Title: Learning Spaces: an ICT-enabled Model of Future Learning in the Knowledge-based Society
Citation: European Journal of Education vol. 42 no. 2 p. 185-199
Publisher: Blackwell Synergy
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC36029
ISSN: 0141-8211
URI: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1465-3435.2007.00302.x
DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3435.2007.00302.x
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This article is based on the IPTS EUR 22218 report. It presents some of the building blocks for a vision of learning in the future. It is labelled learning spaces; which are driven by ICT, though not determined by it. The process that will give rise to the learning spaces vision is also discussed in this article. Therefore, in the next section, it is argued that there is a need for change and that the need for a new vision of learning in the knowledge-based society will have to be holistic. It will also have to make the objectives of learning explicit. The next section presents the trends and challenges that are expected to shape future learning in the knowledge-based society. There is a sub-section on technological (ICT) trends and sub-section on social trends and challenges, of which some are generic (e.g. ageing society) and others specific to learning and education (e.g. new skills). These trends and drivers shape the learning spaces vision which is explained in more detail in the following section. Such a new vision will however, not be realised automatically. Dedicated efforts are needed to make sure the context is right for reaping the benefits of ICT-enabled learning. This is discussed in the section on realising the change, at the benefit of all. The concluding section highlights the main messages dealt with in this article.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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