Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media

About Digital Youth

"Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media: An Ethnographic Investigation of Innovative Knowledge Cultures" is a three-year collaborative project funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Carried out by researchers at the University of Southern California and University of California, Berkeley, the digital youth project explores how kids use digital media in their everyday lives. Read more

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Public Forum on April 23

On April 23, at Stanford, we will be giving our first major public presentation of the outcomes of our research. We are near the end of three years of ethnographic work on 22 different case studies of youth engagement with new media. The MacArthur Foundation and Common Sense Media are organizing the evening event (4:30-8:30pm).

It will include talks and poster presentations from four of our team members: Heather Horst, Dilan Mahendran, danah boyd, and Mimi Ito. There will also be a panel or respondents including Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, Deborah Stipek, dean of the Stanford School of Education, Linda Burch of Common Sense Media, and Kenny Miller from MTV Networks. There will also be an opportunity to talk to all of the other researchers on the project and learn more about the various case studies. You can prepare for both small talk and big talk by reading some of our stories.

The event is public and you can see program details and register to attend this event (By April 18) at:

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