Mobile Media / Changing Educational Landscapes (An Overview)

As a synopsis of Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscape (Parts I, II, III), I would like to highlight: 5 Things to Consider in Changing Educational Landscapes 1. Changing (verb transitive):  Changing is both an adjective and a verb. The imperative facing educators is to figure out how we engage with this change in positive, meaningful ways. Within…

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Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscapes (Part III)

Part III of three part series on Educational Landscapes (Overview) looks at some of the new strategies I call on in my teaching. Many of these approaches are mediated by recent advances in mobile and social media. III. Beyond Participation: Engagement To help focus discussion on active, positive change, I’d like to draw on Eric…

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Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscapes (Part II)

This is a continuation of a discussion presented in Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscapes (Overview and Part I). For a synopsis, see this overview. Myth of the Digital Native: put it to rest Before I discuss mobile affordances, I thought I’d touch on the idea of the digital native. This is a topic others have discussed,…

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Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscapes (Part I)

This three-part series (Overview) looks at the impact of mobile media and social media on post-secondary teaching and learning. Joy James invited me to the UWO to talk about my research at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and my discussion draws heavily MobilityShifts.org, a conference I recently attended at the New School in Oct. 2011.…

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Week 6: Reboot

Facebook = people you knew in highschool Tumblr =  people you wished you knew in highschool —Mimi Ito The above is a paraphrase from a slide Cultural Anthropologist Mimi Ito (blog) presented in a panel on Learning with Mobile Media at the New School’s MobilityShifts symposium. In her talk, Ito’s reminded us that, like youth,…

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Considering Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”: AHIS 333 Lecture

For students of AHIS 333—transformation and shape-shifiting As a point of entrance to me talked, I show a few minutes from Steven Soderbergh’s film Kafka (10:30-15:45 min). Jery Zaslove dismisses this film, because he sees it defaulting to a portrayal of Kafka in “some end-time political Messianiac techno-fantasy” (“Kafka in the Penal Colony” West Coast…

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Current visit: allowing for the productive pull of the serial

Yesterday, I had a fabulous visit with Brooke Allen and Deb Shackleton’s DESN 324: Publication Workshop (link) and got to meet with the students working on the second annual issue of Current—Current 02. It was valuable opportunity for me to hear about the design decisions they are making and how these work to frame contemporary…

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