Chronicle Review: Selected Essays from an Issue on Online Learning

How Technology Can Improve Online Learning  By Robert W. Mendenhall
The president of an online university says the quality of education is largely independent of the mode of delivery.

A Social Network Is a Learning Network  By Derek Bruff
When students write for one another, or even for the world, they produce authentic expressions of what they’ve absorbed in class.

The Myth of the Tech-Savvy Student  By Ron Tanner
Why wouldn’t we educate students in sophisticated uses of the Internet, which commands an increasing amount of the world’s time and attention?

Why ‘Digital Natives’ Aren’t Necessarily Digital Learners  By Brian Cowan
Proponents of the new learning technologies ignore the human side of using them. Just because we can use something doesn’t mean we should.