Living and Learning with New Media: White Paper & Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project

By Mizuko Ito, Heather Horst, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Becky Herr-Stephenson, Patricia G. Lange, C.J. Pascoe, and Laura Robinson with Sonja Baumer, Rachel Cody, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martínez, Dan Perkel, Christo Sims,and Lisa Tripp. | June 28, 2012
  • Author: Mizuko Ito, Heather Horst, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Becky Herr-Stephenson, Patricia G. Lange, C.J. Pascoe, and Laura Robinson with Sonja Baumer, Rachel Cody, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martínez, Dan Perkel, Christo Sims,and Lisa Tripp.
  • Journal: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Abstract: This white paper summarizes the results of a three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, examining young people’s participation in the new media ecology. It represents a condensed version of a longer treatment of the project findings. The study was motivated by two primary research questions: How are new media being integrated into youth practices and agendas? How do these practices change the dynamics of youth-adult negotiations over literacy, learning, and authoritative knowledge?

The MacArthur Foundation launched its five-year, $50 million digital media and learning initiative in 2006 to help determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to developing educational and other social institutions that can meet the needs of this and future generations. The initiative is both marshaling what it is already known about the field and seeding innovation for continued growth. For more information, visit www.digitallearning.macfound.org. To engage in conversations about these projects and the field of digital learning, visit the Spotlight blog at spotlight.macfound.org.

 

 

SOURCE: http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/files/report/digitalyouth-WhitePaper.pdf

Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project (PDF)

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