Making Learning a Part of Life in the Digital Age

The digital revolution has brought about the replacement of many of our traditional ways of working and learning. This occurs both outside and within the classroom. It is obvious that a brand new learning model is needed to be established. What can be done to achieve this? The answer is that it will require not just creating digital infrastructure for supporting learning but also addressing the fundamental question of what education and learning for in the near future.

This article addresses how to make learning an integral part of everyday life in the digital age, based on the research and teaching expertise of researchers and teachers from all over the world. It is aimed at learners (including parents and students) educators, curriculum designers as well as technology experts researchers in learning sciences, and the decision-makers.

There are a myriad of opinions about what learning in the digital age should look like, there’s a broad consensus that we need to promote the co-evolution between learning and modern communication technologies. This means exploring the possibilities for radical new ways of thinking about learning as well as the development of innovative techniques that can be supported by the latest technologies in communication.

One of the biggest issues is that the current use of new technologies in learning remain a kind of “gift wrapping” (Fischer 1998). These technologies are integrated into existing frameworks, like instructionism and fixed curriculum. They also function as a complement to decontextualized or uncontextualized, learning. This is evident in many comparative studies where a face-to-face setting can be used as a benchmark, restricting the study of tasks including functions that are only accessible in digital settings.

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