Policy

Brief statement on ‘Digital Wisdom’

Below is a brief (under 100 words) statement I have made to represent my view on ‘Digital Wisdom’ for an upcoming policy and educational think-tank meeting.

Digital wisdom, to me, involves a number of things including how people make sense of their world using digital media. Fundamentally, it is about how people appropriate and effectively utilise what is to hand to enhance themselves educationally, socially and professionally. In this respect, it is seldom about technology designers’ a priori plans for a technology, and more about users’ unexpected practices with it. That, to me, is the most fascinating and useful basis of research inquiry.

Ibrar Bhatt (Lancaster University)

Much more to say on this later.

2 replies »

  1. Hi Ibrar.
    Are you familiar with my book: “Brain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom” (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)? What is the upcoming meeting you mention? – Marc Prensky

  2. Hi, Marc. A pleasure to hear from you.
    It’s an event entitled ‘Towards tomorrow’s successful digital citizens’ and co-organised by several bodies including International Baccalaureate, International Federation for Information Processing, IT in Teacher Education (ITTE), and others.

    Yes, I’m familiar with your book, and your ‘bottom-up’ vision is precisely the kind of thing which inspires the kind of research that I’ve been interested in. Happy to discuss and share ideas. Ibrar

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