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Medien in unserer Gesellschaft

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Edited By Martin K. W. Schweer

Dieser Band widmet sich den Herausforderungen, die mit dem Einsatz und der Nutzung der Vielfalt von Medien in unserer Gesellschaft verbunden sind. Renommierte Wissenschaftler/innen unterschiedlicher Fachdisziplinen stellen hierzu aktuelle theoretische Strömungen und empirische Forschungsergebnisse dar. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei vier Themenbereiche: Grundlagen und ausgewählte Anwendungsfelder der Medienforschung, Medien in der Lebensspanne, Neue Medien und E-Learning.

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Neue Generation, neue Medien und eine neue Bildung? Theo Bastiaens & Claudia Schrader Abstract This chapter focuses on the question of what influence societal changes have on learners, their learning behavior and the curriculum. Fact is that there has been one major change with an enormous impactand that is the shift towards a network society. Thanks to technology it is possible to communicate, collaborate, and exchange information effortlessly. Especially due to the digitization of materials, the availability of knowledge is without difficulty and world- wide. From the individual perspective of the learner the impact is huge. Some observations suggest that a new generation of ‘digital’ learners is born with extraordinary new competences and a different learning behavior. However, more conservative researchers think that there is nothing new about this generation. The authors take the position that the truth lies in the mid- dle of the discussion. And that only the availability of ICT tools (and with that the ubiquity of information) is already enough justification to instantly innovate the curriculum and change the focus from learning by heart to more practical usage of knowledge in schools. Next to this, authentic learning theories predict improvements in transfer of learning and students mo- tivation. However, it is stressed that a constructivist approach needs to be combined with in- struction (learners somehow need guidance and advise). 1 Einleitung Der Computer als praktikables technisches Werkzeug ermöglicht uns Lehren- den, mit unseren Studierenden unkompliziert online zu kommunizieren, Lernin- halte zur Verfügung zu stellen und...

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