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January 04, 2009

http://scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot.com/2009/01/p-word.html

Power Law of Participation In Participatory Media Literacy: Why it matters, Michael Wesch writes:
The surprising-to-most-people-fact is that students would prefer less technology in the classroom (especially *participatory* technologies that force them to do something other than sit back and memorize material for a regurgitation exercise). We use social media in the classroom not because our students use it, but because we are afraid that social media might be using them - that they are using social media blindly, without recognition of the new challenges and opportunities they might create...
Ultimately, participatory media literacy is as much about a literacy of *participation* as it is a literacy of media.
Right on Michael.


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Comments

  1. And have you read anti-teaching http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=168 another brilliant, lucid writing by Wesch! ;)

    Cristina CostaCristina Costa on Sunday, 04 January 2009, 20:16 GMT # |

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