ICT and Lifelong Learning

Dr. Dejan Dinevski, Ass. Prof.
Head of Department of University Information and Technology Development
University of Maribor
Slomskov trg 15, SI-2000 Maribor, SLOVENIA
e-mail: dejan.dinevski@uni-mb.si
Dr. Peter Kokol, Prof.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Smetanova 17, SI-2000 Maribor, SLOVENIA
e-mail: kokol@uni-mb.si

Abstract

"Technology can make lifelong learning a reality" is written in one of the listed references. The concept of lifelong learning in the EU member states differs significantly and their efforts seem to be partly mismatched. Even in different concepts the modern information technology support is becoming the foundation of the efficient and cost-effective lifelong learning.

The e-learning technology is becoming progressively sophisticated, which has several positive effects, though on the other hand the complex technology makes some learners feel uncomfortable. Innovations in e-learning information systems should take special care of this effect when dealing with "lifelong learners", since the level of the information literacy in this group varies a lot. A good example of the technology innovation is personalization which makes e-learning systems friendlier and diminishes the well known technology barrier.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, information and communication technology, collaborative learning, internet, learning management system, MOOC, interaction, LMS,

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