knowledge and competence are significant both to academic research and to other areas of life. It is important that we create new knowledge, analyse the information society, and seek recipes for success. These are recurring themes in this DialogWeb.
The Danish article presents new solutions to reducing the number of drop-outs, while this issue’s portrait introduces Ingegerd Green, who stresses the importance of looking after your staff and transferring knowledge into practice. According to the Norwegian article, learning at work would become much more effective if workplaces employed pedagogues.
From Estonia, we have a success story about IT learning that definitely deserves our respect. In the Åland Islands, all the prerequisites for carrying out research on adult learning are pretty much in place – apart from financing. The big question in this issue is: Could research, education, and all types of learning, rescue an Icelandic society plunged into a severe crisis? DialogWeb offers some answers, some more questions, and, particularly, new ideas. I hope you enjoy reading it and I wish you a Very Merry Christmas!