Studying Digital Media and Learning
MITE is collaborating with the MIT Press to publish a new online journal, scholarly papers and books on the study, analysis and discourse surrounding how digital media and learning interface in the 21st century.
Series on Digital Media and Learning
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning examines the effect of digital media tools on how people learn, network, communicate, and play, and how growing up with these tools may affect peoples sense of self, how they express themselves, and their ability to learn, exercise judgment, and think systematically.
Thanks to the generous support of the MacArthur Foundation, open access electronic versions of all the books in this series are available for download from the our partners at the MIT Press.
Despite a long history of scholarship and attention in the press, research on digital media and youth has tended to divide along traditional disciplinary lines. A key goal of this project will be to catalyze conversations and networking across divided communities. Essays will capture the original thinking that emerges from the collaboration of disciplines such as cognitive science, linguistics, communications, media studies, developmental psychology, education policy, and game studies. It is our expectation that these volumes will serve not only as a seminal corpus for new scholarship, but as a demonstration of the potential of new educational approaches for the developers of digital media.
The International Journal of Learning and Media
Coming in Winter 2009
Published quarterly by The MIT Press, in partnership with the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, and with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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The International Journal of Learning and Media (IJLM) provides an international and intercultural forum for scholars, researchers and practitioners to examine the changing relationships between learning and media across a wide range of forms and settings. The editorial focus is particularly, but by no means exclusively, on young people, and will include a focus on informal and everyday contexts as well as institutions such as schools. Through scholarly articles, editorials, case studies, and an active online network, IJLM will publish contributions that address the theoretical, textual, historical, and sociological dimensions of media and learning, as well as the practical and political issues at stake. While retaining the peer review process of a traditional academic journal, IJLM will also provide opportunities for more topical and polemical writing, for visual and multi-media presentations, and for online dialogues.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
David Buckingham is Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Tara McPherson is an Associate Professor and Chair of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California.
Katie Salen is an Associate Professor of Media Design at Parsons the New School for Design and the Executive Director of the Institute of Play.
Rebecca Allen, UCLA Design | Media
John Anderson, Department of Education, Northern Ireland
Dan Atkins, NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure
Lance Bennett, University of Washington
Justine Cassell, Northwestern
Mary Cullinane, Microsoft
Cathy Davidson, Duke
Kirsten Drotner, University of Southern Denmark
Anna Everett, University of California at Santa Barbara
Keri Facer, Futurelab
Andrew Flanagin, University of California at Santa Barbara
Mary Flanagan, Hunter College
Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Jim Gee, Arizona State University
Brian Goldfarb, University of California at San Diego
Guillermo Orozco Gomez, University of Guadalajara
John Hartley, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Mimi Ito, University of Southern California
Genevieve Jacquinot, University of Paris VIII/CNRS
Henry Jenkins, MIT
Yasmin Kafai, UCLA
Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics
Carmen Luke, Queensland University of Technology
Mary Kearney, University of Texas
Michael Levine, Joan Ganz Cooney Center for Children's Media and Research
Jackie Marsh, University of Sheffield
Miriam Metzger, University of California at Santa Barbara
Claudia Mitchell, McGill University/University of Kwazulu-Natal
Shin Mizukoshi, Tokyo University
Kathryn Montgomery, American University
Helen Nixon, University of South Australia
Roy Pea, Stanford University
Nichole Pinkard, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
Deb Polson, Australasian Center for Interaction Design
Ellen Seiter, University of Southern California
Neil Selwyn, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London
Warren Simmons, Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown University
Kurt Squire, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Douglas Thomas, University of Southern California
Kathleen Tyner, University of Texas
Tapio Varis, Tampere University
For more on the MacArthur Foundation's digital media and learning initiative, click here.