December 28, 2008

2009: No maps, no roadsigns

From Tom, my boss at 4 a couple of months back in preparation for the Scottish Media Literacy Summit I helped organise, this one still sticks with me as a fundamental thing some of those in learning, Government and business could spend a good chunk of 2009 trying to understand better:

In the 21st century, media literacy means teaching people the skills to navigate without a map, let alone roadsigns.

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My brain's slightly frazzled at the moment but I think that could be taken further because with the way the digital landscape is you technically have people in different countries - to carry on with the map idea - and not even on the same map, but the trick is to make them all feel included.

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