MOBILITYSHIFTS: an International Future of Learning Summit kicks off today.
This weeklong summit brings together education and technology visionaries to imagine the future of learning. From October 10-16, The New School in Mahattan sponsors the event, which includes a conference, workshops, a science fair, performances, and exhibitions focused on the changing landscape of learning using digital media. “MobilityShifts is about bringing together the people, theories, projects, and organizations that are doing the most exciting work in the area of digital learning, and starting a dialogue that will rethink the future of education,” said summit chair Trebor Scholz, a faculty member at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.
MobilityShifts will be held at The New School’s Greenwich Village campus with more than 100 events that draw on the social sciences, design, and performing arts expertise of The New School faculty and over 260 speakers from 21 countries. Registration, reserved spots for workshops, and a full calendar of events is available online at www.mobilityshifts.org.
Don’t miss the following NAMLE Members Presentations:
Storytelling, Interactivity and Engagment: A Introduction to The Mother Road
Friday, October 14 – 1:00-2:00 pm 80 Fifth Avenue, room 529
NAMLE Board Member Erin Reilly (University of Southern California) shares her
personal story of traveling cross-country on Route 66 as the catalyst for developing The
Mother Road, a travelogue platform that explores the relationship between curation and
user-generated content. Authored tour guides combine with travelers’ tales geo-tagged
to the logation to learn of its foklore or anecdotes, historical or hysterical, and the people
that make up the place. This is an exploration into transmedia storytelling and encourages
users to learn how to map a transmediea story and build on the sttories that came before.
And in return, more fully understand how their contributors add value and hel[s shape the
paces we traverse.
Can Public Education Co-Exist with Participatory Culture?
Saturday October 15th – 10:00-10:45 am, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue
NAMLE Advisory Council Member Henry Jenkins (Team Cultural Studies) and Elizabeth Losh (Team Critical Theory) offer a progress report on whether and in what ways the public schools and universities are going to be able to absorb or meaningfully deploy
what Jenkins calls “participatory culture.” Rather than an abstract discussion of a theoretical construct drawn from their supposedly opposite positions studying fan culture and institutional rhetoric respectively, the two will discuss concrete experiences of young people acting appropriately or not, inside or outside the classroom. What might a participatory learning culture look like? What policies make it hard for even supportive teachers to achieve in their classrooms? What stakeholders would need to be engaged in order to change the current cultures of our school? How might participatory learning take place beyond the schoolhouse gates? What is everyone afraid of?