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User Experience Design and Library Spaces: A Pathway for Innovation?

The latest issue of the Journal of Library Innovation features a research article by Dr. John A. McArthur and Valerie Johnson Graham (MA COM Class of 2014). The article – “User Experience Design and Library Space: A Pathway to Innovation” – uses user-experience design theory to reimagine the ways libraries might approach their physical spaces. The abstract…

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Creating a Community Archive: Storing, Citing, and Sharing Visual Data at #NCA15

At the 2015 National Communication Association annual conference, Dr. John A. McArthur presented his paper titled “Creating a community-generated archive: Digital tools for storing, citing, and sharing visual artifacts.” The paper and teaching resource describes the benefits of social bookmarking and social networking for developing an archive of ideas in the classroom. NCA 2015 was held…

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Altruism meets Participatory Video: A correlational study of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The latest issue of the Journal of Digital and Media Literacy features a research article by Dr. John A. McArthur. The article – “Altruism meets Participatory Video: A correlational study of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” – examines the motivations of participants contributing to the viral phenomenon in the summer of 2014. The abstract reads: Digital literacy…

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Honor Cords

One of my great joys in life is to honor people for their good work. This week, I had the privilege to honor our top students in communication through induction into Lambda Pi Eta, the national undergraduate honor society in communication. Our chapter honored 33 members of the classes of 2015 and 2016. When I…

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Next Generation Learning Spaces

I was honored to be invited to present at the Next Generation Learning Spaces conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Below are some resources for conference attendees and interested onlookers. Practical Lessons from User-Experience Design for Spaces for Learning Download the article now *** Managing Competing Agendas in Learning Spaces – Mastering the Art and Science of…