Digital Landscape

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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.
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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
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* 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
Inside the Revolution
Keeping Kids Safe

* 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