Today the HASTAC / MacArthur Foundation opened comments on the applications to the Digital Media and Learning Competition. Mine is called “Our2020” and seeks to engage a global audience of teenagers to explore and develop media artifacts and knowledge around what they can expect the world to look like in 2020. If accepted, we will use multiple layers of online environments to support students’ intrinsic yearning to make meaning and problem-solve authentic challenges.
In terms of technology, we are looking at a 1:1 mobile learning platform where students have netbooks – or better yet – Apple’s new device. It would be a shame if something so powerful became a platform for textbooks. Better, but we can do WAY better.