Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum
The Good Play Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero conducts research on how young people behave as they navigate online spaces. They have conducted in-depth interviews with field experts and young people ages 10-25 to understand more about how to be an ethical participant in online spaces.
Good Play Project Co-Principal-Investigators Dr. Carrie James and Professor Howard Gardner and their research team have collaborated closely with Common Sense Media on several initiatives since 2009. The first major initiative was a series of online dialogues between teens and adults in which participants posted responses to a variety of ethical dilemmas and prompts. High school-level Digital Literacy and Citizenship curricular materials were then developed. The curriculum covers issues from online privacy to building positive community online to copyright and creation.
In addition, our groups have co-presented at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in 2010 and 2011 as well as the ISTE conference in 2011, and they have collaborated on papers, articles, and announcements together.
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