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ERIC Number: EJ824508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Envisioning the Future of Education: Learning while Mobile
Van 'T Hooft, Mark
Learning & Leading with Technology, v35 n6 p12-16 Mar-Apr 2008
Learning is becoming more personal, yet collaborative and networked, portable and situated, ubiquitous and durable--and increasingly at odds with formal education, as more and different types of learning are happening outside of the classroom. In this article, the author provides a glimpse of what the not-so-distant future of education might bring, including increased personalization and customization, learning in context, networking, and the role of digital technologies. The author then concludes by suggesting that although personalized digital tools can provide a bridge between informal and formal education, students need to learn how to navigate their world (as well as their technologies) in safe, ethical, and productive ways. Consequently, schools need to spend more time not only teaching students how to become more literate, do good research, and think critically, but also new literacies that come with increased collaboration and networking when using mobile and connected tools. Examples of these new skills include creative thinking and problem solving, interacting with technologies that expand one's mental capacity, collective intelligence, navigating information across various media formats, and metacognitive thinking about one's own learning. (Contains 11 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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