The digital landscape and implications for teaching and learning
the digital landscape
implications for teaching and learning
Our values and norms in
education are being
challenged by a shifting
landscape of media and
communications in which
youth are central actors.
share, collaborate, play
social media tools
MUVEs: multi-user virtual environments
Narrative environments : game style worlds
Social & professional networks
Sharing & collaborative spaces
Aggregation & storage
Products & services [e-commerce]
In these spaces, people:
// run businesses & engage in e-commerce
// live, love & learn
// create & construct
// play, trade & socialise
// make their voices heard
web as participatory platform
‘us-ness’ | community | participation
so plugged in,
yet so disconnected
“We [need to] use social media in the classroom not
because our students use it, but because we are afraid that
social media might be using them – that they are using
social media blindly, without recognition of the new
challenges and opportunities they might create.”
what would education look like if it resembled the culture?
current technology demands a totally different approach to
instructional design and teaching methodology
it requires new skills from both teacher and student
social media matters in education
What’s important: the properties and dynamics of social
media – not the tools – and how to evolve with them.
digital age literacy
Being able to access the internet; ﬁnd,
manage and edit digital information; join in
communications; and engage with an
online information and communications
network impact on a person’s potential to
communicate and learn.
Rethinking the who, what,
where & when of learning.
The delivery & distribution
From prescriptive to
Who participates in the
21st Century Education
responding to opportunites & challenges
// Trying to protect students and instructional time by banning
Web 2.0 or setting policies to keep it “safe.”
// Preserving existing programs and practices by using
technology in a way that “ﬁts” into what is already in place.
// Taking a progressive approach by allowing technology to
transform the organisation rather than moving it faster and
further on its existing path.
Teachers are the learning professionals and catalysts.
When you put them in the mix with new technology,
you get powerful outcomes.