Digital Youth Network

Cultivating Digital Media Citizenship in Urban Communities
 
 
The MIT Press
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 4. Juli 2014
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  • 344 Seiten
 
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978-0-262-32435-9 (ISBN)
 
The popular image of the ",digital native", -- usually depicted as a technically savvy and digitally empowered teen -- is based on the assumption that all young people are equally equipped to become innovators and entrepreneurs. Yet young people in low-income communities often lack access to the learning opportunities, tools, and collaborators (at school and elsewhere) that help digital natives develop the necessary expertise. This book describes one approach to address this disparity: the Digital Youth Network (DYN), an ambitious project to help economically disadvantaged middle-school students in Chicago develop technical, creative, and analytical skills across a learning ecology that spans school, community, home, and online. The book reports findings from a pioneering mixed-method three-year study of DYN and how it nurtured imaginative production, expertise with digital media tools, and the propensity to share these creative capacities with others. Through DYN, students, despite differing interests and identities -- the gamer, the poet, the activist -- were able to find some aspect of DYN that engaged them individually and connected them to one another. Finally, the authors offer generative suggestions for designers of similar informal learning spaces.
  • Englisch
  • Cambridge
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  • USA
978-0-262-32435-9 (9780262324359)
0262324350 (0262324350)
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  • Contents
  • Series Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes on the Text and Figures
  • Introduction: The Digital Media Landscape
  • I Bridging Divides by Design: Defining a Research Agenda
  • 1 The Digital Youth Network Learning Model
  • 2 Documenting Pathways to Digital Media Production through Longitudinal and Multisetting Research Methods
  • II Findings from the Field: Catalysts, Challenges, and Sources of Variability
  • 3 Professional Development Remixed: Engaging Artists as Mentors and Teachers
  • Case Narrative A: Introducing the Nine Focal Case Learners
  • 4 Stepping into Production: Seeding Creative Project Work
  • Case Narrative B Calvin: Focusing in on a Future in Engineering
  • 5 "Be a Voice, Not an Echo": Supporting Identities as Digital Media Citizens
  • Case Narrative C Maurice: Creating for Social Change
  • 6 Appropriating the Process: Creative Production within Formal Interactions and Across Settings
  • Case Narrative D Ruby: Stepping into the Spotlight
  • 7 Patterns of Engagement: How Depth of Experience Matters
  • Case Narrative E Michael: Navigating Individual Pursuits
  • 8 Challenges and Opportunities of Developing Digital Media Citizens
  • III Looking Ahead: Implications for Design and Research
  • 9 Creative Learning Ecologies by Design: Insights from the Digital Youth Network
  • 10 Advancing Research on the Dynamics of Interest-Driven Learning
  • 11 Scaling Up
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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