With the necessity for lifelong learning, more effective methods need to be introduced within education. The traditional ways of matching the learning process to learning don’t match these new requirements. New measures have to be introduced to be able to operationalize this matching process. This article introduces a set of measures that can be used in this respect. They are based on learning theory, a roles approach to learning, and we align with the de-linearized learning approach to learning and as to how this approach has an impact on the development of new technologies. By applying these measures to three examples of modern IT developments in education we shall illustrate this difference in the approach. The three examples of IT development are widely used in Hungary, how they cover the four learning theories and how they deal with changing roles in today’s educational environment. As an illustration of how this approach of matching influences modern learning, we show how applying it within special needs education works out, and as a second example the solution Italy found for the language problems caused by the growing number of migrants. We believe that all this would work and can also be applied as good practice in other educational fields.