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Wednesday, April 6 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
K02 - Doing Media: Learning Futures in a World of Change

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The world of media and learning are steadily evolving and young people are at the center of the transition.  In this talk, I explore what researchers have learned about the impact of media technologies in the social and learning lives of children and teens. But even as young people continue to drive change there are many misperceptions about their relationship to technology and learning futures.  Today, young people do not just consume media, they "do media."  The concept of "doing media" and what it means for designing more relevant learning spaces will be explored.  Drawing from ethnographic research and insights generated from more than a decade of studies, I offer some insights on the challenges educators face and the opportunities to reinvent libraries and the learning that happens in them.

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S. Craig Watkins

Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
S. Craig Watkins studies young people’s social and digital media behaviors. He is a Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, in the department of Radio-Television-Film. Craig is also a Faculty Fellow for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Ballroom C