The fusion of the local and the global for learning is indeed “food for thought”. I am glad to be working with Mar on this position paper. Think there are some really good points there.

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Meyrowitz: Glocality – dynamic between local and global from FreedomLab on Vimeo.

While writing a paper  for the workshop Smart Cities Learning, that will take place within the Alpine Rendez-vouz 2013 event, I found a really interesting paper by Josua Merowitz: “The Rise of Glocality: New senses of place and Identity in the Global Village“. In this paper Merowitz presents the idea of Glocality as the fusion of our global identities with the local:

Such changes in the senses of “us” vs. “them” and in “here” vs. “else- where” are neither inherently good nor inherently evil. Yet, they are significantly different from older, place-bound experiences. We both lose and gain. We lose the old comfort and simplicity of being in bounded systems of interaction where our “insider” role is taken for granted. Yet, with a wide array of electronic media, including the mobile phone, we are…

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