Amy Ko and Greg Nelson won a best paper award at the ACM International Computing Education Research conference (ICER) 2018 for their paper titled, “On Use of Theory in Computing Education Research.” There were two best paper awards and theirs was for “taking risks and venturing into the unknown, with the possibility of achieving great things.”
Alexis Hiniker was quoted in the Quartz Magazine article, Alexa is very confused by little kids, which cited the original paper Why Doesn’t It Work? Voice-Driven Interfaces and Young Children’s Communication Repair Strategies by Yi Cheng, Kate Yen, Yeqi Chen, Sijin Chen and Alexis Hiniker, published in the Proceedings of the 17th Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC 2018).
Chris Heaney is the winner of the 2018 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. The award committee believed the dissertation promises to fill an important niche in the profession. Congratulations, Chris!
Jevin West gave the keynote address at the Bibliometrics & Research Assessment Conference held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on August 21st. The title of his talk was, “Echo chambers in science?”
Katie Davis visited Santiago, Chile to give two invited talks on “The Tech Effect: Understanding and Supporting Today’s Digital Youth.” One of the talks was to an audience of over 700 educators. The other was to an audience at Entel, which is the largest telecommunications company in Chile.