Connected Learning, Collapsed Contexts: Examining Teens’ Sociotechnical Ecosystems Through the Lens of Digital Badges

@article{Pitt2021ConnectedLC,
  title={Connected Learning, Collapsed Contexts: Examining Teens’ Sociotechnical Ecosystems Through the Lens of Digital Badges},
  author={Caroline Pitt and Adam Bell and Brandyn S. Boyd and Nikki Demmel and Katie Davis The Information School and University of Washington and College of General Education},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2021}
}
Researchers and designers have incorporated social media affordances into learning technologies to engage young people and support personally relevant learning, but youth may reject these attempts because they do not meet user expectations. Through in-depth case studies, we explore the sociotechnical ecosystems of six teens (ages 15-18) working at a science center that had recently introduced a digital badge system to track and recognize their learning. By analyzing interviews, observations… Expand

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