Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

Author: Henry Jenkins
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262258293
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Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures -- joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling, modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction), working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge (as in Wikipedia), and shaping the flow of media (as in blogging or podcasting). A growing body of scholarship suggests potential benefits of these activities, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, development of skills useful in the modern workplace, and a more empowered conception of citizenship. Some argue that young people pick up these key skills and competencies on their own by interacting with popular culture; but the problems of unequal access, lack of media transparency, and the breakdown of traditional forms of socialization and professional training suggest a role for policy and pedagogical intervention.This report aims to shift the conversation about the "digital divide" from questions about access to technology to questions about access to opportunities for involvement in participatory culture and how to provide all young people with the chance to develop the cultural competencies and social skills needed. Fostering these skills, the authors argue, requires a systemic approach to media education; schools, afterschool programs, and parents all have distinctive roles to play.The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning

Interactive Media Use and Youth Learning Knowledge Exchange and Behavior

Author: Dunkels, Elza
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1609602080
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"This book provides a comprehensive collection of knowledge on interactive media based on different perspectives on quantitative and descriptive studies, what goes on in the contemporary media landscape, and pedagogical research on formal and non-formal learning strategies"--Provided by publisher.

Serious Games Exergames Exerlearning

Author: Gundolf S. Freyermuth
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839421667
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die enge Verbindung von Spielen und Lernen geht evolutionsgeschichtlich der Ausbildung menschlichen Lebens voraus. Mit der Digitalisierung erreicht sie nun ganz neue Qualitäten: Computerspiele treten in Konkurrenz zu den älteren narrativ-audiovisuellen Medien wie Theater, Film und Fernsehen; Touch- und Gestensteuerung leiten zudem eine Verkörperlichung interaktiver Spiel- und damit Lernerfahrungen ein. Der Band verfolgt die Frage, wie und warum wir mit digitalen Medien und insbesondere mit Serious Games und Exergames lernen. Zu den internationalen Beiträgern aus Theorie und Praxis gehören u.a. Ian Bogost, Linda Breitlauch, Chris Crawford, Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Henry Jenkins, Jörg Müller-Lietzkow, Rolf F. Nohr und Isabel Zorn.

Fake News Hashtags Social Bots

Author: Klaus Sachs-Hombach
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658221186
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Der Band versammelt Beiträge zum Thema der gegenwärtigen „digitalen“ Propaganda, wie sie im Kontext des Populismus eine besondere Rolle spielt. Sie wird als politisch-mediales Phänomen analysiert und als gesellschaftlich-kommunikatives Herausforderung: dies hinsichtlich der Sorge vor der einseitigen Beeinflussung einer neuen, fragmentierten „Masse“ im Netz sowie um die für medienvermittelte Demokratien fundamentale Möglichkeit des vertrauensvollen Austausches von Informationen und Meinungen auf Basis diskursethischer Prinzipien.

Social Media

Author: Hana S. Noor Al-Deen
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739167308
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Social Media: Usage and Impact, edited by Hana S. Noor Al-Deen and John Allen Hendricks, provides a comprehensive and scholarly analysis of social media while combining both the implementation and the effect of social media in various environments, including educational settings, strategic communication (which is often considered to be a merging of advertising and public relations), politics, and legal and ethical issues. All chapters constitute original research while using various research methodologies for analyzing and presenting significant information about social media.

