Learning in a Participatory Culture

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Presented at the Knight Foundation News Challenge Winners Conference, "The Future of Civic Media", MIT, Cambridge MA. June 2008.

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Learning in a Participatory Culture

  1. 1. learning in a participatory culture
  2. 2. our research question www.newmedialiteracies.org What do young people need to know in order to become full, active, creative, critical, and ethically responsible participants in a massively networked and media rich global world?
  3. 3. our three core challenges www.newmedialiteracies.org the transparency problem
  4. 4. our three core challenges www.newmedialiteracies.org the participation gap  “Increasingly, children and young people are divided into those for whom the internet is an increasingly rich, diverse, engaging and stimulating resource of growing importance in their lives and those for whom it remains a narrow, unengaging, if occasionally useful, resource of rather less significance.” - Sonia Livingstone, 2005
  5. 5. our three core challenges www.newmedialiteracies.org the participation gap
  6. 6. our three core challenges www.newmedialiteracies.org the ethics challenge
  7. 7. theoretical framework www.newmedialiteracies.org social skills & cultural competencies play collective intelligence simulation judgment performance transmedia navigation appropriation networking multitasking negotiation distributed cognition
  8. 8. practical applications www.newmedialiteracies.org informed by theory Learning Library testing and development with local youth partnerships to create & share local collections Teachers’ Strategy Guide testing and development with local teachers Ethics Casebook testing and development with local youth partnership with Project Zero’s GoodPlay, Harvard
  9. 9. www.newmedialiteracies.org

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