Digital Media in Education

research in new media learning environments

Archive for Quotes

“There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method. ”

Herman Melville, Moby Dick

in Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

“It’s not important that teachers be advanced technicians. Their students will cover that for them. Students have the luxury of time and well-developed informal learning communities to keep up on the latest and greatest happenings in the technology worlds. What is important is that teachers be advanced managers of their students’ talents, time, and productivity. They need to be the guide on the side rather than the technician magician.”

– Jason Ohler

in Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

“That’s when another revelation hit me: learning communities are primarily storytelling communities. Stories permeate our social fabric and have the primary function of teaching others, whether formally or informaly.”

– Jason Ohler

Open Learning at Carnegie Mellon

Lessons learned from Carnegie Mellon’s open learning initiative

“Improvement in Post Secondary Education will require converting teaching from a “solo sport” to a community based research activity.”

– Herbert Simon

New media, new storytelling, new students

“With the introduction of procedural and networked technologies, future narratives can be dynamic, morphogenic entities whose form and content emerge on-the-fly as authors, audience, and machinery engage in the collaborative co-construction of meaning and experience.” – Glorianna Davenport

Digital storytelling in Hamlet on the Holodeck

“The computer looks more each day like the movie camera of the 1890s: a truly revolutionary invention humankind is just in the verge of putting to use as a spelling storyteller” – Janet H. Murray