Social Equity

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By Nishant Shah 02/03/2012 - 10:30am Comments
Last year was a turbulent year for freedom of speech and online expression in India. Early in 2011 we saw the introduction of an Intermediaries Liability amendment to the existing Information Technologies Law in the country, which allowed...
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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 Whitney Burke 11/18/2011 - 7:35am Comments
Justin Reich is a fifth year doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education studying the ways in which social media support the development of 21st century skills when used in K-12 settings. This past August, he was among a cohort...
Connecting the K-12 Classroom to the 21st Century Blog Image
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By Nishant Shah 02/03/2012 - 10:30am Comments
Last year was a turbulent year for freedom of speech and online expression in India. Early in 2011 we saw the introduction of an Intermediaries Liability amendment to the existing Information Technologies Law in the country, which allowed...
Digital Futures: Internet Freedom and Millennials Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 09/20/2011 - 10:25am Comments
Antero Garcia, who teaches English at a high school in South Central Los Angeles, is a PhD candidate, focusing on critical literacies and civic identity through the use of mobile media and game play. He utilizes his classroom as a center of...
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By Nishant Shah 10/24/2011 - 9:35am Comments
This is the first post of a research inquiry that questions the ways in which we have understood the Youth-Technology-Change relationship in the contemporary digital world, especially through the identity of ‘Digital Native’. Drawing from three...
In Search of the Other: Decoding Digital Natives Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 11/04/2011 - 1:43pm Comments
The growing use of digital media for social change is nourishing a dialogue about its impact on young people’s involvement in civic and political affairs. The Media Activism Participatory Politics (MAPP) project, an undertaking of the MacArthur...
Media, Youth Activism & Participatory Politics: Case Studies in a Digital Age
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By S. Craig Watkins 11/15/2011 - 11:40am Comments
For more than nine weeks now I have been working with a high school in the Central Texas area, getting to know students, teachers, and administrators.  Along with a fantastic team of graduate students, we are spending time with an after...
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By Whitney Burke 12/16/2011 - 11:00am Comments
Sean McCarthy is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas, Austin, in the Digital Literacies and Literatures concentration. His dissertation explores the intersection between community literacy and digital...
Rhetoric, Digital Literacy & Community Engagement: Reviving the Stories of Ameri
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By Howard Rheingold 09/20/2011 - 10:25am Comments
Antero Garcia, who teaches English at a high school in South Central Los Angeles, is a PhD candidate, focusing on critical literacies and civic identity through the use of mobile media and game play. He utilizes his classroom as a center of...
The Classroom as Hub of Technology-enabled Social Change Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 10/03/2011 - 11:40am Comments
I'm usually pretty optimistic about the possibilities available to innovative teachers and students. Lately, however, I've been worried about the wholesale apathy and universal shoulder-shrug that's been the response to "What do we do about...
Learning to Cheat as a Digital Literacy
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By S. Craig Watkins 11/15/2011 - 11:40am Comments
For more than nine weeks now I have been working with a high school in the Central Texas area, getting to know students, teachers, and administrators.  Along with a fantastic team of graduate students, we are spending time with an after...
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By 06/21/2012 - 1:50pm Comments
In recent months, there has been an intense media and policy vortex surrounding the questions of when and how children – especially those under 13 – should gain access to popular online sites like Facebook. The outcome of these cultural and...
Should We Fear Children Accessing Facebook? Blog Image
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By Nishant Shah 11/22/2013 - 9:00am Comments
I have spent the last month being unpopular. I have been in conversation with many ‘Open Everything’ activists and practitioners. At each instance, we got stuck because I insisted that we begin by defining what ‘Open’ means in the easy abuse...
How Can We Make Open Education Truly Open? Blog Image
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By S. Craig Watkins 12/02/2013 - 10:10am Comments
This year my research team has been pouring over qualitative data that we collected over a year-and-half period from Freeway High School (previously referred to as Texas City High School in earlier posts), the site of our fieldwork in the study...
Rethinking the ‘Race Between Education and Technology’ Thesis Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 10/03/2011 - 11:40am Comments
I'm usually pretty optimistic about the possibilities available to innovative teachers and students. Lately, however, I've been worried about the wholesale apathy and universal shoulder-shrug that's been the response to "What do we do about...
Learning to Cheat as a Digital Literacy
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By Nishant Shah 10/24/2011 - 9:35am Comments
This is the first post of a research inquiry that questions the ways in which we have understood the Youth-Technology-Change relationship in the contemporary digital world, especially through the identity of ‘Digital Native’. Drawing from three...
In Search of the Other: Decoding Digital Natives Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 11/04/2011 - 1:43pm Comments
The growing use of digital media for social change is nourishing a dialogue about its impact on young people’s involvement in civic and political affairs. The Media Activism Participatory Politics (MAPP) project, an undertaking of the MacArthur...
Media, Youth Activism & Participatory Politics: Case Studies in a Digital Age
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By Barry Joseph 11/21/2011 - 3:35pm Comments
Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World is nearly 500 pages of workshops and lessons plans dedicated to teaching youth ethics for a digital age.  Produced through a unique collaboration of Harvard’s GoodPlay Project and...
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By Whitney Burke 11/04/2011 - 1:43pm Comments
The growing use of digital media for social change is nourishing a dialogue about its impact on young people’s involvement in civic and political affairs. The Media Activism Participatory Politics (MAPP) project, an undertaking of the MacArthur...
Media, Youth Activism & Participatory Politics: Case Studies in a Digital Age