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ERIC Number: EJ899573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Supporting Lifelong Learning in the Information Age
Zhou, Wei; Yasuda, Takami; Yokoi, Shigeki
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v4 n9 p11-18 Sep 2007
Many countries are considering lifelong learning, which is becoming an important education goal, and promoting lifelong learning in the information age. With the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), digital divides have become a major concern in the world. In this study, we focus on three dimensions of digital divides in the field of lifelong learning: education organization, age, and national penetration. Next, we report our findings that provide solutions for combating digital divides by developing web-based learning and support environments over a three-year period: (1) a blended learning support system that helps teachers manage learning resources and create blended learning programs and learners choose and participate in learning activities; (2) an "E-namoSupport" system for senior beginners to use the Internet, as implemented in Japan; (3) a "Senior Internet Support & Learning Environment" to help senior citizens improve their Internet literacy and enjoy the information age in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Japan