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Learning & Leading with Technology, v35 n6 p12-16 Mar-Apr 2008

Learning is becoming more personal, yet collaborative and networked, portable and situated, ubiquitous and durable--and increasingly at odds with formal education, as more and different types of learning are happening outside of the classroom. In this article, the author provides a glimpse of what the not-so-distant future of education might bring, including increased personalization and customization, learning in context, networking, and the role of digital technologies. The author then concludes by suggesting that although personalized digital tools can provide a bridge between informal and formal education, students need to learn how to navigate their world (as well as their technologies) in safe, ethical, and productive ways. Consequently, schools need to spend more time not only teaching students how to become more literate, do good research, and think critically, but also new literacies that come with increased collaboration and networking when using mobile and connected tools. Examples of these new skills include creative thinking and problem solving, interacting with technologies that expand one's mental capacity, collective intelligence, navigating information across various media formats, and metacognitive thinking about one's own learning. (Contains 11 resources.)

Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites, Technology Integration, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Educational Trends, Conventional Instruction, Informal Education, Computer Literacy, Program Descriptions

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Author: Van -T Hooft, Mark

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5189&id=EJ824508







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