Share Paper: When tradition meets technology: Curating digital collections to enhance learning of traditional knowledge

  1. Karim Tharani, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Thursday, June 27 12:20-12:40 PM Noord

Abstract: An essential prerequisite for ethnocultural and diaspora communities to preserve their traditional knowledge is the willful acceptance and learning of these traditions by successive generations. Thus transmission of traditional knowledge is of utmost importance for such communities living in the West. While community elders may feel duty-bound to pass on their knowledge using traditional face-to-face approach, community youth often perceive this approach as old-fashioned and inefficient. The in-person transmission of traditions and knowledge is also constrained by time and geography, thus making it even more challenging for learners to remain motivated and engaged. Today’s digital age presents opportunities for communities ...