22 Nov 2013
Communication Studies/ Film/Media/ Graduate/ Harrington School-Wide/ Journalism/ Library & Information Studies/ Public Relations/ Writing & Rhetoric
J.C. Lee, PhD candidate in English (Rhetoric and Composition)
Opting in: The Success of Learner Autonomy in Voluntary Online Forums
Join PhD candidate J.C. Lee, as she hosts a lunchtime discussion on Friday, November 22nd. Don’t forget to bring your lunch! This will be an informal presentation consisting of two parts: 30 minutes for the talk and 30 minutes for discussion.
DATE: Friday, 22 November
LOCATION: 203 MCC
ABSTRACT: Framed within a larger quest to understand how people use public writing to generate and share knowledge through open, online forum communities, this presentation focuses on the preliminary step of information acquisition. It explores the extent to which many amphibian enthusiasts on forums learn autonomously, developing their understanding of both specialized content and specialized, nonacademic discourse.
Audience questions and feedback are welcome!