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Published on Jul 26, 2013
Keynote speaker Dr. Alec Couros took us on a journey to examine how we are currently exiting the age of personal computer and entering a new mobile reality. Emerging technologies now provide us with the tools to drastically transform our learning environments, and for the first time in history, learners now have the technical ability to learn anywhere, anytime, and with anyone. Yet, transitioning away from our industrial model of education will not be easy, and leaves us with many questions. What does it mean to be literate? How can social networks and new media be used to support student learning? How do we deal with digital identity & citizenship? This presentation outlined our new technological reality, featured examples of how social networks can transform learning environments, and guided FUSION attendees in examining the potentials and pitfalls of 21 century learning.
Couros is a professor of educational technology and media and the Coordinator of Information and Communications Technology at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina.