Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Digital natives and cyber-utopians

I've just attended a fascinating lecture about the other side of the internet: how governments and corporations manipulate the social media that we tend to assume is an intrinsically liberating force.

And it's not all one-sided either: how far are our 'digital natives' cyber-hedonists rather than cyber-activists?

Whether you think cyber-activism is a good thing or not, it's important to consider the assumptions we make about all this stuff. If nothing else, it has implications for what we say and do in the classroom.

I'll be reporting on the talk and exploring these issues on the ICT in Education website in the near future.
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