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1 THE FUTURE AND PAST AND PRESENT OF MEDIA EDUCATION Holly Willis School of Cinematic Arts USC UFVA Conference 8/3/11

2 Envisioning the Future Group

3 We’re in trouble…

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5 culture wars rethinking of hierarchies race class gender rift between tradition and the new need for accountability rising tuition costs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rethinking centers of knowledge need for transparency

6 spread of information democratization of communication accessconnectivity data deluge disconnect between how we teach and the way our students learn our institutions can’t transition easily we don’t know our students anymore !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rapid pace of change

7 our students understand and define knowledge differently the shift is epistemological

8 Pew Internet and American Life Project MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Initiative New Media Consortium EDUCAUSE + Educause Learning Initiative HASTAC Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory

9 OUR FIELD HAS EXPANDED AND BOUNDARIES HAVE BLURRED

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12 New interfaces for storytelling The Whale Hunt | Jonathan Harris | 2007

13 Generative Narrative What I Did Last Summer, Alex Dragulescu

14 Can You See Me Now? 2003A Machine To See With, 2010 Locative Storytelling Blast Theory Projects

15 iPhone Narrative Strange Rain, Erik Loyer

16 Crowd-Sourced Narrative: Life in a Day project

17 WE ARE IN A UNIQUE POSITION

18 WE CAN RESHAPE HIGHER EDUCATION

19 #1 Consider new learning paradigms…

20 curricular learning paradigm J.L. Lemke, “Metamedia Literacy: Transforming Meanings and Media,” Literacy for the 21 st Century: Technological Transformation in a Post-typographic World *

21 interactive learning paradigm J.L. Lemke, “Metamedia Literacy: Transforming Meanings and Media,” Literacy for the 21 st Century: Technological Transformation in a Post-typographic World * curricular learning paradigm could become

22 ……shift from individual expression to community involvement………..... Henry Jenkins, et al, “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21 st Century” participatory media

23 ……distributed collaborative engagement………………….. Cathy Davidson & David Theo Goldberg The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

24 #2 Shift from content to context…

25 A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change Doug Thomas & John Seely Brown, 2011

26 “It’s all about taking this vast river of data or information and creating a context in which the information makes sense and can be understood.” J.C. Herz, “The Space Between: Creating a Context for Learning”

27 #3 Value the informal and rethink the formal…

28 Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning With New Media Mimi Ito, et al, 2009

29 The National Survey of Student Engagement first year experiences/seminars learning communities collaborative assignments study abroad capstone projects

30 “If high impact practices are largely in the extra curriculum (or co-curriculum), then where are the low-impact practices?” Randy Bass Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

31 post-course era?

32 #4 Be open to openness…

33 Open Universities Khan Academy OpenCourseWare

34 #5 Be attentive to systems thinking…

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36 #1 Consider new learning paradigms… #2 Shift from content to context… #3 Value the informal & rethink the formal… #4 #5 Be attentive to systems thinking… Be open to openness…

37 HOW DO THESE IDEAS CONNECT WITH THE INDUSTRY?

38 new learning paradigms new paradigm creatives ? =

39 Mirada

40 “I think the future of storytelling needs to be very, very rooted in tradition but very nimble toward the future, and that's the philosophy behind the company.” Guillermo del Toro, co-founder, Mirada

41 “ I think the filmmakers who are going to really stand out looking forward are the ones that are rooted in traditional storytelling, but are completely in tune with technology. ” Mathew Cullen, co-founder, Mirada

42 Three Dreams of Black Music Video

43 context worldbuilding =

44 “If there’s no script, let’s look at the global context of the story, and start thinking about it that way.” Alex McDowell

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47 making informal learning informal &

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49 open resources open filmmaking

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51 systems thinking convergence immersion transmedia

52 HOW DO THESE IDEAS CONNECT WITH OUR TEACHING?

53 #1 Consider new learning paradigms…

54 #1 Consider new learning paradigms…

55 #2 Shift from content to context… Experiments in Stereoscopic Imaging Interactive Experience and World Building Immersive Moviemaking: Gestural Interface for Cinematic Design Production Sequence: With Worldbuilding * * * *

56 #3 Value the informal & rethink the formal… Reality Ends Here Alternate Reality Game…

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60 #3 Value the informal & rethink the formal… Reality Ends Here Alternate Reality Game… Reality Starts Here Gateway Course… &

61 #4 Be open to openness…

62 #4 Be open to openness…

63 #5 Be attentive to systems thinking…

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71 New learning paradigms… Emphasis on context… The informal… Systems thinking… Openness…

72 WE CAN RESHAPE HIGHER EDUCATION

73 THANK YOU!


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