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Margolis, Jane – MIT Press, 2017
The number of African Americans and Latino/as receiving undergraduate and advanced degrees in computer science is disproportionately low. And relatively few African American and Latino/a high school students receive the kind of institutional encouragement, educational opportunities, and preparation needed for them to choose computer science as a…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Computer Science Education, Disproportionate Representation
Vickery, Jacqueline Ryan – MIT Press, 2017
It's a familiar narrative in both real life and fiction, from news reports to television storylines: a young person is bullied online, or targeted by an online predator, or exposed to sexually explicit content. The consequences are bleak; the young person is shunned, suicidal, psychologically ruined. In this book, Jacqueline Ryan Vickery argues…
Descriptors: Internet, Barriers, Low Income Groups, High Schools
Black, Les – MIT Press, 2016
Is a university education still relevant? What are the forces that threaten it? Should academics ever be allowed near Twitter? In "Academic Diary," Les Back has chronicled three decades of his academic career, turning his sharp and often satirical eye to the everyday aspects of life on campus and the larger forces that are reshaping it.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Universities, School Culture
Greenhow, Christine, Ed.; Sonnevend, Julia, Ed.; Agur, Colin, Ed. – MIT Press, 2016
How are widely popular social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram transforming how teachers teach, how kids learn, and the very foundations of education? What controversies surround the integration of social media in students' lives? The past decade has brought increased access to new media, and with this new opportunities and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
DeMillo, Richard A. – MIT Press, 2015
Colleges and universities have become increasingly costly, and, except for a handful of highly selective, elite institutions, unresponsive to twenty-first-century needs. But for the past few years, technology-fueled innovation has begun to transform higher education, introducing new ways to disseminate knowledge and better ways to learn--all at…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Access to Education, Paying for College
James, Carrie – MIT Press, 2014
Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them worthless virtual accessories for high prices. In "Disconnected", Carrie James examines how young…
Descriptors: Ethics, Interviews, Adolescents, Preadolescents
Kafai, Yasmin B.; Burke, Quinn – MIT Press, 2014
Coding, once considered an arcane craft practiced by solitary techies, is now recognized by educators and theorists as a crucial skill, even a new literacy, for all children. Programming is often promoted in K-12 schools as a way to encourage "computational thinking"--which has now become the umbrella term for understanding what computer…
Descriptors: Coding, Programming, Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Science
Alper, Meryl – MIT Press, 2014
Most research on media use by young people with disabilities focuses on the therapeutic and rehabilitative uses of technology; less attention has been paid to their day-to-day encounters with media and technology--the mundane, sometimes pleasurable and sometimes frustrating experiences of "hanging out, messing around, and geeking out."…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Recreational Activities, Leisure Time, Information Technology
Williamson, Ben – MIT Press, 2013
Although ideas about digital media and learning have become an important area for educational research, little attention has been given to the practical and conceptual implications for the school curriculum. In this book, Ben Williamson examines a series of contemporary curriculum innovations in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Innovation, Curriculum Development
Rainie, Lee; Wellman, Barry – MIT Press, 2012
Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by endless email pings and responses, the chimes and beeps of continually arriving text messages, tweets and retweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos to post and discuss. Our perpetual connectedness gives us endless opportunities to be part of the give-and-take of networking. Some worry that…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
Sefton-Green, Julian – MIT Press (BK), 2013
Schools do not define education, and they are not the only institutions in which learning takes place. After-school programs, music lessons, Scouts, summer camps, on-the-job training, and home activities all offer out-of-school educational experiences. In "Learning at Not-School," Julian Sefton-Green explores studies and scholarly…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, After School Education, Educational Research, Informal Education
Rheingold, Howard – MIT Press (BK), 2012
Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the twenty-first century. But how can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers, grounded, well-rounded people rather than multitasking…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Internet, Social Problems, Social Networks
Suber, Peter – MIT Press (BK), 2012
The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access": digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Information Dissemination
White, Kit – MIT Press (BK), 2011
What is the first thing to learn in art school? "Art can be anything." The second thing? "Learn to draw." With "101 Things to Learn in Art School", artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both…
Descriptors: Art Education, Artists, Art Teachers, Art Activities
Herr-Stephenson, Becky; Rhoten, Diana; Perkel, Dan; Sims, Christo – MIT Press (BK), 2011
Digital media and technology have become culturally and economically powerful parts of contemporary middle-class American childhoods. Immersed in various forms of digital media as well as mobile and Web-based technologies, young people today appear to develop knowledge and skills through participation in media. This MacArthur Report examines the…
Descriptors: Libraries, Youth, After School Programs, Museums
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