November 9, 2011

The new education ecology

Lee Rainie discusses Pew Internet’s most recent findings about Americans use the internet and their mobile devices to learn, share, and create information. He explores how the changed media environment is affecting learners’ expectations about the availability of information and the ways in which learning takes place. In this new environment, the traditional boundaries between home and school, teacher and pupil, public and private are breaking down and that is affecting the way learning occurs. Lee also describes how Pew Internet has looked at these subjects and the ways in which schools and families are responding to them.