Sep 28–Sep 29, 2009
UC Irvine

On September 28th and 29th, 2009, UCHRI and the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub hosted a meeting for postdoctoral researchers and advanced graduate students working on projects associated with the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative. The two-day meeting was designed to support the development of a cohort of junior scholars working in the emerging field of digital media and learning. Participants shared information about their research, build relationships with researchers at institutions across the country, and have opportunities to connect with scholars in the field who are invited to the meeting, such as Professor Jim Gee, Professor Ellen Seiter and others affiliated with the DML Research Hub. The workshop themes included topics ranging from interest-driven learning with digital media and the social outcomes of games to emergent forms of educational assessment and new research methodologies for studying digital media.