Open Learning in Fan Fiction Communities

May 04, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
By Connected Learning Alliance

What does distributed mentoring look like in fan fiction communities, and what can it tell us about open learning?

On Monday, May 4 from 11am-noon PT (2-3 pm ET) host, Katie Davis, and her colleagues from the University of Washington discussed their in-depth, ethnographic research on fan faction communities and open learning. Young people worldwide are participating in ever-increasing numbers in online fan communities. Far from shallow repositories of pop culture, growing evidence indicates that sophisticated informal learning is taking place in these communities.

This webinar was part of a May 2015 series titled Equity by Design: A DML 2015 Showcase, in which themes from the 2015 Digital Media and Learning conference are highlighted. Check out all the details at http://bit.ly/CLTVDML2015

From this Series:

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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtags #connectedlearning and #DML2015.

Guests for this webinar included:

  • Katie Davis – Assistant Professor at The University of Washington Information School
  • Cecilia Aragon – Associate Professor of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington and Director of the UW Human-Centered Data Science Lab
  • Abigail Evans – PhD Candidate at the University of Washington Information School
  • David Randall – PhD Candidate at the University of Washington Information School
  • Sarah A. Evans – PhD Candidate at the University of Washington College of Education

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