Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices

Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices

Creating new avenues for youth learning, communication, play, and self-expression.

Research Projects

CRII: CHS: Investigating Multilingual Teams Communication and Collaborative Writing

Principal Investigator(s): Ge Gao
This project investigates new ways to create grounding in multilingual teams engaged in collaborative writing. It will improve understanding and develop new tools.

Connecting small and rural libraries to connected learning

Principal Investigator(s): Mega M. Subramaniam
Providing continuing education opportunities to library staff in small and rural libraries on how to embed connected learning (CL) principles into teen programs and services.

Designing Equitable Computational Thinking Learning Opportunities in Under-Resourced Elementary Mathematics Classrooms

Principal Investigator(s): David Weintrop
Funder: Other
Funder: The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Integrating computational thinking into elementary mathematics classrooms in a way that empowers learners to draw on their Funds of Knowledge while also working within the constraints of the public education system.

Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices News

Cogitatio Press: Strengthening Children’s Privacy Literacy through Contextual Integrity

  • iSchool News

    A team of UMD iSchool researchers aim to strengthen children's privacy literacy.

A Tale of Two Identities: How Data Literacy Can Serve Underrepresented Student-Athletes in STEM

  • Hayleigh Moore

    Examining how health and fitness data tracking tools can help athletes learn about data literacy, inspire STEM pursuits, and simultaneously train for their next game.

Reimagining How Libraries Can Serve Youth During COVID-19

  • iSchool News

    Dr. Mega Subramaniam's project involves helping libraries adapt to support youth and their families with the transition to online learning.