Journal of Lifelong Learning Society 2021 KCI Impact Factor : 3.62

Korean | English

pISSN : 1738-0057 / eISSN : 2671-8332
Aims & Scope
'Journal of Lifelong Learning Society'(JLLS), published by the Institute of Distance Education at Korea National Open University, is an academic journal which explores the overall theories and practices including ideologies and philosophies, educational structures and policies, educational methods and strategies related to lifelong learning and learning society, in order to contribute to facilitating new developments and exchanges and further to realizing a lifelong learning society.  JLLS not only incorporates fields including lifelong education, higher education for adults, distance education and educational technology, but also comprehensively deals with general pedagogy deliverables that suggest theoretical and practical arguments regarding the visions, ideologies, systems and policies of lifelong learning and learning society in the fields of vocational training for adults, education for the disabled and multi-cultures, educational psychology, human resource development and others.
Yun Yeokak

(Korea National Open University)

Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 3.62
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 3.26
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 3.523
  • Immediacy Index : 0.6857

Current Issue : 2022, Vol.18, No.2

  • A Case Study on the Experience of Environmental Play Activities of Cultural Cooperatives Members

    Cha, Hyunmin | O, Min-Suk | 2022, 18(2) | pp.1~25 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract PDF
    This purpose of this study examined the experience of joint learning activities being developed in the “Good Talk” of the cultural cooperative in S city. To this end, seven members who have been active for more than four years were selected, and case study methods were selected among qualitative studies appropriate to reveal the uniqueness and interaction of their communities. The results of the study that analyzed the data collected through in-depth interviews, participatory observation, literature data, media, SNS, and blogs are as follows. First, the members were participating in an active attitude while experiencing common learning such as a sense of achievement and confidence through activities. Second, the experience of environmental play activities showed overcoming conflict, forming self-sustaining, and further realizing common values. Third, it was recognized that common learning experiences through activities can be self-reliant by understanding differences and building their own culture. Based on these research results, the meaning and significance of the members’ joint learning experiences were discussed.
  • A study on Digital Literacy and Learning Experiences of Older Learners during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    LEE YOON JIN | NAM SOOK KIM | 2022, 18(2) | pp.26~56 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract PDF
    A qualitative study was conducted to explore the digital literacy and lifelonglearning experiences of older learners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Theresearch question is ‘What is the experience of participating in lifelong learning ofolder learners who are digitally illiterate in the context of the COVID-19pandemic?’. Data were collected by conducting in-depth interviews with nine olderlearners attending the ‘Lifelong School’ located in ‘S’ city, and analyzed usingcontinuous comparative analysis. The study conclusion is as follows. First, olderlearners during the COVID-19 period feel a combination of frustration andgratitude as digital illiterate, and there is a need to support digital literacyeducation at all times. Second, the digital literacy and lifelong learning participationof older learners should consider the relational context and support learning clubsand small group activities. Third, there is a need for individualized digital literacysupport measures because there are differences in learning ability and educationalperformance due to aging and individual differences in experience.
  • Changes in the Lifelong Learning Participation Patterns in the Early Stage of Covid-19 Spread and Their Implications

    Park, Keunyoung | 최정원 | 2022, 18(2) | pp.57~82 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract PDF
    With the forced adoption of online classes due to the spread of COVID-19, aneducational gap has become severe in school education. While empirical researchon this matter in the context of school education has burgeoned, little has beendone in the field of lifelong education. To address this loophole, this paperempirically analyzed the changes in Korea’s lifelong education in the aftermath ofCOVID-19 regarding the overall participation rate of lifelong education, theparticipation rate of online lifelong education, and the gap in participation ratebetween classes. From the analysis, we identified a few significant changes anddrew implications for the future of lifelong education.