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European Journal of Vocational Training, v47 n2 p224-232 2009

Information and communication technologies--ICTs--have become a defining feature in the vocabulary of 21st century education and training. The major question now is not when and how they will be introduced into the education system, but what impact the manipulation inherent in their use will have on the resulting production of knowledge. The added value of ICTs for learning lies in the revolution they bring about by speeding up and guiding access to syllabuses from the moment users realise how manipulative they can be. (Contains 2 footnotes.)

Descriptors: Information Technology, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Internet, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Role, Student Role, Comparative Analysis, Films

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Author: Garcia, Luis



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