Technology in the Lives of Children and Youth LIS

CRN 23505 / ONLINE
This course investigates technology in the everyday lives of children and youth. The course is taught from the perspective of socio-cultural learning, arguing that young peoples’ engagements with technology exist within a broad media ecology that extends beyond the traditional classroom. Students in this class explore some of the myths and reality surrounding today’s “digital youth”, their genres of participation with technology, questions about youth empowerment and children’s digital rights (access to information, privacy, and safety), issues such as cyber bullying and hate speech, information/media/digital literacy instruction (with particular emphasis on informal learning), the digital divide, social justice issues, global perspectives, and future trends. Note: The course is taught online.

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Leanne Bowler

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Category D: Designated Courses

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