Diana Daly

Assistant Professor, School of Information Director, Undergraduate Studies and Individual Studies, School of Information 2020 CUES Distinguished Fellow

Diana Daly

Assistant Professor, School of Information Director, Undergraduate Studies and Individual Studies, School of Information 2020 CUES Distinguished Fellow

iVoices: Channeling Student Technology Narratives into New Media, Curricula, and Scholarship

When we teach about social and instructional technologies, we leave out student perspectives on technologies they are immersed in.  Users make sense of technologies personally, ideologically, and culturally, ideally leading to individualized knowledge and literacy.  However, inequitable curricula that ignore students’ distinct histories with technologies threaten not only retention but also students’ identities and self-efficacy.  Scholarship on Hispanic learners finds that students form critical “funds of knowledge” from personal and cultural experiences, knowledge they can share through creating stories.  iVoices channels knowledge shared through students’ stories into new media, curricula, and scholarship, by transforming the large General Education course Social Media and Ourselves into a student-centered think tank and digital media lab supported by a community of scholars.  Data based on students’ development and media creations in iVoices will shed light on how experiences with technologies shape student learning, and illuminate novel technology practices and meaning for new media scholarship.

aems emswiler 
Graduate Research Assistant, School of Information

aems emswiler is a PhD student in the School of Information at the University of Arizona, and assists with qualitative research and analysis for the iVoices project.  Their research explores the relationship between archives and grassroots social movements through critical, participatory action research. 

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Alexandria "Ally" Fripp 
Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Information

Ally Fripp, MLIS, is an MA candidate in Counseling at the University of Arizona, and served as a teaching assistant in professor Diana Daly's project Social Media and Ourselves.  In this position, Ally facilitated student projects and critical analyses of social media for the iVoices initiative.  

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Anna Leach
Graduate Research Assistant, School of Information

Anna Leach is a PhD candidate in the School of Information, and a member of the CUES iVoices research team at the University of Arizona.  Her research interests include people's interactions in online learning environments, particularly different networks formed by these interactions.

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Sam Winn
Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Information

Sam Winn is a PhD candidate in the School of Information at the University of Arizona, and serves as a teaching assistant in professor Diana Daly's project Social Media and Ourselves.  Sam's research interests include community-driven pedagogy and practice for memory work and the affective influences of climate change in social networks.

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Publications

Daly, Diana. (2021). Humans R Social Media (Open Textbook Edition).  The iVoices Media Lab. The University of Arizona.

Presentations

MAR 2022: Be. Here. Now. Inside a Social Media & Ourselves PodcastWonder House at the annual South by Southwest festival (SXSW), Austin Texas

FEB 2022: iVoices: Channeling Student Technology Experiences into New Media, Curricula, and Scholarship, CUES Inside UA-Funded Scholarship Series, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (Virtual)

OCT 2021: Improving Learning Outcomes through Open Pedagogy. Workshop presented at The 2021 Open Education Conference. Virtual, with Cheryl (Cuillier) Casey, Open Education Librarian, University of Arizona

OCT 2021: Open pedagogy: Independence and interdependence in teaching about new media. Paper presented at AoIR 2021: The 22nd Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Virtual, with Cheryl (Cuillier) Casey, Open Education Librarian, University of Arizona

2020 CUES Distinguished Fellows
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