Happy to share that my co-authored paper with colleagues Tammy Clegg, Jason Yip, Elizabeth Bonsignore and others will be presented at Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2013.
In the paper, we utilize a social media app I have been developing with HCI student Michael Gubbels called SINQ, in an after-school cooking program with children.
The paper highlights how the app helped the children break through some barriers to collaboration that they had.
Take a look here! [PDF]
Clegg, T., Yip, J., Ahn, J., Bonsignore, E., Gubbels, M., Lewittes, B., & Rhodes, E. (2013). When face-to-face fails: Opportunities for social media to foster collaborative learning. Tenth International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, WI.
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]
The past 1.5 years, I have been working with a group of graduate students (Michael Gubbels, Jason Yip, Jinyoung Kim) to explore the design of social media tools for children’s collaborative science inquiry. The result of this project is SINQ, a social media tool for Scientific INQuiry, where we leverage features seen in popular tools like Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram to guide children to practice inquiry skills.
I’m happy to announce that our prototype was accepted to the Social Media Expo at the iConference 2013, supported by Microsoft Research (link here for more info). Check out the SINQ video, which will be shown at the Expo.
Dr. Brian Butler and I just had a workshop paper accepted to CSCW 2013, for the CSCW and Education Workshop. The paper forwards an ecological perspective to studying the creation and implementation of open education.
I think as more online, open education platforms become the norm, these questions – of how do learning communities get created, implemented, and sustained over time? – will become more important to understand. Check out a draft of the paper here: [PDF]
My paper with Brian Butler and student Cindy Weng was accepted to HICSS 2013 in the Learning Analytics and Networked Learning track. In the paper, we examine log data from an open MOOC platform, the Peer 2 Peer University, to examine what factors are related to increased participation in this open education setting. Check out the paper here: :LINK
My paper on youth perspectives on remix behavior was given the Best Information Behavior Paper Award at ASIS&T 2012. The paper was authored with Mega Subramaniam, Allison Druin, Ken Fleischmann and students Amanda Waugh and Greg Walsh. Check out the paper here: LINK
Happy to announce that my paper with colleagues, Mega Subramaniam, Allison Druin, Ken Fleischmann and students Amanda Waugh and Greg Walsh was accepted to ASIS&T 2012. Check out the paper here: LINK
I’ll be at CHI 2012 in Austin, TX this week!