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Participatory Culture with Henry Jenkins

Henry Jenkins is a well-known scholar of new media and participatory culture studies. In Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom - a recent book, co-published by the National Writing Project and Teachers College Press - he discusses an experiment to develop a new curriculum for middle and high school English classrooms, one that allows for the integration of new media.

In association with the book comes the release of a report, titled PLAY (Participatory Learning and YOU!). In the report, Jenkins and his co-authors present five core principles for participatory learning, and relate specific examples of these principles that they observed during their work in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Henry Jenkins is also going to be a plenary panelist at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in Chicago this March.

What do you think of the proposed principles for participatory learning? Can you relate the principles to instances of learning in your own classroom?

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