As our knowledge-based society matures, the knowledge and technology cycle is becoming shorter and new challenges are emerging due to factors such as an aging population and increasing educational attainment of the working class. At the same time, rapid changes in the labor market and re¬organization of companies has created a need for continuous education to cope with new knowledge. Today, society demands the expansion of the scope of education to include one흐s entire life.
Informatization is a major factor in facilitating a quality life-long learning society. In the future, information technology will create an environment which accelerates lifelong learning by providing easy access to information. Convergence of on and offline and wired and wireless environments will fulfil various needs of learners. The further analysis of learning needs in lifelong education and the accumulation and control of learning experiences will enable customized learning service for individuals.
This article provides an analysis of current ICT policy in lifelong learning. Based on this analysis, the article projects future efforts to enhance learning, promote good citizenship and create a learning network that combines working and training. It is hoped that these efforts will lead to the realization of an ideal lifelong learning society.