Impact of ICT Based Education on the Information Society

Duma, László and Monda, Eszter (2013) Impact of ICT Based Education on the Information Society. Journal of Futures Studies, 18 (1). pp. 41-62.

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In the last ten years the continuous growth of internet penetration and the wider palette for spreading ICT tools have changed the availability and quantity of information, communications methods and the learning processes. ICT tools are already extensively used in education and we have reached the turning point when, after the era of PCs and laptops, e-learning based on internet connected tablet PCs is here. This educational model, developed on a radically new basis, poses a number of questions and is going to affect social processes at macroeconomic levels. We analysed the possible future impacts of widespread ICT tools in education by applying the Futures Wheel method. This method gives a base for scenario building. Of the possible impacts of ICT tools, we highlighted two: the aspect of physical, mental and social existence and that of knowledge-searching and sharing. On these grounds, we drew up four scenarios: 1. Healthy, knowledge based net-society, 2. Antisocial impersonal knowledge-society, 3. Lonely ill rebels, 4. Limited information-society.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:tablet PC, ICT-based education, education’s future, impact of ICT
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute of Informatics > Department of Infocommunication
Subjects:Information economy
Computer science
ID Code:2766
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:29 Mar 2017 11:37
Last Modified:29 Mar 2017 11:37

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