Effective Learning Networks

Rob Koper, Ellen Rusman, Peter Sloep

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    This article argues that the provision of lifelong learning opportunities needs to be based on well-thought-through integrated models. These models should merge pedagogical, organisational and technological perspectives and meet requirements for the provision of lifelong learning opportunities. This article also claims that these requirements cannot be met by existing educational models and tools. The Learning Networks model is offered as an alternative, feasible model for ICT-network supported lifelong learning. A Learning Network is defined as an ensemble of actors, institutions and learning resources which are mutually connected through and supported by information and communication technologies in such a way that the network self-organises and thus gives rise to effective lifelong learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)18-27
    JournalLline: Lifelong Learning in Europe
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2005


    • Learning networks
    • Lifelong learning


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