Two leading education researchers discussed the future of community- and video-based research during Facebook Live sessions hosted by the University of Washington College of Education this month.

The Facebook Live chats featured Katie Headrick Taylor, assistant professor of learning sciences and human development at the UW, and Rogers Hall, professor of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt University and visiting scholar at the UW this spring. Watch the sessions with Taylor and Hall below.

“Using the city as a classroom”

Taylor and Rogers shared insights from their community-based work in Seattle and Nashville, and how educators can use new, mobile and location-aware technologies to engage youth in their communities.

For more information about Taylor’s Mobile City Science project, read a feature story in the latest edition of Research That Matters magazine. Read more about Hall’s work with the Space, Learning & Mobility Lab, which engages in design studies of how physical and virtual spaces can better support learning.

“The future of video-based research”

Taylor and Rogers discussed their forthcoming article on video-based research and how the increasing availability of Go-Pro cameras, virtual reality video and other technologies are opening new possibilities in education research.

View slides from “The future of video-based research” chat and read the paper “Community technology mapping: inscribing places when ‘everything is on the move’,” co-authored by UW College of Education doctoral student Deborah Silvis and Taylor, recently published in the International Journal for Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.


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