A changing view of education: developing skills for the global knowledge economy

[German title: Eine veränderte Sichtweise auf Bildung: Fähigkeiten für die globale Wissensgesellschaft entwickeln]

Social software and learning: An Opening Education report from Futurelab
By Martin Owen, Lyndsay Grant, Steve Sayers and Keri Facer
Futurelab, 24 Dez 2006

Abstract: This report explores the relationship between the emergence of social software and the personalisation of education. It suggests that there is a changing view of what education is for, with an emphasis on the need for young people to develop the skills necessary for today’s evolving global knowledge economy. Alongside this development is the rapid growth of social software, characterised as software that supports group interaction, and by combining these two trends there is significant potential to see a new approach to education.

Read the report online.

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