Watchworthy Wednesday: Awards Available for Scholars to Study Connected Learning Data

Digital media and learning scholars interested in analyzing connected learning data are being invited to apply for awards from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub and UC Irvine.

The data comes from the Connecting Youth: Digital Learning Research Project, led by Richard Arum, dean of UCI’s School of Education, and postdoctoral scholar Kiley Larson. They gathered data on nontraditional educational practices employed by innovative schools, museums, libraries and community centers.

“The project focused on studying a set of educational innovations that integrated digital media with progressive pedagogy,” Arum said. “Given the extent to which formal schooling has failed to provide engaging educational opportunities for youth, particularly in economically disadvantaged communities, the promise of these alternative educational practices was compelling. We studied their successes and limitations in practice.”

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