Learning with Emerging TechnologyWeb 2.0 andBeyondGail Matthews-DeNataleNortheasternUniversity
Scope and AgendaLearning across the span of life What impact does technology have on perception? What do we mean by learning with technology? Why is this important? What’s the imperative? What do we need to understand to do this well? What does it look like in action?
Ironies and ContradictionsVastUbiquitousMedia-RichGlobally Connected
Ironies and ContradictionsVastUbiquitousMedia-RichGlobally Connected Fake Hacked Superficial Overwhelming
We shape our tools and then our tools shape us. Marshal McLuhan
This is the imperative ofinformation literacy and technology fluency.
What do we want for our learners? Intellectual Capabilities Personal Interpersonal Professional Societal Concepts Skills
Simmons College ExampleThink critically, solve problems, and testsolutions (with and about technology)Understand and evaluate the opportunities,threats, limitations, and impact associated withemerging technologiesTo learn, communicate, and collaborateeffectively using technology in many differentsettings
Fluency Transcends the Curriculum Technology Media Literacy • Information Storage • Semiotics / Linguistics and Retrieval • Art / Media Studies • Systems, Abstraction, • Communications and Modeling • Algorithmic thinking • Philosophy/Ethics • Security/ • Cultural Studies Privacy • Anthropology •Education •Sociology Information Literacy • Information Science • Information Architecture • Intellectual Property • Online Research
What are the gaps?Only 29% Selected theAppropriate Site for theCorrect Reasons
Critical Thinking Across Media You are doing background research for a science project. In addition to perusing library sources, you decide to go online to see whats available. 56605040 34 29 26302010 0 Selected Fake Site (incorrect) Selected NSF (correct) Selected NSF for Appropriate Not Sure Reasons
Another ExampleSource Credibility Animal Planet “Documentary” Aquatic Ape Theory
Yet Another ExampleOne in ten peoplebelieve the world willcome to an end on12/21/12 (Reuters).“There are literallythousands of websitesand YouTube videosthat say the world willend, and only two orthree say its a hoax.”
Some of them are very cleverabout it. They take myvideos that begin with theNASA logo, chop that off, andput it at the beginning oftheir video with the headline"NASA confirms the end ofthe world." - David Morrison
The Conundrum In order to be visually literate, we need to be media literate. In a cyberculture world that couples globally-connected social networking with transmedia,Source: Visual Literacy, Cyberculture & Educationhttp://visuallit.wordpress.com perhaps we need to reconsider the idea of literacy itself.
One Big ThinkerPlayPerformanceSimulationVisualization Appropriation Transmedia Navigation Distributed Cognition Collective Intelligence Judgment Multitasking Networking Negotiation Henry Jenkins
Another Big ThinkerAttentionParticipationCollaborationNetwork awarenessCritical consumption(a.k.a. crap detection) Howard Rheingold
You serve on the Learning,Technology, and Curriculum Advisory Group of your institutionWhat would you want to see happen?
What the Pundits Say“These days, if you don’thave ADD you’re notpaying attention …‘attention’ is the newlimited resource.”But “Change is not athreat — it’s a thing ofwonder.” Jason Silva
Image CreditsChicken or the Egg http://www.flickr.com/photos/the-wanderers-eye/4494147652Emerging technology logos downloaded from http://images.google.comHenry Jenkins http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/artwork/5/4/8/2/5/154825/HenryJenkins-USC-IMG_0026-prv.jpgHoward Rheingold http://www.isepp.org/Media/Speaker%20Images/09-10%20Images/SpeakerPageGraphics/220pxrheingold_howard.jpgWhoosh Bottle http://www.flickr.com/photos/fastlizard4/5575889627/in/photostreamDry Ice Experiment http://www.flickr.com/photos/g_kat26/4004115079Screenshots of ethnographic maps, digital stories, Middle East maps, and ePortfolio taken by Gail Matthews-DeNatale.Dry Ice Experiment was digitally altered to simulate the view within a mobile device.Jason Silva http://b.vimeocdn.com/ps/323/365/3233659_300.jpg