From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able: New Learning Environments for New Media Environments

Keynote Address

Wednesday, May 11, 9 a.m.
Michael Wesch (Kansas State University)

Abstract

It took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after humans spoke their first words. It took thousands more before the printing press and a few hundred again before the telegraph. Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. A Flickr here, a Twitter there, and a new way of relating to others emerges. New types of conversation, argumentation, and collaboration are realized. Using examples from anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, YouTube, classrooms, and “the future,” this presentation will demonstrate the profound yet often unnoticed ways in which our culture is being remixed by new media. We need to move from being simply knowledgeable to being knowledge-able.  We will explore what knowledge-ability needs to be, why it is important, and how we can organize our schools to foster the forms of learning we need.

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