Some Insights into the Impact of ICTs on Learning Agency and Seamless Learning

Pillay, Hitendra K., Clarke, John A., & Taylor, Peter G. (2006) Some Insights into the Impact of ICTs on Learning Agency and Seamless Learning. In Cartelli, Antonio (Ed.) Teaching in the Knowledge Society: New Skills and Instruments for Teachers. Information Science Publishing, Hershey, PA, pp. 64-75.


The learning capacity of individuals is becoming recognised as the most valued commodity in a knowledge and information society and this has fostered an increased attention on the innovation, transfer, and management of knowledge. To explain these processes, it is necessary to move beyond what has traditionally been conceived of as a learning environment and to develop alternative models that acknowledge and accommodate the learning competencies required to successfully engage with a contingent and dynamic learning culture, the changing nature of knowledge, and the influence of the cultural background of learners. Such models need to explain the lifelong and continuous nature of learning as learners move seamlessly among a range of diverse learning environments. This chapter proposes the concept of learning agency which incorporates the intelligence inherent in learning environments as a mechanism to explain seamless learning within and across environments, particularly those that are rich in technology.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: seamless learning, learning agency, ICT, based learning, learning environments
ISBN: 1591409535
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Information Science Publishing
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:21

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