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Digital Workshops for the Digital Nation

Digital Workshops for parents and educators are part of Frontline's "Digital Nation."

Parents and teachers can now develop more confidence in understanding the complex digital culture that children and young people are growing up with, thanks to the Digital Workshops, a new initiative developed by Renee Hobbs and her colleagues at the Media Education Lab, in collaboration with WGBH Frontline.

Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and connect in ways that we’re only beginning to understand.

FRONTLINE teamed up with the MEDIA EDUCATION LAB AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY to help educators and parents learn more about the “Digital Nation.”  Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it?

Four self-guided interactive online Digital Workshops include opportunities to view, share ideas, take polls and quizzes and learn about multitasking, parenting strategies, 21st century digital education, and learning in virtual worlds.

These Digital Workshops were developed by Renee Hobbs, Kelly Mendoza, Jiwon Yoon and Henry Cohn-Geltner at the Media Education Lab.