Report: New technologies have transformed today's learners

12/15/2011 | T.H.E. Journal

The emergence of widespread Internet connectivity, social networking and mobile computing all have contributed to the creation of a new type of learner, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. "These three elements together have changed the context of learning," says Lee Rainie, director of the center's Internet and American Life Project. Students today are more self-directed, more inclined to collaborate and rely on feedback from peers, and are better-equipped to obtain information, the report states.

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