Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project
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Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project

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This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings -- at home, in after school programs, and in online spaces. It offers a condensed version of a longer treatment provided in the book Hanging Out, Messin...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by MIT Press (MA)
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Josiah
Apr 15, 2010 Josiah rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Some interesting points and the division between hanging out, messing around, and geeking out provides a good clear foundation for exploring the so-called digital youth. Was sort of a trip down memory lane reading the bits, but sparked a little imagination, although the conclusion lacked pizazz. Basically the internet is important to youth so parents and institutions shouldn't deprive them of it.

Well, I'm certainly glad to have got a computer when I did and certainly participated in a lot of the...more
Alloughani

This book is a study about how to involve the modern technologies in learning strategies and reduce the time that is wasted by young people in playing and doing something that is not improving there knowledge.

I heard that they will ask each student to buy an iPad for the school to do their homework's in it and communicate with each other to study their class's subjects.
My opinion is reading this book made me think several times before doing any harm to my children’s brain by introducing the...more
Cheryl
A well-written, readable summary that caused me to become interested in the book that goes into more detail. Definitely a good read for parents and educators who are open to but struggling with social media and its impact on their children or students.
Bryan
The results of this project have been quoted ad nauseam in libraryland for years but just reading it, it feels like comedy, like an Onion News report about kids and computers. I grasp this study's import, but just to read it, it is hilarious.
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