Cultural Anthropologist Mimi Ito Discusses ‘Connected Learning’ in the New Digital Ecosystem
As a part of the Designing the Future(s) Speakers Series, Dr. Mimi Ito, cultural anthologist and MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine, spoke at Georgetown on January 26, 2015.
In her talk, Ito emphasized that the real opportunity in modern higher education is for what she called “connected learning” – a digitally-rich, interest-driven education that encourages students to connect formal and informal learning, build affinity groups and develop skills and knowledge around their passions to create academic, civic and career opportunities.
Characterizing the current era as one marked by “an absolute abundance of information and social connectivity,” Ito explained that it is imperative that the higher education community re-envisions itself in order to support young people in creating their own learning pathways in this new digital ecosystem. Learn more about the event here.