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This engaging book sheds light on the ways in which adults in the twenty-first century interact with technology in different learning environments. Based on one of the first large-scale academic research projects in this area, the authors present their findings and offer practical recommendations for the use of new technology in a learning society. They invite debate on: * why ICTs are believed to be capable of affecting positive change in adult learning * the drawbacks and limits of ICT in adult education * what makes a lifelong learner * the wider social, economic, cultural and political realities of the information age and the learning society. Adult Learning addresses key questions and provides a sound empirical foundation to the existing debate, highlighting the complex realities of the learning society and e-learning rhetoric. It tells the story of those who are excluded from the learning society, and offers a set of strong recommendations for practitioners, policy-makers, and politicians, as well as researchers and students.
University of Cardiff, UK University of York, UK University of Oxford, UK
1. The Promise of the Learning Society 2. The Perils of the Learning Society 3. Researching the Learning Society 4. What Makes a Lifelong Learner? 5. What Do People Use ICT For? 6. Learning and ICT in the Home 7. Learning and ICT at Work 8. Learning and ICT in the Community 9. The Reality of the Learning Society 10. What Should We Do?
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