The PLATO Project – General Information

While information and communication technology has an immense influence on our lives, little is understood about its particular effects on the way we learn. In the Age of Information, scientific knowledge has to compete against misinformation and biased data spread through social and mass media. These conditions pose hazards for learning in formal and informal environments. The international research program "Positive Learning in the Age of Information" (PLATO), established in 2016, unites outstanding expertise with innovation in information processing to investigate positive learning in our knowledge- and multimedia-based society in a vital scientifically future-oriented approach.