The way young people use technology outside school is changing and so are the ways they learn. This project, funded by the NCSL, aims to explore children's informal learning with digital media such as games consoles, the internet and mobile phones. There are three main areas of focus:
Their Space: Education for a digital generation draws on qualitative research with children and polling of parents to counter the myths obscuring the true value of digital media.
Pupils at a school in Buckinghamshire have been getting extra help with GCSE revision by texting their teachers.
The survey, conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) questioned 5,010 people through a substantial self-completion questionnaire and a PDA (personal digital assistant) time-based diary that collected data every half hour for a week on how they were spending their time, their opinions, and the role of media in their lives.
A small but growing number of teachers across Australia are using computer games, and simulation programs, as educational tools.
Twenty-three pupils at Astley Community high school in Seaton Delaval will be given iPods in September at the start of their GCSE year in an attempt to encourage them to practice foreign languages outside the classroom. The pupils, who are studying French and Spanish, will be able to download tailormade study material to their iPods from the school's website.
Dr Joolz: Snapshotz on Life: Flickr in the classroom
Jay Cross, the man who coined the term e-learning recently explained in an interview with Kineo, the leading learning consultancy, that he’s "actively backing away from the term e-learning", and towards the broader spectrum of informal learning.
Teach virtually everything - what happens when learning goes online?
Integrated learning - using ICT to morivate and challenge students
casestudy of a timetable-free school
Cornwallis technology college have just been awarded the new ICT mark by Becta for using ICT to support all learners and all school activities
This report presents findings of a study exploring young people's use of popular culture, media and new technologies in the home through a series of interviews with over 1,800 parents and carers and over 500 early years practitioners
Report by Professor Gill Valentine, Dr Jackie March and Professor Charles Pattie that explores the links between children's educational use of ICT at home and their performance and attainment at school. Based on research conducted in the summer term 2004, in 12 schools.
FT - Most UK youth on social networking sites
The TDA ran 9 regional seminars to bring together practitioners from across England to consider the future of their work in an intellectually structured session - this is the result
Microsoft to develop software for the Xbox 360 which will let non-professionals develop titles and then share them via the Xbox Live online service.
Thinking about the future of higher education in the context of the Long Tail, the Play Ethic and Cradle to Cradle sustainability
A new survey has shown that two thirds of kids spend more time online than watching TV. More than half use Social Networking sites every week.
Survey mapping the public's attitudes to, and uses of, mobile phones. Some interesting stats.
Is wikipedia just for lazy students, or is it really at the forefront of an academic revolution
Increasing numbers of teachers are becoming victims of cyber-bullying from both pupils and parents, a teachers' organisation has said.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project has just released the overview of their latest...
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...not even a bop-it, Wii, X-box or any of the other games that we’ve been keeping...
The more we find about young people's changing relationship with digital media the more...