Beyond Selfies, Likes, and Pokes

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Wednesday 1 October 9:00 am - 9:55 am


Hall B


  • Inspiring Leadership


Beyond Selfies, Likes, and Pokes: Embracing the Personal Learning Revolution

Critics of technology in schools and society speak of a narcissistic, disconnected, disengaged generation lacking social abilities and addicted to the latest fads and gadgets. While new technologies are often deterministic in nature, negatively influencing our behaviours andrelationships, great numbers of youth are accessing and creating powerful learning networksand becoming passionate, self-determined learners. Opportunities for informal and non-schoollearning are on the rise while we are seeing the idea of school as we know it become more irrelevant. So what do we need to know about our new knowledge landscape? What key ideas about learning and technology do we need to embrace? And, most importantly, how can transform schools into participatory cultures that truly embrace personal and social learning?

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  • Keynote


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