Regardless of where online learning is headed, clearly the role of the online instructor will always be of utmost importance in guiding student learning.
In this module we have looked at the theme of shifts of control and explored three examples:
- Looking at the Read/Write Web as a place to create information rather than just consume it.
- Shifting away from traditional forms of publication in the education industry to an open access model where materials are freely available.
- Moving towards a more student-centered learning environment, rather than a traditional teacher-centered approach.
Although we may not know exactly how these shifts will impact the world of online learning, one thing we know for certain is that the technology is going to change.