Hive Learning Network NYC is a coalition of non-profit organizations working together on innovative projects that engage youth with digital media for education and enrichment. Hive NYC is a Mozilla project that was founded through the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media & Learning initiative to examine how cultural organizations can collaborate to create new learning pathways and innovative education practices together.
We currently have 38 members including libraries, museums, media production orgs and other non-profits (see complete list below). Through the Hive Digital Media Learning Fu
Hive NYC is about transforming the learning landscape by creating an ecosystem of organizations around interest-driven and participatory learning. Participants, including educators, youth, designers, engineers, academics, artists, scientists, media producers, coders and others, work together to explore and develop new learning programs, pedagogies, tools and software. Our goals for 2012: * Grow size and influence of Hive in NYC and globally * Further establish Hive NYC as a "Learning Lab" * Launch set of 5 network-level badges * Launch social web spaces for youth and members * Build out professional network and skill building * Help to cultivate Hive Learning Networks in other cities
What are you designing, creating, or researching?
We're building communities and an infrastructure for collaborative learning programs. In addition to working with projects awarded grants through the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust, we also create and support additional opportunities for Network members to collaborate.
We're driven by Connected Learning, and a belief in interest-driven and participatory learning.
How can we use digital media and technology as tools to help learners transform from consumers to producers? How do we demonstrate ways to develop connected learning experiences? What benefits result from a collaborative approach to innovative learning? (For learners, educators, communities, etc.) How do we play a role in a system that recognizes student work produced in informal spaces as acceptable documentation of performance against core academic standards? What would it mean to think of education as a responsibility of a distributed network of people and institutions, including schools, libraries, museums and online communities? What would it mean to think of education as a process of guiding youths’ active participation in public life that includes intellectual, social, recreational, career-relevant, and civic engagement? How can we take advantage of the new kinds of intergenerational configurations that have formed in which youth and adults come together to work, mobilize, share, learn, and achieve together? What would it mean to enlist in this effort a diverse set of stakeholders that are broader than what we traditionally think of as educational and civic institutions?
Monthly meet-ups, hosted by different member organizations Monthly calls (add details when finalized) Additional opportunities to connect and collaborate, via professional development sessions and Hive-centric events (pop-ups, hack jams, etc.) Online forum via minigroup for sharing updates, promoting programs, cultivating discussions
Blog: http://www.explorecreateshare.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiveLearningNYC Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/hivelearningnyc