Dr. Kafai's and Dr. Fields' Book "Connected Play: Tweens in a Virtual World" just got excellent reviews in Teachers College Record.
Apart from hoping that the book will be "will be taught/presented/read/considered", the reveiwer Jason Haas says that the book is a "fantastic new contribution to the field" providing "both a compelling portrait of what virtual worlds have to offer young people as well as an atlas for where further interesting work may lie". He also says that "Kafai and Fields present a thorough picture of how tweens play in Whyville, and they do an admirable job of investigating the in‐person aspects of this play that they observe in their afterschool setting (Kafai, 2010)" in addition to highlighting some of his favorite chapters. For those of you interested in reading more about the book itself, please see the book profile on Amazon.com.
Dr. Breanne Litts just published a co-edited book on mobile media learning. To purchase or download the book, please go to: http://press.etc.cmu.edu/content/mobile-media-learning-innovation-and-inspiration
Here is a brief description of the book itself from ETC Press website: "This book is an inspirational message about what is possible and practical in the name of learning through mobile media. We present stories from a diverse set of educators, a microcosm of the landscape of mobile media learning. Each author has found a way to create something new and beautiful in their own world. And though their results are exceptional, their surroundings are not. Most are not experts in high-technology, nor highly equipped. They get as far as they do by using what is at hand, in part by making use of accessible, free and open source software. To provide both a deeper look into how these projects operate and a practical resource for those who want to join in, this book addresses most of these tools individually as well. Our detailed, down-to-earth accounts will not only be legible to newcomers but refreshingly forthright to those anxious to better understand educational experiments connecting learning and mobile media."