Becoming Digified - some time-related considerations for worthy and appropriate digitalization

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Why do some innovative education projects fail to innovate or educate? Do they fail for worthy reasons? This present paper proposes four aspects for examining digitalization in discourse and practice. To test these aspects this paper questions a reasonably innovative and successful course combining contemporary Virtual Reality equipment with visual arts pedagogy. By examining 1) historicity and novelty, 2) irreversibility, 3) speeds of change and 4) sustainability this paper attempts to help us to distinguish actual progress from mere change. This dialogue outlines a framework for the process of becoming digified. In this process towards dignified digitality digital elements mix with or displace other elements of a given whole while maintaining a balance between the amount of change and the available resources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
EditorsTheo Bastiaens, Johan Van Braak, Mark Brown, Lorenzo Cantoni, Manuel Castro, Rhonda Christensen, Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers, Koen DePryck, Martin Ebner, Mikhail Fominykh, Catherine Fulford, Stylianos Hatzipanagos, Gerald Knezek, Karel Kreijns, Gary Marks, Erkko Sointu, Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Jarmo Viteli, Joke Voogt, Peter Weber, Edgar Weippi, Olaf Zawacki-Richter
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Publication dateJul 2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-939797-34-6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventedMedia + Innovate Learning
World conference on educational Media and Technology
- Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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