The Transformation of the Nature of Knowledge in the Digital Age Cover Image

A tudás természetének átalakulása a digitális korban
The Transformation of the Nature of Knowledge in the Digital Age

Author(s): Ildikó Hrubos
Subject(s): Education, Higher Education , ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: academic revolution; triple (quadruple, quintuple) helix; liberal arts college; Bologna-reform; massive open online courses;

Summary/Abstract: In the digital age as an effect of the profusion of data, the sheer mass of available information and theoretically unlimited access in many areas, the basic principles and methods of research and education are fundamentally changing. The interpretation of knowledge and science developed in the 19th century is on the threshold of being surpassed. The main task of education is no longer to convey information, rather to provide guidance in accessing information, to teach selection, and to assist the adequate integration of diverse new information into existing knowledge. Teaching activity requires a higher level of knowledge as well as being informed in a broader range than before, at the same time its role in society intensifies and its prestige increases. In this situation so-called general knowledge (liberal arts) must play a more significant role than in the past. The system of massive open online courses may be utilized in multiple respects in higher education and in the area of knowledge management.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 169-179
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian