Call for Submissions - Ghana Think Tank: What’s Wrong with Digital Education?

  • Deadline:
    Aug. 20, 2011, noon
  • Location:
    The New School, New York, New York, 10011, US

What’s Wrong with Digital Education?
Ghana ThinkTank has the Solutions!
On occasion of the MobilityShifts conference (, Ghana ThinkTank ( Needs Your Problems
It starts with you. We need /your/ problems, so that our international network of think tanks can solve them.
What’s wrong with digital education? What’s special about digital education? What are its challenges? What are new pedagogic approaches for learning with mobile platforms? What are the limitations of the “digital literacies” paradigm and its first world/third world assumptions?…
Email ghanathinktank at
The Ghana ThinkTank: Developing the First World.
Founded in 2006, Ghana ThinkTank is a worldwide network of think tanks creating strategies to resolve problems in the "developed" world. The network began with think tanks from Ghana, Cuba and El Salvador, and has since expanded to include Serbia, Mexico and Iran. Our think tanks analyze problems and propose solutions, which we put into action back in the community where the problems originated – whether those solutions seem impractical or brilliant.
For the New School’s conference MobilityShifts on Digital Learning
(Oct. 10-16, 2011), Ghana ThinkTank has been hired by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics to solve the problems posed by the conference.

We request your participation in identifying these problems.
MobilityShifts is an international conference on digital learning, exploring digital fluencies in a mobile world and DIY learning, with a special emphasis on digital learning projects worldwide. The summit is part of The New School’s Politics of Digital Culture conference series, and builds on two previous events, The Drumbeat Festival in Barcelona (2010) and Digital Media and Learning (2011) in Los Angeles.