A large, but very useful, report: Linking Thinking – Self-directed Learning in the Digital Age: (via Seb) “This study was undertaken to explore the extent to which and ways in which Information and Communication Technologies or ICT (basically global networks of computers and other associated digital devices) have impacted on learning. Instead of looking at learning in formal education and training settings, I have chosen to consider the dynamics of independent self-directed learning, especially that which is undertaken by adults.”
Note in particular the “6 C’s” for online participating in the online realm:
- Connectivity: An essential precondition for online engagement:
- Competence: Developing a range of vital skills;
- Content: Ensuring affordable access to quality digital resources;
- Credibility and confidentiality: The basis of trust in the unseen;
- Capturing information: Locating needed information in the boundless domain of Cyberspace; and
- Collaboration: Realising the transformative potential of technologies.