A few weeks ago while on a visit to the US, I attended the ‘Digital Media Learning‘ conference in San Diego. The closing key note was given by Prof. Sonia Livingstone from London School of Economics (LSE).
The conference itself opened my eyes to a number of things, one important thing is that we need to always remember the interdisciplinary nature of this field. Without an open mind and participation in conversation and sharing, often the perspective from which we approach digital media learning can cloud and sometimes blind us from anothers view of this space. As adults researching this space, our view of the world is very different from those we research and observe – be it child, young adult in HE or those engaged in lifelong learning. But from each other we can certainly share and learn.
Prof. Sonia Livingstone provided one of the best talks I’ve been fortunate to listen to in this space, and like Henry Jenkins and S.Craig Watkins, made me think. From her talk, it was evident Prof. Livingstone was unafraid or blinded by the opportunities digital technologies can provide us, opportunities and benefit we often talk about, but asked some of the more difficult but incredibly important questions, esp. when it comes to digital media learning and literacy.
It is with this notion, that I don’t feel I could justly summarise her talk, as I have and as such, I’ve provided the list of tweets and retweets I posted during her talk. Note, it was only 12 tweet, as I found myself listening to her words and for the first time in a long time … not wanting to tweet too much unless really important for the world not in that room … so I could listen.
Sonia Livingstone on “Youthful Participation in Digital Media”
- 2010-02-21 01:28:02 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone starting her talk on ‘youthful participation’ in digital media … all the way from LSE in UK! #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 01:33:15 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “Life without digital media would not be life as we know it” #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 01:34:42 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “Do we know what we mean by learning and participation and do we agree?” #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 01:36:02 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “Struggles with what youth find with technology and not heard as much as what is exciting?” #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 01:38:40 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “2 in 3 teenagers check the reliability of what is on the Internet“ leave a large majority who don’t check” #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 01:44:58 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “What does the Internet add to everything in a childs life … the Internet can detract from creativity” #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 01:57:37 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “Digital we adults have given kids the space to play in and in this also comes playing with fire? #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 02:04:57 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “Digital participation is not the same as engagement” -KP like connections not same as connectedness #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 02:10:09 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “what is it we want youth to learn? Not what is it we want them to participate in? #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 02:15:54 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “Ofcom (2004) def. of media literacy is not about creativity & learning is about protection” #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 02:17:56 drkellypage: RT @triches: Livingstone – overestimating child’s digital skills leads to underestimate their need for digital literacy education #Dml2010
- 2010-02-21 02:23:22 drkellypage: Sonia Livingstone: “We [academe] must be tougher on ourselves in our projects, more critical stop being nice to each other” #Dml2010