Making Learning a Part of Life in the Digital Age

News, 08 Ott 2023, by direzione

With the advent technological advancements, many of our old methods of working and learning are being replaced. This is happening both outside and inside the classroom. It is evident that a new model of learning is required to be developed. What can be done to achieve this? The answer is that it will require not just creating an infrastructure of digital technology to support learning as well as addressing the fundamental question of what will learning and education going to be in the future.

This article addresses how to make learning a part of our lives in the digital age, drawing on the contributions of researchers and teachers from around the world. This article is for learners (including students and parents) teachers and curriculum designers, as well as researchers and experts in learning sciences.

Although there are a myriad of opinions about what digital-age learning should look like, there’s an overall consensus that we need to help support the co-evolution of learning and communication technologies of the future. This should include exploring new possibilities for radically different educational concepts and for the creation of new techniques that can be supported by modern communication technologies.

One of the biggest issues is that the current use of the latest information technologies for learning remain a form of “gift wrapping” (Fischer 1998). These technologies are used as add-ons to existing frameworks, such as instructionism, memorization, fixed curriculum and decontextualized learning. This is evident in a variety of comparative studies where a face-to-face setting is used as a base, restricting the study of tasks and functions that are only accessible in digital settings.