Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 4) #FLdigitalkid15

1) Intro Video Looking into the future, and particularly how technology has/is affected/ing education in the classroom. How do parents support what is going on in the classroom? 2) What could the future look like? The Khan Academy, it’s popularity, and the notion of the flipped classroom. Khan sells the notion of the platform as […]

Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 3) #FLdigitalkid15

Week 3: Learning to Think in a Digital Age What subtle changes are there in our behaviours after being immersed in digital device usage? Video:┬áLearning, technology and all things digital People sometimes problem solve through pre-thinking (focused learning), sometimes experiment (which games particularly use), sometimes observe, interact & learn (literacy). Article: A Pyramid of Digital […]

Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 2) #FLdigitalkid15

Onto week 2 on Childhood in a Digital Age from the OU. Video: Children’s Development How is digital technology changing children’s relationships and shaping their online identities? Looking at online/offline relationships and connectivity – what is it doing to children’s development, and what’s positive/problematic ‘compared to’ face-to-face relationships. Video: Homo Interneticus Drawing upon the work […]

Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 1) #FLdigitalkid15

This four-week course from the OU draws upon the expertise of a developmental psychologist, and a researcher in early literacy – both different aspects from mine, which comes from that of a social media/communications specialist looking at what children/those shaping their environment need to understand in order to ‘enjoy the best and avoid the worst’ […]