Connected Learning: Project Information Literacy Interviews S. Craig Watkins


Project Information Literacy (PIL) has just shared the Information Literacy’s latest “Smart Talk” interview with Craig Watkins a leading thinker on social media, connected learning and youth.

In the interview, Craig says:

“While schools do not always suffer from a lack of technology, they
consistently suffer from a lack of vision in how the technology will be used. In high-poverty schools, technology is rarely used to promote the development of higher-order thinking skills, such as design, problem-solving, or coding. Schools must invest in highly-skilled instructors and curricula that cultivate the skills associated with innovation. This is not necessarily a technological barrier, but rather a social barrier. By expanding what we help students learn
to do with technology, we increase the likelihood that they can begin to more fully leverage the power and possibilities of social, digital, and mobile platforms.”

To read the entire interview :
http://projectinfolit.org/smart-talks/item/143-craig-watkins-smart-talk