The world of education and learning is changing at an accelerated pace. Students are more mobile than ever. Digital technologies are reshaping learning institutions, practices and our very understanding of what learning is. Jobs and workplaces are affected too, as new technologies replace people with machines and software. Learning is to an increasing extent integrated with all kinds of different media. Social media and new, emergent information and communication cultures alter learning practices as home, on our leisure time. Globalising networks are forming around online learning platforms, impacting on the vey notion of access to information and learning.
Like the music industry, film and publishing a few years back, education and learning is now confronted with the full force of media and digital technologies transforming society. Being at the forefront of digital society transformation is a question of will and capacity to adapt. How do we as educators, learners and learning institutions respond? How does the emergent learning ecosystem challenge established norms, politics and practises – does it?