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Self-directed learning in the age of open source, open hardware and 3D printing

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This chapter investigates the role of online communities in the future of learning. It considers the paradigm shift from the “push” of more formal educational models, to the notion of “pull” whereby people actively pursue personalized learning experiences. Empowered by the Internet and ability to access information and connect to each other at any time, massive online communities are building vast pools of information around specialized topics such as 3D printing, coding and electronics. This chapter discusses the role of these digital technologies in transforming educational models. It provides an argument that practice-led, self-directed research is changing the way people engage with learning. The argument is supported by examples of practice from online communities, university and school education, drawing together key considerations for the future of education that are particularly relevant for technology and educational researchers, teachers across disciplines and those developing higher-level curriculum directives.

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Chapter number

7

Pagination

154-178

ISBN-13

9781522562924

ISBN-10

1522562923

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter

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2019, IGI Global

Extent

10

Editor/Contributor(s)

Ossiannilsson E

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

Title of book

Ubiquitous inclusive learning in a digital era

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