The Post-Industrial Digital Learning Transformation (PIDLT) model (Mykhailenko and Blayone, 2017) brings together five trajectories of ongoing, transnational, research and practice (in both Canada and Ukraine). Taken together, these trajectories situate practices of learning within a broader program of building (1) highly-engaged and digitally-skilled, learning communities, and (2) deepening social-democratic functioning “from below.” The PIDLT incorporates two conceptual frameworks developed in Canada by fellow EILAB, UOIT researchers Dr. Francois Desjardins (General Technology Competency and Use) and Dr. Roland van Oostveen (Fully Online Learning Community). At the same time, the PIDLT incorporates socio-cultural perspectives that encourage flexible approaches to educational transformation aligned with the values and aspirations of learners and educators in very different contexts.
VistasCanadaEDU’s hands-on workshops, offer content and guided activities that facilitate engagement with all five dimensions of the Post-Industrial Digital Learning Transformation model, and which can become catalysts for educational innovation and deepening democracy. The broad goal is to instigate informed conversation and critical reflection about the nature of learning, and the social function of education in specific cultural contexts.