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Where the Teens Are Hanging Out in Quarantine

Nov 24, 2020 | Bloomberg

Research at the Connected Learning Lab (CLL) on social media and youth well being and raising good gamers, initiated pre-pandemic, has taken on an additional weight as digital hangouts have...

The ‘Enrichment Gap’ Is Widening. Students’ Social-Emotional Development Is at Risk.

Oct 14, 2020 | Edsurge

"What we have here is not a capacity problem. It’s a supply chain problem. Educator capacity sits untapped at a time of unprecedented need. Out-of-school educators, such as librarians, coaches...

Lessons Learned From the Pandemic

Sep 01, 2020 | Ecsite

"We need to remember that good digital learning means more than putting content and lectures online—there has to be meaning and social connection there, and a community." Mimi Ito shares...

Dr. Mimi Ito on the Benefits between Young People and Technology

Oct 06, 2020 | Newspoint360

Assuming that young people's relationship to technology is harmful to their development is only getting part of the story. Dr. Mimi Ito, Professor in Residence Informatics at the University of...

EA, Microsoft and Epic Games join Raising Good Gamers’ advisory board

Sep 24, 2020 | GamesIndustry.biz

Raising Good Gamers today unveiled its advisory board, which includes 32 individuals from a wide range of companies, and outlined its roadmap. The initiative was launched this summer by non-profit...

Gates Foundation Grant to Support Identification of Out-of-School Experiences That Develop Youth’s Occupational Identity

Sep 11, 2020 | UCI School of Education

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Associate Professor June Ahn (right) a three-year, $500,000 grant to identify factors that motivate youth toward occupational careers. Titled “Occupational Identity Research Practice Partnerships: Evaluation...

Researchers Find SEL Gains for Students in Esports

Aug 25, 2020 | THE Journal

NASEF, the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, has found that students participating in esports showed "significant development" of STEM and workforce skills and social-emotional characteristics. The research was undertaken by...

What Teens Need Us to Know About Social Media and Mental Health

Jul 29, 2020 | Spark and Stitch Institute

A new report from a team of researchers at the Connected Learning Lab at UC Irvine provides rich evidence of what we have been sharing in workshops for years and the philosophy...