Keynote Address: Generation Digital

In my keynote address titled “Generation Digital” at the “Digital Environments and Developing Minds: Research and Strategies for Professionals, Producers and Policy Makers” conference in Sydney, Australia on 28 October, I highlight why we need to Think Different if we hope to support young people in today’s digital world. In particular, I argue we need to  (1) consider individual differences in our research, (2) rethink our reliance on ‘screen time’ as a key indicator in our models, (3) better understand the affordances of today’s media environment, and (4) consider robust solutions that work across levels of society including efforts that encourage media balance, global digital rights, and digital literacy. 

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4 thoughts on “Keynote Address: Generation Digital

  1. David Croft says:

    Thank you for your dynamic and informative presentation this morning. I was most impressed by the conten and delivery, and the information you provided will assist policy development in my school.

    I would be very grateful if you would allow me to use some slides from your slide stack when explaining some policy changes to my educational community.

    Thanks again,
    And enjoy your time down under!
    David Croft

  2. Thank you Jessica for your informative and inspiring presentation yesterday. We find ourselves in the middle of such a complex issue at the moment that has huge implications for the generation that we face in our classes.

    Please let me know if you are ever in New Zealand – it would be great for educators in this country to hear about your research and thoughts.

    • Jessica Piotrowski says:

      It was my pleasure! I actually will be returning to the Gold Coast in May and plan to spend more time ‘down under’ this time around. Perhaps we can connect and see what might be possible? Please do reach out via email. Best – JTP

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