Developing Faculty Learning Communities at Two Year Colleges

Author: Susan Sipple
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 157922847X
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This book introduces community college faculty and faculty developers to the use of faculty learning communities (FLCs) as a means for faculty themselves to investigate and surmount student learning problems they encounter in their classrooms, and as an effective and low-cost strategy for faculty developers working with few resources to stimulate innovative teaching that leads to student persistence and improved learning outcomes. Two-year college instructors face the unique challenge of teaching a mix of learners, from the developmental to high-achievers, that requires using a variety of instructional strategies and techniques. Even the most experienced teachers can find this diversity demanding. Faculty developers at many two-year colleges still rely solely on the one-day workshop model that, while useful, rarely results in sustained student-centered changes in pedagogy or the curriculum, and may not be practicable for the growing cohort of part-time faculty members. By linking work in the classroom with scholarship and reflection, FLCs provide participants with a sense of renewed engagement and stimulate collegial exploration of ways to achieve educational excellence. FLCs are usually faculty-instigated and cross-disciplinary, and comprise groups of six to fifteen faculty that work collaboratively through regular meetings over an extended period of time to promote research and an exchange of experiences, foster community, and develop the scholarship of teaching. FLCs alleviate burnout and isolation, promote the development, testing, and peer review of new classroom strategies or technologies, and lead to the reenergizing and professionalization of teachers. This book introduces the reader to FLCs and to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, offering examples of application in two-year colleges. Individual chapters describe, among others, an FLC set up to support course redesign; an “Adjunct Connectivity FLC” to integrate part-time faculty within a department and collaborate on the curriculum; a cross-disciplinary FLC to promote student self-regulated learning, and improve academic performance and persistence; a critical thinking FLC that sought to define critical thinking in separate disciplines, examine interdisciplinary cross-over of critical thinking, and measure critical thinking more accurately; an FLC that researched the transfer of learning and developed strategies to promote students’ application of their learning across courses and beyond the classroom. Each chapter describes the formation of its FLC, the processes it engaged in, what worked and did not, and the outcomes achieved. Just as when college faculty fail to remain current in their fields, the failure to engage in continuing development of teaching skills, will equally lead teaching and learning to suffer. When two-year college administrators restrain scholarship and reflection as inappropriate for the real work of the institution they are in fact hindering the professionalization of their teaching force that is essential to institutional mission and student success. When FLCs are supported by leaders and administrators, and faculty learn that collaboration and peer review are valued and even expected as part of being a teaching professional, they become intrinsically motivated and committed to collaboratively solving problems, setting the institution on a path to becoming a learning organization that is proactive and adept at navigating change.

Pedagogies Physical Culture and Visual Methods

Author: Laura Azzarito
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136291970
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To understand and more creatively capture the social world, visual methods have increasingly become used by researchers in the social sciences and education. However, despite the rapid development of visual-based knowledge, and despite the obvious links between human movement and visual forms of understanding, visual research has been scarce in the fields of physical culture and physical education pedagogy. This groundbreaking book is the first to mark a "visual turn" in understanding and researching physical culture and pedagogies, offering innovative, image-based research that reveals key issues in the domains of sport, health, and physical education studies. Integrating visual research into physical culture and pedagogy studies, the book provides the reader with different ways of "seeing", looking at, and critically engaging with physical culture. Since human movement is increasingly created, established, and pedagogized beyond traditional educational sites such as schools, sport clubs, and fitness gyms, the book also explores the notion of visual pedagogy in wider physical culture, helping the reader to understand how visual-based technologies such as television, the internet, and mobile phones are central to people’s engagement with physical culture today. The book demonstrates how the visual creates dynamic pedagogical tools for revealing playful forms of embodiment, and offers the reader a range of visual methods, from researcher-produced photo analysis to participatory-centred visual approaches, that will enhance their own study of physical culture. Pedagogies, Physical Culture and Visual Methods is important reading for all advanced students and researchers with an interest in human movement, physical education, physical culture, sport studies, and research methods in education.

Digital Media

Author: William Aspray
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810881969
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There has been an explosion in the creation and use of digital media over the past quarter century and in particular over the past decade. As the varieties of digital media multiply, scholars are beginning to examine its origins, organization, and preservation, which present new challenges compared to the organization and preservation of traditional media such as books, papers, films, photographs, music scores, and works of art. In order to examine from multiple perspectives issues related to history, preservation, and ontology of digital media, editors of this volume organized an invitation-only workshop on digital media. The participants were carefully chosen to represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from humanities to informationstudies to technology to history to communication theory to fine arts. The book is organized in four parts, each representing a different perspective on digital media: preservation, interaction, organization, and history. The preservation section considers the problems of archiving digital media for long-term preservation. Many digital objects are readily copied but are fragile and not designed for preservation, and this nature of digital objects provides both challenges and opportunities for adapting archival practice. The remaining sections look at the interaction between technological changes and cultural practices, the organization of digital media, and the history of digital media and how technology has changed over time. The wealth of varied perspectives collected together in this volume provides new light on the topic of digital media.

Digital Anthropology

Author: Heather A. Horst
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857852930
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Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Youth identity and digital media

Author: David Buckingham
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN:
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Contributors discuss how growing up in a world saturated with digital media affects the development of young people's individual and social identities.Read the complete open access edition HERE.