Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums

Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums

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ISBN-13: 9780262515764
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 01/21/2011
Series: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Becky Herr-Stephenson is a Research Fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher with the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California Humanities Research Institute.

Diana Rhoten is Director of the Knowledge Institutions program and the Digital Media and Learning project at the Social Science Research Council and leader of the MacArthur Foundation–funded Learning Networks project in New York City.

Dan Perkel is a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley earning a degree in Information Management and Systems from the School of Information, with a Designated Emphasis in New Media from the Berkeley Center for New Media.

Christo Sims is a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley's School of Information and a researcher for the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California Humanities Research Institute.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Youth Programs in Educational, Cultural, and Civic Organizations: A Loosely Connected Field 3

Roots of Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums: Progressive Era Reforms and Youth Development 5

Youth Programs and the Challenge of Digital Media and Technology 10

Afterschool Programs: Intermediary Spaces for Learning 16

Digital Media and Technology Afterschool: Extended, Enriched, and Intentional Learning 21

Libraries and Museums: Facilitating Access to Media and Culture 36

Youth Services in Libraries and Museums 38

Conclusion: From a Fragmented Field to a Learning Ecology 64

Recommendations for Future Research 67

Notes 70

References 72

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