Summer Institute

Summer Institute

This one-week institute is designed to support the professional development of a diverse cohort of junior scholars working in the emerging field of digital media and learning, and to begin the process of connecting this scholarship to practitioners in diverse learning settings. 

Participants receive guidance and support in developing a personal project such as a publication, grant proposal, dissertation, book chapter, or other relevant outcome. Participants have opportunities to engage with – and be mentored by – senior scholars working in the field of digital media and learning. Participants are expected to join in all of the activities associated with theprogram, such as reading and providing feedback on a variety of writings and projects, engaging with mentors from academia and educational practice, and developing a work-in-progress.  

The DML Research Hub welcomes applicants from all disciplines whose research touches on issues related to DML, including social scientists, humanists, legal scholars, technologists, and education scholars. We are looking to create a diverse cohort representing different experiences and perspectives.

For a complete list of past DML summer fellows, please click here. 

To view the DML Research Associates 2013 Summer Institute call for proposals, click here

Summer Institute Videos

Andrew Manches, DML Summer Institute 2011

Andrew is a Research Fellow at the London Knowledge Lab, UK (http://www.lkl.ac.uk). His work builds on his PhD looking at how new forms of technology, such as tangible technology, can be designed to help young children explore different number concepts.
  • Andrew Manches, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Andrew is a Research Fellow at the London Knowledge Lab, UK (http://www.lkl.ac.uk). His work builds on his PhD looking at how new forms of technology, such as tangible technology, can be designed to help young children explore different number concepts.

  • Lisa Schwartz, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Lisa is a PhD candidate in the Program of Language Reading and Culture, Department of Teaching Learning and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona.

  • Justin Reich, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Justin is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and project manager of the Digital Collaborative Learning Communities Project funded by the Hewlett Foundation.

  • Sean McCarthy, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Sean is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at University of Texas, Austin, in the Digital Literacies and Literatures concentration. His dissertation explores the intersections between digital literacy and community engagement theory and practice.

  • Katie Davis, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Katie is an advanced doctoral student in the Human Development and Education Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studies under Dr. Howard Gardner and Dr. Kurt Fischer.

  • Mark Chen, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Mark's research focuses on teamwork, communication, and group expertise in situated gaming cultures. He received his PhD from the University of Washington, looking at the practice of a group of gamers in the online game World of Warcraft.

  • Betsy DiSalvo, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Betsy is a Human Centered Computing Ph.D. Candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Interactive Computing. She is pursuing research that examines how culture impacts technology use, and how we can leverage cultural practices in designing learning interventions.

  • Karen Brennan, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Karen is a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab (http://media.mit.edu), a member of the Scratch Team, and leads the ScratchEd project (http://scratched.media.mit.edu/).

  • Aaron Knochel, DML Summer Institute 2011

    In his career as both an artist and teacher, Aaron Knochel has explored the use of innovative technology in creative practices from classrooms to museum contexts. His current research develops connections between visual culture studies and actor-network theory.

  • Christo Sims, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Christo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego.

  • Laura Forlano, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Laura Forlano is an Assistant Professor of Design at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (http://www.id.iit.edu).

  • Tanner Higgin, DML Summer Institute 2011

    Tanner is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of California, Riverside. His research examines race, gender, and power in digital media cultures. He is working on a dissertation titled "Race and Videogames," which develops a theory of how race functions procedurally in videogames.