We welcome your interest in the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub. The DML Research Hub is supported by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as part of its Digital Media & Learning initiative, and located at the University of California's system-wide Humanities Research Institute.
The Digital Media and Learning Hub coordinates an interdisciplinary network of researchers around the country, providing program and meeting support, organizing special events, and providing online infrastructure and communications. The position of project administrator requires strong administrative, organizational, accounting and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to take initiative and work independently in a collaborative, networked team. Responsibilities include administering and coordinating program-related activities, meetings, and events, and managing grant-funded budgets, including processing honoraria, subawards, contracts, and reimbursements. Additional responsibilities include supporting major events (e.g. the annual DML Conference), assisting with academic recruitments, and editing of grant proposal and reports. Salary range: $43,000-$53,000.
The incumbent will primarily support the work and research activities of the Connected Learning Research Network (include link to website), housed in the UC Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine. This interdisciplinary research network of academics and scholars is dedicated to understanding the opportunities and risks for learning afforded by today’s changing media ecology, as well as building new learning environments that support effective learning and educational equity.
The network is focused on a model of connected learning — learning that is socially connected, interest-driven, and oriented towards educational opportunity.
- As an agenda for research, connected learning is about examining learning that cuts across the contexts of home, school, and peer culture, looking at the links and disjunctures between them.
- As a learning theory, connected learning posits that the most meaningful and resilient forms of learning happen when a learner has a personal interest or passion that they are pursuing in a context of cultural affinity, social support, and shared purpose.
- As a model for design, connected learning offers a way of connecting the often-fragmented spheres of home, school, and peer-based learning, leveraging the affordances of digital and networked media.
This work cuts across research, design, and practice and includes social scientists, learning theorists, educators, and designers. The network is committed to research that is collaborative, action-oriented, and united by educational values of equity, social connection, and full participation.
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