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Stoddard, Jeremy; Banks, Angela M.; Nemacheck, Christine; Wenska, Elizabeth – Democracy & Education, 2016
Video games are the most recent technological advancement to be viewed as an educational panacea and a force for democracy. However, this medium has particular affordances and constraints as a tool for democratic education in educational environments. This paper presents results from a study of the design and content of four iCivics games and…
Descriptors: Video Games, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Democratic Values
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Stoddard, Jeremy – Democracy & Education, 2014
Despite the potential for media and technology to act as a democratizing force and the challenges to democracy posed by partisanship and the explosion of political media spending, media education and the preparation of active citizens in schools is virtually nonexistent. This essay presents the case for revitalizing media education for the age of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Media Literacy, Educational Needs