Steve Hargadon, Social Learning Consultant, Elluminate comments about the changes that educations is going through and how new digital media tools can be used to create "educational networking".
Emerging Interactive Media
Chris Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University has developed a helpful document that provides descriptions of various Web 2.0 applications with specific examples of each of them.
Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8 to 18-Year-Olds
This is the third study from the Kaiser Family Foundation on current media use patterns among young people. The purpose of this study is to foster understanding by providing data about young people’s media use for recreational purposes: which media they use, which they own, how much time they spend which each medium, which activities they engage in, how often they multitask, and how they differ from one another in the patterns of their media use. This study documents changes in children’s habits compared to the first and second study conducted in 1999 and 2004 respectively. The data provided in the report is an useful tool for educators who want to leverage the educational and informational potential of media in young people’s lives.
Internet Safety: How do Different Countries Approach the Issue?
Kathryn Moyle explores how different educational systems around the world conduct filtering in school networks as a strategy for providing children with Internet safety while at school.
Leadership for Web2.0 in Education: Promise and Reality
This report documents the beliefs, perspectives, and practices of educational administrators which help or hinder effective use of Web 2.0 in K-12 education. The study collected data from nearly 1,200 school administrators on the role of Web 2.0 in American schools and was made possible by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Listening to Student' and Educators' Voices
Kathryn Moyle and Susanne Owen document the view of students and early career educators about learning with technologies in Australian education and training. Research Findings published by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from the Australian Government.
Participatory Learning in Schools: Square Peg in Round Hole
Jeanne Wellings and Michael H. Levine from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop with support of Apple wrote a white paper on literacy and learning in a new media age. Includes innovative examples of how technology can be used to promote literacy and to engage struggling learners.
James Bosco's presentation at the Digital Media in Learning Conference contemplates the different definitions about participatory learning and how they affect schooling.
Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teen and Young Adults
This report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is a part of a series of reports undertaken by the Pew Research Center that highlight the attitudes and behaviors of the Millennial generation. This report includes comparisons in Internet and social media use for three different groups (12-17 year-old, 18-29 year-old and adults over 30).
Social Networking:Personalized Content, Conversation and Communities
EdTechNext- Summer 2009 (CoSN- Member only publication)
Social networking is no mere diversion,however. In fact, some believe that social networking is emerging as a formidable educational tool that will have a profound and potentially transformative impact on the way students—and adults—learn.
In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the Internet is its capacity for world-wide community and the limitless exchange of ideas. The Internet brings about a way of learning that is not new or revolutionary but is now the norm for today’s graduating high school and college classes. It is for this reason that Davidson and Goldberg call on us to examine potential new models of digital learning and rethink our virtually enabled and enhanced learning institutions.
Technology in Schools: What Research says
A 2009 Update. In 2006 Cisco commissioned Metiri Group to review of the research on the impact of educational technology on student learning. Since then, a great deal of new research has been published on the impact of technology on student learning, prompting Cisco and Metiri Group to update the original report.
Varying Approaches to Internet Safety
This paper is a discussion with senior officials from Ministries of Education, national information and communication (ICT) policy bodies, or national school networking organizations from Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, the USA and Australia on Internet Safety.
Web 2.0 Success (and Failures)Factors for Web 2.0
Tim Beavins, NGenera Insight- (CoSN- Member only publication)
NGenera Insight explores how employees and employers are using Web 2.0 tools in and outside the work environment. This 24-page report effectively describes current usage of new digital media and offers helpful descriptions of various Web 2.0 tools and how they can be used in different settings. The list of do’s and don’ts for Web 2.0 applications provides CTOs with a starting point for laying the ground rules and reinforces the most important rule in a new 2.0 world -- everything you post is, or can easily be made, public and it’s virtually permanent.