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The Digital Universe

The Digital Universe

WHAT: How does digital media help you create, distribute, or preserve knowledge? Has available technology expanded, or limited, your academic or artistic work? Share how your research fits into the digital sphere.

Spark your thinking: Consider collaborative research, data-generated art, non-linear storytelling, digitization, electronic archives, online research, open source science, hierarchies vs networks, transmedia, games, hypertext, interactivity

WHEN: Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 4-6pm

WHERE: Koerner Library, Room 216


  • The Language of Online Predators - Pamela Black (Psychology)
  • Open Badges in Academia - Kate Chandler (Library Studies)
  • Squeezing into the World of Digital Humanities - Chelsea Gardner (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies)
  • Rewiring Community in the Digital City - Andrea Hoff (Creative Writing)
  • Interdigiplinarity! - Ernesto Pena (Language and Literacy Education)
  • Social networks, the media and us - Emi Sasagawa & Linda Givetash (Journalism)
  • Kids and digital media - Laura Teichert (Language and Literacy Education)


Ernesto Peña poses a question during his FIREtalk.

Ernesto Peña

Andrea Hoff

FIREtalks participants watch Pamela Black present remotely from UBCO.

Pamela Black

  • Craven, S., Brown, S., & Gilchrist, E. (2006). Sexual grooming of children: Review of literature and theoretical considerations. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 12, 287-299. doi:10.1080/13552600601069414
  • Katz, C. (2013). Internet-related child sexual abuse: What children tell us in their testimonies. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 1536-1542. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.06.006
  • O’Connell, R. (2003). A typology of cyber sexploitation and online grooming practices. Preston, England: University of Central Lancashire. Retrieved on November 5th, 2013 from

Emi Sasagawa and Linda Givetash

Laura Teichert

  • Levy, R. (2009). ‘You have to understand words…but not read them’: young children becoming readers in a digital age. Journal of Research in Reading, 32(1), 75-91.
  • Marsh. J. (2004). The techno-literacy practices of young children. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2(1), 51-66.
  • O’Hara, M. (2011). Young children’s ICT experiences in the home: Some parental perspectives. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 9(3), 220-231.
  • Wohlwend, K. (2010). A is for avatar: Young children in literacy 2.0 worlds and literacy 1.0 schools. Language Arts, 88(2), 144-152.

Kate Chandler

Chelsea Gardner

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