DML Central (DML= Digital Media and Learning)

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Technology’s Child: Making the Complex More Concrete for Research on Kids and Tech

I’ve been researching technology’s role in child development for nearly twenty years. For most of that time, whenever a non-researcher asked me for the verdict […]

The Power of Participatory Projects: Public Media and Gen Z

New research from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center shows the power of involving young people in community organizations as partners, not just beneficiaries. Gen Z […]

Mobilizing Teen-Centered Research Findings for Teen-Oriented Storytelling

The first and second authors of this blog post were teens in the the middle 2010s and the early 2000s, respectively. We experienced a media […]

Call for Proposals Now Open for the Sixth Annual Connected Learning Summit

Call for proposals now open for the sixth annual Connected Learning Summit, which will run entirely online from October 26 to 28, 2023. Submissions open: […]

Code for What?

Educators are urged to teach “computer science for all!” In our new book, based on ten years of work at YR Media, we respond with […]

ConnectedLib Toolkit 2.0: Bringing Connected Learning to Small and Rural Libraries

For the last seven years, I’ve been working with a talented and committed group of researchers and library practitioners on the ConnectedLib Project, a research-practice […]

Who Has The Solutions For Thriving In A Digital World? Young People. 

Let me take you inside a conversation at a recent board meeting for Susan Crown Exchange, a national foundation that supports organizations working at the […]

Performing Mathematics Through Crafting: A Workshop From A Constructionist Approach

Fiber craft textiles have played an important role in the development of technology and the advancement of STEM areas. Crochet contributed to the transformation of […]

Building Relationships, Building Projects: Engaging Families in Joyful, Creative, and Caring Experiences in Computing

Earlier this summer, our Creative Communities research group at the University of Colorado Boulder launched “A Facilitators’ Guide to Family Creative Learning, the ScratchJr Edition”. […]

There’s An App For That? Tackling Teen Mental Health With Digital Solutions

  Emily was feeling stressed – her day was not going well. She’d bombed her math test and had a fight with her mom over […]

Education During COVID: The Voice Of Teachers Across Canada and the US

  The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic changed the delivery of education across the globe, raising concerns about its long-term consequences on academic achievement and […]

Getting Over Privacy: Surveillance Studies and Edtech

Writing for this blog in 2013, Dr. John Jones warned, “[D]igital technologies are increasingly important not just to learning, but to all facets of students’ […]

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