Computer games, software, and networking technologies are often viewed as threats to the well being and development of children. But such beliefs are often unfounded. Computers provide opportunities for learning, problem solving, creativity, and autonomy.
OWL Children’s Trust and Brock Research Institute for Youth Studies are hosting a Conference on “Children’s Learning in a Digital World” to be held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada on August 19 and 20, 2005.
This two-day conference will present exciting and hallenging new research that highlights the pros and cons of computers, including the social, intellectual, and cultural impacts it may have on our youth.
Yasmin Kafai, UCLA
Andrea diSessa, UCLA
Philip Abrami, Concordia
Craig Anderson, Iowa State University
James Paul Gee, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University
Henry Jenkins, MIT
Laurence Peters, Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium
Spaces are limited. Be sure to take advantage of early bird registration to secure a place and save on the registration fee. Deadline for early bird registration May 15th. See the conference website at the web address provided below.
Sponsors: OWL Children’s Trust, Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network
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