Research Tools

Connecting Youth Project

Studying youth, educators, and organizations that were part of two networked learning ecologies.


Topics: Connected Learning. Types: Training Materials. Population: Parent.

Parenting for a Digital Future

The Leveling Up project investigated the learning dynamics of interest-driven online groups that support academically-relevant knowledge seeking


Topics: Connected Learning. Types: Interview protocol. Population: Parent.

The Affinity Project

Investigating mentoring and intergenerational supports through the connected learning framework.


Topics: Digital Learning. Population: Educator.

The Leveling Up Parent Project

Determining what successfully connects low-income families to out-of-school learning opportunities through a human centered design research process.


Topics: Civic Engagement. Population: Librarian.

The Leveling Up Project

Investigating the learning dynamics of interest-driven online groups that foster skills and expertise development.


Topics: Connected Learning. Types: Interview protocol. Population: Librarian.

The Affinity Project: Codebook

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Types: Coding Tree.

The Affinity Project: Student Interview Protocol

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The Affinity Project: Student Survey

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The Leveling Up Project: Interview Protocol – Little Big Planet 2

Intended to collect information on participation in online forums related to Little Big Planet 2 and gauge learning processes.

The Leveling Up Project: Interview Protocol – WWE

Intended to collect information on participation in online forums related to WWE fandom and gauge learning processes.


Topics: Educational Practice. Types: Interview Protocol. Population: Parent.

The Leveling Up Project: LUP Background Youth Survey

Collects information on student participants’ background in four areas: interests, school, family, and personal information.

The Leveling Up Project: LUP Coding Tree

Quick list for the protocols related to youth participation in online gaming cultures related to stated interests.


Topics: Digital Learning. Types: Coding Tree.