I’m attending the Instructional Technology Conference at MTSU the first half of this week. I hope to share some of the learning and experience with you. Here are my notes from this morning’s keynote address.

Knowledgable to Knowledge-able: Harnessing New Media for New Media Literacy
Michael Wesch
Instructional Technology Conference

“It took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after humans spoke their first words. It took thousands more before the printing press and a few hundred again before the telegraph. Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. A Flickr here, a Twitter there, and a new way of relating to others emerges. New types of conversation, argumentation, and collaboration are realized. What does this mean for new technologies that can foster the kinds of communication and community we hope to create in education?” (Source)

Michael did a great job with his keynote. I Plurked notes and made a few comments throughout his presentation.

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Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.