Rethinking ICT's contribution to sustainability and education
2012 (English)In: New technologies, education for sustainable development and critical pedagogy / [ed] Vassilios Makrakis and Nelly Kostoulas-Makrakis, Rethymnon, Greece: ICTeESD, University of Crete , 2012, 232-235 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The open education system based on Information and communication technology (ICT) can provide great opportunities for people to learn regardless of resident area, language, gender, age and so on. Currently people use it actively and build up new social networks as learning communities or study groups on the Internet. Shared knowledge and the process of sharing knowledge established through online communication are considered as key elements in the context of strengthen the individual and the country. In other words, creating the open education platform and content plays a role of designing a culture and society. However, it is not easy to realize the ideal concept of “open education” because people have many differences in language, culture, political system, ideology, thought, deployment of ICT et cetera. In order to create the open education system, which has a high degree of usability and effectiveness, we need to closely examine social roles and difficulties of the ICT-based education system in designing sustainable societies. And also the ICT-based educational system is established through the continuous human-computer interaction. Therefore, all participants get involved with developing the open education and each of them assumes a responsibility for making the open educational contents more abundant.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rethymnon, Greece: ICTeESD, University of Crete , 2012. 232-235 p.
Culture, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Open education, Social responsibility, Sustainability
Human Computer Interaction Human Aspects of ICT Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject Human-Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-189170ISBN: 978-960-87898-7-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-189170DiVA: diva2:580715