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Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century

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Invited keynote speech delivered at the Waag Society's Creative Learning Studio, Amsterdam

Invited keynote speech delivered at the Waag Society's Creative Learning Studio, Amsterdam

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  • 1. Anna van Someren Comparative Media Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2. applied humanities
  • 3. applied humanities a focus on culture instead of technologies
  • 4. applied humanities a focus on culture instead of technologies
  • 5. applied humanities C4FCM a focus on culture instead of technologies
  • 6. www.newmedialiteracies.org
  • 7. “traditional” media literacy: • analysis of mass media (consumer perspective) • critical thinking • not integrated into the curriculum
  • 8. “traditional” media literacy: • analysis of mass media (consumer perspective) • critical thinking • not integrated into the curriculum digital literacy: • tools and techniques • computer clubhouse movement
  • 9. social skills and cultural competencies play collective intelligence simulation judgment performance transmedia navigation appropriation networking multitasking negotiation distributed cognition
  • 10. social skills and cultural competencies play collective intelligence simulation judgment performance transmedia navigation appropriation networking multitasking negotiation distributed cognition visualization
  • 11. an integrated approach to media pedagogy exercises - develop technical skills & cultural competencies exemplars - critically analyze media texts expressions - create new media content ethics - critically reflect on consequences of choices
  • 12. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  • 13. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  • 14. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers
  • 15. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers • exercises: explore and practice skills
  • 16. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers • exercises: explore and practice skills • expressions: create & share
  • 17. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers • exercises: explore and practice skills • expressions: create & share • ethics: integrated throughout
  • 18. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers • exercises: explore and practice skills • expressions: create & share • ethics: integrated throughout • partnerships will produce local collections
  • 19. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  • 20. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML Simulation activity instructions
  • 21. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML Simulation activity instructions Soda Constructor www.sodaplay.com
  • 22. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) cosplayers use collective intelligence www.projectnml.org/exemplars
  • 23. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  • 24. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  • 25. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide
  • 26. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects
  • 27. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts
  • 28. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content
  • 29. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts
  • 30. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts our featured appropriators: Herman Melville remixes Milton, Bible, mapping, cetology Ricardo Pitts-Wiley (director) remixes Melville, local stories Rudy Cabrera (actor) remixes language, experiences
  • 31. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts
  • 32. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts Melville Scholar Wyn Kelley on Ricardo Pitts-Wiley’s Moby-Dick: Then and Now
  • 33. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts Melville Scholar Wyn Kelley on Ricardo Pitts-Wiley’s Moby-Dick: Then and Now
  • 34. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  • 35. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  • 36. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) collaboration between NML & Harvard’s Good Play project
  • 37. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) collaboration between NML & Harvard’s Good Play project Young People, Ethics and the New Digital Media (February 2008) www.goodworkproject.org/research/digital.htm
  • 38. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) collaboration between NML & Harvard’s Good Play project Young People, Ethics and the New Digital Media (February 2008) www.goodworkproject.org/research/digital.htm •identity •privacy •ownership & authorship •credibility •participation
  • 39. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) collaboration between NML & Harvard’s Good Play project Young People, Ethics and the New Digital Media (February 2008) www.goodworkproject.org/research/digital.htm •identity •privacy •ownership & authorship •credibility •participation online / offline multimedia “casebook” exploring these ethical categories
  • 40. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  • 41. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML applications: not necessarily transcultural
  • 42. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML applications: not necessarily transcultural NML theory and concepts: universally applicable
  • 43. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML applications: not necessarily transcultural NML theory and concepts: universally applicable how to go from local to global?
  • 44. “long-distance collaborations across learning communities” Learning Library goes global (2009) - locals produce their own articulations - locals productions in conversation via global network network to develop new assessment strategies - embedded, mixed method - NML a case study for James Paul Gee’s 21st Century Assessment Project for Situated and Sociocultural Approaches to Learning
  • 45. www.newmedialiteracies.org