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Countdown to the DML Competition Winners' Showcase: Day 18 What is digital media?

Good question from Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning: What is digital media? I think about this whenever I see the words "educational technology." How would you define the difference?


What does the term digital media mean to you? Spotlight seeks input from educators, game developers, museum administrators, policy makers and anyone else who thinks digital media is central to learning, in or out of the classroom ...


Spotlight is looking to expand and further define its coverage areas, and we need your help.

As you can see from our name, digital media is central to our purpose at Spotlight. But what do we mean by it? Digital media is one of those squishy terms that can take on many interpretations, based on whos using it and for what purpose.

Were curious: How do you define digital media?

How does it differ from other media? Is digital media just the internet and smart phones? Or do you think of digital media more broadly, springing from, for example, our new roles as authors and editors of media? Do you include just the tools or the dispositions that the tools afford as well?

Tell us here how you define digital media -- in the most narrow or broadest sense -- and, if you're so inclined, feel free to add how youre using it to help kids learn (or, if you're a student, how are you using it yourself?). Your input will help us develop new features and starting points for discussion this spring.

Feel free to re-post, and thanks for your input!


Countdown to the 2010 DML Competition Showcase features Where Are They Now? updates on the 2008, 2009, and 2010 winners. The 2010 DML Competition winners will showcase their projects at the Designing Learning Futures DML Conference on March 4, 2011 in Long Beach, California.

Visit our DML Countdown page to view more updates from featured projects.


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