Lifelong Learning refers to learning that is pursued throughout life; flexible and diverse learning that is available at a number of times, in a number of places.
In the digital world, lifelong learning is made much easier than it used to be, based on the number of available resources. There is enough material on the internet for essentially anyone to learn anything, provided it isn’t beyond their comprehension. The increased prevalence of digital learning is relieving though, for those in sectors where occupational demands are changing constantly. A Year 11 History teacher, for example, would require less focus on lifelong learning than a Year 11 Information Technology teacher. That said, all educators must be willing to further their learning for the length of their careers, as it will often be necessary to do so or the students may not be fulfilling their potentials.