Managing Technological ‘Shadow Curriculum’ in Online Learning

New learning technologies offer many potential benefits to online learners, but these same technologies can create an additional burden for students who lack the requisite digital literacies to use them effectively. The need to learn how to use the technologies that are part of the delivery of the course may create a “shadow curriculum” that can overwhelm even highly motivated learners, says Bob Andersen, director of instructional technology at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

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