Positive learning in the age of information: A blessing or a curse?

Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia*, Gabriel Wittum, Andreas Dengel

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Abstract

While information and communication technology has a vast influence on our lives, little is understood about its effects on the way we learn. In the Age of Information, students - consciously or not - are learning in diverse formal and informal environments from a broad variety of sources, with scientific knowledge competing against unfounded assertions, and misinformation and biased data spreading through social and mass media. The Positive Learning in the Age of Information (PLATO) program illustrated by the contributions in this book unites outstanding and highly innovative expertise on the fundamentals of information processing and human learning to investigate a new paradigm of positive learning as a vital, morally and ethically oriented approach, which is of existential importance to maintaining the civilization standards of a modern society in the digital age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Number of pages429
ISBN (Electronic)9783658195670
ISBN (Print)9783658195663
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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