From My Space to Hip Hop: New Media in the Everyday Lives of Youth

Jane Park

On April 23, the MacArthur Foundation and Common Sense Media are hosting a public forum at Stanford University on “how digital technologies and new media are changing the way that young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life.”  Julia Stasch, the Vice President of the foundation, will shed light on MacArthur’s $50 million digital media and learning initiative in addition to introducing presenters. Some topics of interest include:

  • Teen Socialization Practices in Networked Publics
  • Understanding New Media in the Home
  • Hip Hop Music and Meaning in the Digital Age
  • New Media from a Youth Perspective
All are exciting and pertinent issues in the changing climate of education today. It is in this digital age that open educational resources are the most effective; in this space, OER are created, shared, improved, and expanded. For more information and to register for the event, see the program info. Although registration is free, space is limited, so don’t wait to nab a spot. They have extended their deadline from today (April 9th) to April 18th.