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Thanks for your summary of the Twitter chat. I enjoyed it at the time and it was nice to read over your comments to solidify in my mind all the different ideas we covered.
In answer to your question: I think giving something a label is useful in order to get a face-value idea of what it might be, but it’s necessary for people to know that a label is only a label and that we need to go deeper in order to understand the differences and complexities of context. Because of this, I think it is important to teach people how to identify different contexts and become literate about those contexts by themselves. It’s a big ask, and I don’t really know where to start. I am excited to do more reading about it. When considering the digital divide, I don’t think it is realistic to expect people to learn for themselves, at least when they are still learning the basics of technology. I think in order to get people to feel confident enough to learn on their own, we need to do a lot of facilitation. In my week 7 blog post I write a bit about Lifelong Learning. It may interest you to have a read.