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Thursday, June 13 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
What’s Next in Studying Online Social Networking? Future Research Directions for Creative, DIY-Based Sites

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What’s Next in Studying Online Social Networking? Future Research Directions for Creative, DIY-Based Sites

Social networking sites (SNS) have garnered a great deal of media attention (and some research interest) in recent years. Among these, sites which focus on the making and sharing of media, or Do-It-Yourself (DIY) social networking forums, are surfacing as spaces with great potential for learning and as supportive, engaging communities. In this Workshop, we seek to map out a new agenda for research on these types of sites over the next decade. We bring together several scholars who have studied DIY-based social networking forums to engage with graduate students and interested researchers in identifying the key questions, themes, and distinguishable attributes that will propel study on this genre of sites into the next generation.

Deborah Fields, Sara Grimes, Alecia Magnifico, Jayne Lammers, Kimberley Gomez, Jen Scott Curwood


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Jen Scott Curwood

Lecturer, English Education and Media Studies, The University of Sydney
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Deborah Fields

Independent Research Consultant & Temporary Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, Utah State University
Dr. Deborah A. Fields is a Temporary Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University and an independent research consultant. Deborah researches children’s connective learning and identity engagement through designing with digital technologies in ways that bridge informal and formal learning contexts. She is the co-PI on the Kids' DIY Media Project (kidsdiymedia.com) aimed at identifying and... Read More →
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Jayne C. Lammers

Assistant professor, University of Rochester
affinity space research; online research methods; videogame and other digital literacies; writing; 21st century learning; adolescent literacies; English teacher preparation
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Alecia Magnifico

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Thursday June 13, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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