With the onset technological advancements, many of our old ways of working and learning are being replaced. This occurs both outside and inside the classroom. It is clear that a new approach to learning must be established. But how can this be accomplished? It’s not just about creating digital infrastructure to support learning, but it will also need to address the fundamental questions of what education and learning are to be in the future.
This article explores ways to make learning a vital part of our lives in the digital age, based on the research and teaching expertise of researchers and teachers from around the globe. This article is written for learners (including parents and students) educators, curriculum developers, researchers and technology experts in learning sciences.
There are a variety of opinions about what learning in the digital age should look like, there’s a broad consensus that we need to encourage the co-evolution of learning and modern technology for communication. This should include exploring opportunities for radical new ways of thinking about learning and for establishing innovative new methods that are supported by modern communications technologies.
The fact that the majority of present uses of information technologies in education are still a “gift-wrapping” form (Fischer, 1998) is among the major challenges. These technologies are used as an addition to existing frameworks, such as instructionism, memorization with a fixed curriculum, fixed curriculum, and decontextualized learning. This is evident in numerous studies of comparative research where a face-to -face setting is used as a baseline and is used to study tasks and functions that are only available in digital settings.