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Mapping digital makers: a review exploring everyday creativity, learning lives and the digital

Sefton-Green, Julian (2013) Mapping digital makers: a review exploring everyday creativity, learning lives and the digital. Nominet Trust state of the art reviews, Nominet Trust, Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

In today’s world digital technology is a given for most young people. But if they are to contribute to a rapidly changing and complex global society, they need to understand how digital technologies work. Young people need the skills of content creation, collaboration and communication so they can use digital technologies to solve problems and express themselves. Digital making is the creative process of making a product or digital artefact - from websites, apps, games, and 3D animations to physical objects driven by microcontrollers. Digital making will often mean using coding and programming skills as well as the creative use of digital tools to make new products. Digital making skills are fundamentally underpinned by an understanding of computational thinking but may also include things like creative teamwork, problem solving, engineering and design in order to build new technologies. However, the role of digital technology for learning and the place of making all come with different (often competing) traditions and educational practices. As such, understanding how we best support young people as digital makers is a complex challenge and one which requires careful consideration – something this report sets out to do. As we continue to work with partners such as Nesta and Mozilla to support a generation of digital makers, I look forward to your comments and hope we can work together to address the issues set out in this document. - See more at: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/knowledge-centre/articles/mapping-digital-makers#sthash.RUEzvur5.dpuf

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Official URL: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/
Additional Information: © 2013 Nominet Trust
Library of Congress subject classification: L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 14:37
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/54791/

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