This mindset is where we all should start heading! To my mind anyway. When we share stuff with others, forage for food, recycle clothes via the Sallies etc, we are already involved and cutting down on the consumer society....;)
Using tech tools that students are familiar with and already enjoy using is attractive to educators, but getting students focused on the project at hand might
Lis Marrow's insight:
my initial thoughts is that we are all bad at this, or is it just that we are changing the way we work. Our skills are broader than before, we could have just as easily in the past listened to trhe radio or doodled, now its search twitter and re-scoopit!
On Monday 3rd October 2011 I submitted my doctoral thesis to Durham University: What is 'digital literacy'? A Pragmatic investigation.
"A movie is never finished, only abandoned." (George Lucas)
Just like a movie director, I don't feel that I 'finished' my work in order to submit. Instead, there came a time when I had to draw a line under which was written 'submission date'. This wiki is a chance for me to continue working on my thesis long after it's been submitted. In the sidebar you will see links to the various chapters that make up my thesis. Depending upon when you access this wiki, the content may be very similar or completely different from the version I submitted.
The version I deposited in Durham University's e-theses repository is available in Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format below:
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more
In his keynote at the fifth London Book Fair Digital Minds Conference, bestselling author Neil Gaiman kicked off the day-long seminar by telling a packed auditorium that authors and publishers were “on the frontier,” in the digital age.
A whole bunch of folks (surprising, given the number of signatures on the petition so far) have sent over a new "We the People..." petition on the White House's site, asking the White House to "recast copyright law for the digital era." The petition notes that the public has lost respect for copyright law, and the government should take steps to fix that, including securing first sale rights, more transparency and a right to remix.
The public disregards copyright law because it is out of sync with the digital age. We want the right to resell digital content (ebooks, etc.) that we've paid for. We need transparency in the marketplace to understand what rights we have.
Additionally, as responsible creators we need to be able to freely remix existing music and other forms of creative expression to create new works without undue fear of prosecution. This upholds the original Constitutional purpose of copyright, which is to promote progress.
This will nurture the process of innovation and the sharing of our culture. The language of the existing copyright law must be changed to accommodate the way information is being created and consumed in our digital world.
There can be plenty of debates over where to set copyright law's specific boundaries, but it seems clear that if it's ever to regain any kind of respect, it needs to move in the direction advocated above. I don't know the specifics, but apparently this petition was first put together by a "digital copyright" class at Dominican University, and a bunch of its students appear to be tweeting about it...
thanks to David Lankes for retweeting this. Good strong commentary on who we are and what we are. We are the facilitators of knowledge creation within our communities, let's improve society! (paraphrasing here!)
Andy Baio has an absolutely fantastic video presentation that he did recently for Creative Mornings/Portland on what he's calling The New Prohibition. It's half an hour long, but absolutely worth watching.