DML2014 Panelist Juliet Schor Makes Case for Connected Economy

The DML2014 Conference, “Connecting Practices,” will be held March 6-8, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Click here for more information about registering.

“I have been researching what I call connected consumption and connected economy spaces — basically new forms of practice that have been emerging out of the Internet — and, in particular, the possibilities that digital technologies give us for sharing,” explains Juliet B. Schor, Boston College professor of sociology, adding that her case study sites include the nation’s largest volunteer time bank, open learning in an entrepreneurial setting, the country’s largest maker space, and a variety of other peer-to-peer sharing platforms.

Schor was interviewed because her work embodies the Conference theme and her panel provides a strong example of the kind of projects and programs you’ll be introduced to at DML2014. She will discuss her research on the “Connected Learning in Spaces and Sites of the Connected Economy” panel, taking place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 7.

The Digital Media and Learning Conference is supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, located at the University of California’s systemwide Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine.

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