Personalization of learning environments in a post industrial class

Ilya Levin, Andrei Kojukhov

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The chapter deals with trends of educational processes and learning environments in post-industrial society. A historicist approach is used for this purpose. This approach is based on two theoretical recourses: analysis of historical forms of acquiring knowledge and analysis of historical forms of educational processes. The authors show that the contemporary educational process is greatly affected by two innovative phenomena: social media and personal identity online (PIO). They consider socialization and personalization as two unique entities having opposite characteristics of the post-industrial educational process. Based on such a dialectic approach to the educational process, they define the concept "Personal Ubiquitous Educational Environment". The authors report the preliminary results of research on a teachers' training course conducted on the basis of such an environment. The research focuses on clarifying both innovative components of contemporary educational processes: social media and PIO.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Media in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationTeaching in Web 2.0
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781466629707
StatePublished - 2013


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