Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media

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"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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Peter Lyman is a Professor in the Information School at UC Berkeley (see The principal investigators of the project are Peter Lyman, Mimi Ito of the Annenberg Center at USC and Michael Carter. My current research projects are about how kids develop their ideas about information and information property, and how kids learn from their online experiences, especially games and play. Our goal is to enhance the learning experiences of the children and teens we study, and to help families and schools to use digital media for education.

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