What is Cyberlearning?

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“Cyberlearning” is the term used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in its Cyberlearning Program. The Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) works with projects in the NSF Cyberlearning Program and cyberlearning-themed projects across NSF to support, synergize, and amplify their efforts. CIRCL defines cyberlearning as follows,

Informed by learning science, cyberlearning is the use of new technology to create effective new learning experiences that were never possible or practical before. The cyberlearning movement advances learning of important content by:

  • Applying scientific insights about how people learn
  • Leveraging emerging technologies
  • Designing transformative learning activities
  • Engaging teachers and other practitioners
  • Measuring deeper learning outcomes
  • Emphasizing continuous improvement

To learn more view the "What is Cyberlearning?" video produced by KQED Education.