Mediated culture / mediated education

Wesch, Michael (2009) Mediated culture / mediated education. In: ALT-C 2009: "In dreams begins responsibility" - choice, evidence, and change, 8-10 September 2009, Manchester. (Unpublished)

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It took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after humans spoke their first words. It took thousands more before the printing press and a few hundred again before the telegraph. Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. A Flickr here, a Twitter there, and a new way of relating to others emerges. New types of conversation, argumentation, and collaboration are realized. Using examples from anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, YouTube, classrooms, and "the future," this presentation will demonstrate the profound yet often unnoticed ways in which media "mediate" our conversations, classrooms, and institutions. We will then apply these insights to an exploration of the implications for how we may need to rethink how we teach, what we teach, and who we think we are teaching.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: ALT-C Conference > ALT-C 2009
Depositing User: Mrs Maren Deepwell
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2009 12:42
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 08:52

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