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By Cathy Davidson 11/25/2009 - 3:55pm Comments
Earlier this month, I participated in the Digital Natives Workshop hosted by KAIST, the MIT of Korea, and attended by researchers from the U.S. and across the Pacific Rim. My talk on adolescence and the science of attention (entitled “The Kids...
When Is an Art Museum a Workshop?   A Field Report from Korea  Blog Image
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By Dante Noto 11/23/2009 - 11:56am Comments
Today, in conjunction with an announcement by President Obama calling for new efforts to reimagine and improve education in science and math, we are announcing a $2 million open competition supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...
$2 Million Competition Seeks Ideas to Transform Learning Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 11/20/2009 - 6:30am Comments
While One Laptop per Child and other programs to address the digital divide are important, I have come to believe it is counterproductive to couple discussions of the transformative potential of digital media in learning too closely with...
Getting into college? There's a game for that.  Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 11/17/2009 - 10:00am Comments
Tashawna is a high school senior in Brooklyn, NY. In the morning she leaves home for school listening to MP3s, texting her friends about meeting up after school at Global Kids, where she participates in a theater program, or FIERCE, the...
Empowering Youth-directed Learning Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 11/13/2009 - 12:24pm Comments
To start my participation here in DMLcentral, I want to write about social media outside the U.S., specifically in South America. Let's take the case of Orkut in Brazil, an interesting and relatively-unknown subject that I've researched and...
Social Media in South America: Orkut & Brazil Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 11/10/2009 - 9:15am Comments
The relationship between digital media and democracy is complicated, because it is difficult for researchers to draw causal connections between adopting new social computing technologies and promoting what Joseph Kahne, Mills College professor...
Digital Media and Democracy: Early Returns Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 11/05/2009 - 3:38pm Comments
I learned about Esther Wojcicki's high school journalism program and learning community from my personal learning network - the people I sought out on Twitter because they seemed to know something about the topics that interest me, including...
Esther Wojcicki's High School Journalism Learning Community Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 11/03/2009 - 8:16am Comments
“A wacko holding forth on a soapbox.  If Ms. Davidson just wants to yammer and lead discussions, she should resign her position and head for a park or subway platform, and pass a hat for donations.” That is an example of some of the...
Crowdsourcing Authority in the Classroom Blog Image
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By danah boyd 10/26/2009 - 12:13pm Comments
From Eszter Hargittai's scholarship to more recent work by marketing analytics firms, we know that race and socio-economic status shape MySpace and Facebook usage. Yet, it is the rhetoric used by participants that highlights how these...
The Rhetoric of MySpace vs. Facebook Blog Image
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By Mimi Ito 10/26/2009 - 11:41am Comments
As a new media researcher, I've struggled to find appropriate venues for publishing and disseminating my work. In the late nineties, when studies of online communities, cyberculture, and electronic gaming were still in their infancy, and when I...
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By David Theo Goldberg 10/26/2009 - 9:56am Comments
Today, at the forum on Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age, being hosted by the Sesame Workshop at Google headquarters, we are announcing the launch of a major new research initiative in digital media and learning (DML) and its associated...
Welcome to the University of California's New Digital Media and Learning Re