Files in this item

FilesDescriptionFormat

application/pdf

application/pdf188-full.pdf (180kB)
pdf of chapter in conference proceedingsPDF

Description

Title:Community informatics for youth: Using new digital media to foster personal growth and community action
Author(s):Wolske, Martin; Ayad, Moustafa; Budhathoki, Nama R.; Kowalski, Chera; Nam, Chaebong; Ritzo, Christopher J.; Şerbănuţă, Claudia; Vincler, John; Diaz, Lisa Bouillion; Bishop, Ann Peterson; Bruce, Bertram C.
Subject(s):Youth
Practical engagement
University-community partnership
5th Prato Community Informatics & Development Informatics Conference
Community informatics
Youth Community Informatics
Abstract:During fall 2007 a new collaboration between the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Extension 4-H network was initiated. Funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, the goal of this collaboration, titled the Youth Community Informatics (YCI) project, is to develop and integrate new and existing strategies to involve youth ages 11-18 from underserved communities in using information and communications technologies to meet community goals. By involving youth from these communities, it is reasoned a sustainable program can be developed through the provisioning of new generations with the knowledge they need to face an information-oriented society. The project is modelled on the work of John Dewey and the American Pragmatists and seeks to create communities of inquiry that bring together professionals, pre-professionals, community youth leaders, and community youth to address community goals in underserved communities. This paper will review the early development of an YCI pedagogy and inquiry units as a means of sharing the curriculum, in addition to highlighting the lessons learned from the first year of this project.
Issue Date:2008-12
Publisher:Monash University, Centre for Community Networking Research
Citation Info:Wolske, Martin; Ayad, Moustafa; Budhathoki, Nama R.; Kowalski, Chera; Nam, Chaebong; Ritzo, Christopher J.; Serbanuta , Claudia; Vincler, John; Bouillion-Diaz, Lisa; Bishop, Ann P.; & Bruce, Bertram C. (2008, December). Community informatics for youth: Using new digital media to foster personal growth and community action. In Larry Stillman & Graeme Johanson (ed.), 5th Prato Community Informatics & Development Informatics Conference 2008: ICTs for social inclusion: What is the reality?. Prato, Italy: Monash University, Centre for Community Networking Research. http://www.ccnr.net/pratoconf2008/
Genre:Book Chapter
Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/17080
ISBN:978-0-9581058-4-2
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-09-08


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics