Vol. 6 No. 2 (2015): MEDIA EDUCATION – Studi, ricerche e buone pratiche
Articles

SCHOOL CULTURE FOR THE MOBILE DIGITAL AGE

Published May 1, 2020
Keywords
  • Mobile, mobile learning, m-learning, technology, culture, school culture, beliefs, values, traditions

Abstract

School culture is a nebulous blend of traditions, values, beliefs, and rituals built up over time. Recent mobile technologies are disrupting this culture in favor of learning that is personalized, on demand, ubiquitous knowledge. This paper provides a historical overview of the adoption of mobile technologies in school culture. An epistemological dissonance is uncovered regarding a slow rate of adoption and effective pedagogical practices. Finally, building from existing literature, a new framework is presented to elucidate a new school culture that involves students as curators of the web, creators of knowledge, and custodians of learning.