iSchool Research Events
Fostering an open exchange of ideas with exposure to cutting-edge research engenders a thriving community of scholars and promotes graduate student excellence by exposing students to the latest knowledge and findings needed to lead the information profession of today and tomorrow.
The UT Austin School of Information (iSchool) cultivates such exchange by hosting a variety of recurring and special-event research colloquium. A regular research colloquium is held during the academic year on every Tuesday except the first of each month. A new Yahoo!-sponsored seminar series brings additional speakers in technology-related areas to speak at the iSchool. A variety of special-event research talks also occur as faculty host visiting researchers from around the world.
These events are open to all, and all are invited to participate: faculty, students, and the public at large. Please visit this page often and feel free to invite your colleagues and friends. To suggest speakers or topics for inclusion in our series, please contact the Research Environment Committee.
The UT Administration Building (UTA) is located two blocks south of the main UT campus at 1616 Guadalupe Street, across the street from the Clay Pit restaurant and Dog & Duck pub. Refer to our Location & Directions page for more information.
|Mar. 18||1:15-2:30 pm||Research colloquium: Marcia Mardis||5.522|
|Apr. 1||1:15-2:15 pm||Research colloquium: Nick Berente, University of Georgia||5.522|
|Apr. 4||5:00-9:00 pm||AWIT iSchool Showcase||1.208 per Atkins|
|Apr. 8||1:15-2:30 pm||Research colloquium: Wenhong Chen (UT Radio, Television, Film)||5.522|
|Apr. 15||1:15-2:30 pm||Research colloquium: Amelia Koford (Texas Lutheran libraries; former UT iSchool MSIS student)||5.522|
Research colloquium: Marcia Mardis [back to top]
Date: March 18
Time: 1:15-2:30 pm
Mapping an Agenda for Education Informatics in the K-12 Domain
In the United States, primary and secondary (i.e., K-12) schools are rapidly changing their technology infrastructures to comply with sweeping federal mandates for enhanced data utilization and digital learning. These changes provide information science researchers with a unique opportunity to apply informatics constructs to the study of K-12 organizations. In this talk, I will discuss ongoing research in which I take inventory of the research‐derived knowledge of technology use in the K-12 environment; review major empirical approaches to technology infusion in K-12; and propose a model for K-12 education informatics that may be useful for future research and professional learning. This depiction of information, information systems, and information technology research (i.e., core elements of informatics) is intended to foster empirical model development, inspire future research, and provide considerations for professional learning.
Dr. Marcia A. Mardis, is an associate professor at Florida State University's School of Information. Her research intersects learning resources, high-speed networking, and digital libraries with particular emphases in K-12 education informatics, curation, STEM learning, education data mining, and learning analytics. She is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) at the National Science Digital Library, leading research efforts that center on Open Education Resource (OER) metadata and paradata analysis, curation policy, sustainability, education data mining, learning analytics, and resource quality assurance. Dr. Mardis also just completed an appointment as a visiting professor at the iSchool at Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga NSW AU), where she worked closely with faculty to develop their exciting new master's degree in Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation.
Research colloquium: Nick Berente, University of Georgia [back to top]
Date: April 1
Time: 1:15-2:15 pm
AWIT iSchool Showcase [back to top]
Date: April 4
Location: 1.208 per Atkins
Time: 5:00-9:00 pm
Advocating for Women in Technology (AWIT) is hosting an iSchool Showcase--an opportunity for technology enthusiasts to come learn, exhibit projects, and exchange ideas with a community interested in changing the gender dynamics within the technology field.
Research colloquium: Wenhong Chen (UT Radio, Television, Film) [back to top]
Date: April 8
Time: 1:15-2:30 pm
Research colloquium: Amelia Koford (Texas Lutheran libraries; former UT iSchool MSIS student) [back to top]
Date: April 15
Time: 1:15-2:30 pm