IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(7): 656-659 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.535

Contemporary Education and Digital Technologies

Mladen Milicevic
Abstract—The introduction of new digital technologies and related media is profoundly redesigning our living and learning. The portion of society that commonly first adapts to the “new” is the young, as they incline to be most open to new experiences. The 19th-Century vision of education that takes place at a single institution, a single classroom, and at a specific time is becoming outdated. Education has to shift to learning that occurs anyplace and anytime, which is what most students are now doing on their own. Today, students acquire knowledge in ways that are self-directed, and involve both peers and adults. Digital media allow students to learn from each other in informal situations, making learning in and out of school "increasingly porous," therefore the educational institutions have a problem, because they compete with learning that takes place in recreational space and is more fluid.

Index Terms—Blended learning, social media, smart phones, informal education, obsolete education.

Mladen Milicevic is with the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA (e-mail: mmilicev@lmu.edu; tel.: +1-310-989-8867).

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Cite: Mladen Milicevic, " Contemporary Education and Digital Technologies," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 656-659, 2015.

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