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Understanding informal learning with technology: Insights for ICT integration
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, University of Canberra, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The creative and integrated use of ICT's within social constructivist models of learning is now essential if we are to effectively develop young learner's capabilities. For many learners, however, their formal use of ICT falls well short of their out-of-school uses. At home - and in other informal settings-many young people become leading users of new technologies without formal instruction. Moreover, the activities they choose to use are highly collaborative and intellectually engaging. There is a pressing need to understand this phenomenon particularly in terms of the nature of this informal learning. This paper argues that a more through understanding could provide lessons for the effective integration of ICT in formal learning contexts. It is anticipated that the models to emerge from this study will represent a crucial step in the development of more effective ICT integration models.

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Fitzgerald, R. (2005). Understanding informal learning with technology: Insights for ICT integration. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 948-954). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .

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