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participatory cultures.“A participatory culture is a culture with relatively lowbarriers to artistic expression and civic engagement,strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations,and some type of informal mentorship whereby what isknown by the most experienced is passed along tonovices. A participatory culture is also one in whichmembers believe their contributions matter, and feelsome degree of social connection with one another (atthe least they care what other people think about whatthey have created)”http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF
Forms of participatory culture include: Affiliations / Expressions Collaborative Problem-solving / Circulations
The Participation Gap — the unequal access to theopportunities, experiences, skills, and knowledge thatwill prepare youth for full participation in the world oftomorrow.The Transparency Problem — The challenges youngpeople face in learning to see clearly the ways thatmedia shape perceptions of the world.The Ethics Challenge — The breakdown of traditionalforms of professional training and socialization thatmight prepare young people for their increasinglypublic roles as media makers and communityparticipants.
Summary-Chalkboards, even electronic ones aren’t effective tools Know your audience, and know what they don’t know, ya know? Create Participatory Explorations Demonstrate technological and information literacy Tell a great story