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Technology, Pedagogy, and the Learning Society

Lifelong learning plays a key role in continuous personal and professional development. Digital technologies facilitate such learning and can be used to bridge science and practice. Because information and communication technologies (ICTs) are such important tools for learning and knowledge creation through innovation, it is important for learners to have skills that enable them to use these technologies. Personal and professional development can be improved and transformed through the use of ICT and, in particular, can make significant contributions to lifelong learning in the digital age. This entry first examines characteristics of the new learning society that is evolving as a result of digital technology. It then describes ways in which this technology has allowed for new forms of knowledge creation and is changing the ...

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