DML Central (DML= Digital Media and Learning)

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Minecraft, Let’s Players and Peer Pedagogies

Minecraft has impacted children’s lives around the world over the past decade more than most other popular culture examples. It is far more than a […]

Digital Citizenship for Librarians— Five IRL and Digital Program Ideas

Librarians are at the forefront of teaching digital citizenship. Children often experience their first lessons on the topic from their public or school librarian. In […]

Capturing Connected Learning in Libraries Case Study Series Wraps Up With Practical Lessons Learned

As the Capturing Connected Learning in Libraries (CCLL) project comes to a close, we are excited to share the final installment in our series of […]

Introducing MathTalk: Finding Unique Ways to Connect Homes, Schools, and Communities

For anyone working in areas that are either directly or tangentially related to the field of education, the concept of connected learning is of course, […]

Raising Good Gamers: New Report Tackles The Systemic Forces Shaping The Climate Of Online Play For Youth

When experts from around the country came together at the World Economic Forum last February for Raising Good Gamers, a workshop focused on exploring the […]

Healthy Social Media Engagement

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our society to pause, reflect, and adapt our previously ingrained thoughts about young people and technology. Discussions over screen time […]

How Digital Divisions at School Impose Barriers to Connected Learning – and What We Can Do About It

I am a believer in the power of connected learning. As our team articulated in Affinity Online, people really do learn a whole lot better […]

Announcing a New Evaluation Toolkit for Youth-Serving Library Programs

The Capturing Connected Learning in Libraries team, comprised of researchers from the University of California, Irvine, University of Colorado, Boulder, and SRI International, is excited […]

Mental Health in a Digital World

Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives. For youth, that’s even more true. Most adults now use digital tools to manage calendars, or […]

Coding as the New Latin? Can Code Clubs Provide a New Pathway for Low-Income Children and Help Close the Digital Divide?

It’s the new Latin isn’t it? It’s like, if you couldn’t read or write 600 years ago, you were on the outside, you were a […]

Teens’ Social Media Use Isn’t the Problem

If you scan the news headlines for stories related to teenagers and social media, a wide variety of negative topics are typically referenced. According to […]

How Occupational Equity Programs Are Accelerating Impact During the Pandemic – Youth Media, Online Networks, and P2P Mobilization

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown persistent problems of occupational equity and job security into sharp relief. Pew Research Center’s analysis of Spring 2020 employment data […]

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