Lifelong Learning and Its Support with New Technologies

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    This chapter provides an overview about the use of new technologies for lifelong learning. While in the past learning technologies were mostly provided by educational institutions to support a specific lifetime or shorter learning episodes nowadays more personal technologies are used for lifelong learning to support self-organized learning. Four important developments are introduced in this chapter, namely open learner models and learning analytics, learning networks and networked learning, open educational resources and practices and last but not least mobile and contextualized learning. The state-of-the-art in these research fields is summarized and future potential and requirements for lifelong learning are highlighted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
    EditorsJames D. Wright
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-0-08-043076-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • lifelong learning
    • technology-enhanced learning
    • mobile learning
    • learning analytics
    • contextualized learning
    • open learner models
    • open educational resources
    • open educational practices
    • learning networks

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