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    Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning) (Paperback) By (author) Henry Jenkins, With Ravi Purushotma, With Margaret Weigel, With Katie Clinton, With Alice J. Robison

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    DescriptionMany teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures -- joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling, modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction), working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge (as in Wikipedia), and shaping the flow of media (as in blogging or podcasting). A growing body of scholarship suggests potential benefits of these activities, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, development of skills useful in the modern workplace, and a more empowered conception of citizenship. Some argue that young people pick up these key skills and competencies on their own by interacting with popular culture; but the problems of unequal access, lack of media transparency, and the breakdown of traditional forms of socialization and professional training suggest a role for policy and pedagogical intervention.This report aims to shift the conversation about the "digital divide" from questions about access to technology to questions about access to opportunities for involvement in participatory culture and how to provide all young people with the chance to develop the cultural competencies and social skills needed. Fostering these skills, the authors argue, requires a systemic approach to media education; schools, afterschool programs, and parents all have distinctive roles to play.The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning


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    Title
    Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture
    Subtitle
    Media Education for the 21st Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Jenkins, With Ravi Purushotma, With Margaret Weigel, With Katie Clinton, With Alice J. Robison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 145
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262513623
    ISBN 10: 0262513625
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    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    17 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Henry Jenkins is Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. He is the coeditor of From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games (MIT Press, 1998).