[Asis-l] The University of Maryland iSchool Welcomes PhD Applications in New Media, Learning Technologies, and Education

June Ahn juneahn at umd.edu
Thu Oct 3 17:35:25 EDT 2013

University of Maryland, College Park
College of Information Studies: Maryland's iSchool

This year funding (in the forms of fellowship, scholarship, and 
assistantship) is available to support students interested in:
. New Media, Learning Technologies, and Education
. Designing and researching technologies or platforms to enhance 
learning in:
     o K-12 classrooms
     o Informal learning contexts (e.g. interest-driven communities, 
afterschool spaces etc.)
     o Open education communities (including open, online, peer-to-peer 
education communities such as the Peer 2 Peer University)
. New developments in learning such as Open Badges, Games, Learning 
Analytics etc.
. Applying learning analytics and data science methodologies to 
education research

Ideal candidates will have a deep interest in understanding how 
technology can help improve learning and education systems; have the 
interest and ability to develop both qualitative and quantitative 
research approaches; have some experience or comfort in design methods 
or application/interface design (some programming experience is a plus); 
have some experience or comfort working with databases and other forms 
of digital information sources.

Please join us on Saturday October 5, at 11am (EDT) for a virtual 
information session [details at: 

Interested students can also contact Dr. June Ahn [http://ahnjune.com/] 
at juneahn at umd.edu for more information.

The iSchool at the University of Maryland invites creative and 
forward-thinking individuals to apply for the Ph.D. in Information 
Studies program. Located near Washington DC, Maryland's iSchool offers 
unparalleled opportunities for students to pursue research oriented 
employment careers. Students learn to conduct original research through 
one-on-one mentoring relationships with faculty members in diverse 
disciplines as Information Science, Learning Sciences, Education, 
Computer Science, and Human-Computer Interaction.

Learn more about Maryland's iSchool [http://ischool.umd.edu] and the PhD 
in Information Studies program [http://ischool.umd.edu/phd].

Apply online [http://ischool.umd.edu/content/phd-admissions] by December 
1 (November 1 for international applicants).

June Ahn, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
College of Information Studies & College of Education
juneahn at umd.edu

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