In the context of lifelong learning and learning throughout the lifespan, societal, political, social, cultural, and scientific participation have become focal terms. Broad access to educationally relevant information – which is geared by technological development – constitutes an important prerequisite. Technological support measures that facilitate participation are also a prerequisite to critical thought and well reflected opinions. Participation however also relates to the idea that education – besides the reception of information – should increasingly allow for the active integration of learners into the process of knowledge acquisition/knowledge generation.