Curriculum as Online Community

With the technological advances of modern society, the nature of learning is evolving. The online community so readily available to teachers and students provides a diverse and extensive opportunity to retrieve information. Students no longer need to rely on teachers as their sole source of knowledge. With endless amounts of obtainable information at students’ fingertips, they are able to explore variety of resources providing them with multiple perspectives on any given topic. This opens up a window to social justice and anti-oppressive education as it allows both teachers and students to not only receive widespread information, but it also allows them to form their own opinions. With that being said, it is important for teachers to instruct their students on how to be critical thinkers, to find credibility in their research and to always consider whose story is being told. Technology in the classroom allows for diverse teaching methods as well as the opportunity to engage in sharing and contributing to the online community.