Rethinking education: Toward a curriculum for Digital Living

Published in Interactions a summary of the international workshop Digital Living 2010.

Our relationship with computing is changing so rapidly and producing such a profound impact on social and professional activities, that many in the educational community are questioning how to prepare a new generation of students to the challenges of a world under rapid transformation.

In March 2010, a total of 25 international experts from academia and industry met in Madrid, Spain to participate in a two-day workshop promoted by the Digital Living Initiative of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). The event was the opportunity to consider the educational challenges of the Digital Living paradigm, that is: What does it take to shift the emphasis from ‘digital information’ to ‘digital living,’ from the design of information systems to a design centered on the human experience of people living with and through digital technology?

A summary of the debate is reflected in: P. Díaz, E. Giaccardi and I. Aedo, Rethinking Education in a Changing World: Toward A Curriculum for Digital Living, Interactions 18:4 (July + August 2011).

Many people contributed to the ideas discussed in this article. We are indebted to all our workshop participants: Liam Bannon, Jack Carroll, Elizabeth Churchill, Rogerio de Paula, Alan Dix, Marco Fanciulli, Gerhard Fischer, Javier Iglesia, Alex Jaimes, Monica Landoni, Alessio Malizia, Joaquín Pinto, Jesús Ramirez, Antonio Rodríguez de las Heras, Mary Beth Rosson, Miguel Ángel Sánchez-Puebla, Lucia Terrenghi, Mika Luomi Tuomola, Ron Wakkary, Peter Wright.

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