Mimi Ito on learning in social media spaces (big thinkers series)
- October 22, 2013
- Mizuko “Mimi” Ito, anthropology and informatics professor and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning, is featured on Edutopia October 22, 2013
So my question is this, why do we assume that kids' socializing and play is not a side of learning? And on the flip side, why do we assume that schools can't have a spirit of entertainment and play as part of what they're doing? Last year I wrapped up a three-year study with a large team of researchers where we were looking at a lot of different examples of kids' new-media practice. …Mimi Ito is the research director at the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. She is chair of the MacArthur Research Network on Connected Learning. Mimi is a professor in residence at the University of California [Irvine] Humanities Research Institute.
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