What does it mean to be a Digital Lifewide Learner?
Keywords:informal learning, digital literacy, learning ecology
What does it really mean to be a digital learner? An immediate reply might be a learner who is taught online, engaging in an online course, using digital technology to access the learning experience. This learning is likely to be time limited (duration of the course) where formal learning takes place (accredited and assessed). But what does it mean to be a digital lifewide learner? This commnetary piece discusses my views on this.
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