The evolution of the web has transformed the way persons communicate and interact with each other, and has reformed institutional operations in various sectors. Examining these changes through the theoretical framework Connectivism, provides a detailed analysis of how the web impacts individuals’ context within communities as well as the larger society. This chapter examines the evolution of the web and the characteristics of various iterations of the web. A discussion on the emergence of participatory media and other participatory processes provides insight as to how the web influences personal and professional interactions. Research on how the web has changed cultural contexts as well as systems such as education, governments and businesses is shared and analyzed to identify gaps and provide direction for future research.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of research on the societal impact of digital media|
|Editors||Barbara Guzzetti, Mellinee Lesley|
|Place of Publication||Hersey, PA|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|