Workshop on Digital Living Education

Digital Living 2010Workshop on Digital Living Education

What does it take in education to shift the emphasis from information to the human experience of people living with and through digital technology?

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 this debate is reflected in the article: Paloma Díaz, Elisa Giaccardi and Ignacio Aedo, Rethinking Education in a Changing World: Toward A Curriculum for Digital Living, Interactions 18:4 (July + August 2011).

You can see the whole report as an issuu book.

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