On May 25th I had a chance to attend a gem of a conference organized the Philosophy of Education (POE) committee at George Brown. They organized a conference with different modalities from conversations to formal talks to group work. The topic was Re-Imagining Education in An Automating World (see my conference notes here) and this conference is a seed for a larger one next year.
I gave a talk on Digital Citizenship at the end of the day where I tried to convince people that:
- Data analytics are now a matter of citizenship (we all need to understand how we are being manipulated).
- We therefore need to teach data literacy in the arts and humanities, so that
- Students are prepared to contribute to and critique the ways analytics are used deployed.
- This can be done by integrating data and analytical components in any course using field-appropriate data.