal Learning Networks and their implications for education. Networked learning and Personal Learning Networks in relationship to motivation theory is also explored. Recommendations for future use include using social networking as an educational strategy for student learning and instructor professional development. Another recommendation and strategy discussed includes student-centered learning to improve student learning in an educational environment through networked learning. Technology has set the path for the support of an individual's learning. This approach allows the learner not to be solely a storage of information but the means of being able to find relative information important to us as we take our place as global citizens.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz
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©2009 Garey Gill
Gill, Garey, "Networked learning in an educational environment" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 757.