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ERIC Number: EJ597104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
Switching on the Learning Society? - Questioning the Role of Technology in Widening Participation in Lifelong Learning.
Gorard, Stephen; Selwyn, Neil
Journal of Education Policy, v14 n5 p523-34 Sep-Oct 1999
Creation of technologically based "virtual education" has been portrayed as a means of widening access to lifelong-learning opportunities for those currently excluded. An examination of these claims in light of UK nonparticipants' characteristics and common barriers reveals that technological fixes will solve some problems, create others, and leave many unaffected. (Contains 67 references.) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom