Here is Mimi Ito on Living and Learning with New Media. She has conducted an ethnographic study on what youth are doing with new media and discusses some of the results. She provides a good perspectives on how kids are using new media, including how they learn with new media/social media. This supports many of the approaches we are taking as an industry including social/informal learning. When watching the video I kept reminding myself that the subjects of her study will be entering the job market rather soon and will be participating in our corporate learning soon. Not to mention 20 somethings are probably using new media in many of the same ways. The video is provided by Edutopia.org.
Here is Mimo Ito's blog post on the study's findings.