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Digitalization of Education – The How and Why of Lifelong Learning

Research Results Concerning Online-Further Education in Tourism. Significance – Expectation – Utilisation

Lars Rettig

More and more parts of our lives are being digitally enriched. The field of education is no exception. The learning and working worlds are changing, and therefore also the requirements for education, continuing education and further education. At the same time, the period in which knowledge is up-to-date is ever shorter. Thus the ability to do Lifelong Learning is not only decisive for the success of the individual, but also for the sustainable existence of companies, economic sectors and whole regions/destinations. On the basis of psychological, pedagogical and economical concepts the author deals with the How and Why of learning. Based on this he investigates the significance of Online-Further Education in Tourism by means of qualitative expert interviews.

Lifelong Learning – Global Megatrends – Half-Life of Knowledge – Learning Theories – Goal Setting Theory – Expectancy Theory – Neo-Behaviourism – Cognitivism – Constructivism – Connectivism – Digital – Further Education – Human Resource Development – E-Learning – Blended Learning – MOOC – SPOC – Reasons for Utilisation – Expert Interviews – Tourism