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Please join us for the Change Seminar this week on *Tuesday 10/31/2017* in HUB 214. *Who:* Jason Yip (UW iSchool) *What:* *How do digital technologies support how families participate and collaboratively learn together?* *When:* Tuesday Oct 31 *Where:* 12pm in HUB 214 *Abstract:* The overarching goal of my research program is to answer the question: “How do digital technologies support how families participate and collaboratively learn together?” This question is pertinent for many reasons. Families today are adopting technologies for learning at unprecedented rates. As well, digital youth are often not separate from their families. Instead, the family unit can be a long lasting and impactful influence on how technology is utilized for life-long learning (both formal and informal learning). Specifically, one area of my research is examining how English-language learning (ELL) families collaborate together in learning and problem solving. To understand these family collaborations, my research 1) builds new sociotechnical systems to promote family engagements; and 2) examines how current sociotechnical systems influence family interactions. In this talk, I will highlight two sociotechnical systems. The first is *BlockStudio*, a programming tool for families and children (ages 8 – 13) facing English-literacy challenges (building). The second is how ELL families and children (ages 10 – 17) search the internet together. This talk will conclude with a brief discussion on lessons learned about family collaboration among ELL populations. *Bio:* Jason Yip is an assistant professor at the Information School in University of Washington. His research examines how technologies can support parents and children learning together. He is a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation Cyberlearning project on designing social media technologies to support neighborhoods learning science together. He is the director of KidsTeam UW, an intergenerational group of children (ages 7 – 11) and researchers co-designing new technologies and learning activities for children, with children. Dr. Yip is the principal investigator of a Google Faculty Research Award project that examines how Latino children search and broker online information for their English-language learning parents. He is a senior research fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. He holds a B.A. (2001) in chemistry and M.S.Ed (2002) in science and math education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. (2014) in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland.
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