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I am currently a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute studying child protection, digital literacy, and the future of education.

The best way to contact me is to post a comment here on my blog or send a message via linkedin.

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  1. Hi Monica- I really enjoyed your article on how expectations and hopes for technology in education may actually be distracting and possibly detrimental. In addition, we all want to improve education but how. What will be realistic and work. I like how you addressed that as well. As a father of 3 and having dealt with children’s educational programs and even adult education this article resonates very much with me. I do see a lot of potential in technology and feel strongly that if the world is going in a certain direction we need to adapt and help our children adapt as well.

    I’d love feedback and look forward to reading more of your literature.

    David

  2. Hi David — thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I agree that there is a tension between fostering skills in children and weighing the promise vs. hype of educational technologies. Your questions about what are realistic expectations and what will be effective succinctly address the problems with adopting a one-size-fits all approach.

  3. Monica,

    I have just watched you and Renee Hobbs taking about digital literacy, and heard you both mentioning the lack of teacher involvement/interest so I thought I should rectify that! I teach Journalism and Media Studies to 9th-12 grade students at Princeton Day School, and I also run a nonprofit called Living Online Lab, though which I have been developing a curriculum to teach Digital Age Literacy, by which I mean knowledge about how our digital society works (online identity, privacy, digital ethics, remix culture, digital writing, cyberterrorism/crime, open knowledge/crowdsourcing etc.). To the best of my knowledge is actually teaching these topics at high school level. The main focus in schools is on cyber civics/citizenship/safety, which of course is important, but it is far from being the whole picture, and does not properly prepare students for the digital world in which they are already immersed.

    I am very interested in learning more about your work, and would love to talk with you about my curriculum and how to proceed. And by the way, I am also a sort-of expat (London born, now a naturalized Yank!).

    Thank you,
    Reuben

  4. Monica,

    I have just watched you and Renee Hobbs taking about digital literacy, and heard you both mentioning the lack of teacher involvement/interest so I thought I should rectify that! I teach Journalism and Media Studies to 9th-12 grade students at Princeton Day School, and I also run a nonprofit called Living Online Lab, though which I have been developing a curriculum to teach Digital Age Literacy, by which I mean knowledge about how our digital society works (online identity, privacy, digital ethics, remix culture, digital writing, cyberterrorism/crime, open knowledge/crowdsourcing etc.). To the best of my knowledge, nobody is actually teaching these topics at high school level. The main focus in schools is on cyber civics/citizenship/safety, which of course is important, but it is far from being the whole picture, and does not properly prepare students for the digital world in which they are already immersed.

    I am very interested in learning more about your work, and would love to talk with you about my curriculum and how to proceed. And by the way, I am also a sort-of expat (London born, now a naturalized Yank!).

    Thank you,
    Reuben

  5. Hello
    I am doing my research on rural education and digital technologies in a fifth grade class… I just read your comments on Sonia Livingstone Prental…. place. I am interested in the devlopment of capacities using computers and other devices in class and I am pretty sure yo have a reflexion on that matter. May I have materials you have wiritten? Is it posiible to receive Selwyn (binary and…) and Livingstone (benefits…) articles? Can I contact you in order to have a ocnversation? Thank you.

    Juan Ferro
    Universidad de Barcelona

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