New York City October 10-16, 2011 www.mobilityshifts.


New Pedagogical Approaches for Learning with Mobile Platforms
Wednesday, October 12, 1:30 p.m. Hirshon Suite, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
With Michael Wesch’s work as a precedent for “digital ethnography” in an undergraduate setting, The Sixteen Project aims to investigate similar themes with high school students. A project of the NYC iSchool, The Sixteen Project is a high school course that investigates culture and coming of age from an anthropological perspective. Students collect artifacts, video footage and writings that document the story of how “16” is lived around the world. Their final project, a documentary film, is screened at the conclusion of every nineweek class. The Sixteen Project proposes new questions about the high school experience. How might learning be more intimately connected to both personal and global questions? How do students engage with “other” communities and at the same time begin to see themselves as “other”? How significant is the physical classroom environment when these investigations occur across the globe via Skype, Flickr, Google Voice and Vimeo? This panel conversation will engage the participants in this course in a conversation about these questions. Alisa Berger (NYC iSchool) Francesca Fay (NYC iSchool) Christina Jenkins (NYC iSchool)

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