ICT as explicit factor in the evolution of life-long learning

Piet Kommers

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    The ubiquity of information and online human support trigger the question if the traditional epitome of |life-long learning| can still be considered as |learning| as meant in the traditional context of formal education. A complicating factor is that regular education needs to revise its main paradigm. It is hard to find solid reference beacons for deciding who is changing most: school-based education or life-long learning for adults. Regular education seems to evolve from a transfer into a developmental paradigm. Life-long learning tends to migrate from |incidental-| and |continuous learning| into |course-based-|, |institutionalised-| and |certificate-driven| learning. Its mutual comparison is like estimating the speed of two opposing trains without seeing the landscape.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-144
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational journal of continuing engineering education and life-long learning
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Life-long learning
    • School-based education
    • Social software
    • Learning support systems
    • Media-based learning
    • ICT for education
    • Educational technology
    • Learning technology
    • Overall contract
    • Information technology
    • Communications technology


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