Title: Envisioning new post-scientific Europe through culturally balanced use of technology in learning

Authors: Peter Purg, Lukasz Wiechetek

Addresses: School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, Dunajska cesta 56, p.p. 2516, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. ' Faculty of Economics, Department of Information Management Systems, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Pl. Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 5, 20-031 Lublin, Poland

Abstract: An envisioned post-scientific, mobile and networked society of the European Union depends on new organisational and intercultural practices as well as techno-cultural innovations. If Europe is to become politically (re)enabled and innovative through multi-level participation, e-learning can also provide the necessary social communication realms. Through the analysis of current research and own findings, the paper discusses the possibility of introducing a Web-2.0-inspired, lifelong-oriented and culturally inclusive e-learning curriculum at the master level. Addressing teachers, trainers and managers as well as ICT specialists, the curriculum-development project partnered by Slovenia, Poland and Bulgaria exemplifies some of the most promising trends in learning.

Keywords: e-learning; lifelong learning; blended learning; curriculum development; EU; European Union; new member states; cross-cultural comparison; electronic learning; online learning; web 2.0; culture; technology-enhanced learning; Slovenia; Poland; Bulgaria.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2011.037752

International Journal of Management in Education, 2011 Vol.5 No.1, pp.1 - 21

Published online: 27 Dec 2010 *

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