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Craig Watkins on The Digital Edge

Craig Watkins on The Digital Edge

Written by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
June 01, 2012

A greater diversity of young people in the U.S. are using digital media than ever before. So, why do issues related to technology, diversity, and equity continue to matter?

A greater diversity of young people in the U.S. are using digital media than ever before. So, why do issues related to technology, diversity, and equity continue to matter?

This is a question Craig Watkins explores in his studies of young people’s social and digital media behaviors and as a member of the Connected Learning Research Network. He teaches at the University of Texas, Austin, in the departments of Radio-Television-Film, Sociology, and the Center for African and African American Studies. Craig is also a Faculty Fellow for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. In this connected learning webinar, he discusses his work in diverse communities in Texas.

In addition to serving as the Principal Investigator of the Connected Learning Research Network project “The Digital Edge,” he is working to design and pilot new learning initiatives in both out-of-school and in-school settings. For updates on his research visit his website, theyoungandthedigital.com.

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