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.