Monday, June 16, 2014

Technology and learning, the PIL interview with Katie Davis

Project Information Literacy (PIL) describes Katie Davis as a
young researcher on the rise. She investigates the role of digital technologies in the academic, social, and moral lives of modern youth and works with educators, parents, business leaders, and policymakers throughout the U.S. to put her research into practice.

The University of Washington's iSchool interviewed Davis to learn more about those who will be learning in the future.   Katie Davis: Who is the Learner of Tomorrow? examines how Davis believes learning is changed by technology and whether technology can promote learning across all ages.

The interview starts with a question about Davis' book The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World (for sale at Politics & Prose).   Davis is asked about what defines learners of tomorrow; the response is that "the app" is a metaphor for the various themes from the underlying research.   Want to learn more about the book?   A video featuring both authors is below and reviews are all over the internet.

The PIL interview asks Davis about other technology-related research and presentations and is worth a read if you are a teacher or interested in the power and implications of technology.

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