What? The idea of New Learning is premised on another idea that of ‘new times’ – the argument being that if the times in which we live are new and different then the learning and the ways we learn and teach need to be different – at the very least we should consider our traditional teaching techniques and tactics in terms of how well-suited they are to new times.
If new learning is going to map to, or be aligned with, new times then we need to consider how the times are different – what are the defining characteristics of these new times? Self-evidently the world in which we live is increasingly multimodal and mobile – it is highly visual and aural, disaggregated and reaggregated in bits bytes and digital forms. On many different dimensions the ways in which we communicate with each other have shifted and split into multiple channels and modes, asynchronous and –