Digital Media: New Learners Of The 21st Century
Airs Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published April 12, 2011 at 11:33 a.m., updated September 13, 2013 at 11:20 a.m.
"If we teach today's students as we did yesterday's, we are robbing them of tomorrow." — John Dewey
Targeted at parents, teachers and anyone concerned with education in America, this documentary takes viewers to the front lines of an education revolution. "Digital Media: New Learners Of The 21st Century" examines how mobile devices and digital media practices can empower young people to direct their own learning.
Documenting five success stories both inside and out of the classroom, the program demonstrates how digital media, games, smart phones and the Internet are fundamentally transforming the way young people communicate, collaborate, participate and learn in the 21st century.
Featuring leading experts, thinkers and practitioners in the field, "Digital Media" is a startling preview of a 21st century education. This program originally aired in 2011.