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Positive Learning in the Internet Age: Developments and Perspectives in the PLATO Program

  • Olga Zlatkin-TroitschanskaiaEmail author
  • Walter Bisang
  • Alexander Mehler
  • Mita Banerjee
  • Jochen Roeper
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Abstract

The Internet has become the main informational entity, i.e., a public source of information. The Internet offers many new benefits and opportunities for human learning, teaching, and research. However, by providing a vast amount of information from innumerable sources, it also enables the manipulation of information; there are countless examples of disseminated misinformation and false data in mass and social media. Much of the information presented online is conflicting, preselected, or algorithmically obscure, often colliding with fundamental humanistic values and posing moral or ethical problems.

References

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  2. Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O., Schmidt, S., Molerov, D., Shavelson, R. J., & Berliner, D. (2018). Conceptual fundamentals for a theoretical and empirical framework of positive learning. In O. Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, G. Wittum, & A. Dengel (Eds.), Positive learning in the age of information – A blessing or a curse? (pp. 29–52). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Walter Bisang
    • 2
  • Alexander Mehler
    • 3
  • Mita Banerjee
    • 4
  • Jochen Roeper
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Business and Economics EducationJohannes Gutenberg University MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Department of English and LinguisticsJohannes Gutenberg University MainzMainzGermany
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and MathematicsGoethe University Frankfurt am MainFrankfurt am MainGermany
  4. 4.Obama Institute of Transnational American Studies, Department of English and LinguisticsJohannes Gutenberg University of MainzMainzGermany
  5. 5.Institute of NeurophysiologyGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany

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