Ingrid Erickson, research fellow at the Social Science Research Council is working on a project called: The Digital Media and Learning in Brooklyn. Same program started in Chicago. It leverages research and design to help New York City and Chicago organizations craft new approaches to youth-centered digital media and learning. Begun in 2008 with funding from the MacArthur Foundation and in partnership with Parsons, the program provides a forum for a select group of institutions, including the Natural History Museum and the New York Public Library, to work together on imagining new practices and products. Eventually we hope to develop a model for networked learning across multiple institutions.
Anna Debenham, young english front end web developper, tells us her story why she thinks university is NOT the right place to get ready for the industry’s needs.
Anna also launched an online magazine called Scrunchup, aimed at young people in the industry. Her goal is to make Scrunchup a place where young people interested in web design can come to learn skills that are vital to their job prospects and will make them employable in a highly competitive industry. We want to give access to a wide number of topics that the curriculum doesn’t cover. We also want to encourage institutions to adopt more up-to-date curricula such as Opera’s Web Standards Curriculum and WaSP’s Interact Curriculum.
Samuel Klein describes himself as a Wikipedian, a one laptop per child director and local community organizer, a mathematics and physics zealot, a clutch proofreader, and a long-time Bostonian. At the drumbeat festival in Barcelona we chatted with him about wikis, education and olpc. It was fun – as you can see!
It began with three surfer friends – fresh out of college – who didn’t know what they wanted to do in live. They went on a roadtrip in a green RV, interviewing leaders all over the country to find out what’s reasonable. Since 2001 their own trip has grown into a movement that reached 20,000 students last year.
Annie Mais of Roadtrip Nation gives us a brief overview of what Roadtrip Nation is all about and how it developped: