October, 12, 2011<br />Alexandra Bal (Edge Lab, Ryerson University)<br />Yukari Seko (Edge Lab, York and Ryerson Universit...
   Digital technologies are part of this world and of our worldview; they are part of what shapes us materially and ontolo...
Digital Natives?<br />http://www.automation-drive.com/fla-animation<br />
Voices of Digital Natives Project<br />SSHRC-funded, a 3-year qualitative inquiry into epistemological and educational imp...
Research Objectives<br />How young media uses interface world through digital media and construct their own digital habita...
Methodology<br />Ethnographic, participatory and socio-economic approach, observe young users in situ, in order to;<br />O...
Participant Demographics<br />
Participant Demographics<br />
Participant Demographics <br />
Our participants use digital media for<br />Gaming<br />Searching information<br />Communicating distanced family members ...
Learning through peer-produced content<br />Internet as multi-directional educational tool and environment <br />Social ne...
Constructing their LittleBigPlanet<br />
Mash-up work by 10 yrs old<br />Game&Music lover<br />
Mobile Natives<br />Widespread adoption of mobile devices (laptop, smartphones, tablets, mobile gaming consoles) <br />Inc...
Mobile Natives<br />Difference between children born before and after 2005 <br />Shift from computer as “gaming device” to...
Semi-permeable Membrane <br />Digital Media<br />
Bibliography<br />Livingstone, D.  (1999). Exploring the icebergs of adult learning: Findings of the first Canadian survey...
Contact Info:<br />Alex Bal: abal@ryerson.ca  <br />Yukari Seko: yukaseko@yorku.ca @doggyjelly<br />Jason Nolan: jnolan@ry...
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Preliminary findings of "voices of digital natives" project at Edge Lab, presented at Association of Internet Researchers conference in Seattle, Oct 12 2011

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    1. 1. October, 12, 2011<br />Alexandra Bal (Edge Lab, Ryerson University)<br />Yukari Seko (Edge Lab, York and Ryerson Universities) <br />Jason Nolan (Edge Lab, Ryerson University)<br />Digital Space as Semi-Permeable Membranes<br />
    2. 2. Digital technologies are part of this world and of our worldview; they are part of what shapes us materially and ontologically as embodied subjects… Rather than pointing up the difference between self and technology, [digital media] are designed to engage the technologized self” (Shinkle, 2005, 30) <br />
    3. 3. Digital Natives?<br />http://www.automation-drive.com/fla-animation<br />
    4. 4. Voices of Digital Natives Project<br />SSHRC-funded, a 3-year qualitative inquiry into epistemological and educational impacts of online environments on young media users (age 4-13)<br />Informal learning (Silverstone, 1999) as overarching theoretical framework to;<br />Define digital media practices by young media users<br />Understand collaborative learning and play in network<br />Articulate the shift from novice to expert based on peer-to-peer learning<br />
    5. 5. Research Objectives<br />How young media uses interface world through digital media and construct their own digital habitat<br />How they make learning choices and co-construct knowledge with their peers<br />How they adopt digital media to blend the online to offline interactions<br />How their performance with/through/around digital media will change over time <br />
    6. 6. Methodology<br />Ethnographic, participatory and socio-economic approach, observe young users in situ, in order to;<br />Observe how they use digital devices<br />Explore their worldview<br />Enter a friendly mode of communication and build trust <br />Engage in discussions with them<br />31 children in Greater Toronto Area; Interview each child at least 3 times over 12months-2years<br />
    7. 7. Participant Demographics<br />
    8. 8. Participant Demographics<br />
    9. 9. Participant Demographics <br />
    10. 10. Our participants use digital media for<br />Gaming<br />Searching information<br />Communicating distanced family members and friends<br />Making their own content<br /> Gaming as socializing and informal learning practice <br />Digital media as social space<br />
    11. 11. Learning through peer-produced content<br />Internet as multi-directional educational tool and environment <br />Social networking (Facebook) for school work <br />Learn new skill from YouTube videos (how to dance cook, play guitar and violin etc)<br />Video chats with teachers outside Canada<br /> Challenge conventional notion of authorities in preferring lay experts to professionals<br />
    12. 12. Constructing their LittleBigPlanet<br />
    13. 13. Mash-up work by 10 yrs old<br />Game&Music lover<br />
    14. 14. Mobile Natives<br />Widespread adoption of mobile devices (laptop, smartphones, tablets, mobile gaming consoles) <br />Increased mobility, traversing spaces <br />
    15. 15. Mobile Natives<br />Difference between children born before and after 2005 <br />Shift from computer as “gaming device” to computer as “search engine,” “entry point to learning space<br />Influence of parental use <br />
    16. 16. Semi-permeable Membrane <br />Digital Media<br />
    17. 17. Bibliography<br />Livingstone, D. (1999). Exploring the icebergs of adult learning: Findings of the first Canadian survey of informal learning practices. Canadian Journal for Studies of Adult Education. 13(2): 49-72.<br />Shinkle, E. (2005). Corporeal Ergo Sum: Affective Response in Digital Games. In N. Garrelts (Ed.). Digital Gameplay: Essays on the nexus of game and gamer. North California: McFarland&Co. Pp.21-35.<br />Spigel, L. (1992). Make Room for TV: Television and the family ideal in PostwarAmerica. Chicago: University of Chicago Press<br />
    18. 18. Contact Info:<br />Alex Bal: abal@ryerson.ca <br />Yukari Seko: yukaseko@yorku.ca @doggyjelly<br />Jason Nolan: jnolan@ryerson.ca <br />Thank you!!<br />

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