Digital Media

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By Lyndsay Grant 03/18/2011 - 7:25am Comments
Times of crisis are times of change and provide an opportunity to imagine alternative educational futures. Following the UK’s winter of protests about cuts to education budgets and rising tuition fees, students and staff are raising questions...
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By Whitney Burke 12/02/2011 - 6:40am Comments
Betsy DiSalvo is a Human Centered Computing PhD candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Interactive Computing looking at the ways in which culture impacts technology, and how we can leverage cultural practices into...
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By Liz Losh 04/12/2010 - 10:05am Comments
Often the emphasis in Digital Media and Learning is on K-12 education, and so social computing practices in higher education frequently receive less attention from researchers.  A recently released five-year Mellon Foundation study on "...
The DML Field: Listening to Critical Voices Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 12/20/2010 - 8:50am Comments
I’m not teaching a class this term.  I’m doing something lots harder.  I am making a collaborative, peer-led experience available to students.  There are six of them: three graduate students, two undergraduate students, and one...
Peer Learning Isn’t Easy (But Some Days It’s Amazing) Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 01/31/2011 - 8:55am Comments
There are as many reasons to teach as there are reasons to learn.  One reason item-response testing (the twentieth-century’s dominant method of testing) is so deficient is that it tends to reduce what we teach to content (especially in the...
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By John Jones 03/07/2011 - 9:00am Comments
In a recent post on her blog, Duke's Cathy Davidson responds to a New York Times article on the increasing popularity of iPads in schools, arguing that iPads, or any technology, aren't a panacea for education.  To support her point,...
Revolutionary New Technology + Old Teaching Methods = ? Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 03/22/2011 - 7:47am Comments
What are the connections between emotional education and digital media and learning? Faced with a global economic recession, civic unrest, and major environmental catastrophe, governments around the world are now obsessed with cheering us all...
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By Ben Williamson 04/01/2011 - 3:00pm Comments
Learning with digital media is often articulated through an affective vocabulary of play, informality, enjoyment, and creativity, as opposed to the formality, standards and routines of conventional schooling. This difference in the language of...
School, Work and Play: Decoding Digital Age Shifts Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 08/18/2011 - 2:55pm Comments
The latest fascinating report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, "Families Matter: Designing Media for a Digital Age," offers one of the first large-scale studies to explore ideas parents have about their young children’s use and access of media...
Great Resources (August Edition): Youth Culture Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 11/23/2010 - 2:45pm Comments
If you read the newspapers of the early twentieth century, you realize that everyone was fretting then about the “horseless carriage.”  They were positive that the new technology of an automobile that drove itself would push humans beyond...
Why Is Everyone Worried About Attention Now? Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 04/12/2011 - 7:40am Comments
Topping the new recommended resources list from Global Kids is "Gaming to Re-engage Boys in Learning," a provocative video looking at the discrepancies in performance and achievement between boys and girls aged 3 to 13 and discussion of why...
We are meant to pulse
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By Cathy Davidson 04/21/2011 - 12:35pm Comments
Two weeks ago I blogged on DML Central on “Doing Better by Generation Y” and the tendency for pundits to criticize Gen Y’s absorption with new media, critique how little they know, blame their lack of attention, and castigate their inability to...
What Are Digital Literacies?  Let’s Ask the Students Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 12/20/2010 - 8:50am Comments
I’m not teaching a class this term.  I’m doing something lots harder.  I am making a collaborative, peer-led experience available to students.  There are six of them: three graduate students, two undergraduate students, and one...
Peer Learning Isn’t Easy (But Some Days It’s Amazing) Blog Image
Cathy Davidson  Profile Picture
By Cathy Davidson 01/31/2011 - 8:55am Comments
There are as many reasons to teach as there are reasons to learn.  One reason item-response testing (the twentieth-century’s dominant method of testing) is so deficient is that it tends to reduce what we teach to content (especially in the...
Why Teach? Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 03/22/2011 - 7:47am Comments
What are the connections between emotional education and digital media and learning? Faced with a global economic recession, civic unrest, and major environmental catastrophe, governments around the world are now obsessed with cheering us all...
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By John Jones 04/14/2011 - 7:10am Comments
Robots are always in the news, it seems. Whether they are serving as caregivers for the elderly or helping solve the Japanese nuclear crisis, robots are becoming an increasingly important part of contemporary life. Even though we all don't yet...
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By Barry Joseph 05/01/2014 - 8:38am Comments
In my previous post, “My Beef With Badges,” I called on the emerging badging community to stop conflating our aspirations with our achievements, and to start sharing a more accurate picture of the challenges we all face. I also tried to make...
Badges For Learning Series, Part 2: Getting The Full Picture Blog Image
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By danah boyd and John Palfrey 02/24/2012 - 12:20pm Comments
On 22 September 2010, the wallet of Tyler Clementi - a gay freshman at Rutgers University - was found on the George Washington Bridge; his body was found in the Hudson River the following week.  His roommate, Dharun Ravi, was charged...
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By danah boyd 03/19/2012 - 9:10am Comments
On Friday, Dharun Ravi -- the Rutgers student whose roommate Tyler Clementi killed himself in a case narrated through the lens of cyberbullying -- was found guilty of privacy invasion, tampering with evidence, and bias intimidation (a hate...
Reflecting on Dharun Ravi's Conviction Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 09/27/2010 - 7:35am Comments
Some recent research findings have got me thinking a lot about Franz Kafka’s story about a young clerical worker who wakes up half-transformed into a giant insect. No, it’s not research from the new journal Horror Studies but something even...
Bio-Politics, Video Games, and Kids' Bodies Blog Image