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Monica Bulger

Graduate Student, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara

Monica Bulger studies online literacy as a doctoral candidate in Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests include literacy, educational technologies, and learning and cognition. The majority of her research focuses on pedagogically sound methods of using technologies as learning tools.

She is currently an NSF IGERT fellow in Digital Multimedia and is part of an interdisciplinary team that designs interactive data visualizations of current events.

Her dissertation research examines how students negotiate potentially overwhelming online information options. She studies how students gauge credibility and usefulness when evaluating online resources and further, how they use this information when composing academic texts. A goal of her work is to identify a skill set for information literacy in online environments. Her literature review, “Beyond search: A preliminary skill set for online literacy” is published on the Transliteracies Project website and she will present initial findings at the Association of Internet Researchers conference in Copenhagen, October 2008.

With work experience in writing instruction and technical communication, Monica holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Education from UC Santa Barbara.

~Oxford Internet Institute Web Science Research Exchange

UCSB Social Computing Group

Pedagogic Implications of Technology in the Classroom, UCSB Center for Information Technology & Society

Monica’s blog and online CV

Contributions to Transliteracies Project:
Beyond Search: a Preliminary Skill Set for Online Reading (Research Paper)

Online Literacy Skills (Bibliography)

Social Computing (Bibliography)

  mbulger, 01.12.06

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