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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Informal Learning on the Internet
Informal learning on the internet

Technology evolves so quickly that future readers of this chapter may find the examples dated. As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous, the Internet has evolved into a powerful and easily accessible resource for education, as well as life more generally. Cities (e.g., Philadelphia) have gone wireless to provide ready access for its citizens and other municipalities are following suit. Airports, coffee shops, and many other public locations are also wired. With appropriate peripherals, individuals can sit on a train or bus and connect to their e-mail or get the latest sports scores. Whether by computer, Blackberry, or Web-enabled mobile phones, people have come to rely on connectivity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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