Digital information networks, with their tremendous amounts of data, constitute a challenge to the capacity for an individual to know the relevant aspects of society, a knowledge that international agencies often acknowledge as being an essential aspect of citizenship. Are there solutions for this very practical question? Is it possible to make profit from those big quantities of data? What are the role and importance of education, science, technology, and the humanities for contemporary societies, particularly for online universities? In this article, henceforth, we reflect on the lines of development that we view as possible for universities that offer online teaching opportunities in Europe. We specifically focus on the extent to which these universities are addressing the developmental needs established by governmental and non-governmental agencies, international economic agencies, and by European associations that are invested in education and skills-training. Using practical examples and theoretical discussions, we will present a vision of what we believe will be the future of education and the role online education will play in this vision.
Caetano, João C.R. and Lori, Nicolás F.
"Digital Information Networks and the Future of Online Learning,"
Internet Learning: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.apus.edu/internetlearning/vol4/iss1/5
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