Author Archives: Jolene Z

Conference strategy 101

It’s taken me years of attending conferences to realize I need a strategy. Sure, I planned what sessions to go to, but that was the extent of it. Being a relatively shy and sometimes awkward person, I avoided talking to … Continue reading

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Pushing the boundaries of academic publishing

As a recent PhD grad, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what it means to publish as an academic.  I know I’m supposed to publish in peer-reviewed journals, the gold standard for academics. There’s often a silent attitude … Continue reading

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The open web & privacy: Highlights from Mozfest

I’m fully recovered from my very short (and intense) trip to London for Mozfest and am eager to share some insights. This was my first time at Mozfest and I’m happy to say it lives up to the hype. Forget … Continue reading

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Connecting families and classrooms

I defended my dissertation this week…and passed! Here are the slides from my presentation. Take a look at my working examples to learn more about the Family Share Project and the research study. If you’re really inspired you can read … Continue reading

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Fun at Sandbox Summit

Last week I attended Sandbox Summit at MIT! The conference was a mix of educators, researchers and folks from the toy and children’s media industry. I got some cool stuff in my “swag bag”; discussed kids, media and learning from … Continue reading

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Digital Media and the Participation Gap

What’s the participation gap? What are some solutions for closing the gap? I recently guest lectured at UCLA and had an opportunity to share my thoughts on digital media and the participation gap:

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