Brave New Classrooms (Paperback)

Democratic Education & the Internet (Digital Formations #37)

By Joe Lockard (Editor), Mark Pegrum (Editor)

Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi, 9780820481234, 360pp.

Publication Date: December 7, 2006

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The early, halcyon days of e-learning are gone. Many who embraced personal computers and the Internet, and who devoted their work to creating new forms of electronic education, have grown dissatisfied with trends toward commodification and corporatization, a paucity of critical thought, poor quality distance learning, and the growing exploitation of teaching labor. Online learning's inherent democratic potential seems increasingly a chimera. Brave New Classrooms explores whether and to what extent its original promise can be recovered. It includes sixteen essays from educational practitioners, including some of the best-known theorists of Internet-based education.

About the Author

The Editors: Joe Lockard is Assistant Professor of English at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of California-Berkeley. He has published numerous articles on Internet culture, nineteenth-century American literature, and US cultural studies. Mark Pegrum is Lecturer in TESOL at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia, where he received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Arts. He has published in the areas of e-learning, intercultural competence, and World Englishes.