Talent keys for lifelong e-learners

Sylvia Van De Bunt-Kokhuis*

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Abstract

Today's lifelong learners are not only diverse in age, gender, language and technological background, but also in cultural composition and background their talents vary. This paper explores current trends in cross-cultural talent development in the European Union and beyond by using a number of key competences for the digital age as a contextual framework. The paper discusses the cultural dynamics that are inherent in the digital workplace and also considers the different needs that lifelong learners may have in enhancing their key talents, in particular in developing countries. How can 'digital inclusion' be ensured for all European and worldwide learners including those marginalised through social and/or economic deprivation? The paper posits that enabling talents is driven by both technological and multicultural realities of the 21st Century. It recommends, in conclusion, more comparative research, acccelerated by a sense of urgency to achieve inclusion and enabling of talents in an online, multicultural context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Commerce 2009, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009
Pages148-154
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
EventIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2009, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009 - Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 17 Jun 200920 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2009, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2009, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009
CountryPortugal
CityAlgarve
Period17/06/0920/06/09

Keywords

  • Cultural awareness
  • Key competences
  • Lifelong e-learning
  • Talents

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