Tag Archives: informal learning

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

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 STEM Learning Environments. It was […]

Cardboard and Cultural Brokering at Caine’s Arcade

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, was the impetus for the […]

New Media Consortium Summer Conference

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 future of new media. For […]

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

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 in children’s learning ecologies.  I […]

Call for Papers: Learning, Media and Technology

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 be co-editing an upcoming special […]