Nice blog post by Helen Beetham on the ‘live writing’ approach we adopted for the conclusion chapter to the second edition of ‘Rethinking pedagogy for a digital age’. Helen states that she was slightly nervous about this. I think what made it work was that we all knew each other well and have collaborated extensively over the years. Also we were all comfortable with using social media and indeed many of us blog on a regular basis, so the mix of online and face-to-face activities felt comfortable. Helen lists the follow topics as ‘starters for ten’ for the chapter:
- the open vs closed internet, and specifically how that impacts on the opportunities for open educational practicesto evolve and spread
- digital literacy, and specifically how we develop critically techno-literate individuals with an awareness of how digital systems design our world and actions in it, as well as offering themselves for use
- mobile technologies and specifically the convergence of real and virtual space through ubiquitous connectivity and the use of geolocational data.
These, and other themes that emerged during the workshop, are explored in more detail in the final chapter.