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This last year, I formed my graduate research lab at Iowa State University with the recruitment of Jeff Rokkum, my Ph.D. student in HCI, Elizabeth Longnecker, my Master’s student in HCI, and Darcy Besch, my co-advisee from Sociology. We’ve been busy writing papers, studying how social media and other communication technologies impact student learning, and dreaming up new ideas for future studies.
We’re excited to share our progress with you through our new lab website :
On the website, you’ll find bios of my current lab students, short descriptions of current projects, lists of publications and presentations, and some dope playlists. Our lab mascot, Rainbow Disco Pony, hopes you’ll visit us soon!
The team would appreciate your ideas as our research lab grows and begins new projects. Feel free to leave comments or questions or send us an email to our lab address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or @rainbwdiscopony on Twitter.
Thanks to: Kara Cipolloni & Josh Tenney for our beautiful portraits and team photos and Elizabeth Longnecker for her tireless work in creating the website.
As you may have guessed, my vacation is over. I survived. I endured another winter break away from technology. Did I miss an important email? Yup, I certainly did. Although one can ponder what “important” actually means in this case. You know those important emails pertaining to life/death situations? Yeah, that never happens. So while it was […]
tl;dr : If you email me between 12/16/15 and 1/8/16 I won’t get it. Those of you who have been following my work for a while know that every year I take two of what I’ve affectionately termed “vacations from technology.” Usually once during the summer and once in December, I turn off all the digital […]
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been researching how real-time behavioral data, collected unobtrusively through technology, can predict learning outcomes. As part of this line of research, I’ve recently published the paper Predicting course outcomes with digital textbook usage data in The Internet and Higher Education. The study used data collected from student engagement with digital textbooks […]
My newest paper, ￼Student class standing, Facebook use, and academic performance was just published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. In previous work, I’ve discovered that social media use is related to a host of academic and psychosocial outcomes. Most notably, there is a relationship between Facebook use and academic performance and Facebook use […]
I’m looking for Ph.D. students who want to come work with me at Iowa State. If you are interested in social technologies and how they impact youth, please apply! This would be a funded position and you would work in my emerging research group that will be composed of Ph.D. and Masters students (and eventually […]
I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’ve accepted a position as an associate professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University starting this summer. I’ll be teaching and advising students in the Student Affairs graduate program. Many of you who follow this blog know that I started a new position in the Purdue University Libraries […]