Schools fail kids in new media landscape: Jenkins

MIT’s Henry Jenkins writes that “. . . schools have not kept pace with the changing environment around them. If we were to start from scratch and design an educational system to meet the needs of the [new media] culture . . . it would look very little like the current school system. Our schools doubly fail kids — offering them neither the insights they need to avoid the risks nor the opportunity to exploit the potentials of this new participatory culture. ”
His essay, “Eight Traits of the New Media Landscape,” describes the new landscape in terms of innovation, convergence, appropriation of content, networking, global interconnections, and inequality of access.


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