School walls are disappearing. Probably anybody who's raising or teaching young digital media users has noticed this. For more than a decade and a half (in developed countries, anyway), schools have been opening up to the world just as more and more of the planet has joined the wired and wireless global network. Less and less can learning – formal or informal – be compartmentalized into rooms, … [Read more...] about Schools’ disappearing walls: Explore the benefits!
‘Top 5 things parents should know about youth online’: Study
You know how realtors say it's all about "location, location, location"? That may be useful in the online context too, but what I'm hearing in a little video interview with Jane Burns, CEO of Australia's new Cooperative Research Center for Youth, Technology & Wellbeing (second one down on this page), is "conversation, conversation, conversation." See if you hear that too; here's a … [Read more...] about ‘Top 5 things parents should know about youth online’: Study
Social networking ‘infantilizing’ users’ brains?
The social-networking backlash is taking a new form as we move past the predator panic's peak. A fresh sign of digital-non-native uneasiness about the social Web concerns its neurological and psychological impact. Oxford University neuroscientist and Baroness Susan Greenfield made headlines today with her comment that social network sites are "infantilizing the brain," reminding her "of the way … [Read more...] about Social networking ‘infantilizing’ users’ brains?