The use of new media has enabled broad access to educational environments creating innovative opportunities for learning and teaching. Experiential learning provides a particularly important educational framework when facilitated through the use of the Internet to engage geographically dispersed students as they participate in career education. This approach to facilitating learning has become increasingly popular in the United States, spanning academic disciplines from the liberal arts and sciences to the professional studies, and including students and instructors from around the globe. The use of a hybrid instructional delivery method combines technologies with innovative teaching approaches to enable participants to impact their local communities while concurrently collaborating to explore new areas of learning, self identity, skill development, and cognitive growth. In the following article the authors reflect on a teaching practice that combines a range of critical pedagogies as applied to an experiential instructional framework made increasingly richer and accessible through the use of new media.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.