Teens and Social Media: A Case Study of High School Students’ Informal Learning Practices and Trajectories

We presented this work-in-progress paper at Social Media & Society 2018 in Copenhagen (July 2018). Bagdy, L. M., Dennen, V. P., Rutledge, S. A., Rowlett, J. T., and Burnick, S. (2018). Teens and Social Media: A Case Study of High School Students’ Informal Learning Practices and Trajectories. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on […]

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Avoiding Drama: Student and Teacher Positioning within a School’s Social Media Ecosystem

We presented this work-in-progress paper at Social Media & Society 2018 in Copenhagen (July 2018). Dennen, V. P., Rutledge, S. A., Bagdy, L. M., Rowlett, J. T. & Burnick, S. (2018). Avoiding drama: Student and teacher positioning within a school’s social media ecosystem. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society (SMSociety […]

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Embedded Research Approach (new article in TechTrends)

We’ve just had an article accepted in TechTrends detailing the method we devised for Year 1 of our project. Citation:   Dennen, V.P. & Rutledge, S.A. (2018). The embedded lesson approach to social media research: Researching online phenomena in an authentic offline setting. TechTrends. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-018-0315-4 Abstract: For American teenagers, social media participation has become a […]

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SSMS Group Updates

It’s been almost a year since we’ve posted, but we’ve been busy working through our data and starting to share our findings more widely. In April, we presented a paper at the AERA conference in New York: Dennen, V. P., Rutledge, S. A., Bagdy, L. M., Rowlett, J. T., Burnick, S., & Joyce, S. (2018). […]

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Social Media & Society 2017

July 2017 marks our first foray into public dissemination of findings from Year 1! Our paper, titled Context Collapse and Student Social Media Networks: Where Life and High School Collide is being presented at the Social Media & Society 2017 conference in Toronto. The abstract of our paper is: This study examines the intersection of high school […]

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