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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Led by Peter Lyman, Mimi Ito, Barrie Thorne, and Michael Carter, the Digital Youth Project comprises an interdisciplinary team that draws upon expertise in fields varying from anthropology, communication, psychology, and sociology to computer science, engineering, and media studies. Many of our researchers also have experience working in industry and community organizations. In addition to our four PIs, the team for this project included seven postdoctoral researchers, six doctoral students, nine MA students, one JD student, one project assistant, seven undergraduate students, and four research collaborators who contributed fieldwork materials for the project.

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