Digital Landscape

This Slideshow, created by Lee Raine of the Pew Internet Project, provides a quick overview of the changing digital landscape within which our Churches are operating as well as the second wave of upheavals that are yet to come.

As we try to connect the past with the future, it is important to recognize generational shifts. The specific impact of the digital r/evolution has been chronicled by FRONTLINE in two particularly insightful programs about digital media and young people:

* Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier – PBS Website describes Digital Nation as “a new, open source PBS project that explores what it means to be human in an entirely new world — a digital world. It consists of a Web site as well as a major FRONTLINE documentary broadcast on Feb. 2, 2010.”
           Living Faster – Digital Natives, Split Focus, Where Are We Headed?           
           Relationships – Identity, Parenting, Predators & Bullies, Socializing
           Waging war – A New Generation, Immersion Training, Remote Control War
           Virtual worlds – Health and Healing, Internet Addiction, Second Life, Video Games
           Learning -Concentration, Games that Teach, Literacy, Schools
           Join the Discussion

* Growing Up Online (TV Program) – as described on the PBS website, this January 22, 2008 program “takes viewers inside the very public private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming childhood.”
          Living Their Lives Essentially Online
          A Revolution in Classrooms and Social Life
          Self Expression, Trying On New Identities
          The Child Predator Fear
          Private Worlds Outside Parents’ Reach
          Cyberbullying
          Updates
   Inside the Revolution
   Keeping Kids Safe
   Discussion

OTHER INSIGHTS AND RESOURCES ON THE DIGITAL R/EVOLUTION INCLUDE:
* Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives (Book)
Digital Youth Research: Kids Informal Learning with Digital Media
* Pew Internet and American Life Project
* Youth and Media Project – John Palfrey and Urs Gasser, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

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