Wednesday, December 3, 2008

PL 60/08: Education in a new key

Filed under: Uncategorized — plinius @ 5:31 pm

1dragonDigital learning is taking off in a big way.

Dragon gate (Villa Borghese, Rome).

On Saturday I recommended the big MacArtur study, which shows that the web is becoming an important place for new forms of learning.  Today, I am impressed Lorcan Dempsey’s post on The changing education experience.

Two quotes:

But perhaps the largest surprise so far is the continuing value students place on face-to-face contact, despite the time they spend on the web. …

“Because web 2.0, Google, Wikipedia are all about being able to change things yourself, the expectations of learners change as a result of that,… There is a greater expectation from students that they are involved in the design of their education.” [Link]


Technology has …  affected where and how they study, helped them collaborate with each other and broken down barriers between students and teachers, social life and study. It has also given students a greater voice in the way they learn. [Link]

This fits well with our LATINA principles.

If you want to join us next summer – or indeed this spring – please contact Oslo University College.


  1. Tord Høivik. Enter the dragon. From print to web in library education. In Kocojwa, Maria (ed.). Przestrzen informacji i komuniukacji spolecznej [The area of information and social communication]. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2004. P. 280-288.

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