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1 Heather A. Horst University of California, Irvine National Center for Technology Innovation Conference Washington, DC November 15, 2010 Digital Youth and Accessible Media: Findings from the Digital Youth Project (and Beyond)

2 ToolsMakeRemakeRemixPublicsPublishShareDistribute Factors Shaping Participation

3 Kids Informal Learning with Digital Media: An Ethnographic Investigation of Innovative Knowledge Cultures 22 Case Studies 28 Researchers 594 Semi-structured Interviews 78 Informal Interviews 67 Focus Group Interviews 28 Diary Studies 4,146 Questionnaires Observation Hrs 10,468 profiles 15 online forums 389 videos 50 events or gatherings Classroom Observations Program Observations

4 Research Sites Institutional Spaces School After School Programs focused on Digital Media Interest-Based Communities Anime Fans Harry Potter Fans Xbox Live Gamers Video Blogging Homes and Families Urban Los Angeles Suburban San Francisco Bay Area Rural California Urban New York Networked Sites MySpaceYouTubeNeopets

5 Friendship-Driven Participation

6 Interest-Driven Participation

7 Interest: FangQueen13 and Fan Fiction HANGING OUT: Google Chat and Watching Buffy with her sister MESSING AROUND: Reading others fanfic, Downloading Music, Photoshopping Art, etc. GEEKING OUT: Buffy Fan Fiction Reading, Critiquing and Writing

8 Connecting Learning Ecologies

9 From Research to Practice:

10 Reports and Publications

11 THANK YOU! Contact Information: Heather A. Horst Digital Media and Learning Research Hub UC Humanities Research Institute 4000 Humanities Gateway Building University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA Digital Media and Learning (DML) Central:


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