Digital Media and Learning (DML) Research Hub
Long Beach, CA
The Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at University of California, Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and teachers focused on… um..Digital Media and Learning.
The theme of DML’s second conference will be “Designing Learning Futures”. Keynote presentations will be given by Alice Taylor and Muki Hansteen-Izora. They will also have a “book exhibit” which seems a little strange for a digital learning conference.
We have never attended this conference so we cannot vouch for how teacher-friendly it is. For example the site says, “The plenary session will be focused upon the theme of “Transformative Play” and will explore the following questions: What core socio-technical practices are shaping (or have the potential to shape) the communities, institutions, and connected ecologies in which we learn? In particular, how might we consider the varied dimensions of digital media in relation to hacking, modding, and user innovation?” While interesting, we are unclear what a teacher may apply to the classroom after this session. We would love for some teacher-participant feedback to bring us up to speed.
All in all, seems like a very cool conference with cool discounts for the under-employed. Check it out.