Linking thinking: self-directed learning in the digital age


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Author: Candy, Philip

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Australia. Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)


This report examines the effect of information and communication technologies (ICTs), i.e. global networks of computers and other associated digital devices, in the fields of education and training, particularly on the self-directed learning of adults. It analyses the six major conditions that must be met so that people can participate in the digital world and presents a six-part model of online learning. The study comprises four parts. Part one, 'Setting the scene', provides contextual background by discussing the dual themes of the digital revolution and self-directed learning. The...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Technology; Lifelong learning; Governance; Equity; Literacy; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Government role; Access to education and training; Computer literacy; Competence; Learning society; Online learning; Adult learning

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: DEST, 2004

Physical description: viii, 344 p.

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ISBN: 0642773866 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Philip C. Candy

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/AG 80.02

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