Education 3.0 and beyond: A learner-led experience of Education
Year of Publication 2014
Education technology has seen varied changes resonating users’ social experience and interaction with the Web. In line with the various versions of the Web there is an evolution of educational processes asEducation 1.0, Education 2.0, Education 3.0 and finally Education 4.0. This evolution draws in from the ideas like progressivism and social constructivism. The ideas of progressivism in education (as purported by thinkers like John Dewey) talk about how “learning by doing” allows for a more active environment for learning where the learner is able to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills. Social constructivism recognises that culture plays a large role in cognitive processes and learning (Vygotsky) and student dialogue and discussion and collaborative learning processes are emphasised. Technology
has been a catalyst for these ideas in education, wherein content can be made more meaningful and interactive for the learner and executed even in operational constraints like low availability (in quantum or quality) of teachers and teaching resources.