YouMedia extends beyond the library walls connecting to youth 24/7 – providing an online community where students can create, display and exchange ideas about their work with peers and adult mentors.
Youth have the opportunity to create an online portfolio of work that can then be connected to and shared with other institutions and initiatives. Mentors and librarians are online too, encouraging students to post their work, modeling participatory behavior by posting their own work, critiquing teens’ projects, and sharing in the community wide conversation.
YouMedia Online is built on the iRemix Social Learning Platform. The iRemix platform was developed out of work of the Digital Youth Network and is currently the core offering of the new social venture, Remix Learning.