Hive Research Lab at AERA 2016

AERA 2016 bannerWhile the blog has a bit quiet in the past months as the Hive Research Lab team has been engaged in data analysis and writing (including two dissertations!), we’ll be presenting a good bit of what we’ve been working on at the upcoming American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting. If you’re coming to the conference, we invite you to check out our sessions (details below). The presentations cover all three of our core research areas, including better understanding the relationships between organizational networks and educational innovation, youth pathways and trajectories around digital making and the design of research-practice partnerships in educational networks.

Saturday April 9th

Enabling Equitable Knowledge Building in Research-Practice Partnerships through Community White Paper Routines


Authors: Rafi Santo (Indiana University), Dixie Ching (New York University), Kylie Peppler (Indiana University), Chris Hoadley (New York University)

Time: 4:05-5:35

Structured Poster Session: Strategies for Promoting and Studying Equity in Design-Oriented Research-Practice Partnerships

Chairs: William Penuel (CU-Boulder), Jean Ryoo (Exploratorium), Molly Shea (CU-Boulder)

Location: Convention Center, Level One, Room 102 B

Monday April 11th

“A City-wide Laboratory”: Scaling Digital Learning through Inter-organizational Collaboration in the Hive NYC Learning Network


Authors: Rafi Santo (Indiana University), Kylie Peppler (Indiana University), Dixie Ching (New York University), Chris Hoadley (New York University).

Time: 11:45-1:15

Symposium: Scaling Up Digital Media Innovations

Chair: Cynthia Coburn (Northwestern University)

Location: Marriott Marquis, Level Four, Capitol

Tuesday April 12th

Brokering Learning Opportunities within an Out-of-School Network: A Conceptual Model for Supporting Youth Interest-Driven Learning


Authors: Dixie Ching (New York University), Rafi Santo (Indiana University),  Chris Hoadley (New York University), Kylie Peppler (Indiana University).

Time: 8:15-9:45

Structured Poster Session: Brokering Future Learning Opportunities: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for Linking Youth to Out-of-School Time Opportunities

Chairs: Denise Nacu (Depaul University), Katie Van Horn (CU-Boulder)

Location: Convention Center, Level One, Room 103 A

Tuesday April 12th

Maybe a Maker Space? How an Out-of-School Center Engaged in Organizational Learning around Maker Education


Authors: Rafi Santo (Indiana University), Dixie Ching (New York University), Kylie Peppler (Indiana University), Chris Hoadley (New York University)

Time: 10:35-12:05

Roundtable: Media, Culture and Learning SIG Roundtable – Gaming, Community, and Civic Engagement

Chair: Christopher Carl Blakesley

Location: Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom A

Hive Research Lab at the AERA 2015 Annual Meeting

AERA 2015 imageHive Research Lab will be heading to Chicago this week for the American Educational Research Association’s 2015  Annual Meeting.

The theme of the meeting this year is “Toward Justice: Culture, Language and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis”. Check out the official meeting page.

Here’s a run-down of where you can find our work at the conference:

Friday, April 17th

4:05 to 5:35pm, Sheraton, Second Level, Superior A

Symposium: Learning as Transformation: Examining How Youth Author New Learning Pathways/Ecologies in Science, Engineering, and Technology

Chair: Daniel Birmingham, Loyola University Chicago

Presentation: “From Half-Pipe to Full-fillment: Leveraging Interest-Driven Identities as a Strategy for Technology Learning”, Dixie Ching (NYU, presenting author), Rafi Santo (IU), Tal Bar-Zemer (Citylore), Jessica Forsyth (Harold Hunter Foundation), Chris Hoadley (NYU).


Saturday, April 18th

Sheraton, Ballroom Level, Sheraton V

Structured Poster Session: New Tools, New Voices: Innovations in Understanding and Analyzing Life-Wide Ecologies for Youth Interest-Driven Learning

Chairs: Kylie Peppler (IU), Chris Hoadley (NYU)

Poster: Affordances of Social Learning Ecology Maps for Examining the Importance of Social Support in the Pursuit of Digital Media Making Activities Dixie Ching, NYU (presenting author); Rafi Santo, IU; Kylie Peppler, IU; Christopher Hoadley, NYU