Reinterpretation of Knowledge on the Web in the Postmodern Moment: Trends and Challenges


Coskun BAYRAK
Adnan BOYACI


ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study, from a perspective of postmodernity is to discuss online education as the new environment for the challenging interpretation of the production, structure and dissemination of knowledge transformation within the economic, socio-political and cultural, dynamics of postmodern society. This is, of course, a new component of postmodern society and mainly characterised by globalisation process. The main reason of this is that production, structure and dissemination of knowledge has begun to expose a structural transformation. Online education, as the new environment of this transformations, has brought a challenging process that requires a paradigm shift for teachers, politicians, economists, managers and educational administrators.


KEYWORDS: Online, Postmodernity, Knowledge On The Web, Distance Education, Turkey, Anadolu University

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