The world of media and learning are steadily evolving and young people are at the center of the transition. In this talk, S. Craig Watkins explores 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, Mr. Watkins offers some insights on the challenges educators face and the opportunities to reinvent libraries and the learning that happens in them.
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 Texas at Austin. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan.
Add his talk, “Doing Media: Leaning Futures in a World of Change” to your schedule! This talk will also stream live for non-ER&L attendees. A link to the free streaming video will be posted with his ER&L closing keynote talk the day before Mr. Watkins presents.