From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able: Experiments in New Media Literacy

Wednesday, January 21 | 9:30AM–10:30AM | Grand Sierra Ballroom D
Session Type: Professional Development
It took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after speech, thousands more before the printing press was invented, and a few hundred more for the telegraph to arrive. Today, new ways of relating are constantly created and a new communication medium emerges every time someone creates a web application—a Flickr here, a Twitter there. How can we use new media to foster the kinds of communication and community we desire in education? This presentation will discuss both successful and unsuccessful attempts to integrate emerging technologies into the classroom to create a rich virtual learning environment.


  • Michael Wesch

    Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University

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