As the information age is enveloped and advanced by ubiquitous technologies, the emphasis on transferring knowledge has lessened and education has begun to embrace the idea of 21st century skills for the masses. That is, a growing percentage of the global work force is required to communicate, create, and collaborate at a higher level than ever before. As learners begin to collaborate and communicate on-line, it is important that we examine the pedagogy and technology that supports this type of learning. Digital technology has enormous potential to be used as a cognitive tool to support student-centred, co-construction of knowledge, allowing learners to challenge existing beliefs and develop an awareness of their own learning processes.

Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0033
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland