New Report on Digital Media and Learning

[ 0 ] January 31, 2011 |

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports has issued its latest report – Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries and Museums.  Authored by Becky Herr-Stephenson from the Joan Ganzy Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, Startl’s own Diana Rhoten, Dan Perkel and Christo Sims from UC Berkeley, the report examines the ways in which afterschool programs, libraries and museums use digital media to support extracurricular learning.

The authors review a range of programs (including the long-running Computer Clubhouse movement, established in 1993 in partnership with MIT’s Media Lab), and then use the idea of “media ecologies” to investigate the role that digital media play (or could play) in these “intermediary spaces for learning.” They call for less anecdotal, more empirical and methodologically sound studies to help us understand the affordances of digital media for learning within and across these programs; for research focused on the relationship between digital media and the effectiveness of youth-serving organizations; and for further study of schools within childhood media ecologies.

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Category: Extended Learning, K-12, Pre-K

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