Press Releases & In the News

Esports Thrives in K–12 Schools for Reasons Other than Gameplay

Oct 26, 2021 | Edtech Magazine

Edtech Magazine shares the many benefits of esports while referencing a 2018 Esports paper published by the Connected Learning Lab.

How Has Social Media Impacted Our Mental Health?

Aug 16, 2021 | Gizmodo

How has social media actually impacted mental health, per the research? For this week’s Giz Asks, Gizmodo reached out to a number of experts, including the Connected Learning Lab's director, Mimi...

Raising Good Gamers Unveils Collection of New Pro-Social Youth Programs at the 2021 Games for Change Festival, July 12-14

Jul 12, 2021 | Gamasutra

Raising Good Gamers – an initiative launched by Games for Change and Connected Learning Lab at University of California, Irvine – today unveiled a collection of new pro-social youth programs...

Remaking Tomorrow Podcast: S1 Ep3: Mimi Ito, Connected Learning Lab

Apr 06, 2021 | Remake Learning

Mimi Ito joins us to talk about her findings in the Digital Youth Project of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Initiative at the University...

Connected Learning Lab to Explore Pivotal Transitions in STEM Learning and Career Development

Mar 29, 2021 | UCI Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science

During a recent panel discussion in honor of Black History Month, UCI alumnus Anthony Mays talked about his journey from Compton to Google and how, back in high school, it was a computer lab...

How Esports Taps the Power of Near-Peer Mentorship

Feb 18, 2021 | Tech Learning

Esports is an ideal environment to partner college students with high school students to build life skills and prepare for the road ahead. By Katie Salen

Parents Say ‘Yes’ To Screen Time During the Pandemic

Jan 22, 2021 | Lifewire

"I try to encourage parents to try to prioritize connection over control. Social and digital media is something that can connect families if parents can take a stance that is...

Here’s Why Your Kid Will Literally Not Stop Talking About Roblox

Jan 25, 2021 | Romper

"On top of the creative component, Roblox is also a social platform where children can connect with players and creators who share their interests, give constant feedback, and fuel their...