LIFELONG LEARNING IN A TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN SOCIETY: THE NEEDS, THE BENEFITS, AND THE CHALLENGES

Abraham Oriji, Ifeoma Felicia Uzoagu

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There is an axiom which states that “What is permanent is change.” Our world has become more dynamic than ever, and in constant change, and is fast changing to the degree that if nothing is hastily done, we will race behind time. In a technology-driven or knowledge-based society like ours, lifelong learning becomes the order of the day. The 21st century needs lifelong learners, who will constantly keep themselves updated in order to meet the current realities’. This article explained the concept of lifelong learning; examined different educational settings and contexts that are persistently powering lifelong learning. It further examined the need for lifelong learning in modern-day society. The paper additionally highlights the benefits and the barriers/challenges to lifelong learning in today’s context. Finally, the authors’ drew attention to the future of lifelong learning in our contemporary society.

 

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lifelong learning, online learning, personalized education, continuing education, and technological skills

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