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This paper asserts that the natural starting point for any learning is an informal learning community with family, peers, elders, etc. With the need for socialisation and preparation for economic activity formal learning communities assert their role in the life of the learner. The convergence of formal and informal learning communities provides the basis for real lifelong learning, a process accelerated by the role of information and communications technologies removing traditional barriers todoi:10.1007/1-4020-7843-9_11 fatcat:xrrdjq3lnfa5deraehjuegetyi