Study

The Leveling Up Project

About This Study

The Leveling Up project investigated the learning dynamics of interest-driven online groups that support academically-relevant knowledge seeking and expertise development. How do online groups and platforms support feedback, publicity, and reputation development that fosters skills and expertise? What kinds of learning resources are in the environment, such as teachers, coaches, and instructional materials? What kinds of social and technological supports encourage young people to participate, persist, and achieve? What are the learning and social outcomes of participation?

Tools Used

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The Leveling Up Project: Interview Protocol – WWE

Interview protocol intended to collect info on participation in online forums related to WWE fandom.


Topics: Digital Learning. Types: Interview Protocol. Population: Youth.

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

Interview protocol intended to collect info on participation in online forums related to LittleBigPlanet2.


Topics: Digital Learning. Types: Interview Protocol. Population: Youth.

The Leveling Up Project: Coding Tree

Coding tree and coding definitions quick list for the protocols related to youth participation in online affinity groups.


Topics: Digital Learning. Types: Coding Tree. Population: Youth.

The Leveling Up Project: Background Youth Survey

Survey intended to collect info on student’s background in 4 areas: interests, school, family, and personal info.


Topics: Digital Learning. Types: Survey Questionnaire. Population: Youth.
Team
  • Mizuko Ito, Connected Learning Lab
  • Crystle Martin, El Camino College
  • Rachel Cody Pfister, UC San Diego
  • Matt Rafalow, YouTube
  • Katie Salen, Connected Learning Lab, UC Irvine
  • Amanda Wortman, Connected Learning Lab