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ERIC Number: EJ819162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-19
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Project Probes Digital Media's Effect on Ethics: Howard Gardner Leads Team Studying Youths' Web Norms
Viadero, Debra
Education Week, v28 n13 p1, 12 Nov 2008
Noted Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner is leading a team studying the social and ethical norms of young people on the Web. Known as the "GoodPlay Project," the study is being financed with a grant from the Chicago-based Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. What researchers hope to do through the project is fill a gap in the burgeoning research literature on young people's use of digital media, including social-networking sites, blogs, online games, Wikipedia, and virtual worlds, such as Second Life. While most studies are mapping out what young people are learning and doing in their digital lives, the GoodPlay Project is probing the ethical contours of those electronic worlds in an effort to better understand how digital technology shapes young people's character.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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