Learning Outcomes for a Globally Networked World

February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Today, I am leading a session at Trinity University’s Collaborative for Learning and teaching on learning outcomes for a globally networked world. Here is the description:

Digital technologies and the Internet have changed the context for civic, work, and personal life, forcing the production and exchange of knowledge into an increasingly public, global, collaborative, and networked space, and increasing capacity to tackle complex questions across disciplines. How do we prepare students to be lifelong learners who are adaptive, networked and engaged citizens in this context? While the essential learning outcomes of liberal education promise to prepare students for ever-changing contexts, should we consider additional learning outcomes for the liberally educated student? In this workshop, we will debate literacies and skills required for today’s knowledge ecosystem, critique proposals for learning outcomes that reflect these new abilities, and formulate essential learning outcomes for liberal education in a globally networked world.

My presentation is available on Prezi. I’ll also be using this handout, which I adapted from one by Tanya Clement: Multiliteracies_chart_adapted

Finally, here is some relevant bibliography:

Clement, Tanya E. “Multiliteracies in the Undergraduate Digital Humanities Curriculum: Skills, Principles, and Habits of Mind.” In Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Principles, Practices, and Politics, edited by Brett Hirsch. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2013.  http://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/161

Davidson, Cathy. “21st Century Literacies: Syllabus, Assignments, Calendar.” HASTAC, December 31, 2010. http://www.hastac.org/blogs/cathy-davidson/21st-century-literacies-syllabus-assignments-calendar.

Gee, James Paul. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. New York: Palgrave, 2003.

Jenkins, Henry. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009. http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF

Costa, Arthur L., and Bena Kallick. “Describing 16 Habits of Mind.” The Institute for Habits of Mind, n.d. http://www.instituteforhabitsofmind.com/resources/pdf/16HOM.pdf.

Further Reading on Multiliteracies, Participatory Culture, and Globally Networked World

Baker, Elizabeth, ed. New Literacies: Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice. New York: Guilford Press, 2010.

  • Ch. 4: Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope, and Anne Cloonan. “A Multiliteracies Perspective on the New Literacies,” pp. 61-87.
  • Ch. 8: James Paul Gee. “A Situated-Sociocultural Approach to Literacy and Technology,” 165-193.

Cathy Davidson. “What Are Digital Literacies? Let’s Ask the Students.” DMLcentral: Digital Media and Learning, The Power of Participation, April 21, 2011. http://dmlcentral.net/blog/cathy-davidson/what-are-digital-literacies-let%E2%80%99s-ask-students.

Davidson, Cathy, and David Theo Goldberg. The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. MIT Press, 2009. http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/chapters/Future_of_Learning.pdf.

New London Group. “A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures.” Harvard Educational Review 66, no. 1 (1996): 60–92.

Shirky, Clay. Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Penguin, 2010.

Shirky, Clay. “Does the Internet Make You Smarter?” Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2010, sec. The Saturday Essay. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704025304575284973472694334.html.


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