Archive for the ‘Graduate Students’ Category

Preparing Students to Learn Without Us

February 1st, 2012

Will Richardson’s post Preparing Students to Learn Without Us features EDGELab’s grad student Melanie and her thoughts on autonomous learning.

Melanie McBride, a Toronto-based educator and researcher with Ryerson University’s Experiential Design and Gaming Environments lab, echoes that sentiment.

Personal and autonomous learning is self-directed and self-selected according to the learner’s own needs, preferences, and learning arrangements … Truly autonomous and personal learning means making our own choices about what we wish to play or learn with, whom we wish to learn with or from, where we want to do this learning, when we prefer to learn or play, and how we want to learn. (personal communication, October 3, 2011).

BTW, we have just published a paper on the topic of children and autonomy:
The Stranger Danger: Exploring Surveillance, Autonomy, and Privacy in Children’s Use of Social Media

Original Cyborgs: Disability and Technology

November 13th, 2011

Original Cyborgs: Disability and Technology: The Exploration of the Cyborg is a new article by EDGE Lab external collaborator and Gimp Girl Community founder/director Jen Cole. Jen refers to past lab grad student, and now external collaborator Alison Gaston‘s research into disability and technology.

It is great how she ‘owns’ the cyborg from a disability perspective. Don’t miss it.

EDGE Lab Crew Fall 2011

November 3rd, 2011


Daniel, Mel, & Jaime talking games in the EDGE Lab.

AoIR2011 digital natives presentation

October 17th, 2011

Edgelabers Noah and Alison featured at Career Mash

October 7th, 2011

Edgelabers Noah and Alison featured in an article on Career Mash recently. Here’s a youtube video of it as well.

Early Learning Centre uses cardboard to overcome physical and social barriers of child with special needs

December 3rd, 2010

Early Learning Centre uses cardboard to overcome physical and social barriers of child with special needs by Antoinette Mercurio, talks about adaptive design work done by Edge Lab members.

Three-and-a-half-year-old Zoe Ross has improved her mobility by leaps and bounds after using adaptive design, customized equipment for children with disabilities, in Ryerson’s Early Learning Centre.

Yukari Seko

October 15th, 2010

Contact: @doggyjelly (Twitter)

Yukari Seko is a Ph.D candidate in Communication and Culture Programme at York and Ryerson Universities. Yukari’s research interests include user-generated content on social media, identity practice online, multimodal self-expression, digital surveillance, and aesthetics of pain. Her dissertation attempts to theorize photographs of self-harm on Flickr as a form of aesthetic self-disclosure.

At the Edge Lab, she is part of the ongoing research project called “Voices from Digital Native” that interrogates digital milieu and habitus of young media users.