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the thrill of writing for a global audience.
Similarly, students are used to saving the
good sites they find to a folder in their web
browser where it's visible only to them.
When they begin using a social bookmark-
ing tool such as Diigo, which allows book-
marks to be effortlessly exchanged with
fellow learners, engagement with learning
is likely to increase.
Equipped for a lifetime of learning
Eric Hoffer, in Reflections on the Human
Condition, observed that, 'In a time of dras-
tic change it is the learners who inherit the
future. The learned usually find themselves
equipped to live in a world that no longer
exists.' Helping students develop their abili-
ties to explore, e xpress and e xchange will
ensure they are equipped for a lifetime of
learning in a rapidly changing world. T
Richard Ford is Head of History at
St Andrew's Cathedral School. He also
teaches the next generation of educators in
the School of Education at the University
of New South Wales, and has extensive
experience teaching teachers throughout
Australia. Email rford@sac s.nsw.edu.au
*Okay, okay, CeBIT stands for Centrum
für Büro und Informationstechnik -- or
Centre for Office and Information Tech-
nology in English -- a fair organised by
Deutsche Messe AG each March in Han-
nover, Germany, since 1986, and by CeBIT
Australia each March in Sydney since 2002.
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B. -A. Lundvall, (Eds). Innovation ,
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Cohesion in Europe: Towards a
lear ning society, London: Edward
Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2006).
Foreword: De veloping Creativity, in
N. Jackson, M. Oliver, M. Shaw & J.
Wisdom (Eds). Developing Creativity
in Higher Educ ation: An imagin ative
curriculum. London: Routledge.
Hoffer, E. (1973). Reflections on
the Human Condition. New York:
Harper & Row.
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