14016 Learning and Education in the Information Society

Credits: 4 graduate credits in Education: Technologies and Learning Systems or in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership

Prerequisites for Education: Technologies and Learning Systems: Research Methods in Education, Curriculum Development and Implementation, Theories of Learning and Instruction, Technology and Learning

Prerequisites for Educational Administration: Research Methods in Education, Theories of Learning and Instruction, Technology and Learning

Author: Dr. Ina Blau

Academic Supervisors: Prof. Yoram Eshet, Dr. Avner Caspi

Consultants: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli, Prof. Azy Barak, Dr. Daphne Raban, Dr. Nitza Geri

The course is based on a learning guide, articles, online video lectures and interviews with experts. All course materials are available in digital format only.

The rapid changes that have taken place in recent decades in the information society affect all stakeholders in the educational process: educators, students, organizations, and educational institutions. These changes and their implications are discussed through the introduction and use of relevant technological platforms and tools.

Topics: Inter-disciplinary phenomena and characteristics of the information society; Issues and challenges faced by citizens of the information society and their implications on educational systems; Changes in the status and role of learners and educators as a result of implementing innovative technologies in educational systems; Ethical and pedagogical issues related to the collaboration and ownership of learning outcomes in the age of open knowledge; Current technological tools relevant to the course topics.