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Bret Staudt Willet

Michigan State University

United States of America - Elizabethtown

PhD candidate in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology at Michigan State University. Incoming faculty in Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies at Florida State (Aug 2021). I research networked learning in online communities. #SocialMediaEd

Areas of interest

  • Networked learning
  • Online communities
  • Teacher education
  • Social media

Biography

I hold a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology from Michigan State University. I start as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies at Florida State University in August 2021.

I research networked learning in online communities. Specifically, I explore issues of agency in navigating the learning spaces afforded by social media. I use educational data mining and learning analytics approaches to understand the ways people participate in these novel, often informal, online learning environments.

I have been the Co-chair of SITE’s Social Media SIG for the past two years (2019-21).