Towards a Lifelong Learning Environment in Universities
Yuliya Bozhko, Eva Heinrich, Massey University, New Zealand
Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Lifelong learning is the self-directed pursuit of knowledge or skills that occurs throughout one’s life. The importance of lifelong learning skills has been recognized in the workplace, public policy and higher education institutions over the last decade. Systems currently used in universities provide only limited features to support lifelong learning. We suggest a learner-centered e-learning environment which will provide comprehensive support for lifelong learning. This environment will be built on an institutionally focused Learning Management System and a learner focused ePortfolio system, both already used in universities. These two systems are already connected, but to adequately support lifelong learning extensions are required: students need to be in charge of their own learning progress; they need to be able to choose the environment that serves their needs best and has a smart data workflow to easily connect to their institution’s environment; the approach should be streamlined for both, teachers and students.
Bozhko, Y. & Heinrich, E. (2010). Towards a Lifelong Learning Environment in Universities. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 2038-2043). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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