I work in the emerging field of digital cultures and learning with a focus on people’s uses of open educational resources. Three overarching questions guide my research:
1) How does the interplay of practice and digital media allow for new ways of learning?
2) How do power relations shape participation in communities of practice that use digital media for educational purposes?
3) How do individuals appropriate open educational resources for their benefit?
I employ traditional and innovative qualitative methods, in particular, online/offline ethnography, to explore these questions. My work mainly draws from and contributes to the fields of communication, cultural studies, open education, and science and technology studies. Given my interdisciplinary background and the complexity of digital cultures, I enjoy collaborating with other researchers and undertaking mixed methods projects.
I understand research as a systematic way of looking at learning/teaching in the digital age and producing knowledge for academic and lay audiences.