Audrey Watters

Audrey Watters is an education technology writer, rabble-rouser, and folklorist. She writes for "MindShift":http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/, "O'Reilly Radar":http://radar.oreilly.com/, "Hack Education":http://www.hackeducation.com/, and "ReadWriteWeb":http://www.readwriteweb.com/.

by Audrey Watters

Last week, a  study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that cell phones have become “near ubiquitous”: 83 percent of American adults own one. Over half of all adult mobile phone owners had used their phones at least once to get information they needed right away. And more than a quarter said [...] more »

by Audrey Watters

There are more than 1 billion users of virtual worlds, online communities where people have avatars and participate in various simulated environments. Even more impressive than that number: Roughly half of those virtual world users are under age 15. With a number of news stories lately about kids under 13 on Facebook (violating the social [...] more »

by Audrey Watters

The stereotypical videogame player is a young male under age 18, but study after study has shown that the majority of the game-playing population does not fall into that demographic. Only 18 percent of gamers are under age 18, and women over 18 represent a significantly greater proportion of this population (37 percent) than do [...] more »