So proud of my student Tony Pellicone, who was lead author on our accepted CHI2017 Paper “The Game of Performing Play: Understanding Streaming as Cultural Production”. See you in Denver!
I had the wonderful opportunity to present a forthcoming book chapter at Vanderbilt this week. The book is called Convergence, and brought together education scholars across a variety of topics, as we reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Higher Education Act.
My student, Bradley Quarles and I were invited to contribute a chapter on the past 50 years of technology development in our education system. It was a wonderful experience, and look out for the book due in Spring 2016 from Harvard Education Press.
I’ll be giving an invited talk at a workshop in Madison, WI, on July 6, 2015 (before the Games, Learning, and Society conference). The talk will be for a group of scholars who are convening a future research agenda about affinity spaces and STEM learning.
I’ll be talking about my work in the Sci-Dentity, Alternate Reality Games, and Science Everywhere projects where we are working to understand how young people engage with new media and learning, and develop identity through these activities.
I’m doing my first briefing to the Maryland state legislature (General Assembly) on Feb 4. I’ll be briefing state policymakers on lessons learned in my research on K-12 online education and learning technologies, and setting policy to better implement these options in the coming years. I’m excited to be able to translate some of the work I’m currently doing to hopefully impact how policymakers think about this topic.
I’m excited to attend my first ICLS next week in Boulder, CO. UMD will have a great presence this year, and 2 best paper nominations. Come join us!
The Role of Identity Development Within Tensions in Ownership of Science Learning
*Nominated for Best Student Paper*
Jason Yip, Tamara Clegg, June Ahn, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Michael Gubbels, Emily Rhodes, Becky Lewittes
“I want to be a Game Designer or Scientist”: Connected Learning and Developing Identities with Urban, African-American Youth
*Nominated for Best Paper*
June Ahn, Mega Subramaniam, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Anthony Pellicone, Amanda Waugh, Jason Yip
The Nature of Student Thinking and Its Implications for the Use of Learning Progressions to Inform Classroom Instruction
Alicia Alonzo, Andrew Elby
SYMPOSIUM: Differing Notions Of Responsive Teaching Across Mathematics And Science: Does The Discipline Matter?
Andrew Elby (chair), Jennifer Richards, Janet Walkoe, Ayush Gupta, Rosemary Russ, Melissa Luna, Amy Robertson, Janet Coffey, Ann Edwards, Miriam Sherin, Beth van Es (discussant)
Capturing Personal and Social Science: Technology for Integrating the Building Blocks of Disposition
Tamara Clegg, Elizabeth Bonsignore, June Ahn, Jason Yip, Daniel Pauwe, Michael Gubbels, Becky Lewittes, Emily Rhodes
Characterizing a New Dimension of Change in Attending and Responding to the Substance of Student Thinking
Jennifer Richards, Andrew Elby, Ayush Gupta
Happy to report on several milestones concerning my research on open education.
Our research group has a web presence! Check us out at the CASCI page, we’re the OCEL Group (Open Communities for Education and Learning)
Had a paper on the Peer 2 Peer University appear in the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, special issue on MOOCs: http://jolt.merlot.org/vol9no2/ahn_0613.htm
Was invited to give a talk at the Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER) at Athabasca University. I talked about new opportunities for research and design of open education. The recorded talk and slides are available here: http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/ahn2013/sessiondetails
Check out a very cool workshop I am co-organizing at CSCW 2013, Designing Futures for Peer 2 Peer Learning: http://p2pl.media.mit.edu/
Excited to be invited to a workshop held by the Computing Research Association. Scholars across the country will come together to discuss and create a vision for a research agenda focused on online education. Should be great!
I’ll be traveling a ton this semester (Spring 2013), presenting my research at various places, and I’d love to meet new colleagues or anyone doing related work! Please feel free to contact me if you’re interested in connecting.
Feb 13, 2013 – iConference
Experiencing Science in Informal Learning Environments – Talkes from the Field
Social Media Expo: Finalist for student-led project called SINQ – Social Media for Scientific INQuiry learning
April 27-May 1 – AERA
Designing Science Fiction and Online Community as Tools for STEM Literacy and Self Identity [I’ll post the paper soon].
My longitudinal study of open learning on the Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), conducted with Dr. Brian Butler and doctoral student Cindy Weng, was recently nominated for a best paper award at the HICSS 2013 conference.
Check out all of the best paper nominees here: [PDF]
You can read a draft of our paper here: [PDF]
I’ll be at CHI 2012 in Austin, TX this week!