Reflection: Place in the Digital Age: Familiar Dichotomies No Longer Apply

Van B. Weigel

Responding to David Diekema and David Caddell’s article, “The Significance of Place: Sociological Reflections on Distance Learning and Christian Higher Education” (XXXI:2), Van Weigel argues that collaborative Internet technologies hold great promise for enriching Christian higher education by extending opportunities for cognitive apprenticeship within the classroom. In a digital age, sharp distinctions between physical and virtual places lose their relevance. Effective education has more to do with pedagogies that emphasize active learning than the choice of venue. Mr. Weigel is Professor of Ethics and Economic Development at Eastern University.

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