The rapid proliferation and deployment of smart mobile, pervasive computing, social and personal technologies is changing the higher education landscape. In this presentation I will argue that new media present new opportunities for learning through digital technologies, but that such opportunities will require new literacies.
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On a more practical level, boyd urged attendees to “help young people understand epistemological differences.” The term generally refers to questions over the nature of knowledge and how beliefs about what’s right or wrong are constructed. One question that she believes is valuable for teachers to explore with students is: “Why do people from different worldviews interpret the same piece of information differently?”
The challenge, she said, is making sure that media literacy and critical thinking are not deployed in the classroom as “an assertion of authority over epistemology.”