Event: NYC Oct 10-16, MobilityShifts – An International Future of Learning Summit

04 Education, Technologies


Digital Fluencies for a Mobile World

What are new pedagogic approaches for learning with mobile platforms? What are the limitations of the “digital literacies” paradigm and its first world/third world assumptions?

How do we promulgate digital fluency as an understanding of the particular features of global information flows in which data, attention, capital, and reputation might move both to and from individual actors and communities?

How can mobile media platforms be used for more than the one-way delivery of  content? What are new pedagogical approaches for real-time mobile learning that  make full use of the potential of mobile phones, iPods, laptops, PDAs, smart  phones, Tablet  PCs, and netbooks in formal and informal contexts? How can global  participants use mobile media to create rich social contexts around important  learning tasks? How can such platforms be leveraged to teach digital rights and the  value of collaboration across cultures?

How can we dispel the myth of the digital native?

How can mobile networks reshape our experiences of space and place through interactive architecture, locative art, geo-caching games, and real-time object recognition? What opportunities for networked teaching and learning might we find in such media-rich, responsive environments?

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