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Kids and Social Media: Networked Participation Workshop

by Sarah Vaala, PhD
December 12, 2011

It has been a whirlwind few months for me as I have finished my dissertation, begun my fellowship at the Cooney Center, and, now, am writing my first blog post!  One of the big events for me as a Cooney Center fellow so far was attending the JGCC’s “Networked Participation … 







Digital Games as Assessment?

by Jennifer Kotler, Ph.D.
June 1, 2011

In January, I attended a workshop dedicated to games, assessment and learning hosted by the MacArthur and Gates Foundations and the USC Game Innovation Lab. The workshop brought together game designers, educators, and researchers to work together on designing games around various curricula topics that would be engaging, educational, and … 







Gamestar Mechanic Launches Today!

by Marj Kleinman
September 29, 2010

Today, E-Line Media and the Institute of Play are launching Gamestar Mechanic, a game-based learning platform that teaches the principles of game design as a form of 21st Century skill building in a highly engaging and creative environment. Gamestar Mechanic was created through a unique public private partnership that includes … 







STEM Video Game Competition

by Cooney Center Team
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from the January 2010 Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: Supporting President Obama’s call for a renewed focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and partners, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the Information Technology Industry Foundation (ITIF), the MacArthur Foundation, Games for Change, and … 







Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age, the Cooney Centers Annual Leadership Forum

by Administrator
October 24, 2009

Forty years after the “War on Poverty” and twenty-five years after “A Nation at Risk,” a new forum was designed to advance a paradigm for learning that harnesses the largely untapped potential of digital media Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age is an ongoing forum that convenes thought leaders in …