In their "real World", Learners are being encouraged – conditioned in fact – by many social platforms to...
- text, or
- send at communication speeds that are more akin to a reflex rather than a well-composed expression of thought and ideas.
Such accelerated communication creates new challenges in both literacy and attention.
Not everything in the life of a learner should be done faster, especially when taking the time to write a meaningful or thoughtful letter.
But technology has let students down here.
The communication of many learners has become wildy fragmented, thoughtlessly fast, with social communication and mobile platforms seeking quantity instead of quality.
lettrs (all lower-case), a platform for “slower communications”, brings old letters back from the past as important social and learning objects, to inspire 'learner letters' to be written in the process.