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Notes: Living and Learning with New Media Part 2

This is a continuation of my notes from the MacArthur Foundation report from their Digital Youth Project. This section focuses on “Messing Around.”

  • “Messing Around” – involves experimentation and exploration with relatively low investment, where there are few consequences to trial, error, and even failure. [Dream Big, and Take Risks]
  • 87 percent [teens] reported using a search engine at least once a week. “lurking”
  • Self-directed and the outcomes of the activity emerge through exploration.
  • Youth are pursuing topics on their own.
  • Exploration leads to tinkering which leads to serious engagement to perfect work.
  • Games such as Neopets allow customization for youth to engage in game design.
  • Peer-based learning
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