Title: Technology for continuous learning towards the knowledge society

Authors: Piet Kommers

Addresses: University of Twente, Faculty of Educational Science and Technology, Division of Educational Instrumentation, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Abstract: This paper looks in-depth at the new strategies and tactics at the didactic level, in order to achieve learning progress, in order to contribute to the new generation|s participation in the ||knowledge society||. The more specific effect of new ICT facilities is the catalytic one, not only in the continuous evolution of innovative teaching but also in the learning processes in traditional secondary education. Even more important are the ICT effects on contextual factors, such as the restructuring of classroom-based learning and its complement in home-based learning, vocational learning and most importantly the newly developing web-based learning networks and the subsequent web-based learning communities. The introduction of web-based communities for teachers is most likely.

Keywords: knowledge society; learning communities; web-based communities; ICT.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2003.004012

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2003 Vol.13 No.5/6, pp.578 - 596

Published online: 11 Mar 2004 *

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