The promise of the digital

The promise of the digital is not in the way it allows us to ask new questions because of digital tools or because of new methodologies made possible by those tools. The promise is in the way the digital reshapes the representation, sharing, and discussion of knowledge.

Mark Sample via http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-1/conversations/building-and-sharing-when-youre-supposed-to-be-teaching-by-mark-sample/.

One Response to “The promise of the digital”

  1. Scott,

    We have outstanding teachers who make massive use of digital technology and outstanding teachers who generally have students turn devices off and interact in the moment and face to face. Both have their role. I believe the existential role of digital devices in learning is to link us as learners and teachers to all other teachers and learners, a concept I call the cognitasphere, as I wrote in my blog http://wp.me/p2gT3m-2m. This vast neural network is evolving in ways that have been impossible in previous stages of human evolution, and it is possible through use of digital devices.

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