Tag Archives: informal learning

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“Let the learning flow!” (…and other proven framing strategies)

by Jessica Moyer
January 8, 2020

To get people thinking differently about the importance of connecting STEM learning environments, and to increase public engagement in the issue, we need to start talking differently. Empirically tested strategies for how to do this are presented in a free, user-friendly communications toolkit called Wiring Up: Strategies for Talking about Connecting … 







Cardboard and Cultural Brokering at Caine’s Arcade

by Meryl Alper
October 9, 2012

This past Saturday, October 6, kids in over 30 countries in 6 continents participated in the Global Cardboard Challenge, the next chapter from the folks that brought you the short film “Caine’s Arcade.”  The fanfare around the film, featuring a 9 year-old Hispanic boy named Caine’s elaborate handmade cardboard arcade, … 







New Media Consortium Summer Conference

by Allison Mishkin
June 12, 2012

This summer’s New Media Consortium Conference brings together academics, stakeholders and technologists from museums and universities to discuss blending technology with teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Focused on topics relating to higher education, K-12 Education, and Museums and Informal Learning., this conference hopes to spark innovation and reflection on the … 







Inside Caine’s Arcade: Celebrating A Young Boy’s Handcrafted, Analog World

by Meryl Alper
April 11, 2012

This past fall, I wrote a blog post for the Cooney Center about my experiences at the annual DIY Days conference at UCLA.  In that post, I wrote [emphasis added in bold]: “Many of the people I met are deeply invested in new ways to approach the role of media … 







Call for Papers: Learning, Media and Technology

by Ingrid Erickson, Ph.D.
July 28, 2011

Cooney Center Research Associate Ingrid Erickson is teaming up with Ruth V. Small from Syracuse University and Eric Meyers from the University of British Columbia to co-edit a special issue of the journal Learning Media & Technology on the topic of digital literacy in informal learning environments. I’m excited to …