Algorithmic Rights and Protections for Children – A New Collection of Interdisciplinary Essays for Open Comment

We are happy to announce a new collection of research papers and opinion pieces on the topic of Algorithmic Rights and Protections of Children, as […]

From Doom Scrolling to Hope Scrolling: How Social Media Platforms Can Support Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

Doom scrolling: “When you keep scrolling through all of your social media feeds, looking for the most recent upsetting news about the latest catastrophe. The […]

Tilted: A Card Game to Better Understand and Communicate About Tilt

Working with youth and games is something that we are passionate about. Our research team (GAMER Group and Digital Youth Lab) have led multiple projects […]

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 […]

Teens’ Technology Use and Mental Health: New Report Provides Insight Into Youth Connections for Wellbeing

Fears abound about how social media, smartphones, and digital games are leading to depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. What is under-discussed and under-investigated […]

From Continuity with Care to Zoom Memes for Self Quaranteens–My Internet Responds to COVID-19

I started this week with ambitions to curate the Connected Learning Alliance’s networked wisdom on how to grapple with social distancing and a jarring transition […]

Apply for a New Postdoctoral Fellowship to Connect with Communities and Expand Career Opportunity

Despite many efforts to broaden access to good jobs and work-relevant skills, too many low-income youth of color find themselves shut out of career opportunities. […]

Bridging the New Digital Divide

Parents often don’t get it. When psychologist Candice L. Odgers says there is no compelling evidence that spending time online has a detrimental effect on teens’ […]

Crowdsourcing Mental Health

It is rare when a young person, suffering from stress and depression, asks an adult for help. But, seeking assistance through digital means is not […]

The Power of Games for Creative Learning

One of the most important things any educator can do is foster an environment where learning and playing are nearly synonymous. Lessons that are fun […]

Not Your Traditional Athletics Program: The Value of Esports in Education

Esports may be a young industry, but it’s a flourishing one that’s been shown to develop both academic and social skills in high school and […]

Scientists Seek Genetic Data to Personalize Education

Researchers have begun to propose using genetic data from students to personalize education. Bringing genetics into education is highly controversial. It raises significant concerns about […]

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