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 Context and invitation for this workshop

Some considerations about the context of The New Delhi workshop

(extracts from IFIP Working Group 3.8)

Informatics and the resulting Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) enable each citizen and worker to adapt to the knowledge-based society and actively participate in all spheres of social and economic life, taking more control of his or her future. The problematic is to look particularly at the interaction between the different ways of acquiring and updating all kinds of abilities, interests, knowledge, dynamic competencies and qualifications. From this perspective of the individual learner it addresses all forms of learning and the interaction between them, including:

  • formal learning, such as a degree course followed at university;
  • non-formal learning, such as vocational skills acquired at the workplace;
  • societal learning that enables individuals to live and work together, and
  • informal learning that crosses generations.

Lifelong Learning is also a new way to promote “Digital Inclusion”, whether it be between individuals in a single country or between individuals in different countries. From the mission of the Working Group 3.8, we have to take in consideration a forward look on the development and impact of Informatics and the resulting technologies on Lifelong Learning from an international viewpoint. We try to identify problems, document experiences and find solutions. It does not strive to offer a unique solution to problems as it is aware of the specific circumstances of countries and of individual people.

The objectives of the New Delhi workshop is to cover all aspects of the interactive role of informatics and resulting technologies in lifelong learning. Among these aspects are:

  • Lifelong Learning as an economic issue:
  • Lifelong Learning as a social issue:
  • Lifelong Learning as a civic issue:
  • Lifelong Learning as a cultural issue:
  • Lifelong Learning as a personal issue:
  • Lifelong Learning as an Information and Communication Technologies issue.

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