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New Media and Open and Distance Learning: New challenges for Education in a Knowledge Society

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New Media and Open and Distance Learning: New challenges for Education in a Knowledge Society
The “digital society” provides not only with new technology, but also with new concepts. Information plays a central role and becomes a valuable good, but knowledge cannot be reduced to information, and one aim for educators is to contribute in a “knowledge society”, not only an “information society”. A knowledge society is structured in networks, enriching the traditional hierarchies; a knowledge society promotes a kind of “collective intelligence”. In such a society, open and distance learning has new dimensions and faces new challenges: collaboration and individualization, dealing with time and space, dealing with presence and distance, and contributing to lifelong learning. The Stellenbosch Declaration gives the main trends for ICT in education in a knowledge society, according to six major issues: digital solidarity, learners and lifelong learning, decision-making strategies, networking, research, teachers. Key words: open learning, distance learning, knowledge soc...
Bernard Cornu
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Updated 14 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where IIE
Authors Bernard Cornu
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