For Lifelong Learning, technology is great but ‘place-based learning’ is preferred

Pew Research Center reports that…

A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many and differences in education and income are a hallmark of people’s learning activities

The article goes on to say that although the Internet is a very important tool for lifelong learning that…

For the most part, these learning activities occur in traditional places – at home, work, conferences or community institutions such as government agencies or libraries. The internet is also an important tool for many adults in the process of lifelong learning.

In their summary of the Pew Center findings, a NPR article says…

For the 74 percent of adults who identified as personal learners, only a third turned to the Internet for most or all of their learning.


Could you use some help with your computer, tablet, smartphone, TV, etc.  If so, I’d love to help!  Check out these pages for more information…