Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning)

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning)

Henry Jenkins


Many adolescents this present day who use the web are actively concerned with participatory cultures -- becoming a member of on-line groups (Facebook, message forums, online game clans), generating artistic paintings in new varieties (digital sampling, modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction), operating in groups to accomplish projects and enhance new wisdom (as in Wikipedia), and shaping the move of media (as in running a blog or podcasting). A starting to be physique of scholarship indicates power merits of those actions, together with possibilities for peer-to-peer studying, improvement of talents helpful within the glossy place of work, and a extra empowered notion of citizenship. a few argue that youth decide up those key abilities and skills on their lonesome through interacting with pop culture; however the difficulties of unequal entry, loss of media transparency, and the breakdown of conventional varieties of socialization education recommend a task for coverage and pedagogical intervention.This record goals to shift the dialog in regards to the "digital divide" from questions about entry to know-how to questions on entry to possibilities for involvement in participatory tradition and the way to supply all kids with the opportunity to strengthen the cultural expertise and social abilities wanted. Fostering those talents, the authors argue, calls for a systemic method of media schooling; faculties, afterschool courses, and oldsters all have certain roles to play.The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur origin experiences on electronic Media and Learning

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