UncategorizedApril 29, 2008

Talking about teens, writing and technology on NPR

Today, Amanda Lenhart and Richard Sterling, the chair of the National Commission on Writing’s Board, were guests on the Tech Tuesday edition of the Kojo Nnamdi Show…

UncategorizedApril 25, 2008

What is the roll [sic] of traditional righting [sic] and grammar in the digital age?

Informal writing conventions – they’re not just for teenagers

UncategorizedApril 25, 2008

Writing, Technology & Teens: The Findings of the Pew Internet Project and the National Commission on Writing

This presentation offers an overview of the findings and insights from the Writing, Technology and Teens report.

UncategorizedApril 24, 2008

Writing, Technology and Teens

Teens write a lot, but they do not think of their emails, instant and text messages as writing. But teens also believe good writing is essential for success and that more school writing instruction would help them.

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2007

Information Searches That Solve Problems

There are several major findings in this report. One is this: For help with a variety of common problems, more people turn to the internet than consult experts or family members to provide information and resources.

UncategorizedAugust 14, 2007

Facebook Your Future Roommate

Remember the anticipation you felt on your first day of college? Showing up to your dorm and wondering what your freshman year roommate would be like? You might have even spoken with your assigned roommate on the phone, and maybe you were wonder…

UncategorizedApril 14, 2007

The New Media Ecology of Students: How the marketplace of ideas and learning is different for ‘digital natives’

This presentation covers the technology world of teenagers and college students and discusses six realities of the lives of “digital natives” that are especially important for their institutions and their teachers to know.

UncategorizedNovember 20, 2006

The Internet as a Resource for News and Information about Science

Fully 87% of online users have at one time used the internet to carry out research on a scientific topic or concept.

UncategorizedNovember 7, 2005

National Trends, Fairfax Insights

National survey data is compared to an online survey of one Virginia county’s public school email list to dig deeper into our understanding of the internet’s impact on education, teens, and local government.

UncategorizedSeptember 7, 2005

Professors and the internet

There is interesting, new research about college faculty use of the internet and their judgment about its impact on their students.