January 7, 2019
Fresh into the new year, I’m delighted to announce the publication of Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning, a book synthesizing research by the Leveling Up team of the Connected Learning Research Network. This book follows in the footsteps of Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with… Read more »
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December 17, 2018
Esports may be a young industry, but it’s a flourishing one that’s been shown to develop both academic and social skills in high school and college students throughout the country. As competitive video gaming continues to gain more acceptance as a “real” sport, it’s also taking on some of the traits traditional sports have long… Read more »
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December 3, 2018
Online submissions open: January 11, 2019 Deadline for submissions: March 8, 2019 Notifications of Acceptance: June 2019 Link: CLS2019 call for proposals page We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the second annual Connected Learning Summit. With a unique focus on cross-sector connections and progressive and catalytic innovation, the Connected Learning Summit… Read more »
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November 19, 2018
A special issue of the bilingual (Spanish-English) journal, Working Papers on Culture, Education, and Human Development, dropped recently, sharing three essays on the theme of “Do We Still Believe Networked Youth Can Change the World?” The exchange started with the plenary session I did with activist/entrepreneur Esra’a Al Shafei at the Digital Media and Learning… Read more »
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November 5, 2018
Over the past decade, the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Research Hub at UC Irvine fostered dialog, collaboration, and debate among a diverse group of scholars, designers and educators seeking to leverage today’s technology for progressive educational goals. It fulfilled a key coordinating and communications role for the MacArthur Foundation DML Initiative. I had the… Read more »
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October 22, 2018
One of the most important things any educator can do is foster an environment where learning and playing are nearly synonymous. Lessons that are fun and engaging are far more likely to result in better outcomes, both in the short and long terms. Game-based learning can promote a desire to learn outside the classroom while… Read more »
October 16, 2018
October 8, 2018
We are delighted to share the news about a special issue of the bilingual, Open Access journal Digital Education Review that we co-edited, focused on learning in and across settings and time in the Digital Age. The papers represent work from across the world—from Australia, Finland, Norway, Spain, and the United States — and five of… Read more »
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September 24, 2018
Earlier this month, Common Sense Media released its report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences. The report describes research conducted by veteran digital youth researcher Victoria Rideout and Common Sense Media’s Senior Director of Research, Michael Robb. “This survey is the organization’s second report tracking social media use among American teenagers — the… Read more »
September 19, 2018
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September 10, 2018
Selfies have become the cultural artifacts of our time, a digital mosaic of the diversity of our online lives. And while some say selfies are a mark of a deeply narcissistic culture, others say selfies are a new version of the old idea of the self-portrait. Some understand the selfie as an important means of… Read more »
September 3, 2018
When I first started teaching college students, the term “social media” had not been invented, and for the most part, teaching and learning were proceeding the way they had been practiced for thousands of years. But I knew that digital media and networks were creating exciting opportunities for teachers and learners: from search engines to… Read more »
August 27, 2018
It was perhaps inevitable. A bunch of die-hard Connected Learning scholars, all working in our own institutions, separated by space, time, and borders. Studying about how people learn through connecting, yet totally isolated ourselves. Like shards of a magnet, we found each other, all reaching out for community, comradery, and connection. And finally, after years… Read more »
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August 20, 2018
Earlier this month, Marginal Syllabus leaders participated in the 2018 Connected Learning Summit (CLS) at MIT’s Media Lab. The Marginal Syllabus started in August of the 2016 and, following two years of iterative fine-tuning and public programming, CLS was a great opportunity for our team to share recent research, discuss design principles – like partnerships… Read more »
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August 13, 2018
How important is digital literacy in the classroom? When you consider that every student today must learn to be responsible for how they use technology to interact with the world around them, the answer is clear. It’s crucial. Digital Citizenship Literacy skills have always been important. Written letters transitioned to telephone skills and then internet… Read more »
August 6, 2018
“You can’t shape the world if no one is engaging with you. And humor is very effective in opening a channel of potential connection.” This was just one of many takeaways from the keynote Q&A between writer, comedian, and commentator, Baratunde Thurston, and the Director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito, at the inaugural… Read more »
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