Research in Digital Literacy 

We're creating new knowledge!  A sample of scholarly research and professional publications featuring or inspired by the URI Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

Measuring Digital & Media Literacy Competencies

Hobbs, R. (2017). Measuring the digital and media literacy competencies of children and teens. In Fran C. Blumberg and Patricia J. Brooks (Eds.), Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts (pp. 253 – 274). London: Academic Press.

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Renee Hobbs 

Instructional Design Features of the

Summer Institute

Hobbs, R., & Coiro, J. (2019). Design Features of a Professional Development Program in Digital Literacy. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 62(4), 401-409.

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Julie Coiro & Renee Hobbs

Elementary Digital Literacy in RI

Friesem, Y., Jennings, B. J., & Prest, C. (2018). Let it go: A journey toward elementary student-driven media production aligned with the CCSS. In Information and Technology Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 130-146). IGI Global.

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Yonty Friesem 

Renee Hobbs & Julie Coiro

Everyone Learns From Everyone

Hobbs, R., & Coiro, J. (2016). Everyone learns from everyone: Collaborative and interdisciplinary professional development in digital literacy. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(6), 623-629.

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Renee Hobbs & Lourdes Smith 

Digital Authorship

Hobbs, R. & Smith, L. (2018). Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators. Primer 46(2), 7 – 17. A publication of the Massachusetts Reading Association.

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Renee Hobbs, Maria Ranieri, Sandra Markus, Mia Zamora & Julie Coiro

Digital Literacy In

Higher Education

Hobbs, R., Ranieri, M., Markus, S., Fortuna, C., Zamora, M. and Coiro, J. (2017). Digital Literacy in Higher Education: A Report. Providence, RI: Media Education Lab.

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Julie Coiro, Jill Castek & David Quinn 

Personal Inquiry & Online Research

Coiro, J., Castek, J., & Quinn, D. (2016). Personal inquiry and online research: Connecting learners in ways that matter. The Reading Teacher, 69(5), 483-492.

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Liana Heitin

What is Digital Literacy?

Heitin, L. (2016, November 8). What is Digital Literacy? Education Week. 

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Ellen Liberman

The Age of Disinformation

Liberman, E. (2017). The age of disinformation. Quadangles. University of Rhode Island.  

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Renee Hobbs

Meaning-Making in the Fake News Age

"Renee Hobbs: Media and Meaning-Making in the Fake News Age. Interview by Alison Head and Margy MacMillan, Project Information Literacy, Smart Talk Interview, no. 29 (30 January 2018).

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Yonty Friesem

On Becoming a Digital Literacy Mentor

Friesem, Y. (2015). On becoming a digital literacy mentor: Self-determination and media production in elementary education. PhD dissertation. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. 

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​Mary L. Hoch, Ryan McCarty, Debra Gurvitz, Ivy Sitkoski

Five Key Principles: Guided Inquiry With Multimodal Text Sets

Mary L. Hoch, Ryan McCarty, Debra Gurvitz, Ivy Sitkoski. The Reading Teacher 72(6), 701–710

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