Text topic: Philosophy of Media
Text author: Тамара Боровица и Светлана Костовић
When Alvin Toffler published his book “Future Shock” in 1970s, it was hard to believe his claims that our society is entering an era of change that will completely change the picture of the world. However, technological and information revolution, as the main drivers of development today, not only changed the way we work and create, but the overall picture of social and private life of man from the beginning of the 21st century. Personal computers at work, at home and in the form of phone, iPod, iPhone, iBook, Internet, Skype, IM (chat), online shopping and learning, online friendship and dating, are just some of the elements of modern life that only a few decades ago were unacceptable, while life today would be unimaginable without them. It is interesting that although these changes are reflected in a number of (or all) aspects of modern life, it seems that (formal) education is not among them. Education systems around the world still reflect the social, historical and economic period in which they occurred - the period of industrial revolution. Understanding of school as a factory is not unknown in the theory and practice of modern education. The paper is intended to refer to the directions of possible changes in educational systems around the world, and the role of modern media in conceptualizing education correspondent to the needs of the 21st century. We want to explore potential and likely scenarios of development of education, which will by using the advantages and opportunities of contemporary media and technology meet the needs of development in the 21st century.