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Title Constructing the self in a digital world / edited by Cynthia Carter Ching, Brian J. Foley
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 254 pages) : illustrations
Series Learning in doing: social, cognitive and computational perspectives
Learning in doing.
Contents Introduction: Connecting conversations about technology, learning, and identity / Cynthia Carter Ching and Brian J. Foley -- Introduction part I. Developmental perspectives / Cynthia Carter Ching -- "This is me": digital photo journals and young children's technologies of the self / Cynthia Carter Ching and X. Christine Wang -- Digital storytelling and authoring identity / Alan Davis and Daniel Weinshenker -- Building identities as experts: youth learning in an urban after-school space / Carol Cuthbertson Thompson and Lisa Bouillion Diaz -- Positive technological development: the multifaceted nature of youth technology use toward improving self and society / Marina Bers, Alicia Doyle-Lynch, and Clement Chau -- Introduction part II. Identities unleashed / Brian J. Foley -- "You can make friends easier on a boy face": identity play and learning in a multiuser virtual environment / Brian J. Foley [and others] -- Deleting the male gaze? Tech-savvy girls and new femininities in secondary school classrooms / Claire Charles -- Affiliation in the enactment of fan identity: a comparison of virtual and face-to-face settings / Caroline Pelletier and Natasha Whiteman -- Navigating life as an avatar: the shifting identities-in-practice of a girl player in a tween virtual world / Deborah A. Fields and Yasmin B. Kafai
Summary "It has become popular in recent years to talk about 'identity' as an aspect of engagement with technology -- in virtual environments, in games, in social media and in our increasingly digital world. But what do we mean by identity and how do our theories and assumptions about identity affect the kinds of questions we ask about its relationship to technology and learning? Constructing the Self in a Digital World takes up this question explicitly, bringing together authors working from different models of identity but all examining the role of technology in the learning and lives of children and youth"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Computer-assisted instruction -- Social aspects.
Digital media -- Social aspects.
Educational technology -- Social aspects.
Identity (Psychology)
Internet and teenagers.
Online identities.
Form Electronic book
Author Ching, Cynthia Carter, 1972-
Foley, Brian J., 1968-
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