Technoscapes of The Digi-Sapiens: Learning With Digital Technologies 1
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Technoscapes of the Digi-Sapiens investigates the various digital landscapes and realities emerging in our contemporary world dominated by digital technologies and on how we can understand and analyze these as the new environments of digital learning. These emerging digital technoscapes are the new spatial environments where digital information communication technologies and human consciousness are re-negotiated and merge to form a new world of representational reality characterized by high unpredictability and of unlimited choices and alternatives. The Digi-Sapiens emerges as a new form of humanity, the result of our continuous interaction and communication with digital technologies. We become the result of the expression of our unlimited imagination as this is transformed through diverse channels of communication. The processing of information and the production of social knowledge through the new media and emerging technologies become problematic areas as their vulnerability to exploitation and manipulation is revealed. This realization implicates the learning discourse in environments based on digital and information communication technologies. Our priorities as educators need to be critically reconsidered towards a theoretical spatial understanding of how information and knowledge are digitally reconstructed by digital and information communication technology systems. It is of crucial importance to understand how this affects processes of human information processing and that we need new conceptual analytical frameworks to respond to emerging and future teaching and learning demands.