Frontiers and Advances in Positive Learning in the Age of InformaTiOn (PLATO)

  • Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Walter Bisang, Alexander Mehler, Mita Banerjee, Jochen Roeper
    Pages 1-5
  3. Barriers and Facilitators of Learning in Higher Education

  4. Learning with New Media and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Marcus Maurer, Christian Schemer, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Judith Jitomirski
      Pages 109-119
    3. Vinay K. Chaudhri, Yan Gong, Craig Heller, Shizuka Yamada
      Pages 127-134
    4. Pascal Klein, Stefan Küchemann, Paul van Kampen, Leanne Doughty, Jochen Kuhn
      Pages 135-142
    5. Arne Nagels, Svenja Lüll, Lisa Friederich, Benjamin Straube, Michael Grosvald, Silvia Hansen-Schirra
      Pages 153-163
  5. Innovative Analytical Approaches for Modeling and Measuring of Learning

  6. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Richard J. Shavelson
      Pages 277-286
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-323

About this book


Research on students’ media use outside of education is just slowly taking off. Influences of information and communication technologies (ICT) on human information processing are widely assumed and particularly effects of dis- and misinformation are a current threat to democracies. Today, higher education competes with a very diverse (online) media landscape and domain-specific content from sources of varying quality, ranging from high-quality videographed lectures by top-level university lecturers, popular-scientific video talks, collaborative wikis, anonymous forum comments or blog posts to YouTube remixes of discipline factoids and unverified twitter feeds. Self-organizing learners need more knowledge, skills, and awareness on how to critically evaluate quality and select trustworthy sources, how to process information, and what cognitive, affective, attitudinal, behavioral, and neurological effects it can have on them in the long term. The PLATO program takes on the ambitious goal of uniting strands of research from various disciplines to address these questions through fundamental analyses of human information processing when learning with the Internet. This innovative interdisciplinary approach includes elements of ICT innovations and risks, learning analytics and large-scale computational modelling aimed to provide us with a better understanding of how to effectively and autonomously acquire reliable knowledge in the Information Age, how to design ICTs, and shape social and human-machine interactions for successful learning. This volume will be of interest to researchers in the fields of educational sciences, educational measurement and applied branches of the involved disciplines, including linguistics, mathematics, media studies, sociology of knowledge, philosophy of mind, business, ethics, and educational technology. 


positive learning information and digital literacy information and communication technologies (ICT) 21st Century skills information processing formal versus informal learning environments

Editors and affiliations

  • Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Business and Economics EducationJohannes Gutenberg University MainzMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26577-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26578-6
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