This chapter provides an overview about the use of new technologies for lifelong learning. While in the past learning technologies were mostly provided by educational institutions to support a specific lifetime or shorter learning episodes nowadays more personal technologies are used for lifelong learning to support self-organized learning. Four important developments are introduced in this chapter, namely open learner models and learning analytics, learning networks and networked learning, open educational resources and practices and last but not least mobile and contextualized learning. The state-of-the-art in these research fields is summarized and future potential and requirements for lifelong learning are highlighted.


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