Designing Learning Futures: 2011 Digital Media and Learning Conference

Mar 3–Mar 5, 2011
Long Beach, CA

The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at University of California, Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice.

The second conference will be held between March 3-5, 2011 at the Hilton Long Beach Conference and Meeting Center in Long Beach, California. The theme will be “Designing Learning Futures”. The Conference Chair will be Katie Salen. The conference committee includes Kimberly Austin, danah boyd, Sheryl Grant, Heather Horst, Mark Surman, Trebor Scholz and S. Craig Watkins. Keynote presentations will be given by Alice Taylor and Muki Hansteen-Izora. Our plenary session panelists will include François Bar, Mizuko Ito, Tara Lemmey and David Washington. The plenary session will be focused upon the theme of “Transformative Play” and will explore the following questions: What core socio-technical practices are shaping (or have the potential to shape) the communities, institutions, and connected ecologies in which we learn? In particular, how might we consider the varied dimensions of digital media in relation to hacking, modding, and user innovation? We will also have a book exhibit and technology demos.