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

Julie Coiro, Renee Hobbs and their colleagues have published work based on their experiences at the 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

Ethical Practices

Hobbs, R. (2020). Ethical practices. In K Turner (Ed.), The ethics of digital literacy: Developing knowledge and skills across grade levels. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. 

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Renee Hobbs

Experiences in Digital Video Composition

Kauppinen, M., Kiili, C., & Coiro, J. (2018). Experiences in digital video composition as sources of self-efficacy toward technology use. International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society (IJSEUS), 9(1), 1-12.

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Julie Coiro et al

From Curiosity to Deep Learning 

Coiro, J., Dobler, E., & Pelekis, K. (2019). From curiosity to deep learning: Personal digital inquiry in grades K-5. Stenhouse Publishers.

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Julie Coiro, Elizabeth Dobler and Karen Pelekis

Creative Freedom & Creative Control

Hobbs, R. (2019). Transgression as creative freedom and Creative control in the media production classroom. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 11(3), 207-215.

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Renee Hobbs

Propaganda in an Age of Algorithmic Personalization

Hobbs, R. (2020). Propaganda in an age of algorithmic personalization: Expanding literacy research and practice. Reading Research Quarterly.

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Renee Hobbs

Multiple-Source Inquiry & Deliberation 

Coiro, J., Sparks, J. R., Kiili, C., Castek, J., Lee, C., & Holland, B. R. (2019). Students engaging in multiple-source inquiry tasks: Capturing dimensions of collaborative online inquiry and social deliberation. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 68(1), 271-292.

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Julie Coiro et al

Heuristics of Digital Reading 

Coiro, J. (2020). Toward a multifaceted heuristic of digital reading to inform assessment, research, practice, and policy. Reading Research Quarterly.

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Julie Coiro

Create to Learn

Hobbs, R. (2019). Create to learn: Introduction to digital literacy.  Malden: Wiley Blackwell. 

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Renee Hobbs

The Creativity of Imitation

Hobbs, R., & Friesem, Y. (2019). The creativity of imitation in remake videos. E-Learning and Digital Media, 16(4), 328-347.

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Renee Hobbs

& Yonty Friesem

The Library Screen Scene

Hobbs, R., Deslauriers, L. & Steager, P. (2020). The library screen scene. New York: Oxford University Press. 

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Renee Hobbs, Liz Deslaurier and Pam Steager

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 & Julie Coiro

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 & Lourdes Smith 

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

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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Julie Coiro, Jill Castek & David Quinn 

What is Digital Literacy?

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

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Liana Heitin

The Age of Disinformation

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

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Ellen Liberman

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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Renee Hobbs

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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Yonty Friesem

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