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ELPapers-EN-Volume-15 - N 15 June 2009 eLearning Papers...

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Nº 15 June 2009 eLearning Papers Editorial The New Learning Generation Yves Punie & Roberto Carneiro Articles Talent competences in the new eLearning generation Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis & Mary Bolger A learning community for teens on a virtual island - The Schome Park Teen Second Life Pilot project Julia Gillen, Peter Twining, Rebecca Ferguson, Oliver Butters, Gill Clough, Mark Gaved, Anna Peachey, Dan Seamans & Kieron Sheehy Storytelling and Web 2.0 Services: A synthesis of old and new ways of learning Vojko Strahovnik & Biljana Mecava Web 2.0 Learning Environment: Concept, Implementation, Evaluation Marc Rittberger & Ingo Blees Personal Learning Environments for Overcoming Knowledge Boundaries between Activity Systems in Emerging Adulthood Elvis Mazzoni & Pietro Gaffuri eLearning Papers eLearning Papers is a digital publication on eLearning by elearningeuropa.info, a portal created by the European Commission to promote the use of ICT in education and training. Edited by: P.A.U. Education, S.L. E-mail: [email protected] | ISSN 1887-1542 The texts published in this journal, unless otherwise indicated, are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial- NoDerivativeWorks 3.0 Unported licence. They may be copied, distributed and broadcast provided that the author and the e-journal that publishes them, eLearning Papers, are cited. Commercial use and derivative works are not permitted. The full licence can be consulted on http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
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eLearning Papers • www.elearningpapers.eu • ISSN 1887-1542 2 Nº 15 • June 2009 • EN Children and adolescents in modern societies are growing up in a world where digital technologies are ubiquitous. The widespread use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and online services by youngsters in their everyday life for leisure, entertainment and social interaction is impacting their learning needs, requirements and expectations. They need to learn skills and competences for self-development, participation in society and for future jobs. They are also increasingly using ICT for any learning purpose, often outside the classroom. This gives rise to a "new learning generation" (also labelled New Millennium Learners by OECD/CERI) and to new ways of learning, including informal modes, which are strongly enabled albeit not determined by the possibilities offered by ICT. This special issue on the "new learning generation" and on "new ways of learning" seeks to bring together evidence, practice and/or theories on this emerging new learning landscape. It is shaped by a new series of ICT tools, social computing applications (web 2.0 & Learning 2.0), mobile and game-based learning opportunities that are fundamentally different from earlier ICT tools and web 1.0 applications. The "social technologies" that have emerged since 2003 and that have been taken-up massively by users afford new ways of doing things against the earlier generation of ICT tools, which have been implemented to automate and digitize analogue ways of doing things. The
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