Curiosity and Curriculum: Adventures in Education and Technology

Københavns Universitet

Make a difference 2015 

Keynote Helen Keegan

In this keynote session I shall present a transmedia experience where mystery and intrigue were the drivers for collaborative exploration into digital identities and digital cultures. The focus was curiosity: how far would learners go in driving their own learning when mystery and intrigue were embedded into the curriculum?

Using a range of online (and offline) social and mobile platforms, learners became players in an alternate reality game, leading them to drive their own curriculum and develop a deep understanding of issues around digital identity and participatory culture. Through exploring transmedia learning experiences that are wild, spontaneous and (somewhat) chaotic, I will reflect on ‘risky pedagogies’ and the shifting relationships between learners, educators and institutions in a networked world.