Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In Good Company

Today is the launch on the new DML Central website, which has "a physical office at UC Irvine and a new virtual destination," where "the Center will support emerging research on digital media and learning by hosting international conferences, facilitating workshops and working groups, and bringing together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, industry leaders and others working on related projects." It is also home to "related research initiatives of the MacArthur Foundation╩╝s digital media and learning initiative. Harvard╩╝s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the nonprofit research group FutureLab are partnering with UC Irvine on Hub activities." The news was announced today at a splashy Google event, "Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age," by U.C. Irvine's own Mimi Ito.

I am pleased to report that I am part of a top-notch team of bloggers for the site, which includes danah boyd, Howard Rheingold, Raquel Recuero, and Constance M. Yowell. I'll be posting about my favorite topics about authority, cultural institutions and traditions, and digital media: civic education, political participation, higher education, and digital parenting.

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