Erin B. Reilly is Research Director for Project New Media Literacies (NML)
, a research initiative based within MIT's Comparative Media Studies program, explores how we might best equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies required to become full participants in an emergent media landscape and raise public understanding about what it means to be literate in a globally interconnected, multicultural world.
Erin is a recognized expert in the design and development of thought-provoking and engaging educational content powered by virtual learning and new media applications. Before joining MIT, Erin co-founded and acted as CEO of Platform Shoes Forum (PSF), a non-profit organization that researches and develops digital learning platforms for youth. She is co-creator of PSF's model program Zoey's Room, a national online community for 10-14 year-old girls, encouraging their creativity through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Zoey's Room has proven results in advancing STEM and Media Literacy skills. In 2007, Erin received a national educational Leaders in Learning Award from Cable in the Classroom for her innovative approach to learning through Zoey's Room and was selected as one of the National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" educators. Erin is a graduate of Emerson College and has her Master of Fine Arts degree from Rockport College, a subsidiary of the International Film and Television Workshops.
New Media Literacies Community Site: http://projectnml.ning.com/
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
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