Jewish Learning in the Digital Age. The publication was developed by a consortium of Jewish educators to help build the case that educational technology can enrich and transform Jewish educational life, and help foster engagement with lifelong Jewish learning and living.
The project developed from a shared interest in furthering the field by the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York and JECC, the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, the Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston, with support from the Covenant Foundation.
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Social network sites, online games, video-sharing sites, and gadgets such as iPods and mobile phones are now fixtures of youth culture. They have so permeated young lives that it is hard to believe that less than a decade ago these technologies barely existed. Today’s youth may be coming of age and struggling for autonomy and identity as did their predecessors, but they are doing so amid new worlds for communication, friendship, play, and self-expression.
We include here the findings of three years of research on kids' informal learning with digital media. The two page summary incorporates a short, accessible version of our findings. The White Paper is a 30-page document prepared for the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Series. The book is an online version of our forthcoming book with MIT Press and incorporates the insights from 800 youth and young adults and over 5000 hours of online observations.
"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
Download the White Paper at http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/report.