Technofetishism and Online Education: Globalizing Geography through Virtual Worlds
Journal of Geography in Higher Education Volume 38, Number 1, ISSN 0309-8265
Online education is becoming an increasingly popular venture for postsecondary institutions. It is an often controversial undertaking with proponents lauding the possibilities of technological advancements to increase access to education, while critics question the value and form of pedagogy on offer. This paper examines the potential and problems of online learning with reference to global geographic education. Drawing on the emergent literature on technology and education, it examines issues of design, interactivity, access, and mode, and focuses on a collaborative project between international partners to introduce the study of South Asia through an online suite to a range of students.
Bose, P.S. (2014). Technofetishism and Online Education: Globalizing Geography through Virtual Worlds. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 38(1), 28-39.