• Guofang WanEmail author
  • Dianne M. Gut
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 13)


During the first decade of the 21st century, we have witnessed the greatest technological revolution in history. As a result, technological advances, immigration, globalization, and a media culture define the landscape of the 21st century. As Fisch (n.d.) states, “shift happens,” in his slide show, “Did You Know?” The resulting shift has changed our lives in so many ways—the way we work, entertain, do business, communicate, and teach and learn, to name just a few. The world has moved from the Industrial Age into the Knowledge Age with a flattened world of connected knowledge work, global markets, tele-linked citizens, and blended cultural traditions (Trilling & Fadel, 2009).


21st Century Teaching Media Literacy 21st Century Skill 21st Century Learning Connected Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Patton College of Education and Human ServicesOhio UniversityAthensUSA
  2. 2.The Patton College of Education and Human ServicesOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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