We are on the brink of a fundamental shift in society – and in our journey towards the Networked Society, we are unlocking the full potential of learning and education. Learning has been transformed into an industry. In its report, Understanding Knowledge Societies, the United Nations describes “knowledge economies” as those societies in which information and the creation of knowledge have replaced industrial production as the main contributor to GDP. As part of this development, businesses and governments are integrating ICT into their core processes to increase efficiency, expand scope and improve productivity. One result of this development has been the rapid digitisation of information and knowledge. Technology improves educational opportunities by enabling personalised study, while enhancing the potential for learning through community-based education and access to educational resources, even in remote rural schools.
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