The digital revolution has resulted in the destruction of a number of our traditional methods of working and learning. This is happening both outside as well as inside the classroom. It is evident that a new paradigm of learning is needed to be developed. What can be done to achieve this? The answer is that it requires not just creating an infrastructure of digital technology to support learning, but also answering the fundamental question of what the role of education and learning in the future.

This article discusses how to make learning an integral part of our lives in the digital age, based on contributions of researchers and teachers from all over the world. It is written for learners (including parents and students) educators as well as curriculum designers, technology experts, researchers in learning sciences, and policy makers.

There are many opinions on what digital-age learning should be like. However, there is a general consensus that we must promote the co-evolution of learning and the latest technology of communication. This should include exploring opportunities for radical new concepts of learning and for developing innovative methods that can be supported by modern communications technologies.

The fact that the majority of present applications of information technology in learning are still a “gift-wrapping” form (Fischer 1998) is among the biggest challenges. These technologies are utilized as add-ons to existing frameworks like instructionism fixed curriculum, memorization and decontextualized learning. Many comparative studies employ an environment that is a face-to-face baseline. This limits the study to specific tasks and functions that can only be obtained digitally.

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