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.
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: