DML 2010: Setting a Remit for Reflection!

Learning Styles_gifTonight the DML 2010 conference commenced with a number of key speakers introducing the conference and outlining the journey that has lead us here today, why it’s important and what we envisage the next few days will encompass.

Dr David Theo Goldberg & Dr Heather Horst from UCHRI opened the conference outlining the digital media and initiative Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that was launched over 4 years ago with the idea to bring together scholars, practioners and society with a focus on ‘education and learning’ through, with and about digital media technologies.

With this they pose a number of questions for consideration over the new few days:

  1. Are young people learning differently because of digital media?
  2. What does learning or what will it look like over the next 5, 10 15, years?
  3. How will/does education  prepare our children for the 21st century?

Interesting questions to reflect on, which I’ll no doubt revisit on Sunday, when the conference has come to a close, but the conversation will surely continue. But here I raise perhaps another question to ponder about when thinking of and inclusivity in learning communities to include ‘ALL’ learners:

4. How will/does education (about, with and through digital media) prepare us (adults, teachers, educators, parents) for the 21st century and esp. for () engagement and learning?

Learning and education does not stop when we move beyond a youth classification. I’m excited by this focus of the conference, but also will reflect in the context of all communities – youth, younger adults, formal, informal for ‘life-long’ learning. Developing skills, knowledge and dare I say it ‘expertise’ for in these diverse learning communities about, through and with digital media.

Why? So we can ALL participate in this emerging socio-technical culture that is influencing learning and education, esp. with youth and younger adults who are more deeply emersed and participating.

Be it from an education, government, public policy or business community – developing skills and understanding learning and knowledge of digital media in ‘adult education’ (e.g., higher education, ongoing professional development), also calls for consideration. For can these communities of learning practice be separated? Should they? Or in effect … what can we learn from each other?

This is the very nature of in learning communities … we are all learning and educating …  and sometimes we (adults) are the student, sometimes the teacher … esp. when it comes to digital media!

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