New Ways To
Changes in the basic technology of information and
technology inevitably affect education. Are they leading to
systematic changes in the way learning is done?
A series of case studies illustrates the emergence of new
ways to learn, in every area from formal schooling to career
Based on these and other cases, we have identified a new
process of learning, which works in a different way from
conventional classroom teaching.
The new process is particularly relevant for lifelong
learning, which presents a new set of challenges that can
only be addressed in innovative ways.
The natural home of the new process is a learning
community, rather than an institution. Technology enables
new kinds of learning community.
The evidence suggests a systematic shift in the way
learning is done, on a scale comparable to the emergence of
mass education in Victorian times.
Based on this conclusion, we provide a set of
recommendations for action.