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Chicago Public Library Offer Teens a Digital Media Space

Mayor Richard M. Daley joined the Chicago Public Library at the opening of YOUmedia, an innovative new 21st Century learning space for high school students. Read More

Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers to Effective Use of Web 2.0 in Schools

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that it received a renewal grant from the MacArthur Foundation, as part of the Foundation’s digital media and learning initiative, Read More
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How Computers Became Linked to Children, Learning, and Play

Today, computers are part of kids' everyday lives, used both for play and for learning. We envy children’s natural affinity for computers, the ease with which they click in and out of digital worlds. Read More

Digital Media Are Changing How Young People Learn — Education Experts Urge New Policy Considerations

Digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life, and these changes have important policy implications, according to a panel of experts participating in a Capitol Hill briefing today ... Read More

Building an Encyclopedia of Life

Now two years old, the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), an ambitious effort to create a web page for every known living species, offers public access to more than 150,000 species pages with expert-verified information. Read More

New Digital Library Space Opened for Teens in Chicago

YouMedia, a new digital library space for teens, opened this month at the Chicago Public Library. Supported by MacArthur, the new space is designed to engage young adults with library resources and connect them to Chicago ... Read More
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Video Games and the Civic Involvement of Youth

The Civic Potential of Video Games, written by Joseph Kahne, Ellen Middaugh and Chris Evans, focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. Read More
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The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

The single most important characteristic of the Internet is its capacity for world-wide community and the limitless exchange of ideas. Read More
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Living and Learning with New Media

This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings—at home, in after school programs, and in online spaces. Read More
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New Competencies, Skills Required for Participatory Culture

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures—joining online communities, producing creative work in new forms, working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge, and shaping the flow ... Read More