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My Digital Footprint

John Seely Brown

The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

Education Research

Generation M2 - Media in the lives of 8 to 18 year olds
US national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation (2010) found that with technology allowing nearly 24-hour media access as children and teens go about their daily lives, the amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth. A visual representaiton of the study.  See report in Slideshare or as graphical presentation in Powerpoint.

Pew Internet and American Life Project - Education
Regular research data available that is useful as evidence in reports and learning submissions. Current and exceptionally relevant. Subscribe via email or RSS to receive details of latest reports.

Pew Internet Libraries
Research feedback on matters relating to libraries, ebooks, reading habits and similar topics. 

The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives from high school dropout
From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  This 2006 survey investigates two major questions: Why do a third of American high school students leave school without a diploma? What might help keep them in school, engaged and learning? The survey asked for opinions on American education from high school dropouts. Valuable reading on student perspective to school.

From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Digital Learner
National (US) findings of Speak Up 2012 research released June 2013. Tenth annual report.  The goals of the Speak Up project are to stimulate new discussions around how technology tools and services can transform education, and to provide a context to help education, parent, policy and business leaders think beyond today and envision tomorrow.  These are the unfiltered views of 364,240 K-12 students representing over 8,000 schools and 2,400 districts nationwide.

Mal Lee Education Tech Research (Australia)
Home page of Mal Lee, leading Australian researcher and writer on the topic of educational technology.  Also not the site BYOT? Bring it on which is the support site for the text Bring Your Own Technology written with Martin Levins.  The Evolutionary stages of schooling: Key indicators has been developed from a cadre of schools in the UK, US, NZ and Australia that have or nearly have succeeded in normalising the use of the digital in all their operations, educational and administrative.

Institute of Education Sciences
This is an access point for US education research including ERIC, a longstanding reliable source of education research and the What Works Clearninghouse which provides actual evidence of policy and classroom practice.  Easy access to professional learning for educators.