Lifelong learning ecologies in online higher education: Students' engagement in the continuum between formal and informal learning

  title={Lifelong learning ecologies in online higher education: Students' engagement in the continuum between formal and informal learning},
  author={Mitchell Peters and Marc Romero},
  journal={Br. J. Educ. Technol.},
Lifelong learning opportunities are readily accessible through the hybridization of digital learning contexts—from formal to informal—in today's globally networked knowledge society. As such, expanded learning opportunities generate a continuum of learning contexts and experiences mediated through digital technology. Consequently, there is an urgent need to actively examine the interconnections and complex relations between what is learned in formal university scenarios and the everyday… 
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